Election 2017

EXTRA: Theresa May's nightmare election - one year on

A dig into the podcast archives, as we look back at last year’s snap election, exactly a year after the somewhat surprising result.

While we can’t claim to have predicted the result (let’s be honest, we can’t claim to have predicted the result of any significant vote in the last three years), we did talk during the campaign about Theresa May’s stilted, robot-like performance, and Jeremy Corbyn’s seeming liberation on the campaign trail.

So, a year on from the election nobody expected and few people wanted, here’s a brief look back at how we covered the campaign in April and May 2017.

78: 2017: Year of chaos

It’s our bumper Christmas review of the year. Thrill as we look back at the election no-one wanted, learn Theresa May’s guide to guaranteed electoral success, wonder how much longer Corbyn-mania can last, and stifle a yawn as we inevitably talk about Brexit. 

64: The Politics of Tragedy

As another awful week comes to an end, we look at why politics really does matter at a time of tragedy, and how the Prime Minister stumbled so badly in response to the disaster at Grenfell Tower. Plus the latest on the search for that strong and stable government, the delayed Queen's Speech, and Tim Farron's sudden departure. 

63: Mayhem

As Theresa May clings to power, having driven her party off the edge of an avoidable cliff, we ask how long she'll last, what the DUP will demand for propping her up, and exactly when we'll need to sharpen those ballot pencils again. Plus we reflect on Jeremy Corbyn's amazing night, a bad result for Nicola Sturgeon, and an awful one for UKIP.