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It’s not 1984 anymore but The Thought Police are everywhere. For better or worse Mike Graham and Matt Kelly will be your consciences. But don’t worry. They’re not reporting back to the Oceania thought crime specialists, they are free thinking journalists on a mission. Graham presents a daily show on talkRADIO and Kelly edits The New European. They are opposites. They attract. Though not always each other. Their debates will not be limited to Brexit because football, ethics and journalistic tales of the unexpected will figure too.

For a while, Kevin O'Sullivan is stepping in for Matt as the Thought Police continues to rumble on amid the pandemic pandemonium. 

It’s The Thought Police. We’re watching you.

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It’s not 1984 anymore but The Thought Police are everywhere. For better or worse Mike Graham and Matt Kelly will be your consciences. But don’t worry. They’re not reporting back to the Oceania thought crime specialists, they are free thinking journalists on a mission. Graham presents a daily show on talkRADIO and Kelly edits The New European. They are opposites. They attract. Though not always each other. Their debates will not be limited to Brexit because football, ethics and journalistic tales of the unexpected will figure too.

For a while, Kevin O'Sullivan is stepping in for Matt as the Thought Police continues to rumble on amid the pandemic pandemonium. 

It’s The Thought Police. We’re watching you.

    Dishonesty is the best policy

    Dishonesty is the best policy

    Mike Graham and Kevin O'Sullivan might be recording in a different location but if anything it's given them a better overview of the madness that is UK politics. 

    Today they discuss: Wales' draconian measures, the ineffectiveness of lockdowns, why those on the left of centre make terrible decisions, Neil Ferguson, the BBC's failure to take people to task, Boris Johnson's hair, dogs with COVID, politicians talking rubbish (and getting away with it), Michael Gove, scotch egg-gate, Nicola Sturgeon, Fulham actually winning a game, the people who advocate pulling down statues, Sadiq Khan, the London riots, 'experts' plucking numbers out of thin air (and getting away with it) and the fictional narrative that surrounds air pollution in the UK. Heavy hands are being thrown, make sure you don't catch one on the chin from the Thought Police. 

    You can follow the boys on Twitter. Mike is: @IROMG, Kevin is @TVKev and you'll find the podcast too: @ThoughtPoliceTP.

    Meanwhile if you'd like to send an email, the address is: thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com 

    • 29 min
    Crunching the numbers

    Crunching the numbers

    There's plenty for Mike Graham and Kevin O'Sullivan to go at on this week's Thought Police including: Boris Johnson's dodgy connection, Fulham's ongoing penalty woes, the US election possibly coming to an end at last, big bets, people who cheat at golf, paying tribute to a couple of beloved Fleet Street colleagues who have sadly gone before, colour writers, the poor press performance during the COVID crisis, making up the data to suit the argument, why the government have no right to interfere in Christmas, Thanksgiving, the obliteration of the economy, attending football under the tier system, taking the wrong approach to dealing with the virus, and why Dishy Rishi may well go from hero to villain in a matter of months. Whatever happens, the Thought Police are with you every step of the way. 

    You can follow the boys on Twitter. Mike is: @IROMG, Kevin is @TVKev and you'll find the podcast too: @ThoughtPoliceTP.

    Meanwhile if you'd like to send an email, the address is: thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com 

    • 34 min
    You can hide but you can't run...the country

    You can hide but you can't run...the country

    The shackles may well be on for the public, but they are well and truly off for the Thought Police as Mike Graham and Kevin O'Sullivan return. Today they discuss: why lockdown 2 was a terrible idea, Boris Johnson going into hiding to suit himself, the recent Cummings and goings from the government, lefties leading the green agenda, vaccine concerns, a counterproductive test and trace system, Carrie playing PM, getting back to work, Matt Hancock's gormless arrogance, the future of the Tories now two Brexiteers have gone, reopening the economy, the public sector having it all their own way, the death of businesses, being taxed in multiple ways, the upcoming Brexit deal, Ed Davey, the bloated irrelevance that is the House of Lords, Jolyon Maugham, and why you shouldn't trust a human rights lawyer. You should however put your faith in the Thought Police. They'll never let you down. 

    You can follow the boys on Twitter. Mike is: @IROMG, Kevin is @TVKev and you'll find the podcast too: @ThoughtPoliceTP.

    Meanwhile if you'd like to send an email, the address is: thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com 

    • 36 min
    Trumping to conclusions

    Trumping to conclusions

    Mike Graham and Kevin O'Sullivan are back to cast doubt on the science and eviscerate the 'experts' as the Thought Police returns. 

    Today's topics include: the worst penalty of all time, calling the US election too early, why Trumpism certainly isn't dead, poorly portrayed possibilities from the pollsters, COVID's seasonal nature, being duped by dubious stats, concerns about the validity of a vaccine, government reluctance to return to normality, schools being open and pubs being closed, finding ways to justify lockdowns, the positives of the tier system and yet more unnecessary fearmongering. It's the Thought Police and it's highly infectious...but don't worry it can't hurt you. 

    You can follow the boys on Twitter. Mike is: @IROMG, Kevin is @TVKev and you'll find the podcast too: @ThoughtPoliceTP.

    Meanwhile if you'd like to send an email, the address is: thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com 

    • 34 min
    The waiting game

    The waiting game

    Mike Graham is back from his hols to join Kevin O'Sullivan for another look at the week's big stories. Today they include: upsetting lefties, do-gooders in society, lockdown 2 and whether it can possibly be justified, the 'Covid wars', putting the blame on the people, why pubs need to be open, Boris' terror, 'charity p**n', food banks, having no sense of humour, Jeremy Corbyn, betting on the outcome of the US election, why the notion of the public vote is a nonsense, the importance of swing states, Wales' lockdown experience, why the government are stalling for time, the furlough scheme, Fulham finally winning, and the curious case of Martin Bashir vs. Earl Spencer - the next big clash for us to look forward to. All that and more on another hard-hitting edition of the Thought Police.  

    You can follow the boys on Twitter. Mike is: @IROMG, Kevin is @TVKev and you'll find the podcast too: @ThoughtPoliceTP.

    Meanwhile if you'd like to send an email, the address is: thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com 

    • 43 min
    The Best of MG & Kev (Volume 1)

    The Best of MG & Kev (Volume 1)

    While Mike takes a moment to get away from the news, why not remind yourselves what's been going on this year (as if you can forget) as we take a look at some of the best bits of The Thought Police since Kev joined back in July.  

    Topics include: Donald Trump, COVID-19, the problems with working from home, the woke crisis, terrestrial TV, the return of football, boring students, exam results, Brexit, who can be considered the best James Bond and loads more!

    Enjoy this selection of great hits from the greatest hitters in the game - the Thought Police. They'll be back next week! 

    You can follow the boys on Twitter. Mike is: @IROMG, Kevin is @TVKev and you'll find the podcast too: @ThoughtPoliceTP.

    Meanwhile if you'd like to send an email, the address is: thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com 

    • 43 min

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