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Oh God, What Now?

English, News magazine, 3 seasons, 487 episodes, 5 days 4 hours 29 minutes
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Making sense of our political hell every Friday. Launched from the anti-Brexit movement in 2017, Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs) has become one of Britain’s most entertaining political voices. With top quality guests and analysis, and poor quality jokes, we make the unbearable bearable.  Oh God, What Now? is presented by Dorian Lynskey. Our regulars include: Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk, author of How To Be A Liberal • Ros Taylor, editor of the LSE COVID blog • Naomi Smith, Chief Executive of Best For Britain • Alex Andreou, writer, commentator, cook, actor, secret agent • Minnie Rahman, public affairs and communications at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants • Yasmeen Serhan, staff writer at The Atlantic. • Sign Up and Listen: patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow. Oh God, What Now? is a Podmasters production.
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Rishi Sunak and the One-Year Itch

Two disastrous by-election losses have sent the Tories into crisis as Rishi Sunak approaches a year in office. What can we expect next from this flailing and failing party? Plus, is private healthcare becoming the norm for more Britons? And, if so, could that impact the NHS’s ability to provide a better service?  “Both Sunak and Hands are committed to this line that it’s all about turnout.” – Hannah Fearn “Why are Conservative PMs so bad with their phones?” – Zoe Grunewald We’re on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVOIkIWUDtu7VrVcFs0OI0A  www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Alex Andreou with Hannah Fearn and Zoe Grunewald. Producers: Chris Jones and Alex Rees. Social Media Producer: Jess Harpin. Audio production by: Alex Rees. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/20231 hour 4 minutes 18 seconds
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TASTER: Paper Cuts – Now 5 days a Week!

If you haven’t tried our new podcast PAPER CUTS yet, here are some of the best bits from last week... PAPER CUTS is the modern press review and it’s been such a hit that we’re now doing it five days a week. From Monday to Friday, Miranda Sawyer and guests look at what’s behind the biggest stories, and bring you the weirdest headlines, the biggest scoops and the most astonishing manifestations of mass newspaper neurosis. Guests this week include Marcus Brigstocke, Ava Santina, Grainne Maguire, Jason Hazeley and more. Don’t forget to subscribe on your favourite app. PAPER CUTS. We read the papers so you don't have to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/202320 minutes 48 seconds
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New podcast: Mugshots with Michael Crick

New series preview: How much do we really know about the people who make the headlines? In a provocative new series the acclaimed journalist Michael Crick, formerly of BBC, C4 and Newsnight, delves into the backgrounds of the powerful and the influential. In this first episode: Few newspaper editors wield as much power as the Daily Mail’s Paul Dacre. Feared and courted by politicians, he’s imposed his singular vision of Britain on successive governments – while sometimes stretching the law in pursuit of justice. But what makes Dacre tick? What does he want? And how might this epic career end? Like this excerpt? Hear the complete episode on all platforms right now here. And subscribe for new episodes every Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/202313 minutes 40 seconds
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Bunker Russia Report taster: It’s A Vladi Disgrace

It’s a Russian Report special on today’s edition of our little sibling podcast The Bunker, with Ian Dunt, Naomi Smith, Alex Andreou and Helen Lewis talking about the sheer cynicism of the Government’s do-nothing approach to Putin’s interference with our democracy. Here’s a taster – get the whole thing here or wherever you get your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/20204 minutes 45 seconds
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153: LET'S GET TACTICAL, the legacy of Empire and more Ask Remainiacs

It’s halfway through the election campaign… Producer Andrew is away for Thanksgiving this week, so our regulars are off the leash and the metaphors get a little… colourful. In the wake of updated tactical voting data, we discuss the possibilities that lie ahead on polling day and try to bring some cheer to proceedings while keeping references to “flesh piñatas” to a minimum.  Campaign speed bumps abound for the main parties, as Jeremy Corbyn is grilled by Andrew Neil in an interview Boris Johnson hasn’t turned up for himself, while we assess presentational issues for Jo Swinson as leader of the Lib Dems.  "I think it’s too late for the Lib Dems to recoil from the Revoke policy,” says Naomi. “What you’ve got to do now is bed in and do it passionately, and if you’re going to do it, stick to it, and speak from the heart about why stopping Brexit is the best thing for this country." We’re also discussing the lack of reckoning over the sins of Empire that has in part led to the strain of Br
29/11/20191 hour 5 minutes 58 seconds
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152: CORBYN & JOHNSON'S TRUDGE MATCH, plus polls, manifestos and ASK REMAINIACS

The first episode of Remainiacs to be verified by "Fact Check UK” as “proper good, five stars on iTunes from us…” Who won the first debate of the campaign between Johnson, Corbyn and Corbyn’s enormous specs?  We discuss manifestos, polls and potential landmines for the main parties, and how wave after wave of scandals like CCHQ's @factcheckUK con, dubbed Actually Orwellian by our Orwell expert Dorian Lynskey, have dulled our reaction to them.  “If I step on a turd and walk into this studio, all of you will smell something iffy. If I step on a turd and we record a sewer, none of you would notice.” Plus, ASK REMAINIACS returns. We’re doing another part next week, so get your questions in below or at [email protected]. Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ingrid Oliver, Alex Andreou and guest panelist Helen Lewis. Audio production by Sophie Black, with scripting by Alex Rees. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day
22/11/20191 hour 20 minutes 38 seconds
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151: BORIS, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE with guest Peter Foster of the Telegraph

A first for Remainiacs as we welcome a guest from the Telegraph! But don’t worry, it’s their eminently sensible Europe Editor PETER FOSTER with a tour d’horizon of the frosty future that Britain faces if Johnson gets the Brexit he says he wants.  Plus! Why can’t we read this Russia report, then? As Nigel Farage pulls a wheeze too far, the Jacobin Rebellion finally comes home in the Brexit Party. Why Tom Watson’s face is like an HBO box set. Is there really more Remain stuff in the Telegraph than there is Leave stuff in the Guardian? And word of the week: epistocracy.  “The idea that Boris Johnson is running round the country saying Get Brexit Done? Brexit is just beginning.”  Presented by Naomi Smith with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Audio production by Alex Rees. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special e
15/11/20191 hour 6 minutes 48 seconds
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BONUS AUDIO COLUMN: It’s time to tell them “NO” says ALEX ANDREOU

In a special mini-episode, Alex Andreou puts his mellifluous voice to a Twitter thread he did with Best for Britain earlier this week, about the need to start saying “No” to the so-called strongmen who don’t understand the meaning of the word…  The column is dedicated to Ruth, on her birthday.  Follow Alex @sturdyAlex on Twitter, and B4B @BestForBritain. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan remainiacs.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/20196 minutes 17 seconds
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BONUS PODCAST: Remainiacs Live in Manchester with guest Rob Ford

Our first live show in Manchester YES OK SALFORD on Sat 2 November was a smash hit. Dorian, Ros and Ian joined special guest Rob Ford of the University of Manchester onstage at The Lowry theatre to deal with the state of play in those far-off days of the weekend we were supposed to leave the EU but, erm, didn’t. This special bonus podcast went out to our Patreon backers early last week, so if you want to be first with extra Remainiacs content, why not sign up as a supporter now? On the agenda: Can the Bojo Mojo withstand the rigours of a General Election? How can we survive the Age of Rage once Brexit is (somehow) “done”? Rob explains the hidden factors behind Brexit, complete with research. And the panel play a few rounds of ‘Leave or Remain?’ Who will get the comic book characters and who will get heroes of Manchester music? If you enjoyed this show, don’t forget our last Remainiacs Live of 2019 at the Leicester Square Theatre on Mon 2 Dec. Tickets are going fast and Patreon backers
10/11/20191 hour 38 minutes 6 seconds
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149: CAMPAIGN STUPOR-NOVA with guest John Crace

As Christmelection 2019 finally, finally, finally gets under way, could Boris Johnson’s good-time blustering turn out to be a campaigning bug, not a feature? Why we should all have looked harder at the opinion poll which claimed that voters were OK with political violence as long as they got their way on Brexit. And The Guardian’s magnificent political sketch-writer JOHN CRACE joins us to talk about his new book Decline And Fail – and Brexit’s endless race between satire and reality.  “One thing we’ve learned about Brexit is, it makes fools of fools.” Presented by Dorian Lynskey, Ingrid Oliver and Ian Dunt. Audio production by Elsie Bath at Soho Radio. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive ticke
31/10/20191 hour 7 minutes 32 seconds
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BONUS BIT: Ian Dunt guests on On The House

Need a bit more Dunt for your Friday? Britain’s sweariest pundit is the special guest on this week’s edition of our companion podcast On The House, where Lib Dem MPs and Tory escapees Sam Gyimah and Phillip Lee convene over a pint to try and work out what the hell has gone on in their workplace this time.Here’s a tiny excerpt. You can listen to the full rare Dunt away fixture on…Apple Podcasts Spotify Acast Have a listen to get Ian’s take on this week’s razor’s edge votes in the Commons… the allegiances and self-deceptions that will shape the next phase of the Brexit saga… why Macron is playing bad domestic politics at home in France as well as having a terrible Brexit… plus Sam and Phillip’s insider tales of exactly what goes down in the House when it’s crisis time like it is now. And if you listen to the end you’ll hear Ian trying to turn two Members of Parliament on to reading comics.We record in the Feathers pub in Westminster so expect an atmosphere of crowd and urgency. On The Ho
25/10/20193 minutes 54 seconds
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148: INTERMISSION IMPOSSIBLE with guest John Curtice

As Boris Johnson experiences embarrassing Brexitus Interruptus, the Remainiacs team discuss this week’s knife-edge Commons votes… what the Pause means for the Cause… and whether voters really are coalescing around the Deal when they literally don’t know what’s in it. This week’s special guest, undisputed godfather of election psephology JOHN CURTICE, brings more granular polling detail than you can handle. Where are battlegrounds of opinion? Has Labour’s “unusual” Brexit position set the electorate’s imagination afire? And should people learn to shut up and fall back in love with pollsters? Plus, exciting transfer news as we sign Ben Stewart of Led By Donkeys as a regular panelist, bringing strength in depth to our midfield engine room for the crucial European qualifiers.  Prresented by Dorian Lynksey, Naomi Smith and Ben Stewart. Audio production by Alex Rees. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when
23/10/20191 hour 4 minutes 58 seconds
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147: EMERGENCY PODCAST: Remain for the LetWIN

We were expecting a funeral march. Instead we got a victory procession – of sorts. After the big march and the even bigger vote, heroic Best For Britain march organiser Naomi Smith and truly knackered journo Ian Dunt join Andrew Harrison in an echoey Portcullis House to work out exactly what happened, and what happens next.Plus, news from the soundsystem and the joyous street activities! Who says we can only do gloomy EmergencyCasts, eh? This one will put a smile on your face.Remember, it’s an EmergencyCast recorded on lo-fi equipment so be prepared for rough and ready sonics.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/201919 minutes
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146: EMERGENCY PODCAST: The Long Night before the Big Day

The Vote. The March. The Deal and the Amendments. The balance of power. And the decision? As we steel ourselves for the biggest day in this whole struggle, Dorian Lynskey, Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt assemble to examine what’s on the table, how we got here and how we might get out of it. “This deal is not going to be popular for very long. It’s not very popular NOW…” Re. the March: We’ll see you on the corner of Curzon St and Park Lane tomorrow from 12 noon. And remember: whatever happens, however it shakes out, nobody will ever be able to tell you you didn’t keep fighting right to the very end. Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Engineered by Sophie Black at Soho Radio. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel,
18/10/201935 minutes 13 seconds
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145: INTO THE ENDZONE: Is this finally it for Brexit?

So we’re finally here. Boris Johnson thinks he’s got a deal. Arlene Foster isn’t so sure. Nobody knows what’s in the deal – but some of the ERG think it’ll pass the Commons anyway. The Remainiacs team gather to work out what we know, what we don’t know… and what we think will be put before Parliament on Saturday. Plus special guest Mike Butcher of TechForUK joins us to explain the digital tools he and his cross-platform team of wonks and ninjas have built to fight Brexit, and which ones will come into play at Saturday’s March in London. You can find them all at Brexit.tools.  Presented by Ros Taylor with Alex Andreou and Ian Dunt. Audio production by Sophie Black. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #Remainiac
16/10/201955 minutes 8 seconds
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144: EXTENSION REBELLION: Will Boris blink?

Remainiacs on a Friday, like it's 2017 or something? As the clock ticks down to Zero Hour, will the Government’s performative anti-Brussels bolshiness come back to bite it? What are the real factors that are making the GNU the most endangered animal in politics? Project Fear comes true, but still can’t cut through. How to shut up people who shout “LISBON TREATY!” as if it’s some magic word to dispel all anti-Brexit argument. And what are we going to spend all that Get Ready For Brexit ad money on? Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison with Alex Andreou, Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Audio production by Sophie Black. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan remainiacs.com Get your free download of our
11/10/20191 hour 57 seconds
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143: O, BUFFER WHERE ART THOU? Johnson’s border plans – plus WTO trade fun

It’s not a deal if only one person wants it. This week, the Government breaks its promise on no customs checks in the island of Ireland with an offer the EU can’t excuse. Is Johnson throwing Ireland under the Boris Bus (again) and why does the government’s creation of narrative take precedence over actually solving the border issue?  Plus: Priti Patel decides that Britain is not a country but a Russell Group university. Civil unrest updates: why you can’t use the threat of people rioting to get what THEY want just get what YOU want. What really makes Dominic Cummings tick? And special guest Chris Southworth of the International Chamber of Commerce gives us the latest on those amazing WTO terms that the Brexiters think will save our antibiotics-laced bacon.  Spoiler: “You don’t have to change tariff environment very much at all to make the UK unviable.” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Audio production by Alex Rees. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a P
04/10/20191 hour 1 minute 32 seconds
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142: REMAINIACS LIVE: Democalypse 2019 Part 2 with MARK GATISS

Here's audio from our second live show from Mon 23 Sept, with special guest MARK GATISS of The League of Gentlemen and Doctor Who fame joining regulars Ros Taylor, Alex Andreou and Andrew Harrison for a gala evening of pre-Supreme Court conjecture. Whether you came on the night and want to relive it or you couldn’t make it, it's 90 minutes of quality RemainiAction.  On the menu: What did we think would happen in the Supreme Court the following day (and how wrong were we)? Who are our Brexit Heroes and why? What has Brexit done to the nature of British identity? And – most importantly – who will get what in the next rounds of Leave Or Remain? It’s all worth listening to and still 90% relevant. As it’s a live show the sound quality and levels are necessarily a bit rough and ready, so please bear with us. Thanks to Charlie Elwess for remastering it, @AliQuack for the photo and all at the Leicester Square Theatre for their help.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/10/20191 hour 32 minutes 48 seconds
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141: REMAINIACS LIVE: Democalypse 2019 Part 1 with JAMES O’BRIEN

A Sunday bonus: the first of our two DEMOCALYPSE 2019 shows at the Leicester Square Theatre from Monday 23 Sept, in case you couldn’t make it or you want to “experience the magic” again. Listen up as Dorian, Ingrid, Ian and special guest James O’Brien dig into the Supreme Court, the phenomenon of “Chaos Voters”, and the future of Divided Britain… and they play a few rounds of that ‘Leave Or Remain’ game that’s been doing the rounds lately too. Who will get what category and is Jim Royle from The Royle Family a Lexiter? We recorded this show the night before the Supreme Court judgment came down, so please make allowances for certain things which might have dated it. Hold tight for audio from our second Democalypse 2019 show from the same night, with the great Mark Gatiss as our special guest. Our Patreon backers will get that show first, like they got this one too. If you want to receive all our podcasts early via your own RSS feed, plus loads more benefits, sign up at https://www.patre
29/09/20191 hour 28 minutes 41 seconds
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140: PARLIAMENT UNPROROGUED – plus guest Robert Webb

