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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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Oct 24, 2021

Steve and Cory catch up with Patrick Cook about three big stories in American politics that have taken place over the last six months. 

Oct 18, 2021

Steve and Cory talk with Shaz in the second of our episodes looking forward to Cop26.

Oct 18, 2021

Cory and Steve talk to Shaz Rahman about the IPCC report into climate change published over the summer.

Not Enough Champagne is back after a brief break but there have been episodes coming out on our Patreon page: Patreon.com/NotEnoughChampagne

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

Sep 26, 2021

Cory talks with Shaz Rahman about why lots of Britain's energy companies are suddenly going bust.

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

Sep 19, 2021

Steve and Cory talk with Patrick Cook about the Canadian Election taking place on September 20th.

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

Sep 12, 2021

Steve and Cory talk about why some UK supermarkets are facing food shortages and what could be done to ease the problem.

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

Sep 6, 2021

Steve and Cory talk about the big issues which will dominate British Politics between now and Christmas.

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

Sep 1, 2021

Steve and Cory discuss More in Common's report on the culture wars, and how we might be able to bridge divides.

You can find the report here: https://www.moreincommon.com/dousing-the-flames/

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

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Aug 15, 2021

Steve and Cory talk about education in this silly season episode. We discuss the teaching of Latin and an Institute for Government report into the failures of the Department for Education during the pandemic.

You can read that report here: https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publications/schools-and-coronavirus

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

Aug 8, 2021

Steve and Cory talk about how the Olympics has helped fuel discussions about mental health, TV rights in sport and the impending demise of English cricket.

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

Aug 1, 2021

Steve and Cory check in on how their picks for the most influential politicians in 2021 have turned out.

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

Jul 18, 2021

Steve and Cory discuss the fallout from England's defeat to Italy in the European Championship final. Have we got a notion for a more inclusive form of Patriotism, should social media posters be forced to reveal their identity (spoilers - probably not) and what does the future hold for England's new generation of Tiktok footballers?

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

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Jul 11, 2021

As Boris Johnson prepares to get rid of all restrictions related to coronavirus, Steve and Cory discuss polling evidence that the pandemic has led to increased polarisation.

Read the research here: https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2021/06/23/people-in-advanced-economies-say-their-society-is-more-divided-than-before-pandemic/

And GZero's analysis of it here: https://www.gzeromedia.com/how-the-pandemic-made-us-hate-each-other

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

Jul 4, 2021

Steve and Cory talk what Sajid Javid's appointment as Health Secretary means for the government's handling of the pandemic and what Labour's win in Batley and Spen tells us about the prospects of a progressive alliance.

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

Jun 27, 2021

Steve and Cory talk about the plan for global vaccinations discussed at the G7 summit and the row in the Conservative Party over the foreign aid budget.

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Jun 20, 2021

...without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own.

Steve and Cory discuss the Lib Dem win in Chesham & Amersham. Is this just a one-off win attributable to local factors, or a political earthquake?

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Read the UK and EU report on the Lib Dems here: https://ukandeu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Lib-Dems-report-1.pdf

And for the love of God, read Brexitland: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/brexitland/667A60CB4C315A755792074E79B20FBA

Jun 13, 2021

Steve and Cory talk about the G7 summit, rows over the Northern Ireland Protocol and the agreement on a minimum corporation ta rate.

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

Jun 7, 2021

Steve and Cory discuss the constitutional reform proposals which the Conservatives are putting in place.

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May 31, 2021

Steve and Cory talk about what levelling up might mean and what the government could do to achieve it.

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May 23, 2021

Luke John Davies joins Steve Haynes to talk about Labour's sleaze attacks on the Conservatives and why they might not have been very effective.

Features a special guest: Lily, LJ's cat.

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May 16, 2021

Cory and Steve reunite to discuss what the bumper set of election results mean for political parties across the UK.

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May 9, 2021

Luke John Davies once again joins Steve Haynes to talk about the election results from Thursday.

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May 3, 2021

Steve Haynes joins Patrick Cook in the bunker to discuss Joe Biden's first 100 days as President.

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Apr 25, 2021

Luke John Davies once again joins Steve Haynes to talk about the Trade Union movement in the UK.

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Apr 18, 2021

Luke John Davies joins Steve Haynes to discuss Labour's standing a year into Keir Starmer's leadership.

Cory is currently out campaigning and was last seen buried under a stack of leaflets. 

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