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301: Deselection Election?

Rob and Tom are back for a new season because the Boris and Brexit news just won’t stop! This week they dive into proroguing and fears of an upcoming General Election.

Topics

  • Intro [0:00]

  • What is proroguing? [1:44]

  • Does Boris want a No Deal Brexit? [7:25]

  • Boris' speech and promises [13:53]

  • How could this cause a General Election? [19:20]

  • Deselection of Tory MPs [25:11]

  • What are Boris' options if the bill passes? [28:15]

  • Does Labour want a GE? [32:38]

  • The Polls and GE predictions [35:25]

  • What are the EU thinking? [45:02]

  • Outro [47:56]

  • Bonus: Listener Jokes [50:09]

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222: Bojo, JoJo, Ho Ho?

Rob and Tom are back for an extra special episode to end the season as they discuss Boris Johnson. While discussing the new Prime Minister they also cover another new leader and the Cabinet in detail.

Topics

  • Intro [0:00]

  • John Sun [1:40]

  • Jo Swinson [4:21]

  • Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, DUDE [16:13]

  • Deliver (Brexit) [19:16]

  • The New Cabinet [25:16]

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg M.P. Esq [47:12]

  • Diversity in the Cabinet [51:58]

  • Unite (Party & Country) [54:47.670]

  • Defeat (Labour) [1:03:23]

  • Energise (the Conservatives) [1:12:36]

  • Outro [1:16:22]

  • Bonus: Missing Manifesto [1:17:37]

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221: The Queen is Not Going to Shoot Somebody

Rob and Tom discuss what the summer has in store for Brexit ahead of the Silly Season specials.

Topics

  • Conservative Leadership Race

  • The EU Response to Boris or Hunt

  • Brexit Economy

  • Proroguing Parliament

  • General Election?

  • Quick Polls Update

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220: Brexit Bin Analogy

Rob and Tom catch up on three weeks of the Conservative Leadership Race and give their thoughts on the final two contenders.

Topics

  • Conservative Leadership Race

  • Boris’ Conduct

  • Quick Polls Update

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219: Alastair Campbell Soup

218: In Fifth Place, The Conservative Party

Rob and Tom discuss the results of the European Elections 2019. Who were the winners and losers? How does Brexit Britain compare to the continent? Does the Brexit Party have any staying power?

Topics

  • European Election Results

  • The UK Parties

  • Brexit Party

  • Change UK

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217: The Life and Opinions of Theresa May, Gentlewoman

Rob and Tom discuss the rise and fall of Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May. They also discuss who will be likely to replace her, the archaic Conservative leadership contest and the state of the polls.

Topics

  • Theresa May’s history

  • Theresa May’s downfall

  • Conservative leadership race

  • Quick Polls Update

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216: Single Market Maybe?

Rob and Tom discuss the local elections 2019. Who won? Who lost? Was there a Lib Dem surge? And how do these results reflect on the parties fortunes if we were to have a General Election?

Topics

  • Local Election Results

  • Three Party Politics

  • Extrapolating to a General Election

  • Quick Polls Update

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215: Indonesian General Election 2019

Tom and Rob are joined by Evan and Daniel (live from Indonesia) to get a rundown of the results of the Indonesian General Election 2019.

Topics

  • The results

  • Voting process

  • Media balance

  • Social media’s effects

  • Religion’s effect on voting

  • Quick polls update

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S05: The History of Indonesian Politics

Tom is joined by Evan (our Indonesian correspondent) to get the lowdown on Indonesian politics to date and the two main candidates for the upcoming General Election.

Topics

  • Indonesian Politics to date

  • Jokowi

  • Prabowo

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204: Not Famous Enough For Nate Silver

Rob and Tom discuss the midterm elections 2018 and whether there was the “blue wave” everyone was expecting.

Topics

  • Wycombe High School Question Time

  • The Headlines

  • The Midterm Elections

  • Polls Update

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203: The Second Biggest Political March Ever

Rob and Tom discuss the People’s Vote March and the pros and cons of a second Brexit referendum.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • People’s Vote March

  • Second Brexit Referendum

  • Polls for the Midterm Elections

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202: Salad Cream Means Salad Cream

Rob and Tom discuss the Party Conferences for Labour and the Conservatives and the effects on the polls.

N.B: Due to ongoing internet issues in the 18th Century realm that Rob lives (Rees-Mogg’s constituency) some of the recording had to be swapped out for the backup recording. Apologies for the audio issues this caused.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • What is a Party Conference?

  • Labour Party Conference

  • Lib Dem Consultation

  • Mid-Terms and Voting

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  • Recording engineer: Craig

  • Theme song: Handel's Water Music (Public Domain under CC0 1.0) with Big Ben Chimes (By hyderpotter under CC0 1.0).

  • Main Image: Photoshop by Tom.

S03: Voting and Electoral Systems

Rob and Tom discuss the pros and cons of different voting systems, electoral systems and voter turnout.

Topics

  • Voting Systems

    • First Past the Post

    • Alternative Vote

    • Proportional Representation

      • Single Transferable Vote

      • D’Hondt Formula

      • Hare and Droop

  • Electoral Systems

  • Voter Turnout

  • UK Voting Reform

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106: Local Elections for Local People

Rob and Tom discuss the most interesting thing in politics...an election! They pore over the latest local election results in the UK.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Local Elections 2018

  • Voter ID

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