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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: 2019
Aug 21, 2019

A shorter episode than usual, in which Cory keeps a straight face and says that Labour and the Lib Dems basically have the same Brexit policy. 

If you have a spare five minutes, please let us know what you think about the podcast here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FMKZW7R

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

Aug 2, 2019

As silly season starts, Cory and Steve talk about the Lib Dem leadership election and whether the party can continue their strong showing in the polls.

(Apologies for the one or two technical gremlins in this episode)

We talk about Mark Pack's podcast, which you can find here: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/brmpz-898dd/Never-Mind-The-Bar-Charts-Podcast

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

Aug 1, 2019

Steve and Cory talk about Boris Johnson's first week as Prime Minister, and what the cabinet appointments tell us about his administration.

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

Jul 26, 2019

Steve and Cory talk about various stories about climate change in 2019. Does the heatwave show that London's climate will become the same as Barcelona by 2050? How is climate change affecting life in India, Nepal and Somalia? And what do we mean by "climate grief"?

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

Jul 19, 2019

Cory and Charlotte Galpin talk about the academic phenomenon of the glass cliff and how that applies to Theresa May.

 

Jul 15, 2019

Released later than planned because of the Cricket World Cup Final, Cory talks with David Barker about a James Frayne article on Conservative Home. He wrote a column on five lessons we've learned from the Conservative Leadership race so far, which you can read here. https://www.conservativehome.com/thecolumnists/2019/06/james-frayne-lessons-we-are-learning-during-this-leadership-contest.html 

There is still no Steve Haynes, sadly, because David stole his voice.

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

Jul 7, 2019

Cory talks to Charlotte Galpin from the University of Birmingham about the new European Parliament, the appointments to the EU Commission, and what this tells us about the European Union.

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

Jun 30, 2019

This episode is all about bribes in politics. Steve and Cory talk about Boris Johnson's planned tax cut for those earning £50-80K, is Margaret Hodge right that ending austerity is a bribe (spoiler alert: No) and which cereal best matches each of the Tory leadership contenders. 

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

Jun 23, 2019

Three years to the day since the Brexit Referendum, Steve and Cory talk about the broken British Constitution. Who are the 160,000 Tory party members choosing the next Prime Minister, and just how unrepresentative are they of the general public? What constitutional crises can we expect to face between now and the end of October? And will that new Prime Minister be able to command a majority?

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

Jun 18, 2019

Steve and Cory discuss the first round of the Tory Leadership ballot, the importance of calling Boris Johnson by his full name, and can anyone stop him?

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

Apologies for the late arrival of this episode, but we had a few technical difficulties with this one.

Jun 9, 2019

Brigid Jones, Luke John Davies and John Cotton once again join Cory and Steve in the Not Enough Champagne Bunker, for the first ever Conservative Party Leadership Draft. We talk about 20 (!) names who might succeed Theresa May, and their chances of becoming Prime Minister.

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

Jun 4, 2019

We are joined once again by Brigid Jones, John Cotton and Luke John Davies to talk about the EU election campaign. We discuss the worrying Trumpian turn that Nigel Farage has taken, how Labour should respond to the rise of the Lib Dems, and the worst result for a governing party since 1066.

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

May 26, 2019

Steve and Cory reconvene for an emergency podcast in the bunker to discuss Theresa May's resignation, what she will be remembered for, cabinet resignations and a short preview on the Tory leadership race.

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

May 19, 2019

In this episode, Steve and Cory talk about the lack of progress on cross-party Brexit talks and the failure to develop a domestic agenda.

(This episode was recorded before the official breakdown of cross-party talks on Friday).

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

May 12, 2019

This week, we're talking about plots. Not plots against Theresa May (for once) but the seven basic plots of politics as identified by former Gordon Brown staffer Damian Macbride. What are the plots, who is associated with each plot, and what does that tell us about politics?

Macbride's original blog is here: https://damianpmcbride.tumblr.com/post/32667133258/the-seven-basic-plots-of-politics

Dave Depper is responsible for our theme tune and James Cram (happy birthday!) designed our logo.

May 5, 2019

Steve and Cory discuss the disastrous local election results for the Conservatives, the not-so disastrous resignation of assassin-faced baby Gavin Williamson and the resurgence of the Lib Dems. Oh, and they talk about Labour, too

Apr 28, 2019

In the third of our episodes on Islamophobia, Steve and Cory discuss Islamophobia in the media.

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

Apr 18, 2019

Steve and Cory give a preview of the European Elections fuelled by a love of electoral systems, some outdated polling and a breaking of the podcast's no alcohol rule.

The video Cory was talking about which explains D'Hondt can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CU3F3ToIIg

The other fun facts about voting systems came from Alan Renwick's A citizen's guide to electoral reform, which you can find here: https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/posts/new-book-a-citizen-s-guide-to-electoral-reform-by-alan-renwick

Apr 18, 2019

In this Midweek shot, Steve and Cory talk about Islamophobia in the Conservative Party.

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

Apr 14, 2019

In which Steve and Cory battle tiredness and technical gremlins to talk about the chances of the Brexit impasse being broken in the next six months.

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

Apr 7, 2019

Steve and Cory talk about the rise of the far right, the growth of Islamophobia and white nationalist terrorism.

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

Mar 31, 2019

Pleasantly surprised to have European Citizenship for at least 12 more days, Steve and Cory discuss how Theresa May is still Prime Minister, how much joy to take at ERG infighting, and what would happen in a snap election?

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

Mar 24, 2019

Steve and Cory talk about the continuing disintegration of the British government and the nonsense that is Brexit.

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

Mar 17, 2019

Steve and Cory discuss the week in Brexit and the current clusterwoolas engulfing the government.

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

There were one or two gremlins on our recording equipment, so occasionally the audio recording skips randomly. We've ironed out most of the glitches in this episode, and will hopefully have sorted it fully by next week.

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