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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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Now displaying: October, 2017
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.

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