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Not Enough Champagne

Come for the political analysis, stay for the bad jokes and wrong predictions. Not Enough Champagne is run by Steve Haynes, who in a previous life was a Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats, and Cory Hazlehurst, a Labour activist who has written about politics for the New Statesman. We try to work out what the hell is going on with British Politics and take a step back to shed new light on issues most news outlets don't talk about.
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Jun 18, 2018

In this episode, we talk about the different factors that are influencing the governments Brexit position, as well as examining why Labour is adopting a position on Brexit that seems very similar to the Governments. 

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

Jun 3, 2018

In this episode, we talk about Labour's economic policy. How do voters perceive their economic competence? What can Jeremy Corbyn do to alter this perception? And why the most radical part of its aproach is not nationalisation. 

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

May 27, 2018

In this episode Steve and Cory take their inspiration from an article about Ed Miliband by Anoosh Chakelian to discuss politicians once they leave office. Why is Ed Miliband so sassy now, but wasn't when he was Labour leader? How do the reputations of politicians change once they leave office? And why does it seem like politicians from the past are such big beasts compared to those of today?

Read Anoosh's original article at: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/.../why-i-hate-ed-miliband-renaissance

James Cram designed our logo and Dave Depper produced our theme tune, Plucky Good Times/

May 20, 2018

It looks like Britain has returned to two-party politics, but with neither party able to win an overall majority. In this episode, Steve and Cory discuss how those on left and right may win voters from across the cultural divides and gain power.

Our logo is designed by James Cram and Dave Depper produced our theme tune, available on a Creative Commons license.

May 16, 2018

Steve and Cory talk to Fred Grindrod about Andrew Adonis's #BrexitBroadcastingCorporation, the problem of maintaining impartiality in such a polarised world and what the BBC needs to do now.

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

May 10, 2018

There's not much political news at the moment, and Cory is going to a wedding, so instead here's an episode of our favourite bits from last year. Featuring the dead cat strategy and the multiple personality that is Vince Cable.

May 6, 2018

This weeks episode Steve & Cory dig into the results of the 2018 local elections, and try and work out what the hell happened, why it happened, and how do you get rid of a post-election hangover?

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

Apr 30, 2018

In this Midweek Shot, Steve and Cory discuss a few key battles to look out for ahead of Thursday's local elections. 

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

Apr 29, 2018

In this episode, Steve and Cory talk about the Windrush scandal, public opinion on immigration, and how immigration policy should change after Brexit.

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

Apr 22, 2018

In this episode, Steve and Cory look back on the Resolutions that we set the main political parties in January. How far have the parties met the arbitrary standards which we set them? Have the Tories worked with the Opposition? Has Labour developed radical policies? Are the Lib Dems able to find a way to be relevant.

Features more explaining of metaphors and wine pouring than most of our episodes.

James Cram designed our logo and Dave Depper is responsible for our theme tune, availabe on a Creative Commons license.

Apr 15, 2018

In January, Steve and Cory predicted who they thought would be the most influential people in British Politics this year. Now they are talking about how right they were.

(This episode was recorded before air strikes in Syria)

Our logo is designed by James Cram and Dave Depper made our theme tune, available on a Creative Commons license.

Apr 11, 2018

In this episode Steve and Cory try, and fail, to discuss Antisemitism without screaming, swearing or despairing.

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

Apr 8, 2018

On this episode Steve and Cory talk with council candidate and Momentum South Birmingham activist Nicky Brennan about the gender pay gap, NHS funding, Boris Johnson and Birmingham Labour's manifesto.

James Cram designed our logo and Dave Depper produced our theme tune, available on Creative Commons license.

Mar 31, 2018

In the first of a series of podcasts about the upcoming local elections, Steve and Cory discuss a Bath University study into political ambition. What makes someone more or less likely to seek office, and what can political parties do to make our politicians more representative of society?

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

Mar 28, 2018

In this Midweek Shot, Steve and Cory discuss the admiration for Russia from many in British Politics on both the left and the right.

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

Mar 25, 2018

In this episode, Steve and Cory discuss the revelatons about Cambridge Analytica which have broken over the past week. Is what they are doing actually that radical or important? Did they swing the election for Trump? And how do we address the fact that Facebook has so much of our data?

James Cram designed our logo and Dave Depper is responsible for our theme tune.

Mar 19, 2018

In this episode, Steve and Cory get ahead of the curve by previewing the upcoming local election campaign. Will the Lib Dems strategy of courting EU Nationals pay off? Will Labour be able to mobilise Momentum (with a small and a big "M") to maximise turnout? Just how bad a night will the Conservatives have? And what is being trialled in various council elections? Listen to find out.

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

Mar 14, 2018

In this Midweek Shot, Steve and Cory discuss the shift in Brexit policy of both Labour and the Conservatives over the past couple of weeks.

Mar 11, 2018

In this episode, Steve and Cory talk about six problems we learned about this week that will shape Britain and the world in the months and years ahead. Will they be able to talk about Donald Trump without alcohol, and will the Conservatives end austerity? Listen to find out.

James Cram designed our logo and Dave Depper produced our them tune.

Mar 4, 2018

In our very first episode, we talked about whether referendums were a good policy-making tool. Two years and one hundred episodes later, we return to the issue and discuss the idea of many Remain campaigners that there should be a second referendum on Brexit. This seems to be the main idea to stop Britain from leaving the EU - but is this a good idea? 

Our logo is designed by James Cram and Dave Depper is responsible for our theme tune.

Mar 1, 2018

Steve and Cory discuss the prospect of a third party breaking the two-party grip on British Politics. After yet another centre party is launched and UKIP look for yet another leader, we talk about their chances for success. We also mention the possibility of a Green or Lib Dem revival 

Our logo is designed by James Cram and Dave Depper is responsible for our theme tune.

Feb 25, 2018

The allegations that Jeremy Corbyn was a Czech secret agent were demonstrably false and only backed up by one dodgy source. So why were they pushed by the media and senior Conservatives for so long? We dissect what the row, and Corbyn's response, tells us about British Politics.

Our logo was designed by James Cram and Dave Depper is reponsible for our theme tune.

Feb 22, 2018

After a brief holiday Not Enough Champagne is back, and talking about the issues most political podcasts don't have the guts to discuss. Like buses.

What problems are there with the debate over infrastructure in the UK and would Labour's proposed solutions make a difference?

Our logo is designed by James Cram and Dave Depper is responsible for our theme tune.

Feb 16, 2018

Not Enough Champagne is taking a very brief holiday, so please enjoy this episode covering the best of our content in 2016, uploaded in full for the first time. We will return with a new episode on Tuesday.

Dave Depper designed our theme tune and James Cram designed our logo.

Feb 11, 2018

In this episode, we discuss how a Labour government should outsource public services. Should everything just be brought back in-house, and what exactly is going on at Haringey council?

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

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