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A UK politics podcast where we break down and discuss the main news and events of the week. We look at major topics such as Brexit and COVID, as well as discussing how government policy affects the lives of ordinary people.

Every Friday.

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A UK politics podcast where we break down and discuss the main news and events of the week. We look at major topics such as Brexit and COVID, as well as discussing how government policy affects the lives of ordinary people.

Every Friday.

Find us on Apple, Google and Spotify podcasts.

www.politicsunlocked.uk

    Post-lockdown tiers, Priti Patel report, Goodlaw judicial reviews, tailbacks in Kent

    Post-lockdown tiers, Priti Patel report, Goodlaw judicial reviews, tailbacks in Kent

    In this episode, we discuss the post-lockdown tiers for different regions of the UK, latest spending review, the Priti Patel bullying report, the Goodlaw project's court cases seeking judicial review of COVID procurement contracts and the Brexit test that caused 5-mile tailbacks in Kent.

    Find us on Apple, Google and Spotify Podcasts | Twitter @PoliticUnlocked | www.politicsunlocked.uk

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    Chris Wilson: @CWilsonPsych

    For more from Phil Moorhouse: A Different Bias | @philmoorhouse76

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    00:45 But she's very hard working

    01:02 Post-lockdown tiers

    18:28 The spending review

    37:34  Priti Patel bullying report

    47:14 Goodlaw project brings judicial reviews re: COVID contracts

    56:36 Brexit tailbacks, 5 miles long



    https://www.theweek.co.uk/63394/foreign-aid-how-and-where-is-britains-budget-spent

    https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/4/16/18251646/modern-monetary-theory-new-moment-explained

    https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2020/06/22/book-review-the-deficit-myth-modern-monetary-theory-and-the-birth-of-the-peoples-economy-by-stephanie-kelton/

    https://www.salon.com/2018/02/12/thom-hartmann-how-the-gop-used-a-two-santa-clauses-tactic-to-con-america-for-nearly-40-years_partner/

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55016076

    https://goodlawproject.org/case/procurement-case/

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/brexit-border-checks-trials-kent-lorry-queues-b79016.html






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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Cummings leaves before Brexit detonates, Boris's devolution, a "normal" COVID christmas.

    Cummings leaves before Brexit detonates, Boris's devolution, a "normal" COVID christmas.

    In this episode, Chris and Phil Moorhouse discuss Dominic Cummings "leaving", the Brexit cliff-edge, Boris Johnson's comments on devolution, the Mails on Sunday's comments about Marcus Rashford and the prospect of a "normal" COVID Christmas.

    Find us on Apple, Google and Spotify Podcasts | Twitter @PoliticUnlocked | www.politicsunlocked.uk

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    Chris Wilson: @CWilsonPsych

    For more from Phil Moorhouse: A Different Bias | @philmoorhouse76

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    00:00 The incredible Cummings leaves Number 10

    06:50 The Brexit cliff-edge looms

    11:30 Why are we still having the same discussion 4 years later?

    18:35 PM describes devolution as "Tony Blair's biggest mistake"

    29:00 The Mail on Sunday versus Marcus Rashford: Rich people cannot help poor people

    36:40 Should we be trying to have a "normal" Christmas?

    46:13 A "flightless" travel company - what will travel look like in the post-COVID future? 






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    • 51 min
    UK government cosying up to Biden, Conservative party factions, The university evacuation plan.

    UK government cosying up to Biden, Conservative party factions, The university evacuation plan.

    How will the government manage a Biden administration? New groups emerge in the Conservative party. Will Nigel Farage's Trimp-like tactics take off here? How will the university evacuation work?

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    Chris Wilson: @CWilsonPsych

    For more from Phil Moorhouse: A Different Bias | @philmoorhouse76

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    Timestamps:

    01:30: Dominic Raab - should all votes be counted?

    9:00: Number 10 congratulations to Joe Biden, (not Trump, definitely Biden).

    09:50:  Biden reminds the BBC that he's Irish

    13:45: Where now for the internal market bill?

    18:35: Conservative party factions

    22:35: The people's front of Northern Conservatives...

    24:15: Farage's Reform UK - voter suppression begins

    29:55: Lee Cain goes - Dominic Cummings to "quack off" next?

