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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: May, 2020
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/.

Support us using our Patreon Page: Patreon.com/NotEnoughChampagne

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.

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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.

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