Remainiacs - The Brexit Podcast

Remainiacs - The Brexit Podcast

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REMAINIACS is a no flim flam Brexit podcast for everyone who knows that leaving the EU won't be un morceau de gateau. We're not sick of experts and we won't shut up and get over it. Presented by Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian with Ian Du…


“Is your culture war still working, Mr Cummings?”
Jun 4 • 61 min
How hard will a No Deal/COVID double whammy hit the British economy? New research from Best For Britain shows it will devastate the places you don’t expect as well as Brexitland. Could Black Lives Matter and America’s revolt against institutional racism…
Domnishambles
May 28 • 61 min
Dom’s last stand (again): how did the supergenius who instinctively understands Britain’s heartbeat become the most hated man in the UK? SDLP MP Claire Hanna makes a welcome return to Remainiacs to explain the state of play in Northern Ireland vis-a-vis…
BUNKER BONUS: Emergency DomCast excerpt
May 25 • 10 min
As the Government went up in flames over Dominic Cummings’ flagrant breaches of his own lockdown rules, Dorian, Alex, Ros and Andrew got together for an Emergency CummingsCast for The Bunker. For our subscribers who weren’t on social media over the…
Donkey Business, No Deal Drama
May 21 • 55 min
This week… Keir Starmer, a man out standing in his field, and why you don’t want to get on the wrong side of Big Donkey. Where do the hands of the EU Negotiations Doomsday Clock stand? How are COVID and the increasingly perilous EU trade negotiations…
Stayin’ Alert, Stayin’ Alert
May 14 • 45 min
“It’s all right, it’s OK/The press will look the other way/And we will fail to understand/Can’t Britain find a better man?” This week: Boris Johnson’s deceitful advice on unlocking. Why appealing to magical “common sense” is his ultimate get-out clause.…
“Authoritarian in the streets, Libertarian in the sheets”
May 7 • 56 min
As Britain registers the worst COVID toll in Europe, why is blame for the failure sliding off Boris Johnson? Lovelorn Prof Neil Ferguson feels the sap rising. Operation Bookshelf Barbarossa. Why VE Day belongs to us, not the petty nationalists. Is the…
“Outwitted by goo.”
Apr 30 • 54 min
This week in Euro-Plague news: How is Sweden’s risky approach to the COVID crisis really working? James Savage of news network The Local joins us from Stockholm to give us the view on the ground. Plus: That weird feeling when the person demanding a proper…
“But their emails!”
Apr 23 • 52 min
“They want power, but they don’t know why.” How this government’s obsession with rebutting bad COVID news is masking a total absence of ideas. As No.10’s story on our failure to join the EU joint purchase of medical equipment falls apart, Naomi gives a…
D’oh! You Priti Thing
Apr 16 • 59 min
Priti Patel’s nonpologies. Former Green MEP and Brighton & Hove Mayor Alex Phillips joins us to look at how the Corona crisis could at least provide an opportunity for a green reboot of economics. Alex and Dorian read the entire leaked Labour antisemitism…
Failing the global stress test?
Apr 9 • 61 min
Is Brussels’ hamfisted approach to resurrecting the European economy really a danger the EU’s own existence? Will Boris Johnson’s hospitalisation expose the flaws in his Corona policy? Where in the world is Priti Patel? And we’re joined by Fleur Anderson…
A moment of clarity?
Apr 2 • 52 min
Will the seismic trauma of COVID-19 provide the moment of clarity we need to change the way we live? Authoritarian governments seize on Corona to enact the repressive moves they’ve always craved. Chemicals and ventilators: is the Government’s slipperiness…
Panicky in the UK?
Mar 27 • 57 min
REMOTELY RECORDED FOR YOUR HYGIENE… Has the deepening Corona crisis rendered the Brexiteers’ plans for economic nirvana obsolete? Why the EU’s big financial guns are coming out. Special guest Charlotte Potts – London political correspondent for Deutsche…
At War With The Invisible Enemy
Mar 20 • 62 min
RECORDED FROM SECRET BUNKERS ACROSS EUROPE… As the Corona Crisis deepens, is the Government blowing its response? Will Fortress Britain have to request an extension to our transition out of EU arrangements? Guest Mike Galsworthy of Scientists 4 EU tells…
The Coronacession – plus Dark Money brought to light
Mar 13 • 51 min
Crisis? What, MORE crisis? How well is plucky Brexit Britain set up to cope up with the Coronacession? (Spoiler: badly). Investigative academic Seth Alexander Thévoz shows the breathtaking power of untraceable dark money in UK elections – and how it…
Britain self-isolates
Mar 5 • 57 min
As the Coronavirus bites, the government decides it’s a good time to cut us off from the EU Pandemic Warning system. PLUS: who makes the Nazis? HOPE Not Hate’s Nick Lowles on how Brexit rolled out the carpet for the extreme right, up to and including…
Big Trouble in Little Britain – plus guests Cornershop
Feb 27 • 54 min
On Radio Free European Britain this week… The Independent’s sketch writer Tom Peck on our politics’ descent into self-lacerating madness. Heroes of Remain and creators of our theme tune Cornershop join us to discuss their new album ‘England Is A Garden’…
Points-Based Immolation
Feb 20 • 55 min
The Government’s immigration plans are out and yes, they’re every bit as narrow, vindictive, boneheaded, vicious and philistine as we expected. What next when the hostile environment leaves the people who voted for it without the health care and other…
Keeping The Lights On for EU citizens
Feb 13 • 52 min
(This episode recorded just before Sajid Javid got Cummingsed…) The long campaign for our EU friends and neighbours is on. As Johnson’s government breaks its promises to UK-resident EU citizens daily, MONIQUE HAWKINS of campaigning group the3million…
Order! The one with JOHN BERCOW
Feb 6 • 63 min
Clear the lobby for special guest JOHN BERCOW, the most controversial Speaker in recent history. He visits Remainiacs to talk about his time in charge of Commons at war, his new autobiography Unspeakable, what Remain got wrong, David Cameron’s disastrous…
BONUS: Our new politics podcast THE BUNKER
Jan 31 • 1 min
If there was ever a good day to try our new, no-Brexit politics podcast THE BUNKER then it’s today, Friday 31 Jan. Every Wednesday we’ll be talking about the wider world of politics with voices both familiar and new. Subscribe to THE BUNKER (or bookmark…
Brexit Day: Not with a bong but a whimper
Jan 30 • 56 min
Our bloody but unbowed Brexit Day edition. As Britain slopes out of the EU like an embarrassed pub drunk, Leaver triumphalism is strangely muted. Is the Brexiters’ victory is beginning to feel a little hollow? Maybe the REAL Brexit was the enemies we made…
So Long And Thanks For All The Fish – plus special guest Ian Murray MP
Jan 23 • 64 min
This week: fish, food, agriculture, immigration, Scotland and our special guest, Labour’s deputy leadership candidate and only Scottish MP, IAN MURRAY. On the menu: Labour’s existential crossroads, why the party lost Scotland, the Brexit vs Corbyn blame…
The Bong Remains Insane
Jan 16 • 57 min
As Britain spirals down to a Bonkers Big Ben Brexit Day Breakdown, we avert our eyes and look to the future, specifically the policies Labour might need in (gulp) 2024. Plus, has the UK actually done the EU a favour in the long term by Brexiting? And we…
Into 2020: Fake Unity and Labour’s Future
Jan 9 • 59 min
The battle to keep Britain in the EU is over but with Parliament neutered, Brexit needs more scrutiny than ever. This week: Does Boris Johnson’s “plea for unity” amount to a pass-agg order to shut up and accept whatever Brexit be fancies? From continuity…
The Remainiacs Annual Christmas Messages
Dec 24, 2019 • 34 min
