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212: May, You Live in Interesting Times

Rob and Tom discuss the Meaningful Vote 2 (Electric Boogaloo) and where does Brexit go from here?

N.B: Some occasional audio issues on Tom’s line as he is travelling.

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  • Brexit: Meaningful Vote 2

  • Quick Polls Update

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211: More Popular Than The Lib Dems Already

Rob and Tom discuss the breakaway Labour and Conservative MPs forming the Independent Group and how this might be a move towards the centre ground amidst the chaos of Brexit.

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  • Headlines

  • The Independent Group

  • Quick Polls Update

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210: Do We Secretly Have a Dragon?

Rob and Tom discuss the surprisingly prescient topic of how to form a new political party from a mixture of Independents and existing MPs.

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  • Headlines

  • A New Political Party?

  • Quick Polls Update

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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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207: 100 Days to Brexit

Rob and Tom discuss the fallout from Theresa May pulling the Brexit vote and how they feel the UK parties have fared this year.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Brexit - No Vote, Now What?

  • Rob’s Government Report Card 2018

  • Quick Polls Update

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206: 35 Minutes of Mayhem

Rob and Tom discuss the impending Brexit vote (which has since recording been delayed) and check out the latest polls.

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  • The Headlines

  • Vote on Theresa May’s Brexit Deal

  • Quick Polls Update

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205: Barrelling Straight Towards Brexit

Rob and Tom discuss Theresa May’s Brexit Deal with the European Union.

N.B: Some recording issues occurred, we’ve done our best to recover as much as possible. Apologies for any glitches in the audio.

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  • Theresa May’s Brexit Deal

  • Quick Polls Update

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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.

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  • 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.

201: Crippling Worry About Brexit

Rob and Tom are back to school, back to reality with Season 2 of Unparliamentary Language. We’ve avoided the news for too long over the summer so we are back with our Summer Roundup and the latest headlines.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Summer Round Up

  • Listener Question: How would you handle the mess that is Brexit?

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112: We Will Have Adequate Food

Rob and Tom discuss Vote Leave breaking electoral law. What does that mean for the Brexit result? Will there be a second referendum? Will we have enough food?

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  • The Headlines

  • Vote Leave and Electoral Law

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111: Harry Potter and the Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Rob and Tom discuss a crazy week in British politics with two cabinet ministers resigning over the Brexit deal white paper.

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  • The Headlines

  • Boris and David Davis Resignations

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110: BoJo No Show, Brexit So-So

Rob and Tom discuss how bad a Brexit No Deal would be and whether Vince Cable truly wants to emulate James Bond over summer.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Brexit No Deal

  • Regular Feature: Parliamentary Holidays

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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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107: You Come to Me on the Day of The Royal Wedding?

Rob and Tom discuss what might happen with the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland during Brexit.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Irish Border and Customs Union

  • House of Lords 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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105: Immigrants, They Get the Job Done

Rob and Tom discuss the latest political news including the Windrush scandal and the aftermath of the bombing in Syria.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Windrush

  • Syria

  • The Polls

  • Returning Regular Feature: Would You Rather?

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