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK! As Parliament returns in righteous anger and the Brexit Press bleat about how the Supreme Court has DESTROYED DEMOCRACY, the Remainiacs team reconvene to find out if everything really has changed. Special guest ROBERT WEBB – Peep Show star, author and fellow appalled Brexit-watcher – joins us to explore this next circle of hell.  This week: Watching history in the pouring rain. Should the Labour Party be grateful that the Supreme Court furore took the spotlight off the Brexit stitch-up at its conference? Who spiked Geoffrey Cox’s latte with crazy juice and how did Barry Shearman handle it? Do the Nazis in the Mitchell & Webb “are we the baddies?” sketch hold the key to Britain’s psyche? And why won’t Boris Johnson resign? “The government’s plan is so clearly to smear Parliament because it couldn’t shut it down.”  Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor, Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Audio production by Sophie Black. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a
26/09/20191 hour 3 minutes 20 seconds
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139: JUDGMENT DAY Supreme Court EmergencyCast with David Allen Green and Schona Jolly QC

Incredible scenes on a monumental day, as guests Schona Jolly QC and David Allen Green hotfoot it across London to join Naomi Smith in Remainiacs HQ. Just how damning was the Supreme Court judgment on Johnson’s illegal prorogation? How on earth can the Government brief against the most significant constitutional judgment in – possibly – centuries? Where do we go from here? Should we all go out and get drunk? And who would pick fight with Lady Hale, with her laser eye and her spider brooch?  “The Government can study this as long as they want. There’s no route for them to appeal it.”  Presented by Naomi Smith, recorded by Elsie Bath at Soho Radio. Remainiacs is a Podmasters Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/201924 minutes 45 seconds
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138: JUSTICE LEAGUE HITS SUPREME COURT with guest Jolyon Maugham

With the legality of prorogation being tested in the crucible of the Supreme Court, we welcome Good Law Project director and Remain legal vanguard JOLYON MAUGHAM QC to the studio to discuss exactly what’s at stake. If the Government wins this one, could future administrations simply suspend Parliament whenever it likes, as if in some authoritarian Hokey-Cokey? Plus, the maddening detail of what would be required to implement Johnson’s imaginary deal. What does the Lib Dems going broke for revoke mean for future dealings between the Remain parties? Is Jo Swinson out-Hulking the other party leaders? Does Corbyn’s reiteration of Labour’s neutrality in any future referendum actually mean anything? And Ian finally gets to discuss modern politics as explained by the character arc of the Incredible Hulk. Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Audio production by Mike Kemp for Soho Radio. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainia
19/09/20191 hour 1 minute 54 seconds
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137: SUPREME CAUGHT? David Allen Green on the Scottish court case capers

“And finally monsieur, a wafer-thin Brexity mint…” The “distinguished”* legal expert DAVID ALLEN GREEN joins us to explain the consequences of the Scottish Court of Sessions’ bombshell ruling in a little extra Remainiacs for one week only.* As endorsed by the House of Commons.Audio production by Alex Rees. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/201918 minutes 20 seconds
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136: GAGGIN’ FOR BREXIT plus guest Bridget Phillipson MP

As the Prorogue Leader’s plans fall apart at the first hurdle, we look at the fallout of The Week It All Went Wrong. Will a silenced Parliament speak louder than an active one could? Does Johnson have any real power left? And will there be anything remaining of the Tory Party after #ClassicDom Cummings has finished “remodelling” it? Plus BRIDGET PHILLIPSON, Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, joins us to correct a few myths about the Left Behinds, shine a light on the path marked No Brexit, and give us the latest on Labour’s ever-changing Brexit moves. Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ingrid Oliver, Alex Andreou and Ian Dunt. Audio production by Alex Rees. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #Remaini
11/09/20191 hour 5 minutes 38 seconds
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135: THE LYIN’ KING LOSES CONTROL plus guest Jonathan Lis

Was that the shortest honeymoon since Cher married Greg Allman? The Johnson- Cummings plan is in bits on the floor of Parliament and Bojo’s jolly mask has well and truly slipped. As the petulant boy king threatens a General Election he can’t deliver, the Remainiacs team gather with special guest and journo Jonathan Lis of think tank British Influence to work out what happened and what it all really means. Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Audio production by Sophie Black. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform . You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too.  #OwnTheRemoan remainiacs.com Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-
04/09/20191 hour 16 seconds
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134: PROROGUE STATE Emergencycast with David Allen Green

Things are moving far too fast to wait ’til next Friday. Ros Taylor, Alex Andreou and guest David Allen Green gather in the studio to look at the legality of prorogation, the chances of beating it in the courts or elsewhere… and the poor performance of Her Majesty The Queen. Or was it? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/201933 minutes 36 seconds
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133: MAD COUP DISEASE plus guest Hugo Rifkind

The moment of truth is finally here. Johnson-Cummings have decided it’s necessary to destroy parliamentary sovereignty in order to “save” it. But the Remain Alliance finally has its act together — and the numbers to stop No Deal. Alex Andreou is optimistic. Remain Wonder Woman Naomi Smith is ready for battle to be joined. Host Andrew Harrison is panicking. And special guest HUGO RIFKIND of The Times wonders why he picked this week to do Remainiacs… Listen up. The Endgame is on and we can’t give up now. Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison with Naomi Smith and Alex Andreou. Audio production by Sophie Black. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform . You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan remainiacs.com Get your free download of our the
28/08/201959 minutes 24 seconds
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132: BOJO GOES INTER-RAILING plus special guest Guy Garvey of Elbow

“What you’ve got to remember is, even the good guys are sociopaths.” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ingrid Oliver. Audio production by Elsie Bath at Soho Radio, London. The producer is Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan remainiacs.com Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/201955 minutes 24 seconds
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131: EMERGENCYCAST: Have We Got GNUs For You with special guest David Allen Green

If Remainer Conservatives and Lib Dems can’t swallow their notion of Jeremy Corbyn, Interim Prime Minister, who CAN they agree on? Exactly how would we get to our Government of National Unity anyway? How long would it last? Why there is no Season Finale Reset Button for Article 50. What would the Remain Dominic Cummings do? And the dawn of the Meat Loaf Remainers: “They’ll do anything to avoid No Deal… but they won’t do that.” Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison with Alex Andreou and Naomi Smith. Audio production by Will Fitzpatrick at Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/201935 minutes 12 seconds
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130: The Brexiters’ War on Objective Reality

This week: Why Dominic Cummings is putting out information chaff to create the impression of activity. Which good Remainy cause are YOU going to donate your shiny Brexit 50p to? Would Paddington Bear be rejected for Settled Status? Why are the Brexiters placing their faith in the WTO and Trump just as Trump is trying to neuter the WTO itself? And your autumn timetable of what (not) to worry about.  “This Government is exactly like Brexit Twitter. And it behaves like Brexit Twitter.” Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison with Alex Andreou, Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Audio production by Elsie Bath at Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan remainiacs.com Get your free download o
16/08/201957 minutes 59 seconds
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129: CUMMINGS GOES KAMIKAZE plus special guest Rory Palmer MEP

On the agenda: The headlong rush to an end nobody voted for, and why No Deal is a man-made asteroid strike. When is the right time for a No Confidence motion against the Government? Linguistic programming as Johnson drills the buzzphrase “undemocratic backstop” into the national mind. Scenario planning and horizon scanning. Ingrid – our secret agent within the Tory Party – finally succumbs to Stockholm Syndrome. The Government’s snappy 1,400 page No Deal for small businesses. And why food shortages, when they happen, will be all YOUR fault.  “Every day in Parliament now matters. It could be that every sitting hour matters.” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ingrid Oliver and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Spy story music ‘Intruder’ courtesy of zapsplat.com. Audio production by Elsie Bath at Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our
09/08/20191 hour 3 minutes 27 seconds
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128: BRECON BAD: Emergency By-Electioncast

Lib Dems on the march? General Election plans scattered? As the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election result reduces Johnson’s majority to just one, Naomi Smith, Alex Andreou and guest Rob Blackie convene to sort out what it all means.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/201922 minutes 54 seconds
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127: BOJO’S ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION plus special guest Heidi Allen MP

This week HEIDI ALLEN – independent MP, recovering Tory and battle-scarred CHUK veteran – joins us in the Brexit blunderdome. How can we create a Remain Alliance when the clock is ticking? What’s Johnson planning for Election ’19 and how do we fight the Vote Leave ERG Goverment? What can we learn from the CHUK episode? And much, much more   Presented by Ros Taylor with Ian Dunt and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees ad Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.   Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan   remainiacs.com   Get your free download of our theme tune ‘Demon Is A Monster’ by Cornershop.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad cho
02/08/20191 hour 3 minutes 34 seconds
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126: THE CORONATION OF PRINCE BOFFREY plus special guest Gavin Esler

So it’s come to this… Boris Johnson finally gets to sit in the Big Chair. Where do we go from here? Can he turn Brexiter fantasy into governmental reality? Is there a real Awkward Squad assembling on the Tory backbenches? And how do we get through this new low with our sanity intact?   Plus special guest Gavin Esler talks us through his new book Brexit Without The Bullshit, his short rollercoaster ride as a Change UK candidate, and the war of facts vs fiction that defines Brexit. Oh, and there is hope! Her name is Jo Swinson. Can the new Lib Dem leader turn the party’s Remain bounce into more than just a one-issue advantage?   Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ros Taylor. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.   Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an
25/07/20191 hour 7 minutes 46 seconds
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125: Guests LED BY DONKEYS: How they hacked Brexit Britain’s brain

They put tweets that Brexiters would rather forget on giant billboards, chased Farage around the country with reminders of his lies, and annoyed loony-right glove puppet Guido Fawkes so much he outed them for spite. Now guerrilla artists and Remainiac heroes LED BY DONKEYS join us on the podcast to tell us what it’s like when an idea in the pub goes on to the country alight. Ben Stewart and Olly Knowles from LBD tell us who deserves a proper lampooning (and who doesn’t), why the British will accept anything from a man in a hi-viz jacket… and how they used their own brand of street theatre to hack the media, the political system and the brain of Britain itself.  Plus: Why we need to stop calling it ‘prorogation’ and call it an executive coup instead. The March of the Mini-Hoeys. The dawn of Brexit Stalinism… or is it Stalinist Brexit? Nina destroys the argument that we have to leave the EU to trade freely in a hot minute. And why there are only effectively nine working days to stop No D
19/07/20191 hour 6 minutes 32 seconds
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124: THE AMBASSADOR’S RECEPTION plus guest Wes Streeting MP

So much for the Special Relationship… In an unprecedented week in which PM-to-be Boris Johnson effectively fired Britain’s ambassador to the USA to placate a bullying Donald Trump, we look into Britain’s humiliating future as a taker of orders from bigger international players. Plus independent-minded Labour MP for Ilford North WES STREETING joins us to explain what the party’s shift of Brexit policy means. Corbyn now says he wants another vote – but would Labour really fight a General Election on leaving the EU? All this and more.  “Do you understand that where this ends is Washington telling us what to do?” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ingrid Oliver and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees at Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclus
12/07/20191 hour 8 minutes 8 seconds
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123: RISE OF THE TROLLITICIANS plus comedian Kieran Hodgson on the lessons of 1975

As the Brexit Party Ltd’s antics in Strasbourg grow more obnoxious, does the future belong to “trolliticians” who don’t really want to achieve anything – they just want to ruin everything around them? Should Vladimir Putin’s pronouncement that “liberalism is dead” worry us? And character comedian KIERAN HODGSON joins us to explain how his show ‘75’ – about the first EU referendum, and returning to London and Edinburgh soon – tells us much about the 2016 one. And the next one too…? PLUS: Another exciting creative writing challenge! Live impersonations of Roy Jenkins, Enoch Powell and Young Tony Benn. Ros has the ‘Boring But Important Thing Of The Week’. Alex demolishes the “they need us more than we need them” argument in less than 60 seconds. And much much more.  “You’ve monetised our misery, haven’t you?” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Sophie Black at Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a Podmasters producti
05/07/20191 hour 30 seconds
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122: POWER, CORRUPTION AND LIES with Brian Klaas, author of How To Rig An Election

As the Tory leadership race is buried under an avalanche of dead cats, we’re joined by political analyst Brian Klaas – assistant professor of global politics at UCL, expert on authoritarianism, electoral malpractice and how democracies die, author of How To Rig An Election, and host of the Power Corrupts podcast. What can the truth-lite, nonsense-heavy Trump nightmare tell us about the future of British democracy in the Age of Johnson?  Plus… Why DID Johnson claim he makes toy buses for fun? Ian tells you how to destroy the GATT 24 argument in less than 30 seconds. How Boris Johnson’s June 26 2016 column was the ur-text of Brexit lies. The truth about our upcoming BIGLY trade deal with Trump. The perils of ‘novelty bias’. Is Anne Widdecombe coming to get Ian in the night? And how Johnson’s inevitable humiliation could actually be Britain’s route back to self-respect.  “We all think these guys on the right are super-smart and one step ahead. But if they were that smart, we wouldn’t stil
28/06/201959 minutes 18 seconds
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121: A PANTOMIME OF DEMOCRACY plus guest Caroline Criado-Perez

This one’s in danger of being superseded by events so it’s out a day early… We recorded it just a little too soon to catch the heroic demise of Rory Stewart. But we did catch the latest Blue on Blue atrocities from the Tory leadership squabble, plus depressing research that shows the British people are more hostile to compromise than ever. Meanwhile, indestructible feminist warrior CAROLINE CRIADO-PEREZ joins us to discuss the March for Change on Sat 20 July, and why Brexit always was a feminist issue. Plus: What Ingrid did on her holidays. The rise of the Centrist Entrists. And no-holds-barred fighting thrills as we announce the winner of the Mark François Battle Action War Stories Challenge.  “I’d rather take someone who’s opportunist and intelligent over someone who’s opportunist and stupid.” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ingrid Oliver and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Sophie Black at Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. F
20/06/20191 hour 4 minutes 47 seconds
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120: PROROGUE ONE: A Tory Wars Story with guest Anand Menon

This week ANAND MENON – commentator, director of UK In A Changing Europe and Moriarty to Ian Dunt’s Sherlock Holmes – joins us in our fancy new studio to perform triage on the Tory leadership battle and all the latest Brexit catastrophes.  On the podcast: ‘My Gove Hell, by Cocaine’. Are tax cuts for the rich the bold move the Left Behinds cried out for in 2016? Why Dominic Raab wants to destroy parliamentary sovereignty in order to save it. Peterborough fall-out. And a whole lot more.  “What the EU did was, it gave us rights that are beyond the reach of any Parliament. If we leave the EU, that goes away.” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Sophie Black at Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exc
14/06/20191 hour 22 seconds
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119: Into PurgaTORY with special guest DOMINIC GRIEVE MP