Brexit roasting on an open fire! Rees-Mogg nipping at your toes! Yes, it’s a miserable old Christmas for Remainers, but whatever. We need to gird our loins for a big year in 2020, so we present inspirational messages from a few of our regulars: Ros…
Apodcalypse Now: Remainiacs Live in London 17 Dec 2019
Dec 19, 2019 • 100 min
We got knocked down but we’ll get up again. Join the panel of REMAINIACS for our last live show of 2019 and our last full podcast of the decade – recorded onstage in London’s Leicester Square Theatre on Tuesday 17 December. It’s election post-mortem time…
Election aftermath – The long road ahead
Dec 13, 2019 • 40 min
Yes, we got a kicking. Remain parties might have edged the popular vote but it didn’t stop Boris Johnson winning the majority he always craved. So what now? Is Remain dead? Where do we put our energies from now on? Are lies and contempt for basic scrutiny…
155: “YES, THERE IS HOPE.” The Election Endgame edition
Dec 11, 2019 • 56 min
“GET IN THE FRIDGE!” As the polls tighten on the eve of the vote, we tell you exactly where to vote tactically, how to persuade waverers, and why a Johnson majority might prove to be a curse… on Boris Johnson. Plus: Will the PMs’ foul attitude to a sick…
BONUS PODCAST: All We Want For Brexmas is EU - Live from Leicester Square Theatre
Dec 9, 2019 • 111 min
Deck the balls with Multi-level Regression and Post-stratification polling! Our penultimate live show of the year saw a full-panel turnout for a festive evening of the latest Brexit analysis, campaign horror stories, pre-election recrimination and the…
154: HIGH STAKES, LOW TACTICS: Election endgame
Dec 6, 2019 • 57 min
With less than two weeks to go, how is this simultaneously the most terrifying and consequential – yet somehow boring – General Election in history? Even with the Conservatives looking to stack every aspect of the constitution permanently in government’s…
153: LET’S GET TACTICAL, the legacy of Empire and more Ask Remainiacs
Nov 29, 2019 • 64 min
It’s halfway through the election campaign… Producer Andrew is away for Thanksgiving this week, so our regulars are off the leash and the metaphors get a little… colourful. In the wake of updated tactical voting data, we discuss the possibilities that lie…
152: CORBYN & JOHNSON’S TRUDGE MATCH, plus polls, manifestos and ASK REMAINIACS
Nov 22, 2019 • 79 min
The first episode of Remainiacs to be verified by “Fact Check UK” as “proper good, five stars on iTunes from us…” Who won the first debate of the campaign between Johnson, Corbyn and Corbyn’s enormous specs? We discuss manifestos, polls and potential…
151: BORIS, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE with guest Peter Foster of the Telegraph
Nov 15, 2019 • 65 min
A first for Remainiacs as we welcome a guest from the Telegraph! But don’t worry, it’s their eminently sensible Europe Editor PETER FOSTER with a tour d’horizon of the frosty future that Britain faces if Johnson gets the Brexit he says he wants. Plus! Why…
BONUS AUDIO COLUMN: It’s time to tell them “NO” says ALEX ANDREOU
Nov 14, 2019 • 4 min
In a special mini-episode, Alex Andreou puts his mellifluous voice to a Twitter thread he did with Best for Britain earlier this week, about the need to start saying “No” to the so-called strongmen who don’t understand the meaning of the word… The column…
BONUS PODCAST: Remainiacs Live in Manchester with guest Rob Ford
Nov 10, 2019 • 96 min
Our first live show in Manchester YES OK SALFORD on Sat 2 November was a smash hit. Dorian, Ros and Ian joined special guest Rob Ford of the University of Manchester onstage at The Lowry theatre to deal with the state of play in those far-off days of the…
FOOT IN MOUTH DISEASE: Election Week One
Nov 8, 2019 • 51 min
Election Week One: everyone sabotages themselves! Farage vs Rees-Mogg! Trump vs Johnson! Plus tactical voting: our panelist Naomi Smith on the controversy over her organisation Best For Britain’s advice site. Is B4B’s data really a better guide than the…
149: CAMPAIGN STUPOR-NOVA with guest John Crace
Oct 31, 2019 • 66 min
As Christmelection 2019 finally, finally, finally gets under way, could Boris Johnson’s good-time blustering turn out to be a campaigning bug, not a feature? Why we should all have looked harder at the opinion poll which claimed that voters were OK with…
BONUS BIT: Ian Dunt guests on On The House
Oct 25, 2019 • 2 min
Need a bit more Dunt for your Friday? Britain’s sweariest pundit is the special guest on this week’s edition of our companion podcast On The House, where Lib Dem MPs and Tory escapees Sam Gyimah and Phillip Lee convene over a pint to try and work out what…
148: INTERMISSION IMPOSSIBLE with guest John Curtice
Oct 23, 2019 • 63 min
As Boris Johnson experiences embarrassing Brexitus Interruptus, the Remainiacs team discuss this week’s knife-edge Commons votes… what the Pause means for the Cause… and whether voters really are coalescing around the Deal when they literally don’t know…
147: EMERGENCY PODCAST: Remain for the LetWIN
Oct 19, 2019 • 17 min
We were expecting a funeral march. Instead we got a victory procession – of sorts. After the big march and the even bigger vote, heroic Best For Britain march organiser Naomi Smith and truly knackered journo Ian Dunt join Andrew Harrison in an echoey…
146: EMERGENCY PODCAST: The Long Night before the Big Day
Oct 18, 2019 • 33 min
The Vote. The March. The Deal and the Amendments. The balance of power. And the decision? As we steel ourselves for the biggest day in this whole struggle, Dorian Lynskey, Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt assemble to examine what’s on the table, how we got here…
145: INTO THE ENDZONE: Is this finally it for Brexit?
Oct 16, 2019 • 53 min
So we’re finally here. Boris Johnson thinks he’s got a deal. Arlene Foster isn’t so sure. Nobody knows what’s in the deal – but some of the ERG think it’ll pass the Commons anyway. The Remainiacs team gather to work out what we know, what we don’t know……
144: EXTENSION REBELLION: Will Boris blink?
Oct 10, 2019 • 59 min
Remainiacs on a Friday, like it’s 2017 or something? As the clock ticks down to Zero Hour, will the Government’s performative anti-Brussels bolshiness come back to bite it? What are the real factors that are making the GNU the most endangered animal in…
143: O, BUFFER WHERE ART THOU? Johnson’s border plans – plus WTO trade fun
Oct 4, 2019 • 60 min
It’s not a deal if only one person wants it. This week, the Government breaks its promise on no customs checks in the island of Ireland with an offer the EU can’t excuse. Is Johnson throwing Ireland under the Boris Bus (again) and why does the…
142: REMAINIACS LIVE: Democalypse 2019 Part 2 with MARK GATISS
Oct 1, 2019 • 91 min
Here’s audio from our second live show from Mon 23 Sept, with special guest MARK GATISS of The League of Gentlemen and Doctor Who fame joining regulars Ros Taylor, Alex Andreou and Andrew Harrison for a gala evening of pre-Supreme Court conjecture.…
141: REMAINIACS LIVE: Democalypse 2019 Part 1 with JAMES O’BRIEN
Sep 28, 2019 • 87 min
A Sunday bonus: the first of our two DEMOCALYPSE 2019 shows at the Leicester Square Theatre from Monday 23 Sept, in case you couldn’t make it or you want to “experience the magic” again.Listen up as Dorian, Ingrid, Ian and special guest James O’Brien dig…
140: PARLIAMENT UNPROROGUED – plus guest Robert Webb
Sep 26, 2019 • 61 min
DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK! As Parliament returns in righteous anger and the Brexit Press bleat about how the Supreme Court has DESTROYED DEMOCRACY, the Remainiacs team reconvene to find out if everything really has changed. Special guest ROBERT WEBB – Peep…
139: JUDGMENT DAY Supreme Court EmergencyCast with David Allen Green and Schona Jolly QC
Sep 24, 2019 • 23 min
