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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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Dec 9, 2018

Steve and Cory talk about the general Brexit chaos that has unfolded over the past week. How is it possible to summarise a six page document in 43 pages? Why do MPs keep talking nonsense about Ireland? What does UKIP's recruiting of Tommy Robinson mean? We discuss these questions and more.

Dec 2, 2018

This week we dive into BMG's research into the 10 tribes that make up the British electorate.

Nov 25, 2018

In this weeks episode, we run you through everything we know for certain about the Brexit Withdrawal agreement, and some of the things that we *think* we know about it, and the political fallout.

Our logo was designed by James Cram & our music is Plucky Good times by Dave Depper.

Nov 18, 2018

In this episode, we discuss whether David Attenborough has done more damage to the environment than Exxon Mobil, whether elephants are cuter than organutans and what exactly make an advert " too political".

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

Nov 13, 2018

We discuss Jo Johnson's resignation, Jeremy Corbyn's comments on a second referendum, and why the ground seems to be shifting towards another vote.

***STOP PRESS*** This was recorded before the annoucement of a deal between the EU and the government. However, we talk about the Parliamentary arithmetic behind such a deal in this episode, which still applies.

Nov 12, 2018

In this episode, we talk about whether the Midterms have heightened or lessened the chance of nuclear war, what Labour can learn from Beto O'Rourke's campaigning in Texas, how is the Special Relationship doing, and what it means for Donald Trump's re-election prospects.

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

Nov 4, 2018

Steve and Cory discuss how Philip Hammond spends more time writing jokes than consulting ministers on what is in his Budget, whether austerity has been ended, and the political reaction to the Budget by Labour and the Conservatives.

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

Oct 29, 2018

In this episode, Steve and Cory discuss the IPPR's report on the challenges facing the British economy and some policy solutions to the structural inequalities facing the UK.

You can read that report here: https://www.ippr.org/cej

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

 

Oct 21, 2018

As 700,000 people march in favour of a People's Vote, Steve and Cory discuss the lack of progress at a EU leader's summit and why a second referendum seems more likely than a general election.

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

Oct 14, 2018

In a week in which Universal Credit has rarely been out of the news, we talk to two Labour Councillors about the impact of UC on people in Birmingham. On this podcast, Cory talks to Nicky Brennan and John Cotton about the disastrous rollout of the new benefit system and what changes need to be made.

The Rough Justice report by the Child Poverty Action Group which is referenced in the episode can be found here: http://www.cpag.org.uk/sites/default/files/CPAG-2018-Rough-justice.pdf

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

 

 

Oct 7, 2018

In this episode, Steve and Cory talk about the resolutions they gave Britain's political parties at the start of 2018 and how far they addressed these issues during the Conference Season.

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

Sep 30, 2018

In this episode Steve and Cory discuss the problem of BBC Radio 4's today and how broadcasters can be balanced.

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

Sep 23, 2018

As Labour has its annual conference and Jeremy Corbyn celebrates three years as Labour leader, Steve and Cory discuss how the Labour Party has changed with Councillors John Cotton and Nicky Brennan.

Sep 16, 2018

The new parliamentary session has started, and is now adjourned for conference season. It promises to be a tumultuous six months in British Politics. Steve and Cory speak to Labour Councillors Nicky Brennan and John Cotton to discuss what might happen. Will Britain get a trade deal? Will Labour split? When will Theresa May stand down? All this is covered and more.

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

Sep 9, 2018

Recorded during silly season, here is our podcast on the ongoing travails of the Labour moderates. We have fun (perhaps too much fun) talking about a "secret" plot to oust Corbyn that was leaked to the Sunday Express (https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/999804/jeremy-corbyn-labour-leadership-coup-brexit-antisemitism) and Chris Leslie's pamphlet on the centre ground to the Social Market Foundation (http://www.smf.co.uk/publications/centre-ground-six-values-mainstream-britain/). SPOILER ALERT: We don't like it very much.

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

 

Sep 2, 2018

In this episode, Steve and Cory discuss what the role of an MP should be. Is an MP a social worker or a legislator? Are they accountable to their conscience or constituents? In what circumstances should MPs be deselected? And is shrew fighting really a thing?

The Chris Hanretty article we discussed can be found here: https://medium.com/@chrishanretty/should-hoey-and-field-be-de-selected-48a14c8e1e7d

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

(Note - this was recorded before Field's resignation from the Labour Whip)

Aug 19, 2018

In January, Steve and Cory picked who they thought would be the Movers and Shakers in British Politics in 2018. Now, they are assessing how (in)accurate those picks were. Does not feature Nigel Farage, strangely.

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

Aug 12, 2018

In this episode, Steve and Cory discuss Boris Johnson's comments about the Burkha in the context of the rise of the far-right and UKIP over the last few months.

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

Aug 5, 2018

In this episode, silly season officially kicks off as Steve and Cory idly speculate about the Tory Party's leadership crisis. What are the rules for any leadership crisis? Will May make it til Christmas? And is Boris a busted flush? All this and more.

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

Jul 29, 2018

Steve and Cory sum up a chaotic two weeks in Parliament and talk about why the Brexit talks have deterioated to such an extent that the government is talking about stockpiling tinned food.

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

Jul 15, 2018

Across the world, the centre-right is fragmenting. This week on Not Enough Champagne Cory and Steve delve into how's and why's of what's happening to the centre-right, and how conservative parties can fight off the rise of the far right. 

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

Jul 8, 2018

With images of children locked up in cages emanating from the United States, Cory and Steve spend some time discussing the way we treat and talk about refugees.

 

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

Jul 1, 2018

Another episode in which we pick our favourite episodes from last year. Features looking back on New Labour, the different types of headteachers, and how different generations view looking after the elderly.

Jun 24, 2018

What if we told you that there were ways Britain could stay in the UK? None of them are very likely, but they do exist. That's why we spent this weeks episode talking about the 5 ways that Britain MIGHT be able to stay in the EU.

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


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.

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