On the agenda: the Conservatives’ self-inflicted purgatory. The squabble for the Party leadership, and why Rory Stewart is the Tory Corbyn (Torbyn?). Trump Week and Britain’s future as trade partner or prey. And the sad end (or is it?) of Change UK. It’s all here in an absolutely fascinating extra-length conversation with a titan of our political times. And there’s a ray of hope too. “The Brexit Party is thriving on paralysis,” Dominic Grieve tells us. “Take away that paralysis and they will begin to fade.” Let’s hope so. Enjoy the podcast… Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Sophie Black at Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive t
07/06/20191 hour 12 minutes 39 seconds
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118: ANARCHY IN THE UK? EU elections aftermath special

After the EU parliamentary elections turned into a straight-up showdown between the Remain bloc and the Brexit Party, who’s in charge now – and what’s left of the Tories and Labour? How can Remainers challenge the Brexiters’ simplistic narrative that “it’s Nige wot won it”? What were the REAL trends across Europe? And what’s the message for a People’s Vote if and when it comes? Plus! Ingrid Oliver returns after too, too long. We talk to Dorian about his new book The Ministry Of Truth: A Biography Of 1984 and find out why it’s the feelgood escapist beach read for 2019. And a smattering of your questions in an EU elections #AskRemainiacs special.  “‘The bogeyman is coming to get you’ is always much more compelling as a dramatic narrative…” Presented by Dorian Lynksey with Naomi Smith, Ingrid Oliver and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Elsie Bath at Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day e
31/05/20191 hour 9 minutes 50 seconds
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117: VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL Our trade future with guest Dmitry Grozoubinski

We didn’t QUITE make Wednesday night as promised at the top of the show… but here’s this week’s podcast, just in time for that EU vote. In this episode: What’s in the WAB and has any May idea ever died quite so quickly? Final learnings from the EU Election campaign that everyone pretended never was. The pros and cons of milkshaking. Astroturfing for fun and profit. And should Labour have been on our EU Parliament hustings at all? PLUS Britain’s glittering future in world trade! Negotiator and trade expert Dmitry Grozoubinski explains the reality of No Deal in terms you can take away and tell your Brexity Uncle Ken (maybe). The mythical Article 24 of GATT is back, somehow, so Dmitry patiently sets out why it’s a load of unicorn poo. And much, much more.  “The fact that the Referendum happened is now used to justify the Referendum. Trade, the economy… none of these things matter any more.” Presented by Ros Taylor with Nina Schick and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio productio
23/05/20191 hour 30 seconds
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116: SPECIAL EDITION: Candidate-packed Euro Elections hustings-cast!

Surprise special edition incoming… It’s Euro elections week and lots of us STILL don’t know who to vote for. On Friday 17 May we brought together people from the key national parties who are hunting the Remainer vote to make their pitch in semi-hustings format. London MEP candidates DINESH DHAMIJA (Lib Dems), LAURA PARKER (Labour) and JAN ROSTOWSKI (Change UK) plus AMELIA WOMACK (Deputy Leader of the Greens for England and Wales) joined Dorian Lynskey for an hour of free-range podcanvassing in our London studio. On the agenda: Who should you vote for and why? What’s behind Labour’s strategic indeterminacy? What would the candidates prioritise if and when they got to Brussels? If we remain, what are they going to reform? And which candidates can out-European the others? A note on the guests: It’s a small London-based studio so we had to make the decision to invite only parties that are standing nationally, which means we couldn’t cover the SNP or Plaid Cymru. We’ll be addressing Scotlan
19/05/20191 hour 11 minutes 5 seconds
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115: THE EVE OF THE WAR with special guest Stephen Bush of the New Statesman

As the EU Election clock ticks remorselessly down to zero we’re joined by the New Statesman’s political editor STEPHEN BUSH to survey the campaign so far and predict the upshot. What will Labour’s “all things to everyone” stance to do its vote? How do we fight the Brexit Party’s “all rage, no content’’ politics? Just how screwed are the Conservatives? Why a Farage victory might be a good thing for Remain. And we (try to) answer the only question that matters: who should Remainers vote for?  PLUS Why the media’s middle class cringe gets Leave politicians off the hook. A first-ever Brexit football analogy for Remainiacs (plus some shocking anti-Spurs bias) from grieving Arsenal fanatic Stephen Bush. How CHUK failed to a make even a first impression. And why are we ignoring Clarabell who runs a recycling centre in Brighton? “First you create the humiliation. Then you just seed that humiliation and benefit from it. That’s what Farage has always done.” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Nina
17/05/20191 hour 12 minutes 52 seconds
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114: DEMOTING THE VOTE with special guest, Labour MP ALEX SOBEL

How did a sweeping local elections vote for Remain parties become an instruction to “just get Brexit done”? What do those results mean for the EU Elections later this month? What will it take to stop the momentum of the Brexit Party? And what will happen if we don’t? ALEX SOBEL, the pro-People’s Vote Labour MP for Leeds North West, joins us to unpick the spin around a vote that saw both Labour and the Tories receive a bloody nose – and then try to explain it away. He gives us an idea of what Labour’s “all things to everyone” position looks like from the inside, spells out the red lines for Labour’s growing Confirmation Vote movement… and tells what Britain needs to do about the catastrophic issues we’re neglecting because of the endless, endless Brexit War.  “Tommy Robinson? That’s a meeting of lactose with intolerance.” Presented by Ros Taylor with Alex Andreou and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Sophie Black. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get ev
10/05/20191 hour 15 seconds
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113: EU elections: HOWLS OF FRUSTRATION with special guest Rachel Shabi

As Labour’s NEC enrages members by pushing a Confirmatory Referendum into Never-Neverland and recommitting to “Soft” Brexit, we invite Guardian writer and Corbyn supporter RACHEL SHABI into the Remainiacs bunker for a candid discussion of Labour’s Brexit contortions. Why would voters back the party in the EU parliamentary election if that vote will only be transformed into a “vote for Brexit”? Is it time for Remainers to give up on Labour and vote for unequivocally Remain parties? And is there still time to get Labour to change? PLUS hear Alex read out the winner of our Donald Tusk Romantic Fiction Prize in a truly unprecedented moment in recorded audio. Better have that cold shower running…  “If we take our foot off the pedal with Labour now, they have free rein to do whatever they want. So we can’t take that pressure off.” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Alex Andreou and Naomi Smith. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Sophie Black. Remainiacs is a Podmasters product
03/05/20191 hour 7 minutes 32 seconds
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112: FAILURE TO LAUNCH: Have Remain parties blown the EU elections? PLUS 1975 Referendum retro special

On this week’s podcast: Why can’t the Remain parties get their acts together for the European Parliament elections, the most important vote on the EU since the Referendum? Historian ROBERT SAUNDERS joins us to explain what lessons we should have learned from the 1975 Referendum (Do YOU have a copy of ‘Common Market Reggae’? Top £ paid). If we’re going to “remain and reform” what exactly is that supposed to mean? And could we pull it off anyway? And we have a very special Remainiacs Live announcement…  Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Elsie Bath. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS.com Get your free download o
26/04/201958 minutes 54 seconds
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111: D’HONDT STOP BELIEVING: Fighting the EU Elections and more with guest Matt Forde

This week MATT FORDE – stand-up, ‘Mock The Week’ regular, creator of touring show ‘Brexit Through The Gift Shop’ and interviewer of political heavyweights on his podcast ‘The Political Party’ – joins us to get psephological for the upcoming EU Parliament elections. Should we embrace or fear a vote that Theresa May definitely doesn’t want? Can Remain parties co-ordinate, which side’s vote is most likely to split… and how does the D’Hondt system work anyway? Plus how can a fatally split Tory party fight EU elections AND a leadership campaign AND negotiate with Brussels AND get Labour onside when they can’t even do one thing at a time let alone four? Alex gets glued to a train by a passing Brexiter and turns up late. Matt’s terrifyingly accurate William Hague and Tony Blair voices. And how would our guest’s beloved Brian Clough have handled Brexit? “This is our chance to do a Ukip.”  Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio producti
19/04/20191 hour 14 minutes 18 seconds
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110: STOP THE CLOCKS: The delay is away, plus Future Politics with Jamie Susskind

As Theresa May bows to the inevitable and asks for a short delay to Brexit, we ask what it’ll mean when a merciful EU insists on rather a longer one. Do the hard Brexit headbangers have what it takes to bring her down or are the ERG now fatally split? Were the Lab-Con talks just about optics? What is “perfidious Albion” anyway? And when a Hansard survey says a great many Britons would be happy with a “strongman who breaks the rules”, do we really have to worry about Britain falling into the hands of our own Orbán, Bolsanaro or Trump?  Our special guest this week is barrister and writer JAMIE SUSSKIND, author of the fascinating exploration of the digitally-dominated society we’ll all be living in. Listen and find out why, in the age of Big Data and AI, Brexit is the last thing you need to worry about. Hey, you didn’t come to this show to be cheered up now, did you?  Presented by Ros Taylor with Nina Schick and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Sophie Black. R
11/04/201958 minutes 34 seconds
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109: SPECIAL EDITION: Remainiacs onstage at PodcastLive

BONUS EPISODE: Here’s the audio from Sunday’s PodcastLive at The Light in London, where Dorian, Nina, Alex and Ros brought the RemainiacsLive experience to the special one-day festival of political podcasting. Have a listen to this special “raw and uncut” edition in which we look at the very latest in the May/Corbyn love-in/Blame Tennis tournament… ask whether anything can be done about Britain’s obsession with the War… and finally, fix Brexit in five minutes flat. It’s a rough’n’ready, live and uncut audio bonus. Enjoy!  Thanks to the team at PodcastLive.com for inviting us to their event and providing audio facilities.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/20191 hour 1 minute 16 seconds
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108: PRIME MINISTER JEREMAY: National Unity special with guest Tom Kibasi

Wonders will never cease. All her avenues exhausted, Theresa May reaches out to the only person who can help in her hour of need. And that would be… Jeremy Corbyn? This week we look at the minefield that is the Theresa-Jezza Love-in. Is compromise possible any longer in the snakepit of the Commons? Who will carry the can for Brexit if they pull it off? And what does this mean for Labour’s General Election plans and the future of the two parties? As luck would have it we recorded right before Emily Thornberry launched her People’s Vote challenge to Corbyn but what do you want from us? Absolute topicality? Also this week special guest TOM KIBASI of the Institute for Public Policy Research joins us for a cheerful – yes, cheerful! – view of Brexit from the progressive end of things. He tells us why the real radicalisation of the Conservative party isn’t anything to do with Brexit and says there was another big lie told during the Referendum: “People were told not to risk something they nev
03/04/20191 hour 8 minutes 18 seconds
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107: EMERGENCY PODCAST: Groundhog May as the Deal dies (again)

As MV3 turns out to be DOA we hotfoot it into febrile Soho to read the steaming entrails of the May Deal. What happens next? Does May have any blackmail left in her sack of off-brand tricks? What will happen at the EU Parent-Teacher meeting on April 10? Are we closer to Revoke or a People’s Vote? Michael Gove’s performative jogging, the political significance of Y-fronts, and the Magic 8 Ball that is a possible General Election. And how could Theresa May’s psychology finally scupper us? Naomi Smith has gin. Dorian Lynskey has Lem-Sip. Alex Andreou has the healthy glow of a man who’s been in Mykonos since February. Come on in, the recriminations are fine.  #RevokeFifticle  Thanks to Will Fitzpatrick and the Soho Radio crew for sorting out the studio at short notice.   Photoshop: Stuart Harrison See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/201938 minutes 5 seconds
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106: TAKING BACK CONTROL with special guest John Harris

The March. The Revoke petition. The Government that can’t govern and the amendment that put MPs in charge of Britain’s destiny at last. Was this the week that Brexiters lost control of Brexit?  In that quiet moment before the Indicative Votes we welcome JOHN HARRIS – the Guardian’s wandering Brexit Britain correspondent – to work out where we are, what happens next, and what the unheard parts of Britain will make of the Brexit endgame. Plus: What Brexit will do to Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls and skateboards from Bristol. The crap punk roots of the No Deal ultras. And why Labour keeps on fattening the pig for market day. “We live in the age of the right-wing anarchist. They just want to break things.” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Sophie Black. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our mo
27/03/20191 hour 4 minutes 46 seconds
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105: Special edition: TONY BLAIR on this week’s crisis, how to win another Referendum and more

It’s a big one. TONY BLAIR, former Labour Prime Minister and now head of his Global Institute, talks to Dorian, Naomi and Ian about escape routes from the current Parliamentary chaos, how his own policies relate to the roots of Brexit, what a good Prime Minister would do under the catastrophic circumstances Theresa May has built for herself… and how this weekend’s march can sway the Government when the march against his own Iraq policy didn’t. It’s a fascinating conversation but a word of warning: it’s a bit of a boomy room. Watch your bass-bins, we’re tellin’ you.   “I regret not doing more in the Referendum. I kept out of it. But afterwards I thought this is such a terrible mistake that I’ve got to do everything I can to help stop it.” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Sophie Black. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon cr
21/03/201938 minutes 9 seconds
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104: EDGE OF DESTRUCTION: Time runs out with guests Roland Smith and David Allen Green

With Brexit literally hours away, we convene Leaver-turned-Article-50-Revoker ROLAND SMITH and law and policy expert DAVID ALLEN GREEN to stare into the abyss. How did we get here? What could happen next? Has May engineered a Hobson’s Choice between her Bad Deal and No Deal? And what happens if nothing happens?  PLUS May blames Parliament for her own failings. Why John Bercow’s Eskine Mayhem isn’t a constitutional crisis at all. David discusses the Meaningful Vote in terms of Thanos’s Infinity Stones. The fooling of Arron Banks. Chained to a radiator with Seumas Milne. And whatever happened to old-fashioned, sane “euroscepticism”? This week’s episode was recorded before Donald Tusk’s bombshell intervention this afternoon. “Was our group naive? I have to say yes. Euroscepticism has been taken over.” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Ros Taylor with Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode o
20/03/20191 hour 2 minutes 42 seconds
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103: AFTERMATHCAST: Ok, so what exactly happened in Brexit’s latest Hell Week?

