Trump

209: He Wanted A Wall, Now He Wants Quite A Big Fence

Rob and Tom discuss the end of the government shutdown and how Trump has fared so far.

Topics

  • Headlines

  • Brexit Amendments

  • Trump & Government Shutdown

  • Trump’s Achievements

  • Quick Polls Update

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208: Brexit is Really Complicated

Rob and Tom discuss the Meaningful Vote mere moments after the result, skipping the headlines this week. Then the conversation circles round to Mr. Speaker and the Government Shutdown.

Topics

  • Theresa May’s Meaningful Vote

  • Bercow impropriety?

  • Trump & Government Shutdown

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S01: UK vs US Politics, A Field Guide

Rob and Tom discuss the differences and similarities between the UK and US political systems for the benefit of listeners on both sides of the pond. 

Topics

  • Constitutions

  • Parliament vs Congress

  • Presidential vs Prime Ministerial Power

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109: Parliamentary Wiff-Waff

Rob and Tom discuss the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and how a bill goes through parliament (in brief).

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

  • New Regular Feature: Political Deathmatch (the G7)

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108: Kim Thong Un

Rob and Tom discuss why Trump seems to have so little power in national policy but a much greater sabre to rattle in foreign affairs.

There were some audio issues with Rob's recording, I've done my best to fix them so the episode was slightly delayed.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Trump's Power at home and abroad

  • Would You Rather? Referendums

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103: Springtime for Hammond

Rob and Tom discuss the latest political news featuring the Spring Statement, Russian spies and Rex Tillerson.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Spring Statement 2018

  • Rex Tillerson firing

  • New Regular Feature: Would You Rather?

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  • Recording engineer: Craig

  • Theme song: Parody of Common People by Pulp, lyrics by our friends, sung by Tom

  • Main Image: Philip Hammond by Raul Mee. Used via CC BY-ND 2.0