Incredible scenes on a monumental day, as guests Schona Jolly QC and David Allen Green hotfoot it across London to join Naomi Smith in Remainiacs HQ.Just how damning was the Supreme Court judgment on Johnson’s illegal prorogation? How on earth can the…
138: JUSTICE LEAGUE HITS SUPREME COURT with guest Jolyon Maugham
Sep 19, 2019 • 60 min
With the legality of prorogation being tested in the crucible of the Supreme Court, we welcome Good Law Project director and Remain legal vanguard JOLYON MAUGHAM QC to the studio to discuss exactly what’s at stake. If the Government wins this one, could…
137: SUPREME CAUGHT? David Allen Green on the Scottish court case capers
Sep 11, 2019 • 16 min
“And finally monsieur, a wafer-thin Brexity mint…” The “distinguished”* legal expert DAVID ALLEN GREEN joins us to explain the consequences of the Scottish Court of Sessions’ bombshell ruling in a little extra Remainiacs for one week only.* As endorsed by…
136: GAGGIN’ FOR BREXIT plus guest Bridget Phillipson MP
Sep 11, 2019 • 63 min
As the Prorogue Leader’s plans fall apart at the first hurdle, we look at the fallout of The Week It All Went Wrong. Will a silenced Parliament speak louder than an active one could? Does Johnson have any real power left? And will there be anything…
135: THE LYIN’ KING LOSES CONTROL plus guest Jonathan Lis
Sep 4, 2019 • 58 min
Was that the shortest honeymoon since Cher married Greg Allman? The Johnson-Cummings plan is in bits on the floor of Parliament and Bojo’s jolly mask has well and truly slipped. As the petulant boy king threatens a General Election he can’t deliver, the…
134: PROROGUE STATE Emergencycast with David Allen Green
Aug 30, 2019 • 32 min
Things are moving far too fast to wait ’til next Friday. Ros Taylor, Alex Andreou and guest David Allen Green gather in the studio to look at the legality of prorogation, the chances of beating it in the courts or elsewhere… and the poor performance of…
133: MAD COUP DISEASE plus guest Hugo Rifkind
Aug 28, 2019 • 57 min
The moment of truth is finally here. Johnson-Cummings have decided it’s necessary to destroy parliamentary sovereignty in order to “save” it. But the Remain Alliance finally has its act together — and the numbers to stop No Deal.Alex Andreou is…
132: BOJO GOES INTER-RAILING plus special guest Guy Garvey of Elbow
Aug 23, 2019 • 53 min
“What you’ve got to remember is, even the good guys are sociopaths.”Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ingrid Oliver. Audio production by Elsie Bath at Soho Radio, London. The producer is Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters…
131: EMERGENCYCAST: Have We Got GNUs For You with special guest David Allen Green
Aug 19, 2019 • 33 min
If Remainer Conservatives and Lib Dems can’t swallow their notion of Jeremy Corbyn, Interim Prime Minister, who CAN they agree on? Exactly how would we get to our Government of National Unity anyway? How long would it last? Why there is no Season Finale…
130: The Brexiters’ War on Objective Reality
Aug 15, 2019 • 56 min
This week: Why Dominic Cummings is putting out information chaff to create the impression of activity. Which good Remainy cause are YOU going to donate your shiny Brexit 50p to? Would Paddington Bear be rejected for Settled Status? Why are the Brexiters…
129: CUMMINGS GOES KAMIKAZE plus special guest Rory Palmer MEP
Aug 9, 2019 • 61 min
On the agenda: The headlong rush to an end nobody voted for, and why No Deal is a man-made asteroid strike. When is the right time for a No Confidence motion against the Government? Linguistic programming as Johnson drills the buzzphrase “undemocratic…
128: BRECON BAD: Emergency By-Electioncast
Aug 2, 2019 • 21 min
Lib Dems on the march? General Election plans scattered? As the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election result reduces Johnson’s majority to just one, Naomi Smith, Alex Andreou and guest Rob Blackie convene to sort out what it all means. See acast.com/privacy…
127: BOJO’S ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION plus special guest Heidi Allen MP
Aug 2, 2019 • 62 min
This week HEIDI ALLEN – independent MP, recovering Tory and battle-scarred CHUK veteran – joins us in the Brexit blunderdome. How can we create a Remain Alliance when the clock is ticking? What’s Johnson planning for Election ’19 and how do we fight the…
126: THE CORONATION OF PRINCE BOFFREY plus special guest Gavin Esler
Jul 25, 2019 • 66 min
So it’s come to this… Boris Johnson finally gets to sit in the Big Chair. Where do we go from here? Can he turn Brexiter fantasy into governmental reality? Is there a real Awkward Squad assembling on the Tory backbenches? And how do we get through this…
125: Guests LED BY DONKEYS: How they hacked Brexit Britain’s brain
Jul 19, 2019 • 65 min
They put tweets that Brexiters would rather forget on giant billboards, chased Farage around the country with reminders of his lies, and annoyed loony-right glove puppet Guido Fawkes so much he outed them for spite. Now guerrilla artists and Remainiac…
124: THE AMBASSADOR’S RECEPTION plus guest Wes Streeting MP
Jul 12, 2019 • 66 min
So much for the Special Relationship… In an unprecedented week in which PM-to-be Boris Johnson effectively fired Britain’s ambassador to the USA to placate a bullying Donald Trump, we look into Britain’s humiliating future as a taker of orders from bigger…
123: RISE OF THE TROLLITICIANS plus comedian Kieran Hodgson on the lessons of 1975
Jul 5, 2019 • 62 min
As the Brexit Party Ltd’s antics in Strasbourg grow more obnoxious, does the future belong to “trolliticians” who don’t really want to achieve anything – they just want to ruin everything around them? Should Vladimir Putin’s pronouncement that “liberalism…
122: POWER, CORRUPTION AND LIES with Brian Klaas, author of How To Rig An Election
Jun 28, 2019 • 57 min
As the Tory leadership race is buried under an avalanche of dead cats, we’re joined by political analyst Brian Klaas – assistant professor of global politics at UCL, expert on authoritarianism, electoral malpractice and how democracies die, author of How…
121: A PANTOMIME OF DEMOCRACY plus guest Caroline Criado-Perez
Jun 20, 2019 • 63 min
This one’s in danger of being superseded by events so it’s out a day early… We recorded it just a little too soon to catch the heroic demise of Rory Stewart. But we did catch the latest Blue on Blue atrocities from the Tory leadership squabble, plus…
120: PROROGUE ONE: A Tory Wars Story with guest Anand Menon
Jun 14, 2019 • 58 min
This week ANAND MENON – commentator, director of UK In A Changing Europe and Moriarty to Ian Dunt’s Sherlock Holmes – joins us in our fancy new studio to perform triage on the Tory leadership battle and all the latest Brexit catastrophes. On the podcast:…
119: Into PurgaTORY with special guest DOMINIC GRIEVE MP
Jun 7, 2019 • 71 min
On the agenda: the Conservatives’ self-inflicted purgatory. The squabble for the Party leadership, and why Rory Stewart is the Tory Corbyn (Torbyn?). Trump Week and Britain’s future as trade partner or prey. And the sad end (or is it?) of Change UK. It’s…
118: ANARCHY IN THE UK? EU elections aftermath special
May 30, 2019 • 68 min
After the EU parliamentary elections turned into a straight-up showdown between the Remain bloc and the Brexit Party, who’s in charge now – and what’s left of the Tories and Labour? How can Remainers challenge the Brexiters’ simplistic narrative that…
117: VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL Our trade future with guest Dmitry Grozoubinski
May 23, 2019 • 58 min
We didn’t QUITE make Wednesday night as promised at the top of the show… but here’s this week’s podcast, just in time for that EU vote. In this episode: What’s in the WAB and has any May idea ever died quite so quickly? Final learnings from the EU…
116: SPECIAL EDITION: Candidate-packed Euro Elections hustings-cast!
