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Not Enough Champagne

Not Enough Champagne is a podcast about people, politics and pragmatism. Cory Hazlehurst and Steve Haynes discuss political matters from a moderate perspective. We try and take a step back from partisan bickering to discuss how parties can compromise and bring about change for the better.
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Sep 24, 2017

In her speech on Friday Theresa May softened her tone towards the EU. No longer does she accuse them of sabotaging the UK's general election (turns out that was Nick Timothy). Instead, we are going to be creative partners. In this episode we talk about what her speech means for Brexit negotiations and what will be discussed during the two year transition - sorry, implementation - period.

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and James Cram designed our logo.

Sep 21, 2017

Some Brexiteers are saying that the BBC's coverage of Brexit is unpatriotic. Why is this wrong and why does this matter? We also discuss the question of BBC balance, and would a Soft Brexit be better than a Hard Remain?

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and our logo is designed by James Cram.

Sep 17, 2017

On this week's episode, we discuss cocaine, pensions, education and the rubbishness of youth movements. What do people want government to do and how have the Tories tried to win back young voters?

Our logo is designed by James Cram and our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper.

Sep 10, 2017

Should policy makers look for small nudges to slightly change behaviour, or to more top-down approaches? And why do many thinkers on left and right look to authoritarian regimes such as Venezuela and Singapore for inspiration? Those are the two questions we discuss on this week's show.

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and our logo is designed by @jamescram.

Sep 3, 2017

Never more grateful to be safely in a nuclear bunker, Steve and Cory discuss the current state of UK politics and what the biggest news might be over the next twelve months. 

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and our logo was designed by James Cram.

Sep 1, 2017

Steve and Cory sum up the silly season before MPs return to Westminster. Expect Big Ben, Chris Williamson and the strange return of #traingate, as well as asking: "Can you ever be friends with a Tory?" (spoiler alert: yes you can)

Not Enough Champagne's theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and our logo is designed by @jamescram.

Aug 27, 2017

Not Enough Champagne continues its silly season speculations by discussing the Lib Dems for the first time in a while. We talk about which of the many versions of Vince Cable will lead the party, and why he might struggle to lead the party back to the promised land. Was the election a good result for the Lib Dems, and will they be able to increase their number of seats in subsequent contests?

Not Enough Champagne's theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and our logo is designed by James Cram.

Aug 20, 2017

The silly season on Not Enough Champagne continues with a look at Moggmentum, the cult of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Can he really become Prime Minister? Now with added Latin.

Our logo is designed by James Cram and our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper.

Aug 7, 2017

Birmingham Fabian Society takes a break from discussing all things Brum and instead gets into the swing of the silly season by talking about the Donald Trump administration. What can possibly go wrong?

Aug 6, 2017

As the silly season begins, Steve and Cory idly muse about the fate of Theresa May and who might succeed her as leader.

We take a break next Sunday so the next Not Enough Champagne episode will be released on Sunday, August 20th.

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and our logo is designed by James Cram.

Aug 4, 2017

In West of Centre, the Birmingham Fabians podcast brought to you by Not Enough Champagne, we discuss the background to the binmen's strike and how it might be resolved. Cory is joined by Luke John Davies, chair of the Birmingham Fabian Society, as well as Councillor John Cotton.

Jul 30, 2017

In this episode, Steve and Cory talk to Charlotte Galpin about an article published about her in The Daily Express. We discuss what national sovereignty really means, are female academics singled out for attack by the right wing press, and how the voices of women are being silenced both in the Brexit debate and other areas of politics as well.

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and our logo is designed by James Cram.

Jul 22, 2017

In this episode, Steve and Cory are once again joined by Brigid Jones to discuss whether the UK is entering a new "culture war". What is the difference between the American "culture wars" on abortion and gun control with the British culture wars? What are the main divides in the UK, and where in the country do they occur? We also discuss the National Social Centre's Attitudes Survey and look at changing views of Brits on tax, spend and social issues as well.

Our logo is designed by James Cram and our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper.

