107: What fresh hell is this?

Theresa May suffers the heaviest defeat any Prime Minister has endured in at least a century. Her Brexit plan lies in tatters. And yet she limps on.


A brief emergency update after the extraordinary events in the House of Commons. Jeremy Corbyn calls a confidence vote, which he will lose — but it won’t bring Labour any closer to backing a referendum.


Will we even leave the EU in March? Paul Osbourne and Robert Meakin try to pick through the wreckage of the latest Brexit catastrophe.

106: Nothing has changed

It’s a new year, with all the exciting new possibilities it brings. Not really. We’re condemned to go round and round the same hellish circle until the end of time. Or Brexit Day. Whichever comes sooner.

In the first podcast of 2019, we assess Theresa May’s second attempt to get her Brexit plan through the Commons, even though she doesn’t appear to have actually changed it in any meaningful way.

Plus the increasingly desperate efforts by MPs to frustrate Brexit, even though many don’t actually seem to understand what No Deal means.

Meanwhile, we lift the rock to see the kind of halfwits scuttling around outside Westminster, screaming abuse at people who have the audacity to hold different opinions to them.

Plus, as Kate Bush makes it clear she’s not a Tory, we look at the party’s long-running trouble attracting celebrity endorsements.

105: Merry Christmas, we’re doomed

2018 ends as it began, with a government incapable of governing, and an opposition unwilling to oppose. Only we’re in a much, much bigger mess than we were 12 months ago.

As the year draws to a close, we catch up with the latest Brexit madness, as Theresa May grimly kicks the can down the road once again, only to find Jeremy Corbyn doing exactly the same thing. It turns out they’re a lot more similar than either would want to admit.

Plus we write our end-of-year report, working out who’s up and who’s down after one of the most chaotic years anyone can remember.

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And at partygamespodcast.com you can catch up with our past episodes, and our special 100th episode video.

Oh, and Merry Christmas.

104: Chaos delayed (for now)

It’s a Christmas miracle. The implosion of Government is cancelled. Well, delayed. For a bit. But probably not long.

Theresa May confronts inevitable defeat in the Commons by cancelling a vote she promised would not be cancelling, and scurrying off to Brussels to renegotiate a deal she promised would not be renegotiated. Strong and stable.

We work through the madness of the last 24 hours, the increasingly loud questions facing Jeremy Corbyn, and the frankly unanswerable poser of what happens next.