May 19, 2019 • 69 min
Surprise special edition incoming… It’s Euro elections week and lots of us STILL don’t know who to vote for. On Friday 17 May we brought together people from the key national parties who are hunting the Remainer vote to make their pitch in semi-hustings…
115: THE EVE OF THE WAR with special guest Stephen Bush of the New Statesman
May 17, 2019 • 71 min
As the EU Election clock ticks remorselessly down to zero we’re joined by the New Statesman’s political editor STEPHEN BUSH to survey the campaign so far and predict the upshot. What will Labour’s “all things to everyone” stance to do its vote? How do we…
114: DEMOTING THE VOTE with special guest, Labour MP ALEX SOBEL
May 9, 2019 • 58 min
How did a sweeping local elections vote for Remain parties become an instruction to “just get Brexit done”? What do those results mean for the EU Elections later this month? What will it take to stop the momentum of the Brexit Party? And what will happen…
113: EU elections: HOWLS OF FRUSTRATION with special guest Rachel Shabi
May 2, 2019 • 66 min
As Labour’s NEC enrages members by pushing a Confirmatory Referendum into Never-Neverland and recommitting to “Soft” Brexit, we invite Guardian writer and Corbyn supporter RACHEL SHABI into the Remainiacs bunker for a candid discussion of Labour’s Brexit…
112: FAILURE TO LAUNCH: Have Remain parties blown the EU elections? PLUS 1975 Referendum retro special
Apr 26, 2019 • 57 min
On this week’s podcast: Why can’t the Remain parties get their acts together for the European Parliament elections, the most important vote on the EU since the Referendum? Historian ROBERT SAUNDERS joins us to explain what lessons we should have learned…
111: D’HONDT STOP BELIEVING: Fighting the EU Elections and more with guest Matt Forde
Apr 19, 2019 • 72 min
This week MATT FORDE – stand-up, ‘Mock The Week’ regular, creator of touring show ‘Brexit Through The Gift Shop’ and interviewer of political heavyweights on his podcast ‘The Political Party’ – joins us to get psephological for the upcoming EU Parliament…
110: STOP THE CLOCKS: The delay is away, plus Future Politics with Jamie Susskind
Apr 11, 2019 • 57 min
As Theresa May bows to the inevitable and asks for a short delay to Brexit, we ask what it’ll mean when a merciful EU insists on rather a longer one. Do the hard Brexit headbangers have what it takes to bring her down or are the ERG now fatally split?…
109: SPECIAL EDITION: Remainiacs onstage at PodcastLive
Apr 8, 2019 • 59 min
BONUS EPISODE: Here’s the audio from Sunday’s PodcastLive at The Light in London, where Dorian, Nina, Alex and Ros brought the RemainiacsLive experience to the special one-day festival of political podcasting. Have a listen to this special “raw and uncut”…
108: PRIME MINISTER JEREMAY: National Unity special with guest Tom Kibasi
Apr 3, 2019 • 66 min
Wonders will never cease. All her avenues exhausted, Theresa May reaches out to the only person who can help in her hour of need. And that would be… Jeremy Corbyn? This week we look at the minefield that is the Theresa-Jezza Love-in. Is compromise…
107: EMERGENCY PODCAST: Groundhog May as the Deal dies (again)
Mar 29, 2019 • 36 min
As MV3 turns out to be DOA we hotfoot it into febrile Soho to read the steaming entrails of the May Deal. What happens next? Does May have any blackmail left in her sack of off-brand tricks? What will happen at the EU Parent-Teacher meeting on April 10?…
106: TAKING BACK CONTROL with special guest John Harris
Mar 27, 2019 • 63 min
The March. The Revoke petition. The Government that can’t govern and the amendment that put MPs in charge of Britain’s destiny at last. Was this the week that Brexiters lost control of Brexit? In that quiet moment before the Indicative Votes we welcome…
105: Special edition: TONY BLAIR on this week’s crisis, how to win another Referendum and more
Mar 21, 2019 • 36 min
It’s a big one. TONY BLAIR, former Labour Prime Minister and now head of his Global Institute, talks to Dorian, Naomi and Ian about escape routes from the current Parliamentary chaos, how his own policies relate to the roots of Brexit, what a good Prime…
104: EDGE OF DESTRUCTION: Time runs out with guests Roland Smith and David Allen Green
Mar 20, 2019 • 61 min
With Brexit literally hours away, we convene Leaver-turned-Article-50-Revoker ROLAND SMITH and law and policy expert DAVID ALLEN GREEN to stare into the abyss. How did we get here? What could happen next? Has May engineered a Hobson’s Choice between her…
103: AFTERMATHCAST: Ok, so what exactly happened in Brexit’s latest Hell Week?
Mar 15, 2019 • 29 min
After a week like that we just had to reconvene and perform triage on the Deal, the People’s Vote, the state of May’s governmental authority and all the other walking wounded of the Brexit Infinity War. Dorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt and producer Andrew…
102: BREXIT: FINAL FANTASY? with special guests LAYLA MORAN MP and Tim McInerney of The Irish Passport
Mar 13, 2019 • 64 min
The flaming wreckage of The Deal is all around us (yet again) but what happens next? Can Theresa May salvage anything from her plans and career? Is there enough turd polish around to give the Deal another go-round? What even is Malthouse 2.0? And is it…
101: THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM: We look at Brexit bribery, Ladies For Leave and the elephants in the room
Mar 8, 2019 • 62 min
This week, the last desperate moves before next week’s descent in the Hellmouth of Final Votes. Has Theresa May’s attempts to bribe Labour MPs from Leave constituencies backfired? Just how wobbly is Labour’s “commitment” to a People’s Vote? And who will…
100: ONE HUNDREDTH SHOW! May’s delay, Labour People’s Vote flip, Common Market 2.0, Ireland and more
Feb 28, 2019 • 67 min
Huge thanks to May and Corbyn for laying on some quality material for our extended 100th podcast. Labour finally, finally comes out for a People’s Vote. But what needs to happen first? Can TIG claim credit? And are we in for another grudging 60%…
99: THE NOTORIOUS T.I.G.? Labour and Tory breakaways – with special guest Cristo Foufas
Feb 20, 2019 • 62 min
EMERGENCY RELEASE AS EVENTS GO CRAZY YET AGAIN. The dam finally breaks in the most dramatic week in Brexit since… January? Eight Labour MPs including Luciana Berger and Chuka Umunna quit Labour over anti-semitism and Corbyn’s intransigence over Brexit.…
98: PODCLASH SPECIAL! Remainiacs meet Cakewatch in EU summit conference
Feb 15, 2019 • 65 min
It’s a special edition of Remainiacs as we welcome our brothers-in-podcasting STEVE BULLOCK AKA @GuitarMoog (left) and CHRIS KENDALL AKA @ottocrat of the brilliant Cakewatch podcast for what the world is already calling the Yalta Conference of Remain.…
97: CAVALIERS vs. ROUNDHEADS with guest MARK GATISS of League Of Gentlemen
Feb 8, 2019 • 63 min
This is a LOCAL podcast for LOCAL people… We are thrilled to have the great MARK GATISS – writer, star of ‘The League Of Gentlemen‘, 'Sherlock' and 'Doctor Who', and five-star unyielding Remainer – as this week’s special guest on Remainiacs. Listen in as…
96: WELCOME TO FANTASY ISLAND plus our first Leaver guest, Oliver Norgrove
Jan 30, 2019 • 62 min
SPEED RELEASE TO KEEP UP WITH EVENTS: As Parliament delivers “a masterclass in cowardice” on the Withdrawal Bill and the May Government escapes into a world of pure imagination, Ros Taylor, Ian Dunt and new panelist Melissa Chemam convene to sift the…
95: SQUEAKY BREXIT TIME? Breaking down Plan B with special guest Steve Analyst
Jan 25, 2019 • 53 min
As Plan A arrives in its moustache and glasses, will May’s second attempt to get a deal through unbalance the Brexit Bus and if so, in which direction? Business intelligence expert and super-tweeter STEVE ANALYST joins us to see where the Undead Deal goes…
94: THE DAY THE DEAL DIED with special guest David Allen Green
Jan 16, 2019 • 63 min
RUSH RELEASE FOR RELEVANCE: The day after the May Deal finally fell to a record defeat (with an even worse vote than her projected result if she hadn’t bottled it in December) Ian Dunt, Naomi Smith and Dorian Lynskey convene to ask what the hell is going…
93: PARLIAMENT TAKES BACK CONTROL? With special guest Peter Kellner
Jan 10, 2019 • 61 min
It’s time-sensitive again so we’re releasing this one, recorded at 2pm on Wednesday, a little early. In our first podcast of 2019 we’re right back into the Brexit war of attrition with the aid of special guest PETER KELLNER, doyen of pollsters,…
92: NEW YEAR, NEW EU! The best and worst of 2018 – and our hopes for 2019
Jan 4, 2019 • 56 min
As Britain holds its breath for the Year of Decision, the Remainiacs panel convene to look back at the ups and downs of the year that’s just gone – and what we can look forward to for 2019. Gird yourself for the new year as Dorian Lynskey, Naomi Smith,…
91: A BREXMAS CAROL with guests Femi from OFOC and Seb Dance MEP
Dec 21, 2018 • 53 min
It’s the most blunderful time of the year! As MPs head off for a ‘well-earned’ – hem-hem – Christmas break, the final Remainiacs of 2018 welcomes returning favourites SEB DANCE MEP and FEMI OLUWOLE of Our Future Our Choice to see what lumps of coal are in…
90: INFINITE CRISIS! Special guest crossover with JAMES O’BRIEN and DAVID SCHNEIDER
Dec 12, 2018 • 61 min
You thought Brexit couldn’t get any worse? Guess again. As we hurtle towards the brick wall of No Deal, the Tories think there’s no better moment for a time-wasting leadership contest. Luckily we’ve persuaded two of our most popular guests of the year —…
89: LIVE ON INDECISION DAY Part Two: Crystal Balls and Brexmas Presents
Dec 11, 2018 • 70 min
And here’s Part Two of our live show from Monday 10 Dec, right in the middle of Theresa May’s total retreat from reality. Dorian Lynskey, Ingrid Oliver, Ian Dunt and Ros Taylor run through some post-Brexit scenarios, exchange Brexmas gifts, take audience…
88: INDECISION DAY: Live and unedited at Leicester Square Theatre – Part One!
