Donald Trump

94: Hanging by a thread

At the end of a dreadful week for Theresa May, the Prime Minister tries — and fails — to start her summer holiday early, just to stop her own MPs plotting against her.

Meanwhile, she stumbles through a series of knife-edge votes on Brexit, triggers all-out war in her party, and endures the humiliation of a Donald Trump visit.

We assess the implications of another dramatic week at Westminster, as well as asking why the leader of the anti-Brexit Lib Dems couldn’t make it to key Brexit votes, and why the Labour Party just can’t get away from rows over anti-Semitism.

Elsewhere, we look through some of the delightfully sarcastic placards in use at the anti-Trump demos in London and Edinburgh.

93: It's the Trump-pocalypse

Donald Trump arrives in Britain after a decidedly tumultuous week, just to give Theresa May another headache. 

We catch up on the latest Brexit madness as the White Paper is published, and ask if Boris Johnson was the worst ever Foreign Secretary.

And as the tiny-handed orange terror arrives in Britain, journalist Malcolm Brown tells us what America wants from the trip, while Mohammed Ateek from the Stop Trump Coalition tells us why he’s so keen to protest against the President’s visit.

 

92 Brave Boris Ran Away

The Foreign Secretary, who promised to lie down in front of the bulldozers to stop a third runway being built at Heathrow, instead runs away to the comfort of war-torn Afghanistan, rather than be in Parliament for the crucial vote.

But Boris Johnson still managed to offend the business community, and half his Cabinet colleagues through his interventions on Brexit, as well as admitting to a growing admiration for “child catcher” Donald Trump.

We explore the continuing collapse of discipline inside Theresa May’s warring cabinet, as Gavin “Who He?” Williamson pushes once again for the top job.

Plus, how should the UK handle the impending Trump visit? Given the Prime Minister’s past contact with demagogues and dictators, it probably won’t go well.

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80: Racists, headbangers, and Donald Trump

Politicians argue about who’s to blame for Carillion’s collapse, but we ask whether anything will actually change as a result of the firm’s failure. As Momentum tightens its grip on Labour’s internal structure, what will ordinary voters make of it? Plus the curious tale of the UKIP leader and his racist girlfriend, and could you pass Donald Trump’s cognitive test? 

79: Night of the Blunt Knives

Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet, except for all the people she’s too weak to move. Or the ones who refuse to move. We reflect on another failed attempt to stamp a little authority on her government. Plus, just how big an oaf is Toby Young? And we bow down before the man who’s, like, really smart and ever so stable.