Europe

122: A Howl of Outrage

Just days after news of Theresa May’s resignation comes the biggest electoral kicking the Conservatives have ever faced. The utter humiliation of coming fifth in the European Elections, with fewer than 1-in-10 votes.

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party grinds the government into the ground — but what happens next? Can his movement move on? Or will the Tories just embrace a no-deal Brexit under a new leader?

Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats punish Labour for its ambiguity on Brexit, but there’s little immediate sign Jeremy Corbyn will pay any attention.

We work through the results of the EU vote, as well as making an early assessment of the rival candidates going for the Tory leadership.


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.


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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