Dec 11, 2018 • 39 min
We wouldn’t normally do this kind of thing… but the events of Monday 10 Dec were so insane that we just had to release the audio of our latest live show to everyone, not just our beloved Patreon backers. Here’s Part One of last night’s show at the…
87: BAD TIMES IN THE HOUSE OF PAIN plus: Can we rebrand Remain?
Dec 6, 2018 • 60 min
A tiny bit earlier than usual because hey who the hell knows what’s going to happen next… This week, CONTEMPT PROVIDERS: Will this week’s seismic events in the Commons bring us closer to a #PeoplesVote? ULTIMATE WEAPON: Does the Grieve Amendment mean that…
86: THE AAARGH! OPTION with special guest Marcus Brigstocke
Nov 30, 2018 • 64 min
As things get WORSE and WORSE and BLOODY WORSE we welcome much-loved Brexit-baiting comedian and actor MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE to stare into the vortex one more time. Should we say NO WAY, NORWAY? Will a televised May vs Corbyn ding-dong be the new Frost/Nixon…
85: COUP OR NO COUP with special guest Ayesha Hazarika
Nov 23, 2018 • 67 min
On this week’s queue-jumping REMAINIACS, comedian and political commentator Ayesha Hazarika joins us to discuss the coup that wasn’t, the Deal that might or might not be, and comedy’s ongoing struggle with the least funny thing ever: Brexit. PLUS Damon…
84: EMERGENCY CHAOS-CAST! Everyone quits!
Nov 15, 2018 • 29 min
On Planet Brexit's worst Day of Chaos yet, we drag Dorian Lynskey, Alex Andreou, Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt into the subterranean Remainiacs bunker to ask what it all means… and whether Theresa May can survive. Beware – this is an Emergency Podcast so it's…
83: THE DEAL is here. Now what? Plus guest CHRIS ADDISON on the Brexit tragi-comedy
Nov 14, 2018 • 64 min
Early release special – recorded at 2-3pm on Wednesday and it was up to date when we pressed ‘send’! THE DEAL is finally here, but what does it mean? What’s in it, who’s going to hate it and can May get it past Parliament, the DUP, the ERG and an…
82: EMERGENCY DUNTCAST! Jo Johnson resigns to demand a People’s Vote
Nov 9, 2018 • 15 min
You can't hide bad news on a Friday any more. Ian Dunt and Andrew Harrison rush to Soho Radio to discuss Jo Johnson's seismic resignation… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
81: ARRON BANKS BUST: “It’s like Bodyguard – but a lot less sexy.” Plus: Brexit Parliamentary procedure special!
Nov 9, 2018 • 52 min
Did Andrew Marr fail to land a punch on Arron Banks? Should Leave EU’s troubled Alpha Gammon have been invited on a BBC politics programme at all? What does it mean for Labour now that Momentum members have come out for a People’s Vote? Will Labour’s…
80: EMERGENCY PHONECAST! Arron Banks reported to the National Crime Agency
Nov 2, 2018 • 9 min
As yet another hot story breaks after we've recorded this week's show, Andrew Harrison talks to Ros Taylor about the escalation of investigations into the garrulous Mr Big of Leave. EU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
79: Special guest GAVIN ESLER on Referendum rage, BBC in crisis and the Brexit 50p. PLUS inside The Ladybird Book Of Brexit
Nov 2, 2018 • 64 min
Legendary former Newsnight presenter and BBC Washington Correspondent turned doughty Remain footsoldier GAVIN ESLER joins us to sort through the Breckage of another week in the sunlit uplands. Hold tight for… the 50p Brexit coin! Daniel Hannan’s plans to…
78: WILL POWER: What the People’s Vote March means. Plus special guest NICK COHEN of The Observer
Oct 26, 2018 • 74 min
THE MARCH THEY CAN’T IGNORE: In the wake of the epic 700,000-strong People’s Vote March we ask where next for the campaign for a Final Say referendum? And Observer columnist and Alpha Centrist Dad NICK COHEN joins us to talk over the long game in the…
77: Wargaming a #PeoplesVote: If we get the #FinalSay how do we win it?
Oct 19, 2018 • 63 min
Ahead of the People’s Vote March we ask: it’s all very well winning a chance to vote again but how do we carry the day? Who do we target, how do we campaign… and what happens if it’s a choice of Deal Or No Deal? Plus: What does the impending fall of…
76: “People’s Vote? I’m in!” DEBORAH MEADEN of Dragon’s Den is our special guest
Oct 12, 2018 • 72 min
We’re thrilled to welcome the legend that is DEBORAH MEADEN – star of Dragon’s Den, business colossus and indefatigable Remainer – into the Remainiacs bunker. Why is she refusing to be bullied into silence over Brexit? What does it mean when the Party of…
75: #RemainerNow: Leavers who changed their minds. Plus FESTIVAL NEWS: Brexit Through The Gift Shop
Oct 5, 2018 • 67 min
This week we meet the most important people in the whole Brexit mess: the people who voted Leave, now regret it and are fighting hard for a #PeoplesVote. Emma Huckey and Hugh Norris of grassroots group Remainer Now join Alex, Naomi and Andrew for a…
74: “NOBODY is ruling out Remain” Labour Brexit latest and more with special guest RUPA HUQ MP
Sep 28, 2018 • 48 min
On this week’s show special guest RUPA HUQ – Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton – joins us to read the entrails of the Labour Conference, marvel at the ERG’s latest made-up trade model, and ask just who the Dirty Rats of Brexit really are. What does…
EMERGENCY LO-FI PODCAST! The aSalzburg and Battery edition
Sep 21, 2018 • 17 min
With tottering Theresa still reeling from the proper Tusking meted out to her Chequers proposals, Ian Dunt and Andrew Harrison meet up outside the British Library to discuss the fallout from Salzburg – which was strategically timed, of course, to miss our…
73: Brexit vs IndyRef2 vs Remain… but who wins? Let’s ask ALYN SMITH, SNP MEP for Scotland
Sep 21, 2018 • 64 min
SNP MEP for Scotland Alyn Smith joins us for a spirited discussion of Scotland’s experience of Brexit, what it means for the future of the UK, and the complex relationship between Remainers and Scottish nationalists. Is the SNP really not lending its…
72: No Lexit Strategy: special guest ZOE WILLIAMS on the Brexit battle on the Left
Sep 14, 2018 • 55 min
Guardian columnist and Left Against Brexit activist ZOE WILLIAMS joins us to talk over the surreal Operation Yellowhammer, Boris Johnson’s Operation I Still Want To Be Prime Minister, why the ERG can’t stop battering the corpse of Chequers… and the Brexit…
71: BREXIT HUSTLE: Scams expert Alexis Conran on the psychology behind the Leave vote
Sep 7, 2018 • 69 min