After a week like that we just had to reconvene and perform triage on the Deal, the People’s Vote, the state of May’s governmental authority and all the other walking wounded of the Brexit Infinity War. Dorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt and producer Andrew Harrison convene in a very nice North London restaurant – yeah we’re in a metropolitan bubble, what of it? – to find out where the latest Hell Week leaves us. As ever, our emergency podcasts are a little bit more rough and ready than usual, without the caring hands of our professional producers, so please excuse the odd pop, bang and clattering teacup. Normal service resumes next week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/201930 minutes 37 seconds
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102: BREXIT: FINAL FANTASY? with special guests LAYLA MORAN MP and Tim McInerney of The Irish Passport

The flaming wreckage of The Deal is all around us (yet again) but what happens next? Can Theresa May salvage anything from her plans and career? Is there enough turd polish around to give the Deal another go-round? What even is Malthouse 2.0? And is it democratically necessary to give the people the option to vote for catastrophe?  Our special guests are LAYLA MORAN MP – Lib Dem Education spokesman and indefatigable People’s Vote warrior – and our brother-in podcasting TIM MCINERNEY of the brilliant Irish Passport podcast (theirishpassport.com).  Listen in as Layla gives us fascinating insights into what it’s like to vote as an MP on such a momentous day as Tuesday. And Tim tells us what English people just do not get about the Anglo-Irish relationship – and what could happen if we No Deal.  Oh, and there may well be an Emergency Podcast later in the week. Who knows? We don’t. Theresa May doesn’t. NOBODY KNOWS.  “This is 100% full-spectrum wrong. You cannot get more wrong than this.” T
13/03/20191 hour 6 minutes 14 seconds
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101: THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM: We look at Brexit bribery, Ladies For Leave and the elephants in the room

This week, the last desperate moves before next week’s descent in the Hellmouth of Final Votes. Has Theresa May’s attempts to bribe Labour MPs from Leave constituencies backfired? Just how wobbly is Labour’s “commitment” to a People’s Vote? And who will run candidates in the 2019 European Parliamentary Elections if Brexit is extended and Britain has to participate?  Plus! While parliament wrestles with procedure, our panelists choose the real elephants in the room that nobody is talking about. Which Leave leaders would we turn and use their powers for good if we could? The loopiness of Ladies for Leave. And how did Bristol’s Massive Attack predict Brexit?   This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Naomi Smith with Ingrid Oliver, Ros Taylor and Melissa Chemam. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production is by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform. You’ll also get our m
08/03/20191 hour 4 minutes 14 seconds
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100: ONE HUNDREDTH SHOW! May’s delay, Labour People’s Vote flip, Common Market 2.0, Ireland and more

Huge thanks to May and Corbyn for laying on some quality material for our extended 100th podcast. Labour finally, finally comes out for a People’s Vote. But what needs to happen first? Can TIG claim credit? And are we in for another grudging 60% campaigning performance from Jeremy? And Theresa May finally, finally admits she’ll probably have to delay Brexit. But is she just setting a trap for Remainers? We’ve put this one out quickly because hey, you never know what might change.  Plus we’re joined by not one but TWO special guests. Norwegian trade expert PAAL FRISVOLD explains why Common Market 2.0 – the deal formerly known as "Norway+" – might not be all its cracked up to be. And South Belfast MLA CLAIRE HANNA gives us insights into the border in Ireland that we’re just not getting elsewhere. This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ingrid Oliver and Ian Dunt. Audio production is by Sophie Black. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. ------------------ Get every ne
28/02/20191 hour 8 minutes 48 seconds
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99: THE NOTORIOUS T.I.G.? Labour and Tory breakaways – with special guest Cristo Foufas

EMERGENCY RELEASE AS EVENTS GO CRAZY YET AGAIN. The dam finally breaks in the most dramatic week in Brexit since… January? Eight Labour MPs including Luciana Berger and Chuka Umunna quit Labour over anti-semitism and Corbyn’s intransigence over Brexit. Then three Tory women – Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Woollaston – resign from the party they now say is irrevocably dominated by the hard Right and its ERG extremists. What can the Independent Group achieve and what must they do to achieve it? Plus: Honda, Nissan and industry’s fear of the “B” word. Why you need to be at the Put It To The People March on Saturday 23 March. And what’s driving older people’s resentment of the young? TalkRadio presenter Cristo Foufas joins our regulars to thrash it all out.  This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Naomi Smith with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Audio production is by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on th
21/02/20191 hour 3 minutes 56 seconds
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98: PODCLASH SPECIAL! Remainiacs meet Cakewatch in EU summit conference

It’s a special edition of Remainiacs as we welcome our brothers-in-podcasting STEVE BULLOCK AKA @GuitarMoog (left) and CHRIS KENDALL AKA @ottocrat of the brilliant Cakewatch podcast for what the world is already calling the Yalta Conference of Remain. Embedded in Brussels deep inside the EU policymaking machine, Steve and Chris bring their insider knowledge to the Remainiacs bunker for a fascinating hour of Brexit talk. What do EU decision-makers really think of Britain’s antics? Even if we avert Brexit, how can we make amends with our European “colleagues”? And how is Brexit inadvertently bringing about exactly the same EU solidarity and ever-closer union that the Brexiters pretended was happening back when it wasn’t? Plus all your favourite news explainers, head-scratchers and face-palmers. We might not get an EU army but we’re well on the way to a Single European Podcast. Salut!  This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Nina Schick. Audio production is by Sophie Bl
15/02/20191 hour 7 minutes 5 seconds
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97: CAVALIERS vs. ROUNDHEADS with guest MARK GATISS of League Of Gentlemen

This is a LOCAL podcast for LOCAL people… We are thrilled to have the great MARK GATISS – writer, star of ‘The League Of Gentlemen‘, 'Sherlock' and 'Doctor Who', and five-star unyielding Remainer – as this week’s special guest on Remainiacs.  Listen in as Mark explains how the League unwittingly predicted the Brexit mindset, why despite the Nissan news Leave has such a grip on the North-East where he was born, “the weaponisation of nostalgia”… and which residents of Royston Vasey would have voted Remain.  Plus! Why “alternative arrangements” means yet more blind man’s Brexit. Why Labour really fears the Backstop. More on the shameless liar Daniel Kawcynzski MP. Which Labour MP is a Pound Shop Soprano. And why you should be more relaxed about our supposed EU exit date in March but much more worried about July.  “This really is the closest we’ve got to a civil war. We already have our Cavaliers and Roundheads. All we need is for Theresa May to go to Nottingham and raise the standard.” Th
08/02/20191 hour 4 minutes 44 seconds
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96: WELCOME TO FANTASY ISLAND plus our first Leaver guest, Oliver Norgrove

SPEED RELEASE TO KEEP UP WITH EVENTS: As Parliament delivers “a masterclass in cowardice” on the Withdrawal Bill and the May Government escapes into a world of pure imagination, Ros Taylor, Ian Dunt and new panelist Melissa Chemam convene to sift the wreckage of Amendment Day. If MPs don’t want No Deal, why did they rob themselves of the chance to prevent it? Why is May going to Brussels to ask questions the answers to which she knows are “no”? And what the hell happens next? Plus we welcome our very first Leaver guest Oliver Norgrove to Remainiacs. How did leaving the EU mutate from a serious intellectual position into a destructive and unforgiving religion? When exactly did this Leave enthusiast lose faith in the cause? And how does someone from the other side of the fence think we can undo the damage done by the past two years? It’s a fascinating conversation. “There’s going to be ire for the liars.” This week’s podcast is presented by Ros Taylor with Nina Schick, Melissa Chemam and
31/01/20191 hour 3 minutes 55 seconds
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95: SQUEAKY BREXIT TIME? Breaking down Plan B with special guest Steve Analyst

As Plan A arrives in its moustache and glasses, will May’s second attempt to get a deal through unbalance the Brexit Bus and if so, in which direction? Business intelligence expert and super-tweeter STEVE ANALYST joins us to see where the Undead Deal goes next, and explore the myriad amendments it’ll undergo next week. Who’s made the killer parliamentary move and who is the true Jedi Master of Parliament. Otherwise… roll on Plan C, then? PLUS When is a compromise not a compromise? The ins and outs of citizens assemblies. Ingrid gets the People’s Vote jitters. Important lessons from the Brexit Underpants gnomes. Who’s been wearing treason’s clothes and copying its haircut? And how are YOU going to vote in the 2019 European Elections? Because you know what, you might have to… “Whoever finally stops the May Deal will end up owning No Deal by default.” This week’s podcast is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ingrid OIiver and Alex Andreou. Audio production is by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a P
25/01/201955 minutes 9 seconds
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94: THE DAY THE DEAL DIED with special guest David Allen Green

RUSH RELEASE FOR RELEVANCE: The day after the May Deal finally fell to a record defeat (with an even worse vote than her projected result if she hadn’t bottled it in December) Ian Dunt, Naomi Smith and Dorian Lynskey convene to ask what the hell is going on and how will it all end. As the Deal lies in tatters, special guest DAVID ALLEN GREEN – lawyer, writer, commentator and warrior monk of the British constitution – joins us to ask tough questions of the People’s Vote and explain just how far back the Brexiters’ strategic awfulness goes. Hands up, who had “the 1680s” in the sweepstake? PLUS: Which of our panel would have voted for the May Deal if they were an MP? Will Plan B just be Plan A in a fake moustache and glasses? Will anything ever penetrate Jeremy Corbyn’s Reality Protection Field? And it’s Ian’s sweariest episode yet. We’re sorry. He’s very, very tired.  “Yesterday felt like being at the execution of Charles I.” This week’s podcast is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi
16/01/20191 hour 4 minutes 50 seconds
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93: PARLIAMENT TAKES BACK CONTROL? With special guest Peter Kellner

It’s time-sensitive again so we’re releasing this one, recorded at 2pm on Wednesday, a little early. In our first podcast of 2019 we’re right back into the Brexit war of attrition with the aid of special guest PETER KELLNER, doyen of pollsters, ex-president of YouGov and expert on exactly the sort of constitutional mess we find ourselves in this week. As luck would have it we recorded at the exact moment the Grieve Amendment – the one that mandates the Government to come up with a Plan B if and when the May Deal is defeated – went to the vote. Listen as the panel try to formulate a coherent response to the result on the fly… PLUS: Was Channel 4’s ‘Brexit: The Uncivil War’ a worthy chronicle of Leave’s data heist during the Referendum and does Benedict Cumberbatch convince as Dominic ‘Obi-Wan Brexit’ Cummings? Will the Government get away with launching its Pay To Stay “settlement scheme” for UK-resident EU citizens over Christmas, when it thought nobody was watching? And could we run a
10/01/20191 hour 3 minutes
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92: NEW YEAR, NEW EU! The best and worst of 2018 – and our hopes for 2019

As Britain holds its breath for the Year of Decision, the Remainiacs panel convene to look back at the ups and downs of the year that’s just gone – and what we can look forward to for 2019. Gird yourself for the new year as Dorian Lynskey, Naomi Smith, Alex Andreou, Ian Dunt, Ingrid Oliver, Ros Taylor and producer Andrew Harrison look back (and forward) in anger… and each choose a song to energise all Remainers for the Final Battle ahead. We recorded this show in two special sessions in December and as you’ll hear, events have “evolved” a bit. But hey, that’s podcasting. Listen closely for at least ONE 100% accurate prediction from Andrew…  You can hear our panelists’ songs in full on Spotify here. (Alex’s exact choice wasn’t available so in the manner of Ocado we have substituted it). Normal podcasts resume next week. Hold tight, people. It’s going to be rough. But we are going to win this.  Audio production by Sophie Black and the producer is Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmaste
04/01/201958 minutes 22 seconds
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89: LIVE ON INDECISION DAY Part Two: Crystal Balls and Brexmas Presents

And here’s Part Two of our live show from Monday 10 Dec, right in the middle of Theresa May’s total retreat from reality. Dorian Lynskey, Ingrid Oliver, Ian Dunt and Ros Taylor run through some post-Brexit scenarios, exchange Brexmas gifts, take audience questions… and then run weeping to the bar. Listen and enjoy. This special podcast is live and unedited, straight from the mixing desk. Special thanks to Simon Kitts and all at the Leicester Square Theatre for giving us a great evening at the end of a nerve-racking day. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/20181 hour 12 minutes 7 seconds
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88: INDECISION DAY: Live and unedited at Leicester Square Theatre – Part One!

We wouldn’t normally do this kind of thing… but the events of Monday 10 Dec were so insane that we just had to release the audio of our latest live show to everyone, not just our beloved Patreon backers. Here’s Part One of last night’s show at the Leicester Square Theatre. Listen in as regulars Dorian Lynskey, Ingrid Oliver, Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt try to make sense of Theresa May’s worsening crisis… and wonder what might happen next. Part Two to follow later today. And do you like our yellow and blue Brexmas tree? This special podcast is live and unedited, straight from the mixing desk. Special thanks to Simon Kitts and all at the Leicester Square Theatre for making it a fantastic evening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/201841 minutes 12 seconds
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85: COUP OR NO COUP with special guest Ayesha Hazarika

On this week’s queue-jumping REMAINIACS, comedian and political commentator Ayesha Hazarika joins us to discuss the coup that wasn’t, the Deal that might or might not be, and comedy’s ongoing struggle with the least funny thing ever: Brexit. PLUS Damon Albarn of Blur releases a Brexit concept album with his band The Good, The Bad And The Queen. Are we at least going to get a Brexit dividend of good art to see us through the tinned beans years to come? This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Audio production: Sophie Black. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform – plus smart Remainiacs merchandise, an exclusive weekly column by our panel, and discounts on #RemainiacsLive tickets too. #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop See acast.com/privacy for pri
23/11/20181 hour 9 minutes 15 seconds
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84: EMERGENCY CHAOS-CAST! Everyone quits!

On Planet Brexit's worst Day of Chaos yet, we drag Dorian Lynskey, Alex Andreou, Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt into the subterranean Remainiacs bunker to ask what it all means… and whether Theresa May can survive. Beware – this is an Emergency Podcast so it's a bit rough and ready. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/201830 minutes 48 seconds
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83: THE DEAL is here. Now what? Plus guest CHRIS ADDISON on the Brexit tragi-comedy

Early release special – recorded at 2-3pm on Wednesday and it was up to date when we pressed ‘send’! THE DEAL is finally here, but what does it mean? What’s in it, who’s going to hate it and can May get it past Parliament, the DUP, the ERG and an increasingly restive populace? Comedian, actor and fellow Brexit sufferer CHRIS ADDISON joins us at the hinge of history to ask where we go from here, the true meaning of vassalage, how we can change the agenda… and how Ollie from ‘The Thick Of It’ would have fitted into our new political reality. PLUS: We go to Tuesday’s #PeoplesVote rally and grab Justine Greening for a quote! What the so-called Taxpayer’s Alliance’s capitulation to whistleblower Shahmir Sanni’s wrongful dismissal suit really means. What would Oliver Postgate’s animated series ‘55 Tufton Street’ be like? And is it a good idea for Remainers to buy up all the toilet paper in Britain? “There are really good technocrats working on this who have to report to a person above them w
14/11/20181 hour 6 minutes 17 seconds
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82: EMERGENCY DUNTCAST! Jo Johnson resigns to demand a People's Vote

You can't hide bad news on a Friday any more. Ian Dunt and Andrew Harrison rush to Soho Radio to discuss Jo Johnson's seismic resignation… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/201817 minutes 5 seconds
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81: ARRON BANKS BUST: “It’s like Bodyguard – but a lot less sexy.” Plus: Brexit Parliamentary procedure special!

