anti-semitism

127: Boris Bangers leave a bad taste

Boris Johnson blunders into a major diplomatic row between the UK and US — and sides with Donald Trump. He’s not even Prime Minister yet, but he’s already demonstrated exactly where his loyalties lie.

It’s the kind of thing that would derail any normal candidacy — but Johnson remains Teflon-coated. We explore the week that saw the only debate of the entire campaign, and highlighted the many shortcomings of the man almost certain to be in Downing Street by the end of the month.

We hear from Washington reporter Simon Marks (twitter.com/simonmarksfsn) on the worrying implications for all the diplomats Donald Trump hasn’t thrown a tantrum at. Yet.

Meanwhile, Labour faces public condemnation over its failure to tackle anti-semitism inside the party — and instead of doing anything about hate speech, it goes on the attack against whistleblowers and journalists.

Plus, how a sausage-themed PR stunt didn’t go quite according to plan.

112: Simples

Another big week for Brexit. The Prime Minister finally admits she may not be able to take us out of the EU at the end of March. But if the last two years have got her nowhere, what would an extra three months do?

Labour, meanwhile, shifts position and backs a second referendum — but it doesn’t mean a vote is any more likely.

As if the party’s not in enough trouble, loyal Corbyn lieutenant Chris Williamson manages to cause yet another anti-semitism crisis.