Was Brexit a sophisticated confidence trick? Scams expert, host of the BBC’s The Real Hustle and TalkRadio presenter ALEXIS CONRAN joins us to talk bait-and-switch, the power of emotional alignment, and whether an ill-informed, manipulable Referendum…
70: Let’s Dance! Labour Euro MP SEB DANCE’s inside track on No Deal, Corbyn and more
Aug 31, 2018 • 58 min
Labour’s Deputy Leader in Brussels SEB DANCE MEP joins us in the Remainiacs Bunker to discuss the Government’s ‘technical notices’ and why they may be saving the worst for last… what life in Brussels is like for British MEPs now that we as a country have…
69: “Brexit is a betrayal of every British leader from Elizabeth I to Margaret Thatcher”
Aug 24, 2018 • 52 min
You wait forever for a Conservative Remainer on the show… and then two come along at once. This week SIMON ALLISON of “Torymainer” group Citizens4Britain joins us to discuss the Tory conference gagging Brexit dissenters, how the Party of Business became…
68: What’s the story, Remainer Tories? Pro-EU Conservative Garvan Walshe guests
Aug 17, 2018 • 63 min
This week on the Brexit podcast that DOES answer questions when it brings you a cup of tea… we’ve got Garvan Walshe, former Conservative Party National and International Security Policy Adviser and now columnist at ConservativeHome.com, joining us to…
67: WTO? WTF! How Brextremists are normalising a No Deal nightmare
Aug 10, 2018 • 60 min
This week: Are Brexit jihadis using the summer break to acclimatise voters to No Deal as if it’s some sort of sensible idea instead of kamikaze economics? ALSO: Chilli con Carney on the menu as Bank of England boss Mark Carney receives a punishment…
66: Dark ads, troll hunting and more with special guest STELLA CREASY – yes, it’s the Rebel MP
Aug 3, 2018 • 59 min
Special guest STELLA CREASY – Walthamstow MP, out-and-out Remainer and biggest* Wedding Present fan in the Commons – joins us in the week that the Government decided that its own contingency advice for No Deal was too alarming for the simple British…
65: FOOD! ADEQUATE FOOD! Stockpile special plus Jason Arthur of FFS
Jul 27, 2018 • 68 min
This week on the podcast that David Campbell Bannerman MEP wants to see prosecuted for “extreme EU loyalty”… Does Britain have what it takes to live on a diet of nettle soup? Will people who never actually experienced WWII ever shut up about the “Blitz…
64: HARD BREXIT, HERE WE COME? with guest David Allen Green
Jul 20, 2018 • 67 min
As Theresa May cravenly caves to the Brextremists yet again, are we finally trapped on a course for the catastrophic Hard Brexit that everyone fears? Lawyer and commentator DAVID ALLEN GREEN (also known as Jack Of Kent) joins us to explore escape routes…
63: DAY OF CHAOS What next for Brexit after Tory fratricidal fall-out?
Jul 13, 2018 • 58 min
After our emergency podcast on Monday it’s time for a more considered take on the Government’s disastrous week… and the verdict is still “WHAAAAAT?” Does Theresa May still have a Chequers policy or just a chequered future? After BOREXIT, will Johnson…
62: TORY CIVIL WAR MINICAST! Johnson gone, Davis gone… so what now?
Jul 9, 2018 • 17 min
It’s been 24 hours of scarcely believable Tory chaos as the Brexit clown car finally loses its wheels. Boris Johnson and David Davis are out — but what does it mean? IAN DUNT and DORIAN LYNSKEY hotfoot it across a febrile London to gaze in disbelief at…
61: Comedian INGRID OLIVER vs Brexit plus V For Vendetta revisited
Jul 6, 2018 • 64 min
On this week’s show we welcome comedian and actor INGRID OLIVER – yes fellow nerds, it’s UNIT scientist Osgood from Doctor Who – to the Remainiacs bunker to discuss Vote Leave finally (?) being brought to book for election spending, what the German half…
60: SELLING BRITAIN BY THE POUND: Shorting sterling, blowing out business
Jun 29, 2018 • 64 min
This week on the anti-Brexit podcast for people who actually KNOW how to rebel… the Greens’ Brexit and Finance spokesperson MOLLY SCOTT CATO MEP joins us to dig into the scandal of the Leavers short-selling sterling. Did hedge funds illegally use private…
59: MEANINGLESS VOTE: So that’s your rebellion, is it?
Jun 21, 2018 • 66 min
Tough week. Tension in the studio as we record this show on Wednesday afternoon while the crunch debate on the “meaningful vote” is taking place. Listen in for analysis on what it could mean, where we go next… and then stunned disbelief as Dominic Grieve…
58: EMERGENCY LO-FI MINI-CAST! May breaks her word in Grieveous fashion
Jun 15, 2018 • 15 min
Why do they keep doing this to us? YET AGAIN major events occur immediately after we finished recording Remainiacs on Wednesday. So YET AGAIN we've recorded a quick-and-dirty response to events. On this minicast, panel regular NAOMI SMITH talks about…
57: WITHDRAWAL PAINS: Have the Tory Rebels blown their shot?
Jun 15, 2018 • 59 min
On this week’s podcast, Guardian columnist and former Russia correspondent RAFAEL BEHR joins us to explain the mind-crushing complexity of Withdrawal Bill day. What happened, who won (if anyone) and where do we go from here? Did Theresa May play Dominic…
EMERGENCY PARKCAST! Dacre gone, Davis embarrassed, Johnson out of control
Jun 8, 2018 • 21 min
No sooner had we pressed "stop" on recording Wednesday's show than all sorts of bizarre events unfolded. Brexit cheerleader Paul Dacre announced his retirement from editing the Daily Mail, David Davis went through another pantomime resignation threat… and…
56: Withdrawal warfare, Corbyn crunch time, oh and DOOMSDAY!!
Jun 8, 2018 • 56 min
This week on the Brexit podcast that’s so powerful the government schedules its bad news for Thursdays to make sure we miss it… Special guest JONN ELLEDGE of the New Statesman and Citymetric joins us to talk about how urbanisation relates to Brexit. Is…
55: Angry Remainers, HUGO RIFKIND feels your pain
Jun 1, 2018 • 63 min
On this week’s Remainiacs, Times columnist and social media fighter-of-good-fights HUGO RIFKIND joins Dorian Lynskey and Ian Dunt for this week’s battle with the horrible Hydra that is Brexit. This week: Why Leavers shouldn’t dare conscript the Irish…
54: Who wants cake? Epic FIRST BIRTHDAY edition!
May 25, 2018 • 65 min
It’s REMAINIACS ASSEMBLE as all our regular panelists convene to “celebrate” a whole year in the Brexit time warp. Ian, Ros, Dorian, Naomi and Peter yes Peter listen back to our very first episode – back when “strong and stable” was still a thing – to…
53: Do We Wanna Live Like Gammon People?