Did Andrew Marr fail to land a punch on Arron Banks? Should Leave EU’s troubled Alpha Gammon have been invited on a BBC politics programme at all? What does it mean for Labour now that Momentum members have come out for a People’s Vote? Will Labour’s Barry Gardiner ever recover from the “reveal” of that massive C4 poll that showed a firm shift to Remain across the country – and what does Ian really think of “Eyeroll Girl”?  PLUS Ruth Fox of the Hansard Society drops in to explain just how messy the Government’s use of “Henry VIII” Statutory instruments has become (spoiler: they have almost no time left to do what they need to do). And she unpicks the Parliamentary practicalities of a People’s Vote.  “There’s a reason why ministers always go on Marr. It’s because they get an easy ride.” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt and Naomi Smith. Audio production: Sophie Black. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episod
09/11/201853 minutes 47 seconds
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80: EMERGENCY PHONECAST! Arron Banks reported to the National Crime Agency

As yet another hot story breaks after we've recorded this week's show, Andrew Harrison talks to Ros Taylor about the escalation of investigations into the garrulous Mr Big of Leave. EU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/201810 minutes 55 seconds
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79: Special guest GAVIN ESLER on Referendum rage, BBC in crisis and the Brexit 50p. PLUS inside The Ladybird Book Of Brexit

Legendary former Newsnight presenter and BBC Washington Correspondent turned doughty Remain footsoldier GAVIN ESLER joins us to sort through the Breckage of another week in the sunlit uplands. Hold tight for… the 50p Brexit coin! Daniel Hannan’s plans to replace the NHS with an American-style system that has worse outcomes than the one in Cuba! Why did the Head of the Electoral Commission resign? And is the defining factor in modern politics not the alt.right or the far left but the Exhausted Middle? PLUS our good friends Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris tell us how they wrote the latest in the hit grown-up Ladybird books: The Story of Brexit. And we’ve got ten copies to give away in an actual, Swap Shop-style competition. “In Brussels they say ‘We used to admire Britain. Now we pity you.’ And I’m not sure it’s a good idea to have a Prime Minister who’s pitied.” This week’s REMAINIACS is produced and presented by Andrew Harrison with Ian Dunt and Alex Andreou. Audio production: Sophie Bla
02/11/20181 hour 5 minutes 39 seconds
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78: WILL POWER: What the People’s Vote March means. Plus special guest NICK COHEN of The Observer

THE MARCH THEY CAN’T IGNORE: In the wake of the epic 700,000-strong People’s Vote March we ask where next for the campaign for a Final Say referendum? And Observer columnist and Alpha Centrist Dad NICK COHEN joins us to talk over the long game in the Tories’ endless fratricidal war, why the Referendum provoked “the greatest outbreak of political lying in a hundred years,” Chris Grayling’s new career as a ferrymaster, and why the Brexit jihadis will “burn down the house for the sake of their idea. Ingrid Oliver and Naomi Smith are your panelists while Dorian Lynskey is back from writing some book or other. “Whatever you find hard to imagine, IMAGINE IT.” – Nick Cohen This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ingrid Oliver and Naomi Smith. Audio production: Sophie Black. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform – plus smart Remainiacs merch
26/10/20181 hour 15 minutes 42 seconds
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77: Wargaming a #PeoplesVote: If we get the #FinalSay how do we win it?

Ahead of the People’s Vote March we ask: it’s all very well winning a chance to vote again but how do we carry the day? Who do we target, how do we campaign… and what happens if it’s a choice of Deal Or No Deal? Plus: What does the impending fall of Speaker John Bercow mean for Parliament’s role in the Brexit “process”? Are the Met really dragging their feet on investigating the Leave campaign’s alleged cheating because of political pressure? And a surprise guest appearance from Pearse Smith of Our Future Our Choice Northern Ireland, telling us how the whole Brexit mess looks from the perspective of young people who have grown up with the Good Friday Agreement and don’t want to lose it just because Jacob Rees-Mogg thinks Armagh is a large wardrobe. “If the UK is going to remain in a Customs Union, what was the point of this exercise?” – Nina Schick This week’s REMAINIACS is produced and presented by Andrew Harrison with Ian Dunt, Nina Schick and Naomi Smith. Audio production: Sophie Bl
19/10/20181 hour 5 minutes 26 seconds
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76: “People’s Vote? I’m in!” DEBORAH MEADEN of Dragon’s Den is our special guest

We’re thrilled to welcome the legend that is DEBORAH MEADEN – star of Dragon’s Den, business colossus and indefatigable Remainer – into the Remainiacs bunker. Why is she refusing to be bullied into silence over Brexit? What does it mean when the Party of Business refuses to listen to business? How does Deborah score Theresa May on leadership? What’s it going to say on her banner at the People’s Vote March on Oct 20th? And will Deborah accept our surprise offer of a 49% stake in a thriving young podcast company? (Spoiler: no). Plus – why won’t pop music engage with our society’s biggest upheaval in half a century? We meet Dutch musician AMBER ARCADES aka Annelotte de Graaf, whose new album ‘European Heartbreak’ turns the European crisis and Brexit itself into a lush album of poignant and thought-provoking pop. “I don’t want to live in a broken society. And I think I’m well placed to point out what Brexit means for people who can’t weather the storm as well as me” – Deborah Meaden This w
12/10/20181 hour 13 minutes 56 seconds
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75: #RemainerNow: Leavers who changed their minds. Plus FESTIVAL NEWS: Brexit Through The Gift Shop

This week we meet the most important people in the whole Brexit mess: the people who voted Leave, now regret it and are fighting hard for a #PeoplesVote. Emma Huckey and Hugh Norris of grassroots group Remainer Now join Alex, Naomi and Andrew for a stirring discussion of why they changed their minds – and their tips on how to persuade wavering Leavers over to our side of the fence. “How did I feel after the Referendum?” says Hugh. “I’d never felt so played in my life.” Plus BREXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP: What can Remainers do to make Theresa May’s Festival of Brexit Britain into the swimming success it so clearly deserves to be? (You can guess where this one goes). The shameful immigration clampdown and the upcoming trade climbdown. Unfortunately, Boris Johnson yet again. And a sad farewell to brilliant producer Jack Claramunt who is moving on to bigger things… “Who books a marquee for a divorce?”  This week’s REMAINIACS is produced and presented by Andrew Harrison with Naomi Smith and
05/10/20181 hour 9 minutes 3 seconds
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EMERGENCY LO-FI PODCAST! The aSalzburg and Battery edition

With tottering Theresa still reeling from the proper Tusking meted out to her Chequers proposals, Ian Dunt and Andrew Harrison meet up outside the British Library to discuss the fallout from Salzburg – which was strategically timed, of course, to miss our recording on Wednesday. They do it deliberately, we’re sure of it. Plus, there’s a twist! The Prime Minister has announced a surprise press conference and Ian has to catch a train! Stay tuned for a post-presser phone call… and to find out if yet another day of turmoil leaves us exactly where we were. As ever with our emergency lo-fi podcasts, sound quality on this short recording is variable. We've cut the harsher levels so it's probably OK for headphones but we advise listening on speakers if possible. See you next Wednesday for a more considered take on this latest Brexit mess. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/201818 minutes 32 seconds
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73: Brexit vs IndyRef2 vs Remain… but who wins? Let’s ask ALYN SMITH, SNP MEP for Scotland

SNP MEP for Scotland Alyn Smith joins us for a spirited discussion of Scotland’s experience of Brexit, what it means for the future of the UK, and the complex relationship between Remainers and Scottish nationalists.  Is the SNP really not lending its strength to calls for a #FinalSay referendum just because of the prospect of an IndyRef2? Should English Remainers support the SNP and if so why? And Alyn tells us about his electrifying speech after the Referendum when he urged the European Parliament “I beg you, do not let Scotland down.”  PLUS we welcome brand-new regular INGRID OLIVER – comedian, actor, Brexit commentator and recovering Zygon from Doctor Who – to the show. Does Sadiq Khan’s intervention on a #FinalSay referendum move the needle? Why did the Migration Advisory Committee discover that immigration’s effect on the economy is at worst net neutral and then conclude that we need a draconian and “elitist” immigration policy anyway? And why can’t Brexiters who grew up and were
21/09/20181 hour 6 minutes 23 seconds
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70: Let’s Dance! Labour Euro MP SEB DANCE’s inside track on No Deal, Corbyn and more

Labour’s Deputy Leader in Brussels SEB DANCE MEP joins us in the Remainiacs Bunker to discuss the Government’s ‘technical notices’ and why they may be saving the worst for last… what life in Brussels is like for British MEPs now that we as a country have roundly insulted their colleagues… and why the next Tory Prime Minister could well be someone you’ve never even heard of (they might even be listening to this show). And Seb talks about the biggest question of all. What will it take to shift the Labour leadership on Brexit? “If Labour has as its ethos the democratisation of the party,” says Seb Dance, “Then it can’t ignore the biggest issue for its membership.” Follow him on Twitter here. Plus: Can that European Citizens’ Initiative really give us permanent EU citizenship – even if Britain leaves the EU? Why Stalin and Hitler hated Esperanto. The return of #ButYourEmails. And a surprise announcement for our beloved Patreon backers. “Silly season? We’ve been in the silly season for 24 m
31/08/20181 hour 26 seconds
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69: “Brexit is a betrayal of every British leader from Elizabeth I to Margaret Thatcher”

You wait forever for a Conservative Remainer on the show… and then two come along at once. This week SIMON ALLISON of “Torymainer” group Citizens4Britain joins us to discuss the Tory conference gagging Brexit dissenters, how the Party of Business became the Party of F**k Business, why Tories need to Take Back Control of their own party… and where next for a country with a Government that can’t govern. Plus: What’s behind the hazy notion of Theresa May’s offer of an unconditional Right To Remain for EU citizens, even under No Deal? Who’s pushing it and who’s blocking it? Do Remainers all have to wear SuperDry now that its co-founder is backing the People’s Vote? We brace ourselves for those technical papers. And the long-awaited return of #AskRemainiacs. “If the Tory Party really has lost touch with the intellectual classes then it’s going to become the Stupid Party of the 1830s forever.” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Naomi Smith with Nina Schick and Ian Dunt. Producer: Andrew
24/08/201854 minutes 11 seconds
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68: What’s the story, Remainer Tories? Pro-EU Conservative Garvan Walshe guests

This week on the Brexit podcast that DOES answer questions when it brings you a cup of tea… we’ve got Garvan Walshe, former Conservative Party National and International Security Policy Adviser and now columnist at ConservativeHome.com, joining us to explain how it feels to be a Tory Remainer, how electoral arithmetic means we’re in for political paralysis forever, and what future the party has after the dust of Brexit settles in about thirty years’ time. Plus: Best For Britain’s poll analysis shows a majority of constituencies now favour Remaining. What does that mean for a People’s Vote and for Labour’s endless prevarication on Brexit? And it’s a dream come true for young Ian Dunt as he gets to present his Five Things You Didn’t Know About The WTO. Notebooks out – he’s got argument-enders galore. This week’s REMAINIACS is produced and presented by Andrew Harrison with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Audio production: Jack Claramunt. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnThe
17/08/20181 hour 4 minutes 50 seconds
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67: WTO? WTF! How Brextremists are normalising a No Deal nightmare

This week: Are Brexit jihadis using the summer break to acclimatise voters to No Deal as if it’s some sort of sensible idea instead of kamikaze economics? ALSO: Chilli con Carney on the menu as Bank of England boss Mark Carney receives a punishment beating for doing his job. Wild praise for Emily Maitlis and a terrible shoeing for Bernard Jenkin MP. Steve Bannon in a Monopoly top hat and monocle. The Telegraph tells the Tories they’re not right-wing enough. And what Brexit will mean for carers of aged or infirm relatives. Spoiler: it’s women who’ll bear the brunt. PLUS: we’re delighted to welcome back the much-missed ROS TAYLOR who brings her unique Brexit insights to the show, including how the female Leave vote was partly swayed by… whale meat and bullfighting? “You’ll be sitting in your own poo, with no sandwiches. That’s Brexit.” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Alex Andreou, Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Audio production: Jack Claramunt. Remainiacs is a Podmas
10/08/20181 hour 1 minute 43 seconds
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66: Dark ads, troll hunting and more with special guest STELLA CREASY – yes, it’s the Rebel MP

Special guest STELLA CREASY – Walthamstow MP, out-and-out Remainer and biggest* Wedding Present fan in the Commons – joins us in the week that the Government decided that its own contingency advice for No Deal was too alarming for the simple British public to see. (* OK, only).  In a wide-ranging chat with Stella we ask… How can we get Labour to make a stand against Brexit before it’s too late? Now that Vote Leave’s deceitful Facebook ads have been exposed, can Britain regulate its way out of the political nightmare of Dark Ads and social media vitriol? Is there a realistic route to a People’s Vote? And what’s going on with Walthamstow’s favourite son, Brian Harvey of East 17? PLUS we welcome brand new regular NINA SCHICK – in-demand political journalist, Brexit specialist and German citizen – to the Remainiacs panel with her penetrating perspective from Berlin and beyond. Will Naomi steal the new kid’s dinner money? There’s only one way to find out… This week’s REMAINIACS is presented
03/08/20181 hour 41 seconds
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65: FOOD! ADEQUATE FOOD! Stockpile special plus Jason Arthur of FFS

This week on the podcast that David Campbell Bannerman MEP wants to see prosecuted for “extreme EU loyalty”… Does Britain have what it takes to live on a diet of nettle soup? Will people who never actually experienced WWII ever shut up about the “Blitz Spirit”? And how research shows that Leavers really are more aggressive online. PLUS our special guest JASON ARTHUR of the youth anti-Brexit campaign FFS (For our Future’s Sake) comes in to explain what’s going on with The Young People, how to get lightly disguised Leaver Jeremy Corbyn to come out against Brexit… and how the Brexit nightmare will shape an entire generation’s political ideals for decades into the future. “Can you imagine if we’d had wi-fi in the 1940s… and then the Luftwaffe knocked out the wi-fi?”  HEATWAVE NOTE: We had to record this one with the windows open (it’s health and safety gone mad) so listen closely for passing aeroplanes, beeping taxis and people clattering up and down the stairs. Real radio, real talk. This
27/07/20181 hour 10 minutes 12 seconds
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63: DAY OF CHAOS What next for Brexit after Tory fratricidal fall-out?

After our emergency podcast on Monday it’s time for a more considered take on the Government’s disastrous week... and the verdict is still “WHAAAAAT?” Does Theresa May still have a Chequers policy or just a chequered future? After BOREXIT, will Johnson become a backbench thorn in May’s side, emerge as the next Prime Minister or just go back to being Britain’s least lovable music hall turn? Will anyone ever mention David Davis again? All this and more we will examine.  This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt and Alex Andreou. Audio production by Jack Claramunt. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Back the show in its battle to get some sense back into the Brexit debate and get smart Remainiacs merchandise too, at our Patreon page – http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop. Buy it here: http://po.st/RMcrnsp See acast.com/privacy for priva
13/07/20181 hour 14 seconds
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62: TORY CIVIL WAR MINICAST! Johnson gone, Davis gone... so what now?

It’s been 24 hours of scarcely believable Tory chaos as the Brexit clown car finally loses its wheels. Boris Johnson and David Davis are out — but what does it mean? IAN DUNT and DORIAN LYNSKEY hotfoot it across a febrile London to gaze in disbelief at the smoking wreckage of the Red, White and Blue Brexit.  Beware: sound quality is variable. Regular show back on Friday as usual. And has anyone seen our heart pills? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/07/201818 minutes 31 seconds
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61: Comedian INGRID OLIVER vs Brexit plus V For Vendetta revisited

On this week’s show we welcome comedian and actor INGRID OLIVER – yes fellow nerds, it’s UNIT scientist Osgood from Doctor Who – to the Remainiacs bunker to discuss Vote Leave finally (?) being brought to book for election spending, what the German half of her family think of Brexit, and her own raging case of Brexophobia. It’s OK for Ingrid! She’s got a German passport. What about the rest of us? PLUS: Theresa May’s Third Way on customs: unicorn or dead duck? DANNY DYER speaks for England. The NHS treacherously prepares for a Hard Brexit, just because they want to look after their patients. And we revisit Alan Moore’s fable of a fascist Britain V FOR VENDETTA in the return of Remainiacs Book Club. This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt and Naomi Smith. Audio production: Sophie Black. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Back the show in its battle to get some sense back into the Brexit debate and get smart Remainiacs merchandise
06/07/20181 hour 6 minutes 15 seconds
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60: SELLING BRITAIN BY THE POUND: Shorting sterling, blowing out business

This week on the anti-Brexit podcast for people who actually KNOW how to rebel… the Greens’ Brexit and Finance spokesperson MOLLY SCOTT CATO MEP joins us to dig into the scandal of the Leavers short-selling sterling. Did hedge funds illegally use private polling to profit from weakening the pound on Referendum Day? And where does Nigel Farage fit in? PLUS: Because you demanded it, we welcome political commentator, actor and our favourite Greek guy ALEX ANDREOU as a regular Remainiacs team member. He joins Ros Taylor and Andrew Harrison to discuss the Tories’ new anti-business business policy, what “settled status” for EU citizens really means… and is the EU really going to outlaw memes? _DRAMATIC CHIPMUNK FACE! _ Then Ros has to dart out early before the end of the show. That’s why she’s not in the pic with Molly, Alex and Andrew. But don’t worry, she’ll be back soon. This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Andrew Harrison with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Audio production: Jack Claramu
29/06/20181 hour 5 minutes 30 seconds
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59: MEANINGLESS VOTE: So that’s your rebellion, is it?

