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Gerard Lyons: Building a post-Brexit economy
This time I spoke to the economist Gerard Lyons, the former Chief Economic Adviser to Boris Johnson. He criticised the ‘can-kicking’ of the previous administration and said businesses wanted to ‘get Brexit done’. We discussed the global financial situation and how the powers gained back from the EU could be used to re balance the UK economy.
Dan Hannan: Why the EU cannot be democratic
Dan Hannan on why democracy can't work in the EU:
"Democracy isn't just a periodic right to put a cross on a bit of paper. democracy also depends on a certain relationship between government and governed.
"You have a sense of loyalty, of shared affinity in Sweden or Portugal or Britain, but nobody ever really says 'I'm a European' in a way that they might say 'I'm a Swede' or 'I'm a Portuguese'.
"So when you have European elections you don't find that they are happening in a context of a European public opinion or recognised pan-European political leaders, what you have, of course, is 28 separate national campaigns because people's primary loyalty is at national level and so there is this Potemkin quality - there's something fake about the whole idea.
"You have these political parties sitting there, you have a pretence that there was some kind of pan European democratic process, but honestly hand on heart can you imagine anybody saying, 'well you know I was gonna vote for Weber but I reckon Verhofstadt edged it in the second debate' - I mean it's just a nonsense."
Lance Forman: Why I'm standing for the Brexit Party
Business owner Lance Forman tells BrexitCentral why he's standing for the Brexit Party and explains how his experience in business persuaded him to not to support Theresa May's deal.
What made Vote Leave so successful? - Part 3
This week I spoke to Matthew Elliott the former CEO of Vote Leave. He discussed his political influences, the lessons he learnt from running the NotoAV campaign and how the repeal of the Corn Laws was similar to Brexit.
What made Vote Leave so successful? - Part 2
This week I spoke to Oliver Lewis the former Research Director of Vote Leave. He explains how he helped set up Business for Britain, the forerunner of Vote Leave, which filled the gap in the Eurosceptic market, making the business case for leaving the UK. He also revealed how using a strategy used by the US military helped to defeat the Remain campaign when arguing in the media. 🧐
What made 'Vote Leave' so successful? - Part 1
This week we spoke to Hugh Bennett from Guido Fawkes. A former Vote Leave staffer, Hugh shared his thoughts on just what made the campaign capable of taking on and beating the might of the British establishment.
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Thanks so much. A podcast now too! Excellent work!!!!
Can't download episodes
I'm using the apple podcasts app and I've noticed that it's impossible to download the episodes to listen offline which is going to seriously hamper their chances of building an audience.
I'm keen to listen though if they fix the problem
Tried to come to this with an open mind, but seems to be pretty delusional stuff. I listened to a couple, but just seems to be a procession of the more extreme pro brexit headbangers talking twaddle