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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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Nov 19, 2017

If Westminster tittle-tattle is to be believed, next Wednesday's budget needs to go well for Philip Hammond to keep his job. We discuss how Hammond can try and satisfy Brexiters by planning for a no-deal Brexit, as well as try and ease public concerns about austerity. Finally, Steve and Cory make their budget predictions. One of us is bound to be right.

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

Nov 12, 2017

Steve, Cory and special guest Dr Charlotte Galpin look at the history of political parties promising to abolish university fees. The Lib Dems did it; was it a success for them? (Spoiler alert: no, it wasn't). Now Labour have promised to abolish university fees, what does this mean for the party in the longer run?

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

Nov 7, 2017

In this Midweek Shot, we talk about the first indictments in the Mueller investigation into the Trump campaign, and whether Russian hacking is the new normal.

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

Nov 5, 2017

Steve and Cory discuss the sexual harrassment scandal in British Politics, how it is not only confined to MPs, and what it means for the government.

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

Oct 31, 2017

"Now I have an image of Tony Blair riding through Tiananmen Square..."

Steve and Cory discuss where the new centre ground is in British politics. Has it shifted to an acceptance of Brexit? Has it shifted to the left, against austerity? And is there even such a thing anymore? Find out in this week's Midweek shot.

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

Oct 29, 2017

"We have let people who don't understand the basic concept of how humans work define one of the most complex international negotiations that has ever happened".

Steve and Cory talk about what would happen if there is no deal between the EU and the UK, which leaves them depressed and planning to stockpile tinned food.

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

Oct 26, 2017

In the latest podcast from Birmingham Fabian Society, Cory discusses whether the Labour Party should embrace all things blue. With Luke John Davies and John Cotton.

Oct 22, 2017

In this episode, Charlotte Galpin once again joins Cory and Steve in the Not Enough Champagne nuclear bunker. This time it's to talk about the German election. Nobody is talking about Brexit, but instead the main topic of conversation is how to deal with the populist threat of the AfD and how to revive the Social Democrats.

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

Oct 18, 2017

In this episode, Steve and Cory talk about how men should discuss sexual assault in the wake of the numerous accusations made against Harvey Weinstein. 

(Note: This episode was recorded on Saturday, before James Corden and Woody Allen added yet more ways in which sexual assault should not be discussed.)

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

Oct 15, 2017

We discuss exactly what *that* Theresa May speech was a metaphor were, and whether she can survive as Prime Minister. Then we discuss Labour's altogether happier affair, and was their decision not to debate Brexit at conference actually quite sensible?

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

Oct 8, 2017

We kick off a series of podcasts about education by discussing whether pupils should be taught how to code. We discuss how coding is like brewing in the fourteenth century and Steve does his centrist dad credentials no good by praising (some of) Michael Gove's work as Secretary of State for Education.

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

Oct 1, 2017

In our first bookclub episode, we discuss Chris Mullin's A Very British Coup, a fictional account of an establishment plot to bring down a left-wing Labour government? How dated is the book, and what is its relevance in the Age of Corbyn?

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

Sep 25, 2017

In this mini-episode, we argue that the Labour moderates should back the McDonnell amendment.

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

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.

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