Tough week. Tension in the studio as we record this show on Wednesday afternoon while the crunch debate on the “meaningful vote” is taking place. Listen in for analysis on what it could mean, where we go next… and then stunned disbelief as Dominic Grieve folds at the last minute. Guess that’s a case of “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice… that’s absolutely fine by me?” PLUS after May promises to pay for that NHS budget hike with the imaginary, non-existent “Brexit Dividend” we ask is there anything left of the Conservative brand now that the Tories have given up on Toryism? We call out the disgraceful co-ordinated attacks on young Remain campaigners by Seamus Milne’s social media army of hard left “human meat puppets”. And JAMES McGRORY of Open Britain joins us to preview the March for a People’s Vote on Sat 23 June. See you there with banners flying. We’ve been knocked down – but we’ll get up again. They’re never going to keep us down. “What the hell did plumbers do to this cou
21/06/20181 hour 8 minutes 10 seconds
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58: EMERGENCY LO-FI MINI-CAST! May breaks her word in Grieveous fashion

Why do they keep doing this to us? YET AGAIN major events occur immediately after we finished recording Remainiacs on Wednesday. So YET AGAIN we've recorded a quick-and-dirty response to events. On this minicast, panel regular NAOMI SMITH talks about Theresa May’s unprecedented bait-and-switch over the Withdrawal Bill with producer Andrew Harrison. Will Dominic Grieve and the Tory Rebels ever trust the Prime Minister’s word again? This time we’re not recording in a pub or a park but in the echoey chambers of Best For Britain, so beware – sound quality is rough and ready and volume levels are unpredictable. We’ll be back next Friday with a properly-mixed show. In the meantime, just think of this episode as an ”unreleased demo”… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/201817 minutes 4 seconds
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57: WITHDRAWAL PAINS: Have the Tory Rebels blown their shot?

On this week’s podcast, Guardian columnist and former Russia correspondent RAFAEL BEHR joins us to explain the mind-crushing complexity of Withdrawal Bill day. What happened, who won (if anyone) and where do we go from here? Did Theresa May play Dominic Grieve like a sucker? And if she did, can the Rebels come back at her in any meaningful way? (We recorded on Wednesday 13 before May “allegedly” went back on her word to Grieve regarding the Meaningful Vote. Update minicast coming soon).   Plus: Inside the sleazy world of Arron Banks, Isabel Oakeshott and Andy Wigmore, a story featuring ACTUAL Moscow Gold! The looming clash between Imaginary Brexit and Real Brexit. And why the Tommy Robinson Gammon Riots in Whitehall are really, truly worrying.  “Tory rebels need to stop acting like time is on their side. It’s not. It’s on the Brexiters’ side.” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Audio production: Jack Claramunt. Remainiacs is a Podmasters
15/06/20181 hour 40 seconds
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EMERGENCY PARKCAST! Dacre gone, Davis embarrassed, Johnson out of control

No sooner had we pressed "stop" on recording Wednesday's show than all sorts of bizarre events unfolded. Brexit cheerleader Paul Dacre announced his retirement from editing the Daily Mail, David Davis went through another pantomime resignation threat… and Boris Johnson's attempts to get sacked reached new heights of absurdity. "Pro bono publico, no meltdown" – really? So Ian and producer Andrew headed to London's lovely Hyde Park (pubs are too noisy) to quickly get it all down so you don't have to wait a week. Forgive our dodgy sound quality – we thought you'd want it as quick as we could get it to you. Enjoy.  "Confidence is a preference for what is known as… PARK CAST." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/201822 minutes 44 seconds
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55: Angry Remainers, HUGO RIFKIND feels your pain

On this week’s Remainiacs, Times columnist and social media fighter-of-good-fights HUGO RIFKIND joins Dorian Lynskey and Ian Dunt for this week’s battle with the horrible Hydra that is Brexit. This week: Why Leavers shouldn’t dare conscript the Irish abortion referendum into their arguments. Why Remain couldn’t win another referendum the same way Leave won the last one. Do Labour MPs really have anything to fear from their Leave voters? How would YOU mark what they’re insisting on calling “Brexit Day”? And Italy – clowns to the left of me, fascists to the right… “Populism isn’t good at answers. It’s good at anger. But there comes a point where you can say to them, OK, you’re in charge now. What are YOU going to do?” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey and Ian Dunt. Audio production: Jack Claramunt. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Back the show in its battle to get some sense back into the Brexit debate and ge
01/06/20181 hour 4 minutes 54 seconds
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54: Who wants cake? Epic FIRST BIRTHDAY edition!

It’s REMAINIACS ASSEMBLE as all our regular panelists convene to “celebrate” a whole year in the Brexit time warp. Ian, Ros, Dorian, Naomi and Peter listen back to our very first episode – back when “strong and stable” was still a thing – to ask, what has changed? What did we get right and wrong? Will Britain ever escape from the time loop that is Brexit? Will Britain ever escape from the time loop that is Brexit? And will Britain ever escape from the time loop that is Brexit…? PLUS: Are the Tory Remainers finally about to grow a spine? If Benedict Cumberbatch is going to play Dominic Cummings, who should the BBC cast as Johnson, Fox and lumpen swamp creature Arron Banks? What are the most Brexity and Remainy movies of all time? And stay tuned to the end of the show for *a twist that nobody was expecting… * “Still, with just a few months to go, none of the parties have got their acts together. It’s extraordinary.” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Peter Collins
25/05/20181 hour 7 minutes 19 seconds
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53: Do We Wanna Live Like Gammon People?

The Norway option, gammon wars and the plight of expats with DR MICHAELA BENSON of Goldsmiths University of London. In the week when confusion continues to reign about the EEA option, Labour’s Brexit policy and what to do about customs, we talk to sociologist Dr Michaela Benson about how the endless uncertainty is affecting British citizens who live in the EU27. Who are the BrExpats, apart from pensioners in Spain and DJs in Berlin? How nervous are they about the future? What, if anything, are governments doing to put their minds at rest? And why on earth are some of them still proud enthusiasts for Brexit? Plus! Will centrist pin-up David Miliband’s transatlantic intervention move the dial? Has the penny finally dropped for Daniel Hannan? Do any remainers still think that Jeremy Corbyn is on their side? Is the Electoral Commission’s punishment of Leave.EU more than a slap on the wrist? Is calling red-faced Brexiters “gammon” racist? (No) And are we surprised by the UN rapporteur on ra
18/05/20181 hour 10 seconds
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52: Lords Almighty! Unpicking that rebellion with our special guest, Greens co-leader CAROLINE LUCAS MP

After those pesky, meddlin’ peers in the House of Lords took a wrecking ball to Theresa May’s Brexit policy, we sort through the rubble with our special guest, Greens co-leader and Brighton Pavilion MP CAROLINE LUCAS. Are the Greens picking up votes because unlike everyone but the Lib Dems, they’re proudly and unabashedly anti-Brexit? How do they square some of their Lexity supporters with their internationalist instincts? And why is the freebooting neoliberal Single Market ironically quite good for green politics after all?  Plus: Are we really going to join the EEA? Does the Lords rebellion mean that Jeremy Corbyn has run out of procrastinating time too? Why is Gavin Williamson a “ham-faced cretin”? What does the resignation of friend of the show Heidi Alexander from Parliament mean for Remain? And all the white-hot tariff talk you can handle… “Brexit is like being sold a lovely mansion in the countryside and then finding you’ve bought a hovel with no plumbing.”  This week’s REMAINIA
11/05/201859 minutes 47 seconds
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51: Double-guest special with FEMI from OFOC and BILLY BRAGG

It’s inefficient Euro-socialist overmanning time as we present a special, super-extended episode of Remainiacs with not one but TWO special guests. First the fantastic FEMI OLUWOLE of youth campaign Our Future Our Choice tells us why he gave up a promising career to fight Brexit, how young people are the ones who can turn this mess around… and why everyone turns into a worse version of themselves on social media. Then the legend that is BILLY BRAGG comes in to explain some hard truths about the working class concerns that led to Brexit, why we should be making the case to remain and reform… and play us some tunes from his current album ’Bridges Not Walls’ too. Hold tight for one-off renditions of ‘England, Half English’ and (yes) ’Full English Brexit’.  Plus: The latest round-up of Theresa May’s miserable performance on the Customs Union and Windrush. Is Thanos from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ really a Brexiter? And should we be listening to the legitimate concerts of voters in Ward/Area?
04/05/20181 hour 11 minutes 13 seconds
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50: DAVID LAMMY MP on the Windrush fallout and the dirty roots of Brexit

Few MPs have grown in status since the Brexit mess unfolded – but DAVID LAMMY, the member for Tottenham, is one of them. We’re delighted to have him down in the Remainiacs Bunker to discuss the unsavoury roots of Brexit, what the Windrush scandal means… and whether Labour will ever get off the fence regarding our membership of the EU? “We have to be crazy if we think the country is happy with being poorer.” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt and Peter Collins. Audio production: Jack Claramunt. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Back our treacherous project and get smart Remainiacs merchandise at our Patreon page – http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop. Buy it here: http://po.st/RMcrnsp See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho
27/04/201844 minutes 41 seconds
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BONUS: A taster of Anger Management with NICK CLEGG

When Nick Clegg appeared on Remainiacs last year, the ex-Deputy PM enjoyed it so much that he asked our backroom team to help him create his own podcast… so here's a special taster for Remainiacs listeners. ANGER MANAGEMENT WITH NICK CLEGG is a new fortnightly series all about anger, and you can see more here. What is anger doing to our society? Are we stuck in an Age of Rage? And what can we do to get reason back on top? Nick promised that he wouldn't stay inside his comfort zone, and he's been as good as his word on this first episode with guest NIGEL FARAGE. In this clip, hear Nick lock horns with Farage over why imposing Brexit on a young generation that didn't vote for it is undemocratic. The ex-Ukip leader's response is quite something. You can hear the full show here. We're already on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts, and links to Spotify etc are in progress. Tweet us, let us know what you think and who ought to be on the show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informati
19/04/20185 minutes 29 seconds
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48: Philomena Cunk’s writers help us fix Brexit

This week the co-creators of BBC2’s investigative dimwit Philomena Cunk – top comedy writers JASON HAZELEY and JOEL MORRIS – descend into the Remainiacs bunker to get all that Brexit misery off their chests. What should go inside the Museum of Brexit? How will Britain manage to negotiate a wide-ranging trade deal with the 1950s? What’s at the core of Cunkism? And what was in the original final scenes of ‘Cunk On Britain’ – the ones they daren’t film? Plus this week’s new Centrist party, what Hungarian fascists can teach us about our own far right, and why the ‘Commonwealth Family’ has rather different perspectives on Britain than the Brexiters think. “The Tory Party managed to save it self simply by destroying the whole country. It’s easy really.” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Peter Collins with Ian Dunt and Naomi Smith. Audio production: Jack Claramunt. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Back our treacherous project and
13/04/20181 hour 2 minutes 18 seconds
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46: We set the Brexit Doomsday Clock

Europe: it’s the Final Countdown. On this week’s show we look at what to expect – and what can go wrong – in the twelve-month road to our inglorious exit from the EU. Plus! After Christopher Wylie’s testimony to the Culture Committee, is the Referendum result irrevocably tainted? Does Keir Starmer care more about keeping Labour together than keeping Britain in the Single Market? Why is Ros obsessed with whale meat? And can the Brexiters successfully abolish time and space?  “Journalism is a gun. Aim it right and you can blow a kneecap off the world.” – Warren Ellis  This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Audio production: Sophie Black. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Back our treacherous project and get smart Remainiacs merchandise at our Patreon page – http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Corners
30/03/20181 hour 3 minutes 2 seconds
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45: ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on the Battle against Brexit

The most fearsome spin doctor in politics is now a doughty fighter for Remain. ALASTAIR CAMPBELL enters the Remainiacs basement bunker to tell us what Remainers should really be doing… why Prime Minister David Cameron (remember him? posh chap?) kept avoiding the weirdly asocial Theresa May… and why we’re in a nightmare era of very serious issues decided by very un-serious people. But do the roots of the post-truth era lie in the same victory-at-all-costs news management that Alastair Campbell pioneered?  Plus! If May’s transition deal is annoying the Brexit ultras, it can’t be all bad, right? Will the Cambridge Analytica scandal shift the Brexit needle? And a brand new comic that’s all about Brexit.  “We made a choice whether to pay for stuff with money or with our data. We opted to pay for it with our data – and BOY are we paying now.” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Audio production: Sophie Black. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remaini
23/03/20181 hour 6 minutes 22 seconds
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44: JAY RAYNER on the Brexit food fiasco

Very excited to welcome legendary food journalist and Observer restaurant critic JAY RAYNER for the eye-opening, jaw-dropping hard truths of Britain’s Brexitised food policy. Are we really only days away from empty shelves in the event of Hard Brexit? Why is our food culture still shaped by the effects of WWII? Which parts of EU food policy ARE a disaster (that we won’t be able to influence once we leave)? And did you know that it’s now OK to eat cod, and climate change has produced a huge increase in availability of fish in the Baring Sea…? Plus: Corbyn’s “cheap imported labour” muddle – Peter explains what the European Posted Workers Directive really entails. Did you know that British spy Christopher Steele who wrote the Trump dossier also conducted the inquiry into the Litvenenko murder? What does THAT mean? And we go nuts for BBC Northern Ireland’s spoof Brexumentary ‘Soft Border Force’ (have YOU had the Ebola?). “There might be so little to eat that you’ll be GLAD of chlorine chic
16/03/20181 hour 3 minutes 46 seconds
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43: Knowing me, knowing EU with DAVID SCHNEIDER

“Smell my EU protected denomination cheese, you mother!" This week’s special guest is the great DAVID SCHNEIDER, comedy legend of ‘Death Of Stalin’, ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ and ‘The Day Today’ fame. Listen up as he tells us how the Leave mentality works, what Brexit has done to satire, how the Alan Partridge mentality won in the end… and how he’s going to wreck the Johnson family’s Christmas.  Plus: Tariff Wars! Our future in the tiny hands of an America First lunatic. Life inside the phone box with Henry Bolton’s new party. Forget the Youthquake, it’s all about the RENTquake. And stop talking the Titanic down, Britain… “Either May’s a goner now or she’s a goner in the future when she has to pick a side. But either way, she’s a goner.” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Studio production: Sophie Black. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Back our treacherous project and get smart Rema
09/03/20181 hour 1 minute 27 seconds
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42: Labour’s new Brexit dawn… or just Red Cake-ism?