Jul 16, 2017

In this episode, Charlotte Galpin from the University of Birmingham joins Steve and Cory to talk about Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel. We get listeners up to speed with the recent elections in France and upcoming contests in Germany. What Macron's victory means for populism and the left generally is also discussed.

Our logo is designed by James Cram and our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper.

Jul 9, 2017

In this episode, Steve, Cory and Brigid Jones try to make sense of the Trump Administration so far. In it we reveal the real reason Theresa May's power has ebbed away, misogyny and masculinity, and what the deal is behind those handshakes.

Our logo is designed by James Cram and our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper.

Jul 2, 2017

In this episode, we talk about the last week of British Politics with Brigid Jones. We make ill-advised toast metaphors about Theresa May and discuss how the DUP deal shows the Conservatives are really bad negotiators. We also wonder where this leaves the government's austerity agenda. Finally we talk about the Queen's Speech votes and Labour's position on the single market.

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and our logo is designed by James Cram.

Jun 25, 2017

In this episode of Not Enough Champagne, Cory and Steve discuss the various crises engulfing British politics with Charlotte Galpin, Lecturer in German and European Politics at the University of Birmingham. When will the Conservatives sort out a deal with the DUP so that Britain can get a functioning government? How have the Brexit negotiations gone so far? What does the UK actually need to agree in the next nineteen months? How will the recent election affect the type of Brexit deal we get? And what do Europeans think of what is going on here at the moment? We discuss all this with a suitable degree of patriotism.

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and our logo is designed by James Cram.

Jun 21, 2017

In the Birmingham Fabian Society podcast, newly-christened West of Centre, Cory and LJ are joined by Labour's PPC for Mid Worcestershire Fred Grindrod to discuss being a PPC and what factors were most influential in the West Midlands.

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper.

Jun 18, 2017

In this episode, five very tired and confused Labourites gather in our bunker to work out how Labour gets a majority next time round. Is Labour winning a majority next time round possible? What do they have to do in order to build a new coalition of voters? And what will we do with our summer if there is no leadership election? Steve and Cory speak to former chair of Young Fabians Alex Adranghi, chair of Birmingham Fabians LJ Davies and Councillor John Cotton.

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and our logo is designed by James Cram.

Jun 11, 2017

In this podcast four guys hide in the nuclear bunker and try and make sense of what just happened. How did Theresa May blow a 20 point lead and what does that mean for her leadership? Is the power of the right-wing press failing? And is the DUP more like UKIP or the GOP, and what is their connection to a 90s indie band? Steve and Cory talk about all of this and more with Luke John Davies and John Cotton.

Our logo is designed by James Cram and our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper.

Jun 7, 2017

In this episode we set up a rod for our own backs, a hoist for our petard and a hostage to fortune as we predict what's going to happen on June 8th.

Will Labour or the Tories get a majority, and what will that be? We also touch on how we think the SNP, Lib Dems, Greens and UKIP will fare as well.

Not Enough Champagne will then be back on Sunday to tell you why we were wrong.

Our logo is designed by @jamescram and our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper.

Jun 6, 2017

In this special 50th episode of Not Enough Champagne, we discuss the proposals for democratic reform in the party's manifestos.

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and our logo is designed by James Cram.

Jun 4, 2017

**This episode was recorded before the terrorist incident on London Bridge last night**

In this episode, Cory and Steve talk about why the Conservative's election campaign has been awful, and how it can get back on track.

Our logo is designed by James Cram and our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper.

Jun 1, 2017

On this podcast LJ and Cory discuss whether a progressive alliance could defeat the Conservative government. Does it just mean tactical voting or can parties work together in a more constructive fashion?

Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper.

Birmingham Fabians will be recording more podcasts after the election, and Not Enough Champagne returns on Sunday.

May 26, 2017

***This episode was recorded before the events in Manchester on Tuesday***

Steve and Cory discuss what's in the party's manifestos. Is it actually the Conservative Manifesto that harks back to the 1970s? Is Labour's Manifesto the longest suicide note in history, or 10% more radical than George Osborne? We also try and make sense of the Tory social care plans.

Our logo is designed by @jamescram and our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper

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