May 18, 2018 • 58 min
The Norway option, gammon wars and the plight of expats with DR MICHAELA BENSON of Goldsmiths University of London. In the week when confusion continues to reign about the EEA option, Labour’s Brexit policy and what to do about customs, we talk to…
52: Lords Almighty! Unpicking that rebellion with our special guest, Greens co-leader CAROLINE LUCAS MP
May 11, 2018 • 58 min
After those pesky, meddlin’ peers in the House of Lords took a wrecking ball to Theresa May’s Brexit policy, we sort through the rubble with our special guest, Greens co-leader and Brighton Pavilion MP CAROLINE LUCAS. Are the Greens picking up votes…
51: Double-guest special with FEMI from OFOC and BILLY BRAGG
May 4, 2018 • 69 min
It’s inefficient Euro-socialist overmanning time as we present a special, super-extended episode of Remainiacs with not one but TWO special guests. First the fantastic FEMI OLUWOLE of youth campaign Our Future Our Choice tells us why he gave up a…
50: DAVID LAMMY MP on the Windrush fallout and the dirty roots of Brexit
Apr 27, 2018 • 43 min
Few MPs have grown in status since the Brexit mess unfolded – but DAVID LAMMY, the member for Tottenham, is one of them. We’re delighted to have him down in the Remainiacs Bunker to discuss the unsavoury roots of Brexit, what the Windrush scandal means……
49: People’s Vote, Windrush shame and Scotland vs Brexit with Kirsty Blackman MP of the SNP
Apr 20, 2018 • 60 min
Remainiacs welcomes SNP Westminster deputy leader and economics spokesperson KIRSTY BLACKMAN MP for a long-overdue Scottish perspective on Brexit. What does our departure from the EU mean for Scottish independence? Which would she prefer: no Brexit and…
BONUS: A taster of Anger Management with NICK CLEGG
Apr 19, 2018 • 3 min
When Nick Clegg appeared on Remainiacs last year, the ex-Deputy PM enjoyed it so much that he asked our backroom team to help him create his own podcast… so here's a special taster for Remainiacs listeners. ANGER MANAGEMENT WITH NICK CLEGG is a new…
48: Philomena Cunk’s writers help us fix Brexit
Apr 13, 2018 • 60 min
This week the co-creators of BBC2’s investigative dimwit Philomena Cunk – top comedy writers JASON HAZELEY and JOEL MORRIS – descend into the Remainiacs bunker to get all that Brexit misery off their chests. What should go inside the Museum of Brexit? How…
47: Fixing the BBC, Leavers for a Final Say vote and Ask Remainiacs
Apr 6, 2018 • 61 min
This week on the premier reason-based podcast for Brexit-watchers… The BBC’s coverage of Brexit is causing increasing alarm. Is the Corporation failing in its duty to explain? Is it just frightened of government and demagogues? How do we fix it? Is John…
46: We set the Brexit Doomsday Clock
Mar 30, 2018 • 61 min
Europe: it’s the Final Countdown. On this week’s show we look at what to expect – and what can go wrong – in the twelve-month road to our inglorious exit from the EU. Plus! After Christopher Wylie’s testimony to the Culture Committee, is the Referendum…
45: ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on the Battle against Brexit
Mar 23, 2018 • 64 min
The most fearsome spin doctor in politics is now a doughty fighter for Remain. ALASTAIR CAMPBELL enters the Remainiacs basement bunker to tell us what Remainers should really be doing… why Prime Minister David Cameron (remember him? posh chap?) kept…
44: JAY RAYNER on the Brexit food fiasco
Mar 16, 2018 • 62 min
Very excited to welcome legendary food journalist and Observer restaurant critic JAY RAYNER for the eye-opening, jaw-dropping hard truths of Britain’s Brexitised food policy. Are we really only days away from empty shelves in the event of Hard Brexit? Why…
43: Knowing me, knowing EU with DAVID SCHNEIDER
Mar 9, 2018 • 59 min
“Smell my EU protected denomination cheese, you mother!" This week’s special guest is the great DAVID SCHNEIDER, comedy legend of ‘Death Of Stalin’, ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ and ‘The Day Today’ fame. Listen up as he tells us how the Leave mentality works,…
42: Labour’s new Brexit dawn… or just Red Cake-ism?
Mar 2, 2018 • 64 min
Jeremy Corbyn has FINALLY come out in favour of “a” Customs Union. But are Labour’s ideas just Tory cake-and-eat-it promises with red icing on top? And why is he still repeating the Big Bus Lie that we can fund everything with imaginary money returned…
41: James O’Brien vs. the Brex-o-sphere
Feb 23, 2018 • 66 min
Last sane man on the airwaves and giant of Remain JAMES O’BRIEN of LBC joins us for possibly THE most epic interview we’ve yet had, in a special take-no-prisoners edition of Remainiacs. From BBC balance to Paul Dacre’s reign of terror over Tory ministers…
40: Johnson’s tatty olive branch, McDonnell in wonderland, fun with tariffs!
Feb 16, 2018 • 57 min
This week on the podcast that know clarity from carrots: end-of-career music hall turn Boris Johnson “reaches out” to Remainers by telling us to shut up and agree with him. The Government re-re-re-relaunches its Brexit policy – again. Fish passports and…
39: MINI-PUBCAST: The monstering of George Soros, regional impact leaks
Feb 12, 2018 • 18 min
PODFLASH: Two big Brexit stories broke immediately after we finished recording last week's episode, and we didn't want to wait til next Friday to deal with them. So Ian Dunt met our producer Andrew Harrison in the Red Lion pub off Whitehall to discuss the…
38: What Brexit REALLY means for working Britain
Feb 9, 2018 • 40 min
This week on the podcast that NEVER fiddles the figures: What will Brexit do to work in Britain? Employment consultant Rachel Marangozov joins us to explain what leaving the EU might really mean for the future of jobs. That odd-looking death threat to a…
37: AC Grayling on Brexit vs. Democracy
Feb 2, 2018 • 61 min
It’s a deep-thinking edition of Remainiacs as we welcome Prof AC GRAYLING – Philosopher, Master of the New College of the Humanities and intellectual engine-room of Remain – to examine what Brexit really means for British democracy. Can it be stopped?…
36: The One With Matthew Parris
Jan 26, 2018 • 56 min
WE LOVE PARRIS IN THE SPRINGTIME… This week, noted Times and Spectator columnist and former Conservative MP MATTHEW PARRIS joins us for your weekly dose of Brexit badinage. Why do so many Tory MPs hate Boris Johnson? Is his ‘Bridge Over Bullshit Waters’…
35: Nigel’s Second Referendum and the Amorous Henry Bolton
Jan 19, 2018 • 49 min
On this week’s show… What’s behind Nigel Farage’s will-we-won’t-we routine on a Second Referendum? Does he just want to stay in the news – or does he know something we don’t? Our panel check which way the wind is blowing for another vote to undo the last…
34: Good Lord! ANDREW ADONIS on rebellion, ‘national fascism’ and PM Nigel Farage
Jan 12, 2018 • 57 min
PEER PRESSURE: Newly-unbound superhero of remain Lord Andrew Adonis joins us in the Remainiacs Bunker to discuss how Brexit is infecting every aspect of government, the dirty tricks culture at No.10, and why Nigel Farage is the real Prime Minister. What’s…
33: The One With Vince Cable
Jan 5, 2018 • 54 min
You wait ages for a top Lib Dem and then two come along at once… Lib Dem leader SIR VINCE CABLE follows our Nick Clegg special with his own take on the brave, Brexitty new year. Where should we Remainiacs focus our energies? Have we actually HAD a real…
32: And so this is Brexmas, and what have we done…?
Dec 22, 2017 • 34 min
It’s the most blunderful time of the year… Gather round the fire for the REMAINIACS End Of Year special. Regulars Ian Dunt, Ros Taylor, Dorian Lynskey, Naomi Smith and Peter Collins share their heroes, high points, low points and hidden significant…
31: NICK CLEGG tells us how to stop Brexit… really!
Dec 15, 2017 • 53 min
This week on the podcast for rebels and mutineers… NICK CLEGG joins Dorian, Peter and special guest MIRANDA SAWYER in the Remainiacs bunker for a full-on remoan-a-thon that’s full of optimism and ideas for the future. Can we actually STOP Brexit, and if…
30: The Dog Ate My Brexit Papers Edition
Dec 8, 2017 • 48 min
This week on the podcast that literally cannot believe what it’s seeing… How in the hell is David Davis still in post after admitting that the secret Brexit assessments, which he said were “exhaustive”, DO NOT EVEN EXIST? Meanwhile it emerges that the…
29: THE €50bn DIVORCE: Bills, spills and idiot principles
Dec 1, 2017 • 47 min
This week on Britain’s last-ever European Podcast of Culture… What did David Davis hope to achieve by redacting the Government’s 58 secret Impact Papers? Why did DExEU spin doctors harass journalists for even saying the papers even existed – when now we…
28: BRELIEVERS SPECIAL - Any Regrets?
Nov 24, 2017 • 58 min
In this week's edition of the saboteurs' best friend Dorian & Peter are joined by Guardian columnist and Centrist Mum Suzanne Moore to discuss the decline of the Daily Express, how not to keep our closest neighbours onside, and the leavers who have gone…
27: Crunch time for Tory Brexit Mutineers?
Nov 17, 2017 • 56 min
This week on the no-bullshit Brexit podcast… The Withdrawal Bill is in play, so is it time for the Tory Mutineers to finally grow a backbone? Evening Standard columnist ROSAMUND URWIN and stand-up comic GRÁINNE MAGUIRE join us to thrash it all out. Plus:…
26: GRAND THEFT DEMOCRACY: Did bots buy Brexit?