Jeremy Corbyn has FINALLY come out in favour of “a” Customs Union. But are Labour’s ideas just Tory cake-and-eat-it promises with red icing on top? And why is he still repeating the Big Bus Lie that we can fund everything with imaginary money returned from Brussels? Special guest HELEN LEWIS, deputy editor of the New Statesman, joins us to dissect Jezza’s new-look Brexit policy. (Annoyingly, we recorded this one after May had dismissed the EU exit treaty draft out of hand. Grrr. Again.) Plus: The Irish Border problem that won’t go away and the brazen idiocy of Boris Johnson’s “Oyster Card” solution. Should Britain get a grip and stop worshipping Winston Churchill? Would you eat TRUMP BEEF? And discover how a single punch in a Commons bar led inexorably to the Brexit catastrophe. “For people like Liam Fox, Brexit is the abiding mission of their political lives. You’d imagine they’d have thought about it a bit more before now…” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with N
02/03/20181 hour 6 minutes 25 seconds
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41: James O’Brien vs. the Brex-o-sphere

Last sane man on the airwaves and giant of Remain JAMES O’BRIEN of LBC joins us for possibly THE most epic interview we’ve yet had, in a special take-no-prisoners edition of Remainiacs. From BBC balance to Paul Dacre’s reign of terror over Tory ministers to Farage, Minford Madness and the DUP on Viagra, James puts it ALL to rights. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one.  Plus: The European Research Group’s latest punishment beating for Theresa May. Peace in Northern Ireland gets thrown on the Brexit bonfire. Can new anti-Brexit party Renew move the needle? Why a Ragged Army can beat an organised mass. And the weaponisation of complaint.  This week’s moral: “Just because you’ve won the argument, it doesn’t mean you’re right." This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Studio production: Jack Claramunt. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Back our treacherous project and get smart Remaini
23/02/20181 hour 8 minutes 22 seconds
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40: Johnson’s tatty olive branch, McDonnell in wonderland, fun with tariffs!

This week on the podcast that know clarity from carrots: end-of-career music hall turn Boris Johnson “reaches out” to Remainers by telling us to shut up and agree with him. The Government re-re-re-relaunches its Brexit policy – again. Fish passports and foie gras. John McDonnell’s simple solutions to complicated problems. Plus: Tariffs! Tariffs! Tariffs! Why do they matter and what will Brexit do to them? And are the great villains of fiction LEAVE or REMAIN? “If goods can’t cross borders, soldiers will.” This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Peter Collins with Naomi Smith, Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Studio production: Jack Claramunt. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Back our treacherous project and get smart Remainiacs merchandise at our Patreon page – http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop. Buy it here: http://po.st/RMcrnsp See aca
16/02/201858 minutes 43 seconds
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39: MINI-PUBCAST: The monstering of George Soros, regional impact leaks

PODFLASH: Two big Brexit stories broke immediately after we finished recording last week's episode, and we didn't want to wait til next Friday to deal with them. So Ian Dunt met our producer Andrew Harrison in the Red Lion pub off Whitehall to discuss the trashing of philanthropist George Soros – is Britain REALLY buying the worst conspiracy theories of Eastern European autocrats? Plus, those leaked regional impact statements and what they mean. Beware: pubby background noise. Regular scheduled episodes return on Friday 16 Feb as normal. Audio production: Jack Claramunt. Photo by Matan Segev from Pexels. www.pexels.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/201819 minutes 44 seconds
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38: What Brexit REALLY means for working Britain

This week on the podcast that NEVER fiddles the figures: What will Brexit do to work in Britain? Employment consultant Rachel Marangozov joins us to explain what leaving the EU might really mean for the future of jobs. That odd-looking death threat to a Leave voter that Zac Goldsmith chose to share on Twitter rather than sending to the police. And more Rees-Mogg than anyone can reasonably handle. This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Peter Collins. Studio production: Jack Claramunt. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Back our treacherous project and get smart Remainiac merchandise at our Patreon page – http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop. Buy it here: http://po.st/RMcrnsp See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/201842 minutes 22 seconds
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37: AC Grayling on Brexit vs. Democracy

It’s a deep-thinking edition of Remainiacs as we welcome Prof AC GRAYLING – Philosopher, Master of the New College of the Humanities and intellectual engine-room of Remain – to examine what Brexit really means for British democracy. Can it be stopped? How? What has it done to Britain? And the Referendum dilemma: if the 2016 vote wasn’t truly democratic, can another referendum to fix it be democratic either? PLUS: Jeremy Corbyn’s baby steps towards the Brexit policy his voters wants. The leaked impact assessment that shows how any flavour of Brexit will tank the economy. Theresa May’s poison chalice. And a surprise mystery guest. Also it’s the last episode of Remainiacs for our producer Matt Hall, who is heading off to the world of Big Podcast. We’ll miss him and we know certain listeners will miss his “distinctive” laugh. Farewell, Matt… This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Peter Collins with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Producers are Andrew Harrison and (for one last time) Matt Hall. R
02/02/20181 hour 3 minutes
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36: The One With Matthew Parris

WE LOVE PARRIS IN THE SPRINGTIME… This week, noted Times and Spectator columnist and former Conservative MP MATTHEW PARRIS joins us for your weekly dose of Brexit badinage. Why do so many Tory MPs hate Boris Johnson? Is his ‘Bridge Over Bullshit Waters’ feasible? What’s life like when you’re a Remainiac Conservative? And why should we be glad and not angry that British democracy has become a provincial car boot sale? PLUS More bawdy fun in long-running Westminster farce ‘Carry On Ukip’. We read Geert Mak’s Euro-travelogue ‘In Europe’ and Ian and Dorian prepare to appear on a special crossover episode with Bigmouth, the pop culture podcast. Why not subscribe at https:po.st/BGMitunes so you don’t miss it? “The lunatics were always IN the asylum. Now they’ve taken over the asylum.” – Matthew Parris This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Producers are Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Help us to #OwnTheRemoan!
26/01/201857 minutes 39 seconds
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32: And so this is Brexmas, and what have we done…?

It’s the most blunderful time of the year… Gather round the fire for the REMAINIACS End Of Year special. Regulars Ian Dunt, Ros Taylor, Dorian Lynskey, Naomi Smith and Peter Collins share their heroes, high points, low points and hidden significant moments from the year that Brexit went from gung-ho confidence to the May’s Mess. And it ain’t over yet. Plus we’ve got exclusive Brexmas Carols from the magnificent cast of Brexodus: The Musical. Learn the words and sign them to your Kipper auntie and uncle over Christmas dinner. It’s sure to break the ice. Cast: JAMES SANDERSON as Boris Johnson, AIRLIE SCOTT as Theresa May and JAMES TAYLOR THOMAS as Michael Gove – with lyrics and piano by DAVID SHIRREFF and piano by FREDERICK APPLEBY. http://brexitthemusical.eu/ WARNING - This show contains adult language as well as seditious conversation. Probably best not played in front of small children or older, Brexit voting relatives. We’re back with regular shows on Friday 5 Jan 2018. Until then, h
22/12/201736 minutes 9 seconds
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31: NICK CLEGG tells us how to stop Brexit… really!

This week on the podcast for rebels and mutineers… NICK CLEGG joins Dorian, Peter and special guest MIRANDA SAWYER in the Remainiacs bunker for a full-on remoan-a-thon that’s full of optimism and ideas for the future. Can we actually STOP Brexit, and if so how? May’s Big Deal: how much devil is in the detail? (Clue: loads) Does Nick blame himself for the austerity that led to the Brexit revolt? And are he and Cameron still carrying on their bromance on the downlow? There’s only one way to find out… “The Brexiteers will suffer any indignity and claim any defeat as a victory.”  Buy Nick Clegg’s book ‘How To Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again)’ here: http://po.st/NCbook Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Fight the good fight and get smart Remainiac merchandise at our Patron page – http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey and Peter Collins with guests Nick Clegg and Miranda Sawyer. Producers are Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Remainiacs
15/12/201755 minutes 14 seconds
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30: The Dog Ate My Brexit Papers Edition

This week on the podcast that literally cannot believe what it’s seeing… How in the hell is David Davis still in post after admitting that the secret Brexit assessments, which he said were “exhaustive”, DO NOT EVEN EXIST? Meanwhile it emerges that the Government has NO IDEA of the shape of the final Brexit that it wants. They simply have not discussed it. How is this happening? Why is this OK? Plus: DÁIL OR NO DÁIL? The Irish border mess (how long ago it seems now). Special guest Eloise Todd of Best For Britain on what you can do to beat back Brexit. And Naomi’s scarily accurate Arlene Foster impersonation. “The Government has managed to take Britain BEYOND HUMILIATION.” Help us to #OwnTheRemoan! Fight the good fight and get smart Remainiac merchandise at our Patron page – http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Peter Collins. Producers are Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.
08/12/201750 minutes 28 seconds
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29: THE €50bn DIVORCE: Bills, spills and idiot principles

This week on Britain’s last-ever European Podcast of Culture… What did David Davis hope to achieve by redacting the Government’s 58 secret Impact Papers? Why did DExEU spin doctors harass journalists for even saying the papers even existed – when now we know they did all along? Plus: The Government caves on the EU divorce bill, as everyone knew they would. What sort of final Brexit settlement would the Remainiacs team like to see? Daniel Hannan’s sci-fi Brexit. Biblical Leavers vs High-Stakes Remainers. And where to plant a Magic Money Tree. “Whatever the Brexiters want, we’re going to be paying pensions until literally everybody dies.” Want to help us #OwnTheRemoan? Visit our PATREON page at http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Producers are Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Co
01/12/201748 minutes 42 seconds
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28: BRELIEVERS SPECIAL - Any Regrets?

In this week's edition of the saboteurs' best friend Dorian & Peter are joined by Guardian columnist and Centrist Mum Suzanne Moore to discuss the decline of the Daily Express, how not to keep our closest neighbours onside, and the leavers who have gone from Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien to J'M'en Fous Pas Mal. As it were. Want to help us #OwnTheRemoan? Visit our PATREON page at http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Peter Collins. Producers are Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/20171 hour 2 seconds
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27: Crunch time for Tory Brexit Mutineers?

This week on the no-bullshit Brexit podcast… The Withdrawal Bill is in play, so is it time for the Tory Mutineers to finally grow a backbone? Evening Standard columnist ROSAMUND URWIN and stand-up comic GRÁINNE MAGUIRE join us to thrash it all out. Plus: what’s it like to work with George Osborne? Inside the demise of “numpty bellend” Priti Patel. That awful Channel 4 documentary ‘British Workers Wanted’. And your questions answered in the return of Ask Remainiacs. “If you’re faced with the kind of certainty we’ve seen over the past 18 months, chaos starts to look rather attractive.” Want to help us #OwnTheRemoan? Visit our PATREON page at http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt. Producers are Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/11/201757 minutes 46 seconds
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26: GRAND THEFT DEMOCRACY: Did bots buy Brexit?

This week on the no-bullshit Brexit podcast… We talk to investigative journalist MIKE HIND about how automated social media is warping democracy, and what you can do to keep the bots at bay. Plus: Why Britain should be booming now, and why it isn’t. How Labour Leave keep making progressive arguments for reactionary causes. And a nice big argument about poppy fascism. “There’s so much stupidity out there it’s hard to tell the bots from the real people.” Want to help us #OwnTheRemoan? Visit our PATREON page at http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt and Peter Collins. Producers are Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. http://www.REMAINIACS.com https://audioboom.com/channel/remainiacs-podcast Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/201758 minutes 46 seconds
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25: Secret Surveys and Dodgy Donations

This week on the no-bullshit Brexit podcast… Our special guest, Lewisham East MP and Remainer hero HEIDI ALEXANDER, on the Government’s 58 hidden economic impact surveys. Why won’t they release them? Plus: Ukip, Arron Banks and those allegations of campaign finance irregularities. The disconnect between voters and politicians. And are Leave voters really less educated than Remainers? “People voted to take back control. Instead they’re getting a cover-up.” Want to help us #OwnTheRemoan? Visit our PATREON page at http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Producers are Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/20171 hour 15 seconds
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24: Germansplaining Brexit plus Orwell Book Club

This week on the favourite podcast of disloyal academics everywhere… Our special guest political commentator NINA SCHICK of BBC, Sky and Bloomberg TV drops in to Germansplain the Brexit mess to we naïve Anglos. Turns out the German car industry isn’t terrified of losing us at all. And those Brussels negotiations? “Hardball from the EU? You ain’t seen nothing yet.” Plus we spot the scarily prescient ideas in George Orwell’s ‘Notes On Nationalism’ from 1945 in the first Remainiacs Book Club. Also: intimidating our Remain universities. The spectre of “Czechxit”. And we find out how JFK accidentally saved the City of London… for the same reasons that we’re about to destroy it. Well done us! “How does Europe negotiate with a partner that doesn’t know what it wants?” Want to help us #OwnTheRemoan? Visit our PATREON page at http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey and Peter Collins. Producers are Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Remainiacs
27/10/201759 minutes 25 seconds
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23: The One With Mitch Benn

This week MITCH BENN – comedian, musician and treacherous mind-controlled slave of Brussels – joins us in the Brexit Bus as it screams towards the brick wall of No Deal. And he’s quite optimistic. “What there is to be won here,” he tells us, “we on the Remain side are winning.” Plus: Why Theresa May is telling the EU one thing about Brexit and the UK another. Alan Partridge vs Malcolm Tucker in The Big Issue. And it turns out Britain really did vote itself poorer. As Mitch so picturesquely puts it… “I no more want a successful Brexit than I want to successfully slam my balls in the car door.” Want to help us #OwnTheRemoan? Visit our PATREON page at http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Peter Collins with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Producers are Matt Hall and Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy a
20/10/201752 minutes 15 seconds
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22: Brexit: The No Deal Means Doom Edition

This week on the Brexit podcast that doesn’t want a bloody blue passport… The grisly spectre of NO DEAL is back from the dead. Are these morons REALLY going to crash us out of the EU with no settlement at all? Special guest ALEX ANDREOU – columnist, actor, cat liberationist – on Lexit, the triumph of irrationalism, and how Britain is breaking every bargain it ever made with EU citizens. Plus some Brexiteers ramp up the search for scapegoats, while others tell us Britain’s future as the Cursed Earth of Europe will be good for us. What a time to be alive! “British politics is entering its Wagnerian phase.” Want to help us #OwnTheRemoan? Visit our PATREON page at http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Peter Collins with Ian Dunt. Producers are Matt Hall and Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and
13/10/201751 minutes 55 seconds
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Tory Co ference Special

MANCHESTER, SO MUCH TO ANSWER FOR. This week on Britain’s best Brexit podcast: Theresa May literally chokes on her words in “a grand moment of political education for the Conservative Party at large” – but what does it mean? Plus stand-up comic and special guest AHIR SHAH tries to make sense of Brexit. The EU and the Catalonia crisis. And is the economy getting worse or do we just think it is? Plus Sue Wilson of pro-EU group for UK citizens abroad BREMAIN IN SPAIN tells us how most Britons who live in another country are far from the “Brexit Brits” of stereotype. “How could we have MERKED ourselves so completely?” Want to help us #OwnTheRemoan? Visit our PATREON page at http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt and Peter Collins. Producers are Matt Hall and Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. http://www.REMAINIACS.com Theme music ‘Demon Is A Monster’ used by kind permission of Cornershop. See acast
06/10/20171 hour 2 minutes 48 seconds
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AL MURRAY versus Brexit

