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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 Blame Game

    The Blame Game

    Boris Johnson imposes new coronavirus restrictions — but it’s your fault — definitely not his — even if the Prime Minister has spent the summer urging you to pop to the pub and get back to work. We try to figure out what happens next. Plus Keir Starmer’s first Labour conference speech as leader — and what does David Cameron like to talk about? More at twitter.com/paulosbourne and twitter.com/partygamespod

    • 25 min
    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

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