Nov 10, 2017 • 57 min
This week on the no-bullshit Brexit podcast… We talk to investigative journalist MIKE HIND about how automated social media is warping democracy, and what you can do to keep the bots at bay. Plus: Why Britain should be booming now, and why it isn’t. How…
25: Secret Surveys and Dodgy Donations
Nov 3, 2017 • 58 min
This week on the no-bullshit Brexit podcast… Our special guest, Lewisham East MP and Remainer hero HEIDI ALEXANDER, on the Government’s 58 hidden economic impact surveys. Why won’t they release them? Plus: Ukip, Arron Banks and those allegations of…
24: Germansplaining Brexit plus Orwell Book Club
Oct 27, 2017 • 57 min
This week on the favourite podcast of disloyal academics everywhere… Our special guest political commentator NINA SCHICK of BBC, Sky and Bloomberg TV drops in to Germansplain the Brexit mess to we naïve Anglos. Turns out the German car industry isn’t…
23: The One With Mitch Benn
Oct 20, 2017 • 50 min
This week MITCH BENN – comedian, musician and treacherous mind-controlled slave of Brussels – joins us in the Brexit Bus as it screams towards the brick wall of No Deal. And he’s quite optimistic. “What there is to be won here,” he tells us, “we on the…
22: Brexit: The No Deal Means Doom Edition
Oct 13, 2017 • 50 min
This week on the Brexit podcast that doesn’t want a bloody blue passport… The grisly spectre of NO DEAL is back from the dead. Are these morons REALLY going to crash us out of the EU with no settlement at all? Special guest ALEX ANDREOU – columnist,…
Tory Co ference Special
Oct 6, 2017 • 61 min
MANCHESTER, SO MUCH TO ANSWER FOR. This week on Britain’s best Brexit podcast: Theresa May literally chokes on her words in “a grand moment of political education for the Conservative Party at large” – but what does it mean? Plus stand-up comic and…
AL MURRAY versus Brexit
Sep 29, 2017 • 60 min
BREXPLICIT LANGUAGE ALERT: This week special guest and Great British comic AL MURRAY wades into the Brexit mess in no uncertain terms (and he hasn’t even got his Pub Landlord hat on). How quickly does Nigel Farage’s bloody-good-laugh persona dissolve when…
The one with Gina Miller
Sep 22, 2017 • 51 min
It’s an exciting week as we welcome Superhero of Remain GINA MILLER to tell us about her battles over Article 50 and now the Government’s “deal” with the DUP, the future of the battle against Brexit, and how she made Nigel Farage VERY uncomfortable on a…
The One With Nick Cohen
Sep 15, 2017 • 53 min
Sparks fly in the Remainiacs bunker this week as we’re visited by Observer columnist and author of ‘What’s Left?’ NICK COHEN. Enjoy a bout of spirited Brexit conversation with Britain’s most fearless political commentator and lovestruck Corbyn worshipper.…
March For Europe Minicast
Sep 10, 2017 • 14 min
Join Dorian Lynskey, Peter Collins and Ros Taylor as they report from the People's March For Europe, soak up the atmosphere and talk to some of the people on the march. Includes interview with Seb Dance, MEP See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
“WHY WOULD ANYONE COME HERE?” The Home Office EU Immigration Paper Explained
Sep 8, 2017 • 53 min
As the Home Office paper on EU residents' status is leaked, Peter Collins, Ian Dunt and Ros Taylor dissect the grim details. Plus, special guest The Memo's Oliver Smith explains what Brexit will mean for the UK's tech industry, and Ros takes us through…
STARMZY TO THE RESCUE? Has Keir Starmer sorted Labour’s Brexit stance?
Sep 1, 2017 • 45 min
This week join Dorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt and Peter Collins as they unpick Labour's latest stance on Brexit. Plus; the best Brexit gags from the Edinburgh Fringe, why the Home Office can't be trusted, and what Peter will be wearing to the People's March For…
BREXIT BEDLAM: The faith-based economics edition
Aug 25, 2017 • 38 min
This week on the Brexit podcast for the reality-based community… The “staggering economic illiteracy” of Brexit cheerleader Prof Patrick Minford. Will civil servants come to Britain’s rescue? Why the European Free Trade Association Court is “less boring…
OFFSIDE! Post-Brexit soccer, customs chaos and the War on Centrism
Aug 18, 2017 • 60 min
This week on the Brexit podcast that bends its own bananas… Special guest PHILIPPE AUCLAIR, football writer and England correspondent for France Football, tells us how Brexit will make the national game a lot less beautiful. The sheer fantasy of the…
BREXIT LATEST: The Baldrick Ultimatum
Aug 11, 2017 • 55 min
This week on the only Brexit podcast with an EU Blue Flag for cleanliness… Is David Davis’s negotiation team really lulling Brussels into a false sense of security or are they genuinely inept? How dare EU tyrants bring in the tough border controls we…
BREXIT BUST-UP: Don Felipe vs Dirty Davis
Aug 4, 2017 • 56 min
This week on the podcast that gets through European customs faster than Trump gets through Comms Directors… After that shocking Brextremism poll, do Leave voters REALLY want their kids to be poorer? Ian gets trolled by David Davis’s new Chief of Staff. Is…
BREXIT VS. DINNER: The Chicken à la Chlorine edition
Jul 28, 2017 • 59 min
This week on the podcast that remembers when the Euro wasn’t Europe’s strongest currency… Special guest AFUA HIRSCH of Sky TV and The Guardian on the post-Brexit crisis in British identity. Is the Lib Dems’ new leader Strong And Cable enough to hold back…
REPEAL BILL: A Very Brexit Power-Grab
Jul 21, 2017 • 47 min
This week on the podcast that wants to keep its red passport… Is Brexit technically illegal? What horrors are contained in the small print of the “Great Repeal Bill”? Our special guest, Irish stand-up comedian GRAINNE MAGUIRE, gives Brexit Britain a bit…
BREXPULSION: EU citizens in limbo
Jul 14, 2017 • 50 min
This week on every Europhile’s favourite Brexit podcast… How the Home Office told an EU citizen who’d lived legally in the UK for 24 years to “make arrangements to leave” without any legal grounds – and then refused to hear her complaints. Our special…
BREXIT, SCIENCE AND FISH: Britain sidelines itself, again
Jul 7, 2017 • 57 min
This week on the Brexit podcast that refuses to get over it… Special guest DR MIKE GALSWORTHY of http://scientistsforeu.uk rails against the self-destructive waste of Britain’s departure from European science collaboration. And he tells us why Britain…
May’s migrant offer and the Brexit Brain Drain
Jun 30, 2017 • 46 min
This week on the podcast that won’t shut up and get over Brexit… Is Theresa May’s offer of “settled status” to EU migrants worth the paper it’s scribbled on? Are highly skilled EU citizens resident in Britain finally packing up to leave? And stand-up…
BREXIT VOTE ONE YEAR ON: Where were you?
Jun 23, 2017 • 36 min
Can it only be a year since Britain voted itself poorer, angrier and more irrelevant? Regulars Dorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk and Peter Collins plus some of our special guests recall where they were and what they were doing on the magical day…
ELECTION FALLOUT: Is Hard Brexit really going soft?
Jun 16, 2017 • 49 min
This week: Have we passed Peak Hard Brexit? Why are Leave bloggers losing their minds about Remainers returning to government? Is the Tory brand undergoing detoxification or re-retox? Plus, in bed with the DUP… “shut up Guy Verhofstadt, you’re not…
ELECTION SPECIAL: “Revenge Of The Young ’Uns”
Jun 9, 2017 • 44 min
On today's special post-election podcast Dorian Lynskey and Ian Dunt are joined by Naomi Smith, Remain campaigner and former Lib Dem parliamentary candidate. Fuelled by strong coffee and Red Bull, they discuss the problems with calling an election no one…
1/6/17: Theresa May’s plan – “A great enterprise, and no-one to know what it is”
Jun 6, 2017 • 57 min
This week on the podcast for people who won’t just shut up and accept Brexit… If Theresa May has such a great plan for leaving the EU, why won’t she tell us more about it? Special guest ROS TAYLOR of the LSE Brexit Blogs explains the unknown costs of…
Podcast #1: Brexit and “The empty tyrannical genius of Theresa May”
May 26, 2017 • 46 min
Podcast #1: “The empty tyrannical genius of Theresa May” The first episode of a new, no-holds-barred podcast for everyone who won’t just shut up and get over Brexit – presented by Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian, and…