120: The Ultimate Protest Vote

Staring into the abyss, the Prime Minister decides to have another go at getting Brexit through the Commons. At the same time as leading the Conservatives to what's likely to be their worst-ever election performance. Might this, finally, be the thing that ends Theresa May's time in Downing Street?

We assess the latest attempts to resolve the Brexit impasse, and look ahead to the European Election that are likely to be the angriest vote in years. Is this a temporary blip? Or has Brexit permanently broken Britain's political system?

Plus, 25 years after his premature death, we imagine what the world might have looked like had John Smith not died in 1994, and instead led Labour into government.

119: Shut up and go Huawei

Usually, the sacking of a Cabinet minister on suspicion of leaking from a top secret meeting would be the biggest crisis for a government in any given week. But this is Theresa May’s government, so she follows it up with a catastrophic kicking in the local elections, and the certainty of it getting even worse in the EU elections later this month

Labour had a poor night too — but other sides say it means voters want them to get a deal done on Brexit. Are they right? We work through the results.

Gavin Williamson, meanwhile, leaves the MoD to spend more time with his instagram feed. But is he the victim of a miscarriage of justice? And what will he do next?

All this, and the first ever case of an MP being sacked by their own voters, triggering a very interesting by-election.


118: Leaking like a sieve

Britain’s zombie government continues to fall apart. Not content with leaking almost every word of Cabinet meetings, now someone’s handing over the contents of top-secret security talks to the newspapers. But if the culprit is identified, will Theresa May even have the strength to sack them?

Meanwhile the Tories march towards the European Elections with all the dread it merits, as Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party marches forward with glee. We look at why the anti-Brexit forces haven’t been able to come together the same way.

Plus we reflect on the climate change protests that have brought parts of London to a standstill, and why politicians still probably won’t do anything, and rejoice — plans for yet another referendum, because they always go so well.


117: The Nightmare Before Brexit

Brexit is delayed. Again. This time, for up to six months. And yet the Prime Minister who said she wouldn’t consider pushing Brexit beyond the end of June remains in offi

We work through another crazed week as Parliament tumbles further into the abyss, wondering how we ended up with a delay that manages to be both too long and too short.

How long will Theresa May last? In fact, how long can the Tories last? A report this week warns of a series of problems threatening the party’s future support.

Plus we look at Brexit in human form - the very angry Tory MP Mark Francois.


116: Love is in the air

Two years late, and days before the latest Brexit deadline, Theresa May finally reaches out across the divide to try to find a way out of the crisis. But is there any realistic chance the Prime Minister can agree a Brexit deal with Jeremy Corbyn? And what will he demand in return?

We assess the latest twists in this increasingly ridiculous saga, why the Prime Minister opted to tear her own party apart, and the dangers for Labour as well.

And we look at the infiltration of grassroots Tory parties by former UKIP activists, determined to force out anyone deemed not to be a true Brexit believer.