Philip Hammond

101: The Sticking Plaster Budget

Philip Hammond unveils what’s almost certainly his last Budget, and manages to find that tattered old tax cut rabbit in his hat. We look at how he’s accidentally managed to get Labour to endorse a tax cut for the richest, and covered up the fact he’s got almost nothing to announce.

In fact, the Budget highlighted just how much Labour is now setting the agenda, despite being in opposition. We search for the big Tory vision of post-Brexit Britain, and frankly we can’t find it.

Plus, as the Vegan Twitter Mob rise in up fury against the now former editor of the Waitrose Food magazine, we look at the bizarre culture in which people assume they have the right to never, ever be offended or come across any opinion that challenges theirs.

84: Spies, lies and copper coins

Britain talks tough with Russia after the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. In the latest podcast, Paul Osbourne and Robert Meakin assess Theresa May’s response, and Jeremy Corbyn’s curious reluctance to “poke the Russian bear”.

Is John Bercow a bully? As the Commons Speaker faces new allegations, we look at what needs to happen to make Parliament a better place to work.

Plus we hear from one of the founders of new political party Renew, set up on a promise to stop Brexit at all costs — but is it a bit over-the-top to call Britain the next global conflict zone?

Plus Downing Street slaps down the penny-pinching Chancellor over his suggestion of scrapping the 1 and 2-pence coins — we wonder if wasn’t perhaps a rather good idea.

All that, plus we have a new theme tune — let us know what you think at twitter.com/partygamespod or facebook.com/partygamespod

76: Budgeting for Brexit

 Paul Osbourne and Robert Meakin take a look at the Budget, including the promise of help for first time buyers, and the awful state of the economy. The deficit may never be paid off, but one guest tells us that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Plus what Europe really thinks of our Brexit negotiators, and how Labour’s former leader in Scotland is going to squeeze a little bit of politics into I’m a Celebrity.