26 episodes

Jonny Bentley and Adam Bragan are two British twentysomethings with an interest in all things politics. Pints & Politics aims to deliver an analysis of Britain's politics in a fun and digestible manner, as if you were having the discussion in a British pub! Breaking down current affairs, debating ethical issues and looking at America from afar. Debating. Educating. Entertaining (hopefully!).

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Jonny Bentley and Adam Bragan are two British twentysomethings with an interest in all things politics. Pints & Politics aims to deliver an analysis of Britain's politics in a fun and digestible manner, as if you were having the discussion in a British pub! Breaking down current affairs, debating ethical issues and looking at America from afar. Debating. Educating. Entertaining (hopefully!).

    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 25 - Racism rears its ugly head in the United Kingdom, but how racist is Britain?, furlough scheme ends and £20-a-week cut from Universal Credit, and COVID-19 restrictions come to an end on July 19

    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 25 - Racism rears its ugly head in the United Kingdom, but how racist is Britain?, furlough scheme ends and £20-a-week cut from Universal Credit, and COVID-19 restrictions come to an end on July 19

    Jonny talks about racism in the UK after the recent abuse of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. There is also discussion on the £20-a-week cut to the Universal Credit system.

    • 37 min
    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 24 Part 2 - Big cancel culture discussion, the myths, the areas of concern and the legitimacy behind some form of cancelling, and a look at Donald Trump's controversial comments

    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 24 Part 2 - Big cancel culture discussion, the myths, the areas of concern and the legitimacy behind some form of cancelling, and a look at Donald Trump's controversial comments

    Part 2 of Jonny and Gus' extravagant political discussion. A big chat on cancel culture is followed by a look at Donald Trump's bizarre antics of the past week.

    • 59 min
    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 24 - Freedom day confirmed for July 19, masks become mandatory, nightclubs open, social distancing scrapped, scientists worry of 100,000 daily coronavirus (and variant) cases, Russell Group universities stick to remote learn

    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 24 - Freedom day confirmed for July 19, masks become mandatory, nightclubs open, social distancing scrapped, scientists worry of 100,000 daily coronavirus (and variant) cases, Russell Group universities stick to remote learn

    Jonny and Gus break their big discussion into two parts. Part two is coming later in the week.
    Big Topic: Freedom day confirmed for July 19, meaning coronavirus restrictions are being (mostly) axed.
    Other topics: Rishi Sunak wants to raise pension by 8% but faces opposition, Universal Credit £20-per-week uplift and furlough scheme to be scrapped, Covid-19 passport idea scrapped, and Russell Group universities want to keep remote learning.

    • 51 min
    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 23 - Big overview of Matt Hancock debacle, Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid want to remove all coronavirus restrictions, booster jabs prepped for pandemic response, Gavin Williamson wants to ban mobiles from the classroom and a

    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 23 - Big overview of Matt Hancock debacle, Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid want to remove all coronavirus restrictions, booster jabs prepped for pandemic response, Gavin Williamson wants to ban mobiles from the classroom and a

    Jonny and Gus come in with a bumper episode that has to negate the usual US section.

    Big Topic: Matt Hancock debacle unpacked. Where does this leave the legitimacy of the UK Government?
    Other Topics: Booster jabs prepped for the Autumn and the Winter, Gavin Williamson wants a ban on mobiles in schools, Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid want quick end to restrictions, and Chris Witty harassed.
    Debate: What more needs to be done to help LGBTQ+ legitimacy?

    And a happy Pride Month to anybody who was celebrating in June! There is also discussion on the possibilities of the Batley and Spen by-election, although talk was before the results actually came through, early on Friday morning.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 22 - Double vaccine people can avoid holiday quarantine?, Russia and Britain ship fiasco, One Britain One Nation song fiasco, Brexit five-year anniversary and Joe Biden wants big splurge on law enforcement

    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 22 - Double vaccine people can avoid holiday quarantine?, Russia and Britain ship fiasco, One Britain One Nation song fiasco, Brexit five-year anniversary and Joe Biden wants big splurge on law enforcement

    Jonny's doing another solo-run after Adam's short-notice absence. The pod was recorded just before the Matt Hancock announcement!

    Big topic: Green list announcement and possibility for double-vaccinated people to skip quarantine!
    Other topics: Russia ship fiasco, bizarre One Britain One Nation song, John Bercow defects to Labour, and its now five years since Brexit!
    US Politics: Joe Biden wants $350bn spend on law enforcement, despite issues police have had with BLM, after rise in crime figures!

    • 36 min
    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 21 - Freedom delay until July 19 after Delta variant surge, compulsory vaccines for carers, Matt Hancock called "f*cking hopeless" by Boris Johnson, Australia trade deal worry from British farmers, GB News causes controversy

    Pints & Politics UK: Episode 21 - Freedom delay until July 19 after Delta variant surge, compulsory vaccines for carers, Matt Hancock called "f*cking hopeless" by Boris Johnson, Australia trade deal worry from British farmers, GB News causes controversy

    Jonny welcomes Adam back after a two-week hiatus!
    Big Topic: Freedom day of June 21 pushed back to July 19, following Delta variant surge!
    Other Topics: Australia trade deal, compulsory vaccines for those who work in care-homes, and Dominic Cummings reveals Boris Johnson's thoughts on Matt Hancock!
    Debate: GB News: Good, bad or dangerous?
    US Politics: Joe Biden has the G7 meeting in Cornwall and meets Vladimir Putin for the first time!

    And James Corden has returned to the musical scene!

    • 1 hr 5 min

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