Jacob Rees-Mogg

113: She's lost control, again

A chaotic, crazed week at Westminster sees the last tattered shreds of Theresa May’s authority disappear. Her Brexit deal is defeated, again; Parliament rules out leaving without a deal, and she comes within a whisker of losing any control of the process.

Now the Prime Minister plans one last attempt to force her deal through, before heading to Brussels to beg the EU for more time.

Her Cabinet ministers now routinely ignore her instructions, her government is on the verge of collapse. So far, Brexit’s going really, really well.

This week, we try to sum up these extraordinary events in less than 25 minutes. And insult fans of Lord of the Rings, just for the hell of it.


102: You've broken the country

The ink is barely dry on the Brexit deal, and it’s already dead in the water. As ministers flee Theresa May’s doomed government, the Prime Minister refuses to back down. But the Maybot is running out of time, and it’s clear her time in Downing Street is running out.

We look at the reasons why so many MPs on so many different sides are so unhappy with her deal, why her own MPs are moving against her, and what’s likely to happen next.

82: Lost on the Road to Brexit

We’re firmly on the Road to Brexit. You thought we already were? Paul Osbourne and Robert Meakin certainly did — but this week apparently marked the start of the Government’s “big vision” on post-Brexit Britain.

We might be on the Brexit bus — but it’s not at all clear which direction we’re going in. 

Could that spell the end for Theresa May’s leadership? If it did, it would trigger another leadership contest, and make rank-and-file Conservative Party members enormously important.

This week, Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary, University of London, tells us about his research into Tory party members, what they think, and what they want.

Plus the stunning revelation that Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t a big fan of Margaret Thatcher, the perils of one-handed tweeting, and your chance to buy our time as we pimp our podcast.

69: So, the President's a racist then...

How should Theresa May treat Donald Trump, now he's confirmed his racism and bigotry? We look at a depressing, horrifying couple of weeks in the US. Back home, we're on a slow train north -- because all trains in the north are slow, and that won't be changing anytime soon. Plus the curious personality cult around Jacob Rees-Mogg, and the ridiculous displays of mourning as Big Ben is silenced.