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19: Chequers Pyjama Party
Jul 11 • 66 min
We interrupt our summer mental health break to bring you episode 19, co-hosted by Chris and guest host Nick Crosby of Pro Europa. Steve's still on his break but we have too much to talk about so here we are: Chequers pyjama party, Cabinet resignations,…
We’re All Going On A Summer Mental Health Break
Jul 6 • 4 min
In the words of soft rock legends Chicago, everybody needs a little time away. Just a quick one this week to let our listeners know that we're taking a bit of a break from podcasting over the summer to recover our mojos, reconnect with the world outside…
18: Micturating on your Frites
Jun 27 • 64 min
Steve's article in Prospect on freedom of movement Intro/outro music: “Going up the Wrong Way” by Bai Kamara Jr, from his album "The Mystical Survivors and Some Rare Earthlings". Available Fnac, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc. http://www.baikamara.com
17: A Very Brexit Coup
Jun 14 • 75 min
Listeners are advised that this podcast contains very strong language from the very start, including scenes of an adult nature. Listener discretion is advised. A hell of a week in Brexitland. We skim over it all before getting stuck into the way in which…
16: Citizens’ Rights
Jun 6 • 80 min
Laura's Twitter thread about the democratic failings of the referendum, the exclusion of those most affected, and Leave's lies about the Vienna Convention. The reality of Freedom of Movement: Dave's story British in Europe (all staff are volunteers -…
15: The Blame Game
May 31 • 80 min
This week we're looking at background briefings by senior EU sources to UK media, and what those mean for the state of withdrawal negotiations (spoiler: nothing good). There's also a spot of Soft Brexit follow-up, and some huge whopping lies of the week.…
14: Shy Weans Get No Sweeties
May 24 • 69 min
Alyn Smith MEP Alyn's page on the European Parliament's website Scotland in Europe Chris' 2015 blogpost on how progressive politics and civic engagement in the UK could - should - have been given a new lease of life by the EU referendum…
13: EEA No Way
May 16 • 86 min
Directive 1999/56/EC adapting to technical progress Council Directive 78/933/EEC relating to the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices on wheeled agricultural and forestry tractors - Ottolights! Jonathan Meades on Belgium Culture Corner:…
12: Europe Day Special
May 9 • 122 min
The Schuman Declaration Taking a break from our usual format, we spend this week talking about the things we love about Europe. A lot of it is quite personal and, well… self-indulgent, so feel free to skip this one if it's not your cup of tea (yes that…
11: Schadenfreude Schpecial
May 3 • 55 min
The Overton window Chris Grey's Brexit Blog on how Brexiters would have been happier if they had lost the referendum. Catherine Bearder's tweet on the rumour that UKIP have been asking about their European Parliament offices during transition Sponsored by…
10: The Where Is Labour? Episode
Apr 26 • 69 min
Ahead of next week's local elections in England, Steve and Chris wonder why Labour isn't doing better in the polls, what Labour's Brexit policy really is, and what Labour's strategists are smoking? Also: civic engagement, plastic toffs, and Lie(s) of the…
9: Overrated Eurotrash
Apr 19 • 60 min
Steve’s 'keep the flame alive' article in the Guardian The Institute for Government's report on "Voting for Brexit: Parliament's consideration of the withdrawal deal and future framework" Chris' blog piece on what is a eurosceptic "Accidental"…
8: The Easter F-word Special
Apr 12 • 65 min
Chris' blog post on the West Lothian Question and UK federalism (or lack of). John Pinder's obituary Altiero Spinelli The Ventotene Manifesto Guy Verhofstadt and Dany Cohn-Bendit's manifesto "There Is No Alternative To A Federal Europe" Chris' table…
7: Fishcake and Winklepicking
Mar 29 • 53 min
Laura Shields' (@mediawhizz) thread exposing the lie about citizen rights being protected by the Vienna Convention The Smart Border 2.0 study commissioned by the European Parliament Analysis of the Withdrawal Agreement and transition arrangements by Steve…
6: she gave him the toy steering wheel
Mar 15 • 64 min
Speech by Dany Cohn Bendit in the European Parliament - featuring le beurre et l'argent du beurre but not le cul de la cremière Speech by Alyn Smith in the European Parliament The most mendacious video of all time courtesy of Leave.EU Steve's article in…
5: Explicit in Welsh
Mar 7 • 61 min
Jean-Claude Piris' Twitter thread critiquing Theresa May's speech Cherrypicking: Report of Stefaan de Rynck's LSE lecture Roger Helmer LOL Sponsored this week by finalsayforall.eu. Join us on Thursday 22 March, The Grapevine, Place Luxembourg, Brussels,…
4a: Bonus Material *screams into abyss*
Mar 3 • 10 min
Steve and Chris list their Lies of the Week and respond to listener questions including: does divide and rule work? and screams into the abyss Intro music: “Certainty" by the Drønes ’72 (@drones72band), from their debut EP, ‘Whispers Never Stop vol.1’.
4: Stand Firm on Fudge
Mar 3 • 57 min
Follow up: the international language of cakeism Steve's thread on the difference between THE Customs Union and A customs union, with the Single Market thrown in for good measure. Sponsored by wandsworth.eu! We are looking for sponsors - but we don’t want…
3: the 40 watt amplifier
Feb 24 • 58 min
Steve Peers' blog post with a post mortem on Boris Johnson's and Theresa May's speeches Garreth Hayes' brilliant thread on complexity "The best Brexit tweet ever" #GreatLeapBackwards This episode was recorded in the evening, Belgian beer is involved, and…
3a: Bonus: Ask Cakewatch 3a
Feb 24 • 17 min
Bonus material! After Episode 3, this is episode 3a (or will that get us into another numbering nightmare?) - dedicated to #AskCakewatch. Steve and Chris respond to listener questions including: what's your favourite thing about Article 2 of the EU…
2: He got the EU lurgie
Feb 14 • 58 min
Sponsored (for free) by Best for Britain - donate here and FIGHT BREXIT! The EU's position paper on transition David Allen Green's Twitter thread on transition JC Piris on Twitter - the former head of the EU Council's Legal Service Chris' blog post on…
1: The Pilot. “Very rarely are people dicks”
Feb 6 • 43 min
Steve on the job Steve being accused of misogyny by Nadine Dorries Chris having a go at the BBC and their coverage of the Customs Union Steve tweeting on what the HELL is going on with this timewasting Twitter user @Jim_Cornelius taking Nadine Dorries…