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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: 2018
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.

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.

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