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Cutting through the nonsense of British politics, a concise run through events at Westminster and beyond. "Quite funny" as one reviewer put it..

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Cutting through the nonsense of British politics, a concise run through events at Westminster and beyond. "Quite funny" as one reviewer put it..

    The clown that no-one laughs at

    The clown that no-one laughs at

    Now is not the time for a comedian, especially one whose jokes have gone flat. As coronavirus returns and a big Brexit deadline looms, we ask how things went so wrong for Boris Johnson. The man who told us to pop out for a pint and a pie now wonders how covid infections spiralled, while breaking international law and asking the EU to trust him. More at twitter.com/paulosbourne and twitter.com/partygamespod

    • 24 min
    You Can't Make The Grade

    You Can't Make The Grade

    How did the government blunder into the A-level fiasco? And why did the u-turn take so long? It’s only the latest in a long line of mistakes — how do these crises keep blindsiding ministers? Plus the difference between migrants and refugees — something many of those ranting in Dover don’t seem to understand, and the government’s war on posh ice cream. More at twitter.com/paulosbourne and twitter.com/partygamespod.

    • 26 min
    Chaos From The Top Down

    Chaos From The Top Down

    If coronavirus restrictions are reimposed, who’s to blame? The public? Or the politicians who told them to get back to the beach, the bar and the office? Plus why the war on obesity is likely to fail, Donald Trump edges a little closer to becoming a dictator, and there’s an exciting new career opportunity. More at twitter.com/paulosbourne and twitter.com/partygamespod

    • 28 min
    To Face The Truth

    To Face The Truth

    Boris Johnson promises an independent coronavirus inquiry — almost certainly by accident. It wraps up another chaotic week of mixed messages on the pandemic, which we assess in the latest podcast. Plus Downing Street’s furious reaction to the coup against Failing Grayling, and the Scottish problem that threatens to derail Keir Starmer’s progress as Labour leader. More at twitter.com/paulosbourne and twitter.com/partygamespod.

    • 26 min
    A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

    A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

    The pubs are opening again, but not in Leicester. Will other cities see local lockdowns? Plus the holes in Boris Johnson’s economic revival plan, the growing stand-off with China over Hong Kong, the fallout from Sir Mark Sedwill’s departure from the top of the civil service, and an exciting new way to make money. More at twitter.com/paulosbourne and twitter.com/partygamespod.

    • 29 min
    He shoots, he scores

    He shoots, he scores

    How did the government end up being taught a lesson about humility and social justice by Marcus Rashford. We explore what caused the latest PR blunder by Downing Street. Plus the strange case of the disappearing scientists, Boris Johnson talks up the prospects of a deal with the EU, and hawks Tim Tams to an unsuspecting British public in the hope of a “ripper” post-Brexit deal with Australia.

    • 26 min

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