    34:00 The number 10 "brand"

    35:50: Cunning plan to "smoke out" the "lockdown leaker"

    40:20: The university evacuation plan

    49:30: The "shocking" decline in attainment for young children due to lockdown school closure 

    56:40: Vaccine good news - a distribution plan?


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    • 1 hr
    Is the U.K. prepared for the Climate Crisis? (Interview with Matthew Snedker)

    Is the U.K. prepared for the Climate Crisis? (Interview with Matthew Snedker)

    In this episode, I speak to Green Party councillor Matthew Snedker about the Climate Crisis, Green Energy, how the FPTP system drives extremism in U.K. politics. 

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    Chris Wilson: @CWilsonPsych 

    Matthew Snedker: @MatthewSnedker 

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    Timestamps: 

    01:00: What have we gotten wrong when communicating the dangers of climate change? 04:45: Green energy is cheaper than fossil fuels - why haven't policies caught up with this fact? 07:50: Government backtracking on green policies hurts industry in the U.K. 09:30: How does leaving the E.U. affect our ability to adopt cutting-edge green technologies and policies? 12:40: The "First past the post" system drives extremism in U.K. politics 16:45: How does the world need to change post-COVID? 23:00: How can people get involved in community action or local politics?


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    • 28 min
    The Divided States: What does this election tell us about divisions in U.S. politics? (W/ Dr Richard Johnson)

    The Divided States: What does this election tell us about divisions in U.S. politics? (W/ Dr Richard Johnson)

    In this episode I talk to Dr Richard Johnson, lecturer in U.S. history at QMUL and author of "The end of the 2nd reconstruction: Obama, Trump, and the Crisis of Civil Rights".

    We discuss the divisions in U.S. politics, the role of courts in U.S. democracy, the electoral college and whether parallels can be drawn between the polarisation that exists in the U.S. and U.K.

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    Chris Wilson: @CWilsonPsych

    Richard Johnson: @richardmarcj

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    Timestamps:

    01:30: What does it say about US politics that the election was so close?

    02:45: What are the origins of the electoral college? Is it a democratic/fair system?

    05:30: How has modern technology negated the need for the electoral college?

    09:00: The role of the court in U.S. democracy.

    11:05: Will the new supreme court makeup play a role in this election outcome?

    14:00: Backsliding of voting rights and democracy in the U.S.

    18:50: The racial divide in U.S. politics.

    21:35: The education divide in U.S. politics.

    23:30: Will the future demographic makeup of the U.S. automatically lead to majority for Democrats?

    28:00: Are there any signs of a diverse, progressive popular movement in the U.S.?

    31:10: The Urban/Rural divide in U.S. politics.

    33:40: Can we draw any parallels between U.S. and U.K. politics?


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    • 37 min
    U.S. Election, Lockdown 2, Facemasks in Schools, Food Standards Bill.

    U.S. Election, Lockdown 2, Facemasks in Schools, Food Standards Bill.

    The U.S. election is still undecided. Chris and Phil Moorhouse discuss what that means for U.K. politics. We also talk about Lockdown 2, masks in schools and the Food Standards Bill. 

    Find us on Apple, Google and Spotify Podcasts | Twitter @PoliticUnlocked

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    For more from Phil Moorhouse: A Different Bias | @philmoorhouse76

    Reformer by the Ian Duncan Smiths

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    Timestamps:

    00:25: U.S. Election status (Thursday evening)

    05:22: Trumpism has not been defeated

    08:35: What is the antidote from the left?

    14:35: Lockdown 2 vote passes

    18:35: COVID U-turns only fuel uncertainty

    23:45: Operation moonshot begins?

    28:24: Nigel Farage: Reformer (The Ian Duncan Smiths)

    29:30: Masks in schools

    36:16: The food standards bill

    38:50: Brexit trade deal with U.S.

    41:40: Misinformation and false equivalence

    42:23: Remainers blamed for "terrible" Biden win

    45:13: Electoral Reform as the best hope for progressive govt?

    50:56: If Biden wins, will Boris Johnson change tack or be pushed out?

    56:00: Boris's successor?

    57:40: Will leave versus remain define U.K. politics into the future?










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    • 59 min

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