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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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Aug 9, 2020

Steve and Cory revisit their episode recorded after Boris Johnson won the Conservative Party leadership. We discuss whether he has governed as we expected him to, and look back at a turbulent year in politics to work out what we got right and what we got wrong.

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

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Aug 2, 2020

Steve and Cory talk about the ISC's Russia Report. They discuss what the media focussed on, what interesting bits did they ignore, and also about the wider political implications as well.

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Jul 19, 2020

Steve and Cory talk about whether Rishi Sunak's economic plans are up to the challenge we face.

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

Jul 12, 2020

At the beginning of 2020, we gave New Year's Resolutions to each of the three main UK Political Parties. Now Steve and Cory check in with Patrick Cook to see if Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats took our advice.

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

Jul 5, 2020

Steve and Cory talk to Shaz Rahman about the links between sport and race.

Listen to our episode about Marcus Rashford and Free School Meals coming out on our Patreon Page next week: Patreon.com/NotEnoughChampagne

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

Jun 28, 2020

Steve and Cory check in with Patrick Cook on the US Presidential race.

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

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Jun 21, 2020

Steve and Cory talk about the activities of the far-right during COVID-19 and how social media giants are dealing with their hate speech.

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

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Jun 14, 2020

Steve and Cory talk about the practical problems that face schools reopening safely and the failure of the government to deal with these problems.

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

Jun 7, 2020

Steve and Cory talk with Patrick about race, Black Lives Matter and American Policing.

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Links we have found useful:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/06/us/police-unions-minneapolis-kroll.html

https://8cantwait.org/

https://twitter.com/themanacho/status/1267609472589090816?s=21

http://useofforceproject.org/#project

https://www.thesocialreview.co.uk/2020/05/31/we-could-never-breathe/

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/n7wbyw/george-floyd-uk-state-racism?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-death-of-george-floyd-in-context

https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/protests-are-the-final-expression-of-outrage-84116037857

https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/2020/06/01/to-white-people-on-racism/

https://crooked.com/podcast/justice-for-george-floyd/

https://crooked.com/podcast/keep-the-fight-with-justine-barron-and-amelia-mcdonell-parry/

May 31, 2020

Steve and Cory compare their post-election podcast on the Lib Dems with the party's own analysis of their December 2019 campaign, and argue about the value of leaflets.

Features cameos from Luke John Davies, Brigid Jones and John Cotton.

Read the Lib Dem's post-mortem here: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/libdems/pages/58994/attachments/original/1589548753/embedpdf_The_2019_Liberal_Democrat_Election_Review.pdf?1589548753

Read Chris Butler's article here: https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1057/s41293-020-00139-3?sharing_token=QosstmmJ96OtIn1G08E-olxOt48VBPO10Uv7D6sAgHszgz307szN-iCSA5_qn2qFUAWaxQh6l32rePQ3nCwI8LeQSXTpbYDj5SiN1No9IJj1MrBjdA5MdLFe4s_LKH413cGEhJNmc6l1eiT4FpaMeplRCz-Zo7pY-RK1HNECgr8%3D

The Lib Dem organisational chart Steve is referring to can be found here: https://images.app.goo.gl/bVHSc3vCncXR5UH2A

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

May 27, 2020

Steve and Cory talk about a busy Bank Holiday Weekend.

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

With apologies to LJ and the rest of Ian Murray's pub quiz team for stealing the episode title.

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May 24, 2020

Shaz Rahman comes onto our show once again to talk about how the fall in carbon emissions since lockdown can be sustained in whatever passes for the new normal.

Shaz's website is https://www.shaziety.com/.

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

 

May 17, 2020

What issues does this pandemic show us about global food supply chains? How might we act in the future to ensure everyone has access to the food they need? And what about the B-word? 

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

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May 15, 2020

Steve and Cory talk about the government's botched messaging strategy over easing the lockdown and what that tells us about the Tory Party more generally.

You can read the Medium article by Jon Alexander we discuss here: https://medium.com/@jonjalex/johnsons-message-is-very-deliberate-and-very-dangerous-here-s-how-to-combat-it-d336cae96348

You can read the Ailbhe Rea article we discuss here: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2020/05/what-went-wrong-governments-communications-strategy-over-weekend

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

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May 10, 2020

Steve and Cory talk once again to Patrick Cook about the different US federal agencies and how they have responded to COVID-19. What powers do states have to help them get through this crisis? To what extent is the coronavirus a partisan issue? And can the US really just let states go bankrupt?

Dave Depper composed our theme tune Plucky Good Times, and James Cram designed our logo. Follow him on Twitter @jamescram.

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May 9, 2020

In this special episode of West of Centre, the Birmingham and West Midlands Fabians Podcast, our chair Luke John Davies interviews newly-elected member of Labour's NEC Gurinder Singh Josan about his experiences on that body, Keir Starmer's performance as leader so far and what the Labour Party needs to do over the next few years.

Unlike the Not Enough Champagne podcast, this episode was not recorded in a soundproof bunker. Sadly there are some issues with sound quality but hopefully you can still listen and enjoy to this very interesting interview.

Luke John Davies tweets at @LJDLabour

Gurinder Singh Josan tweets at @gsjosan.

Support Not Enough Champagne  by following us on @NoChampagnePod or visit our Patreon page: patreon.com/notenoughchampagne.

May 3, 2020

Steve and Cory talk about the Doomsday Clock being set at 100 seconds to midnight, the three major threats to the world that it tracks, and how coronavirus is impacting on them.

You can read more about the Doomsday clock here: https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/

You can visit our Patreon page on https://patreon.com/notenoughchampagne.

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

Apr 30, 2020

Steve and Cory talk to our friend across the pond Patrick Cook about working for a hospital in New York as well as preview November's election now Joe Biden is the presumptive nominee for the Democrats.

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

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Apr 26, 2020

In January, Steve and Cory picked the people who they thought would influence British Politics in 2020. This week, we revisit our picks to see just how wrong our predictions are.

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

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Apr 19, 2020

Steve and Cory talk about the 5G conspiracy theories doing the rounds on the internet, which are leading to phone masts being attacked. Who is pushing them and what are they saying?

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

Apr 5, 2020

Steve and Cory talk about Keir Starmer's victory in the Labour Leadership election.

You can find the Europe for the Many report's into Labour's election defeat here: https://www.europeforthemany.com/category/reports/

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

Mar 29, 2020

Steve and Cory talk about Mark Pack's new book Bad News: What the Headlines Don't Tell Us.

Find Mark and his book here: https://www.markpack.org.uk/160672/bad-news-what-the-headlines-dont-tell-us/

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

Mar 26, 2020

Steve and Cory practise social distancing and podcasting at the same time.

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

Mar 22, 2020

Shaz Rahman once again joins us to talk about the problems facing the Energy Market in the UK and how we can invest to make the sector greener.

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

***This podcast was recorded a month ago, so there's no reference to the global pandemic. Cory and Steve will be recording episodes with appropriate levels of social distancing next week.***

Mar 20, 2020

Steve and Cory talk about the differing responses to Covid 19, and Cory finds a way to talk about Brexit.

***This episode was recorded over two weeks ago. Figures about death tolls are now sadly out of date, and Covid 19 is now a pandemic***

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

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