The Brexit-free politics podcast from Sky News. Sophy Ridge and Matt Lavender are joined by politicians to discuss issues close to their hearts. But the B-word is banned - and using it will result in a forfeit.
Andy Street: Which is more cut-throat, business or politics?
The former John Lewis boss turned West Midlands mayor is this week's guest. Andy Street joins Sophy and Matt to discuss Boris Johnson, devolution, HS2 and the transition from retail to politics. But will he avoid the trap of mention Brexit on the podcast where the subject is banned?
Caroline Flint: Difficult childhood shaped my politics
In an open and frank discussion, the Labour MP Caroline Flint talks to Sophy Ridge and Matt Lavender about her difficult childhood, living with an alcoholic mother, her tribal loyalty to Labour and who she'd choose from the House of Commons to be the Prime Minister. But can she get through the podcast without mentioning the B-word?
Frank Field: Telling "Mrs T" her time was up
Independent MP Frank Field tells Sophy and Matt why he left the Labour Party, how support for children needs to start before they are born, and about the night he visited Downing Street to tell Margaret Thatcher to quit. But can he survive the whole interview without mentioning Br**it?
Justine Greening: We haven't delivered for young people
Conservative Justine Greening reveals her blueprint for increasing opportunities for the young, why she feels the Treasury is not fit for purpose and what happened when she quit the government - including her meeting with Theresa May. But can she get through the conversation with Sophy and Matt without mentioning the B word?
Stella Creasy: The culture of the Labour movement is toxic
Labour's Stella Creasy talks about the abuse she receives, her views on feminism and equality and explains why her parents are troublesome constituents. But can she get through the conversation with Sophy and Matt without mentioning the B word?
Tom Watson: My job is to hold the Labour Party together
Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson tells Sophy and Matt about his 'craziest moment' at Glastonbury and how he's learned to love the Labour supporters who dislike him. But on the podcast where mention of Brexit will result in a forfeit, will he come through unscathed?
Really enjoyed this, please please ecord more. Not many Brexit free zones around 😊
What I call “cosmetic journalism”
Typical snoozy, barely-concealed rightwing tabloid stuff.
A pleasant change
It’s so unusual to hear discussions about genuine politics and not that B word. Ridge and Lavender have a great rapport and it’s entertaining as well. I was spurred into writing this because I enjoyed the episode with Dame Margaret Hodge. Wouldn’t it be great to hear real politics like this. Regrettably it’ll never catch on. Everyone shouts so much instead of listening to each other. I pray that this podcast will go on and on.