BREXPLICIT LANGUAGE ALERT: This week special guest and Great British comic AL MURRAY wades into the Brexit mess in no uncertain terms (and he hasn’t even got his Pub Landlord hat on). How quickly does Nigel Farage’s bloody-good-laugh persona dissolve when you stand against him in a General Election? Is the Pub Landlord suffering a terrible case of Bregret and confusion? And what the hell is really going on with Labour’s invisible Brexit policy? Best not play this one on the school run unless you want the kids to learn exciting new vocabulary. Also this week: major shout-outs for the first of our PATREON supporters. Will YOUR name be read out in comedy fashion by Al or one of the panel? If you want to support your favourite hour of treachery and subversion, visit our PATREON page at http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt and Peter Collins. Producers are Matt Hall and Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters produc
29/09/20171 hour 2 minutes 22 seconds
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The one with Gina Miller

It’s an exciting week as we welcome Superhero of Remain GINA MILLER to tell us about her battles over Article 50 and now the Government’s “deal” with the DUP, the future of the battle against Brexit, and how she made Nigel Farage VERY uncomfortable on a TV studio sofa. Plus, BORIS JOHNSON, BUSTED FLUSH: Did the Foreign Secretary actually read that pro-Brexit screed before he sent it to the Telegraph? (We suspect not). Has the Talking Fatberg finally followed his ambitions too far? Also: Ringo Starr, Leave supporter, and why working for DExEU is like having Enron on your CV. Plus we’re delighted to debut our brand-new theme tune by the great British band CORNERSHOP. Had a brimful of Brexit? So have we… And while you’re here, why not support Remainiacs via our PATREON page? http://www.patreon.com/remainiacscast “Move closer Nigel, it’s so much more comfortable here.” This episode of REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt and Peter Collins. Producers are Matt Hall and And
22/09/201752 minutes 34 seconds
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The One With Nick Cohen

Sparks fly in the Remainiacs bunker this week as we’re visited by Observer columnist and author of ‘What’s Left?’ NICK COHEN. Enjoy a bout of spirited Brexit conversation with Britain’s most fearless political commentator and lovestruck Corbyn worshipper. Plus: the sheer, unadulterated shame of the EU Withdrawal Bill and all your usual favourites. “These lies will be on Boris Johnson’s gravestone.” This episode presented by Dorian Lynskey with Peter Collins and politics.co.uk's Ian Dunt. Producers: Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our partner podcast BIGMOUTH – intelligent music, film, TV and book talk for the modern timewaster – at http://po.st/Bigmouth ? Theme: ‘Pane In The Glass’ by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attribution license. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more abou
15/09/201754 minutes 46 seconds
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March For Europe Minicast

Join Dorian Lynskey, Peter Collins and Ros Taylor as they report from the People's March For Europe, soak up the atmosphere and talk to some of the people on the march. Includes interview with Seb Dance, MEP See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/09/201716 minutes 4 seconds
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"WHY WOULD ANYONE COME HERE?" The Home Office EU Immigration Paper Explained

As the Home Office paper on EU residents' status is leaked, Peter Collins, Ian Dunt and Ros Taylor dissect the grim details. Plus, special guest The Memo's Oliver Smith explains what Brexit will mean for the UK's tech industry, and Ros takes us through the LSE Brexit Blog's view on how Brexit will affect the NHS. Don't forget People's March For Europe on September 9th. March details: https://peoplesmarch4eu.org/the-event/ This episode presented by Peter Collins with Ros Taylor from the LSE Brexit Blog and politics.co.uk's Ian Dunt. Producers: Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our partner podcast BIGMOUTH – intelligent music, film, TV and book talk for the modern timewaster – at http://po.st/Bigmouth ? Theme: ‘Pane In The Glass’ by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attribution license. See acast.com/privacy for pri
08/09/201754 minutes 55 seconds
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STARMZY TO THE RESCUE? Has Keir Starmer sorted Labour's Brexit stance?

This week join Dorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt and Peter Collins as they unpick Labour's latest stance on Brexit. Plus; the best Brexit gags from the Edinburgh Fringe, why the Home Office can't be trusted, and what Peter will be wearing to the People's March For Europe on September 9th. March details: https://peoplesmarch4eu.org/the-event/ This episode presented by Dorian Lynskey with Peter Collins and politics.co.uk's Ian Dunt. Producers: Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our partner podcast BIGMOUTH – intelligent music, film, TV and book talk for the modern timewaster – at http://po.st/Bigmouth ? Theme: ‘Pane In The Glass’ by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attribution license. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/201746 minutes 38 seconds
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BREXIT BEDLAM: The faith-based economics edition

This week on the Brexit podcast for the reality-based community… The “staggering economic illiteracy” of Brexit cheerleader Prof Patrick Minford. Will civil servants come to Britain’s rescue? Why the European Free Trade Association Court is “less boring than it sounds”. More of your questions answered in #AskRemainiacs. And David Bowie: Leave or Remain? “This is a war to define Britain for the rest of our lives.” This episode presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and politics.co.uk's Ian Dunt. Producers: Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our partner podcast BIGMOUTH – intelligent music, film, TV and book talk for the modern timewaster – at http://po.st/Bigmouth ? Theme: ‘Pane In The Glass’ by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attribution license. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Le
25/08/201740 minutes 18 seconds
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OFFSIDE! Post-Brexit soccer, customs chaos and the War on Centrism

This week on the Brexit podcast that bends its own bananas… Special guest PHILIPPE AUCLAIR, football writer and England correspondent for France Football, tells us how Brexit will make the national game a lot less beautiful. The sheer fantasy of the government’s customs plans. And who decided that CENTRISTS were the new class enemy? “Who cares who’s on the Iron Throne when the White Walkers of Brexit are coming?” Asseyez-vous et écoutez Remainiacs. This episode presented by Dorian Lynskey with Peter Collins and politics.co.uk's Ian Dunt. Producers: Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall. Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our partner podcast BIGMOUTH – the pop culture talk show for thinking timewasters – at http://po.st/Bigmouth ? Theme: ‘Pane In The Glass’ by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attribution license. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op
18/08/20171 hour 1 minute 30 seconds
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BREXIT LATEST: The Baldrick Ultimatum

This week on the only Brexit podcast with an EU Blue Flag for cleanliness… Is David Davis’s negotiation team really lulling Brussels into a false sense of security or are they genuinely inept? How dare EU tyrants bring in the tough border controls we demanded! And the return of Alan Partridge, Brexiteer. PLUS special guest Mike Stuchbery – the history hero who schooled the alt.right on diversity in Roman Britain – on Europe’s deep and weird history. Turns out that Brexit began in the year 286…  “Sovereignty is very expensive, isn’t it?” Kommen sie bitte und listen to Remainiacs. This episode presented by Dorian Lynskey with Peter Collins and politics.co.uk's Ian Dunt. Programme editor: Andrew Harrison. Studio production: Elliott Prince. Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our partner podcast BIGMOUTH – the pop culture talk show for thinking timewasters – at http://po.st/Bigmou
11/08/201757 minutes 4 seconds
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BREXIT BUST-UP: Don Felipe vs Dirty Davis

This week on the podcast that gets through European customs faster than Trump gets through Comms Directors… After that shocking Brextremism poll, do Leave voters REALLY want their kids to be poorer? Ian gets trolled by David Davis’s new Chief of Staff. Is the Duke of DExEU really positioning himself as an even worse PM than we’ve already got? And if you thought that Leave voters would suffer most under Brexit, there’s a plot twist. It might be Remain areas that really feel the pain. Plus the panel answers YOUR questions in #AskRemainiacs “As Homer Simpson says, the Chinese have the same word for crisis and opportunity: crisitunity.” This episode presented by Dorian Lynskey with special guest Ros Taylor of LSE Brexit Blogs, plus Ian Dunt and Peter Collins. Editor: Andrew Harrison. Studio production: Elliott Prince. Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our partner podcast BIGMOUT
04/08/201757 minutes 55 seconds
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BREXIT VS. DINNER: The Chicken à la Chlorine edition

This week on the podcast that remembers when the Euro wasn’t Europe’s strongest currency… Special guest AFUA HIRSCH of Sky TV and The Guardian on the post-Brexit crisis in British identity. Is the Lib Dems’ new leader Strong And Cable enough to hold back Brexit? Are farmers the new miners? And is Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour the new Ukip? “We didn't know we were a nation of chlorine-free Sunday roasts… and now we do.” This episode presented by Peter Collins and Naomi Smith with programme editor Andrew Harrison. Producer: Matt Hall. Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Sooth your Brexit rage with our partner podcast BIGMOUTH – the pop culture talk show for thinking timewasters – at http://po.st/Bigmouth Theme: ‘Pane In The Glass’ by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attribution license. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your
28/07/20171 hour 31 seconds
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REPEAL BILL: A Very Brexit Power-Grab

This week on the podcast that wants to keep its red passport… Is Brexit technically illegal? What horrors are contained in the small print of the “Great Repeal Bill”? Our special guest, Irish stand-up comedian GRAINNE MAGUIRE, gives Brexit Britain a bit of very tough love (“Let them eat gruel!”). And Project Fear turns into Project Bad Things Are Actually Really Happening before our very eyes. “We can’t cheat the result. We have to win the argument.” This episode presented by Dorian Lynksey, Peter Collins and Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk. Producer: Matt Hall. Programme Editor: Andrew Harrison. Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Sooth your Brexit rage with our partner podcast BIGMOUTH – the pop culture talk show for thinking timewasters – at http://po.st/Bigmouth Theme: ‘Pane In The Glass’ by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attribution license. See acast.com
21/07/201748 minutes 50 seconds
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BREXPULSION: EU citizens in limbo

This week on every Europhile’s favourite Brexit podcast… How the Home Office told an EU citizen who’d lived legally in the UK for 24 years to “make arrangements to leave” without any legal grounds – and then refused to hear her complaints. Our special guest MONIQUE HAWKINS describes Britain’s out-of-control immigration system. Plus: Is Vote Leave campaign boss Dominic Cummings having a mid-Brexit crisis? What is Chukka Umunna up to? And could Britain one day achieve “Bre-entry” to the European Union? This episode presented by Dorian Lynksey, Peter Collins and Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk. Producer: Matt Hall. Editor: Andrew Harrison. Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our partner podcast BIGMOUTH – the pop culture talk show for thinking timewasters – at http://po.st/Bigmouth? Theme: ‘Pane In The Glass’ by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attributi
14/07/201752 minutes 3 seconds
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BREXIT, SCIENCE AND FISH: Britain sidelines itself, again

This week on the Brexit podcast that refuses to get over it… Special guest DR MIKE GALSWORTHY of http://scientistsforeu.uk rails against the self-destructive waste of Britain’s departure from European science collaboration. And he tells us why Britain leaving the nuclear oversight authority Euratom is a really, really stupid idea. Plus Bregret intensifies as latest polling says Remain would win by 54% to 46% if a referendum were held tomorrow. Michael Gove weaponises the Great British Fish to satisfy “the emotional delinquency of a bunch of Brexit headbangers.” And Peter Collins asks “whatever happened to Fields Of The Nephilim?” Destroyed by the Common Agricultural Policy, no doubt. This Brexit is broken. Can we take it back? This episode presented by Peter Collins and Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our sibling podcast BIGMOUTH – the pop cultur
07/07/201758 minutes 51 seconds
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May’s migrant offer and the Brexit Brain Drain

This week on the podcast that won’t shut up and get over Brexit… Is Theresa May’s offer of “settled status” to EU migrants worth the paper it’s scribbled on? Are highly skilled EU citizens resident in Britain finally packing up to leave? And stand-up comedian David Davis’ European tour. All with our regular presenters Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian, ex-Economist Business Editor Peter Collins and Ian Dunt of http://politics.co.uk. Stream now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS http://www.remainiacs.com #OwnTheRemoan REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our sister podcast BIGMOUTH (the pop culture talk show for thinking timewasters) at http://po.st/Bigmouth? Theme: 'Pane In The Glass' by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attribution license See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/201747 minutes 43 seconds
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BREXIT VOTE ONE YEAR ON: Where were you?

Can it only be a year since Britain voted itself poorer, angrier and more irrelevant? Regulars Dorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk and Peter Collins plus some of our special guests recall where they were and what they were doing on the magical day we took back control – and promptly lost it again. Relive that special day with guests Sindhu Vee and Naomi Smith plus friends of the show John Niven and Mark Hooper. And don’t forget to #OwnTheRemoan. Listen now or download for later at: http://po.st/remainiacs-podcast REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our sister podcast BIGMOUTH (the pop culture talk show for thinking timewasters) at http://po.st/Bigmouth? Theme: 'Pane In The Glass' by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attribution license See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/201738 minutes 21 seconds
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ELECTION FALLOUT: Is Hard Brexit really going soft?

This week: Have we passed Peak Hard Brexit? Why are Leave bloggers losing their minds about Remainers returning to government? Is the Tory brand undergoing detoxification or re-retox? Plus, in bed with the DUP… “shut up Guy Verhofstadt, you’re not helping”… and our favourite meddling EU regulations. It’s all in the podcast that OWNS THE REMOAN, co-presented by Dorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk and Peter Collins. Listen now or download for later at: http://po.st/RMNCS REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our sister podcast BIGMOUTH (the pop culture talk show for thinking timewasters) at http://po.st/Bigmouth? Theme: 'Pane In The Glass' by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attribution license See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/201750 minutes 30 seconds
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ELECTION SPECIAL: “Revenge Of The Young ’Uns”

On today's special post-election podcast Dorian Lynskey and Ian Dunt are joined by Naomi Smith, Remain campaigner and former Lib Dem parliamentary candidate. Fuelled by strong coffee and Red Bull, they discuss the problems with calling an election no one really wants, the end of Paul Nuttall impersonator Paul Nuttall, and those lovely people in the DUP. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/201745 minutes 40 seconds
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1/6/17: Theresa May’s plan – “A great enterprise, and no-one to know what it is”

This week on the podcast for people who won’t just shut up and accept Brexit… If Theresa May has such a great plan for leaving the EU, why won’t she tell us more about it? Special guest ROS TAYLOR of the LSE Brexit Blogs explains the unknown costs of ending free movement. What’s the date for National Oh God What Have We Done? Day. And remaking Blake’s 7 with UKIP. It’s all in the podcast that OWNS THE REMOAN, co-presented by Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk and Peter Collins. Listen now or download for later at: http://po.st/remainiacs REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our sister podcast BIGMOUTH (the pop culture talk show for thinking timewasters) at http://po.st/Bigmouth? Theme: 'Pane In The Glass' by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under Creative Commons attribution license See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/201759 minutes 12 seconds
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Podcast #1: Brexit and “The empty tyrannical genius of Theresa May”

Podcast #1: “The empty tyrannical genius of Theresa May” The first episode of a new, no-holds-barred podcast for everyone who won’t just shut up and get over Brexit – presented by Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian, and ex-Economist Business Editor Peter Collins. This week: the Brexit election that wasn’t, talking to your angry Leaver relatives, and Reasons To Be Cheerful. Listen now or download for later at: http://po.st/remainiacs REMAINIACS is a PodMasters production. Why not try our sister podcast BIGMOUTH (the pop culture talk show for thinking timewasters) at http://po.st/Bigmouth? Theme: 'Pane In The Glass' by Lee Rosevere on Happy Puppy Records used under the Creative Commons attribution license See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/201747 minutes 51 seconds