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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Apr 30, 2017

Still hiding from the upcoming general election, our special panel look back on New Labour's period in government. We discuss their greatest achievements as well at look at why New Labour became so unpopular; it turns out most of those begin with "I". Our panel also look at what lessons New Labour gives for future Labour governments.

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

Apr 29, 2017

Our special panel gathers in the nuclear bunker to discuss the upcoming general election. We talk about the prospects of all the major parties in the election and how successful their campaigns might be. Theresa May is attempting the mother of all triangulations, but will that succeed? Finally, those of us who feel bold and undiplomatic enough give their election predictions.

Apr 23, 2017

*** This episode was recorded before Theresa May's announcement of  ageneral election. Not Enough Champagne will return with a special episode next week reacting to this and discussing the election campaign. ***

Season 3 of Not Enough Champagne has the theme of Personal Responsibility, and this week we turn our attention to climate change. What responsibility do we have towards helping those in poorer countries affected by climate change? How can the environmental movement communicate more effectively so that climate change is a more pressing issue with the public? And we also get a sneak preview into a report on air pollution in Birmingham.


This episode was recorded with special guest John Cotton. 

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

Apr 16, 2017

Cory and Steve once again team up with special guest Councillor John Cotton to discuss the politics of obesity. Is obesity an issue of personal responsibility or is it a collective problem? Can we fix the culture around unhealthy eating, or do we need to regulate portion size and advertising more stringently? Finally, we talk about whether the government's proposed sugar tax is a viable option.

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

Apr 15, 2017

The Not Enough Champagne empire is expanding. This is the inaugural episode of the Birmingham Fabian Society podcast, in which we discuss the state of play in the West Midlands Mayoral campaign. Luke John Davies and I talk about voter turnout, reaction to the campaign on the doorstep and what Sion Simon needs to do to win.

Apr 9, 2017

Along with Councillor John Cotton, we discuss how Brexit negotiations may play out now that Theresa May has invoked Article 50. We talk about the insane demands from rightwingers for war with Spain, blue passports and imperial measurements. We wonder how the negotiations will get completed before March 2019 and the prospects for a transition deal as well as a Brexit divorce settlement. Finally we talk about what Labour's response should be.

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

Apr 2, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the merits of using market incentives and gamification to improve people's lives. Should we pay children to read books and write thank you notes? Should we pay people to lose weight, or would Pokemon Go be a better way to incentivise them? We discuss all this with special guest Brigid Jones.

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