Unparliamentary Language

Unparliamentary Language

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A fortnightly podcast on British politics


302: A Long Week in Politics
Sep 17 • 64 min
Rob and Tom discuss a very long week in politics for Boris Johnson, a Lib Dem surge and the legality of proroguing.
301: Deselection Election?
Sep 3 • 50 min
Rob and Tom are back for a new season because the Boris and Brexit news just won’t stop! This week they dive into proroguing and fears of an upcoming General Election.
S06: Political Philosophy 101 - Plato & Aristotle
Aug 19 • 58 min
Tom goes back to school with Rob to learn some political philosophy. In the fist episode in this series they cover Plato & Aristotle’s views on governance.
222: Bojo, JoJo, Ho Ho?
Jul 31 • 77 min
Rob and Tom are back for an extra special episode to end the season as they discuss Boris Johnson. While discussing the new Prime Minister they also cover another new leader and the Cabinet in detail.
221: The Queen is Not Going to Shoot Somebody
Jul 16 • 43 min
Rob and Tom discuss what the summer has in store for Brexit ahead of the Silly Season specials.
220: Brexit Bin Analogy
Jul 2 • 42 min
Rob and Tom catch up on three weeks of the Conservative Leadership Race and give their thoughts on the final two contenders.
219: Alastair Campbell Soup
Jun 10 • 60 min
Rob and Tom take a slow look at the Headlines in lieu of a larger story this week as we enjoy a bit of political calm.
218: In Fifth Place, The Conservative Party
May 28 • 58 min
Rob and Tom discuss the results of the European Elections 2019. Who were the winners and losers? How does Brexit Britain compare to the continent? Does the Brexit Party have any staying power?
217: The Life and Opinions of Theresa May, Gentlewoman
May 26 • 61 min
Rob and Tom discuss the rise and fall of Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May. They also discuss who will be likely to replace her, the archaic Conservative leadership contest and the state of the polls.
216: Single Market Maybe?
May 7 • 52 min
Rob and Tom discuss the local elections 2019. Who won? Who lost? Was there a Lib Dem surge? And how do these results reflect on the parties fortunes if we were to have a General Election?
215: Indonesian General Election 2019
Apr 29 • 82 min
Tom and Rob are joined by Evan and Daniel (live from Indonesia) to get a rundown of the results of the Indonesian General Election 2019.
214: The 12th April is the 29th March
Apr 9 • 65 min
Rob and Tom discuss Theresa May reaching across the aisle and how an agreement might be reached. They also take stock of where the Brexit process is now that the 29th March has passed and ponder what the future of Brexit holds.
213: In the Milliverse Everything is Fine
Mar 27 • 70 min
Rob and Tom discuss the Indicative votes, Theresa May’s visit to Brussels and the Put It To The People March in what was a pretty Brexit-y week.
S05: The History of Indonesian Politics
Mar 24 • 34 min
Tom is joined by Evan (our Indonesian correspondent) to get the lowdown on Indonesian politics to date and the two main candidates for the upcoming General Election.
212: May, You Live in Interesting Times
Mar 12 • 52 min
Rob and Tom discuss the Meaningful Vote 2 (Electric Boogaloo) and where does Brexit go from here?
211: More Popular Than The Lib Dems Already
Feb 25 • 75 min
Rob and Tom discuss the breakaway Labour and Conservative MPs forming the Independent Group and how this might be a move towards the centre ground amidst the chaos of Brexit.
210: Do We Secretly Have a Dragon?
Feb 19 • 65 min
Rob and Tom discuss the surprisingly prescient topic of how to form a new political party from a mixture of Independents and existing MPs.
209: He Wanted A Wall, Now He Wants Quite A Big Fence
Jan 28 • 63 min
Rob and Tom discuss the end of the government shutdown and how Trump has fared so far.
208: Brexit is Really Complicated
Jan 16 • 41 min
Rob and Tom discuss the Meaningful Vote mere moments after the result, skipping the headlines this week. Then the conversation circles round to Mr. Speaker and the Government Shutdown.
S04: 2019 Predictions
Jan 4 • 25 min
Amidst Brexit and Trump Rob and Tom predict the politics of 2019.
207: 100 Days to Brexit
Dec 24, 2018 • 62 min
Rob and Tom discuss the fallout from Theresa May pulling the Brexit vote and how they feel the UK parties have fared this year.
206: 35 Minutes of Mayhem
Dec 11, 2018 • 35 min
Rob and Tom discuss the impending Brexit vote (which has since recording been delayed) and check out the latest polls.
205: Barrelling Straight Towards Brexit
Dec 1, 2018 • 48 min
Rob and Tom discuss Theresa May’s Brexit Deal with the European Union.
204: Not Famous Enough For Nate Silver
Nov 13, 2018 • 66 min
Rob and Tom discuss the midterm elections 2018 and whether there was the “blue wave” everyone was expecting.
203: The Second Biggest Political March Ever
Oct 29, 2018 • 61 min
Rob and Tom discuss the People’s Vote March and the pros and cons of a second Brexit referendum.
202: Salad Cream Means Salad Cream
Oct 8, 2018 • 59 min
Rob and Tom discuss the Party Conferences for Labour and the Conservatives and the effect on the polls.
201: Crippling Worry About Brexit
Sep 25, 2018 • 55 min
Rob and Tom are back to school, back to reality with Season 2 of Unparliamentary Language. We’ve avoided the news for too long over the summer so we are back with our Summer Roundup and the latest headlines.
S03: Voting and Electoral Systems
Sep 17, 2018 • 59 min
Rob and Tom discuss the pros and cons of different voting systems, electoral systems and voter turnout.
S02: Consensus and Conflict (50 Years of British Politics in 50 Minutes)
Sep 3, 2018 • 52 min
Rob and Tom discuss the 50 years of British politics from 1945-1997 in roughly 50 minutes.
S01: UK vs US Politics, A Field Guide
Aug 22, 2018 • 66 min
Rob and Tom discuss the differences and similarities between the UK and US political systems for the benefit of listeners on both sides of the pond.
112: We Will Have Adequate Food
Aug 1, 2018 • 47 min
Rob and Tom discuss Vote Leave breaking electoral law. What does that mean for the Brexit result? Will there be a second referendum? Will we have enough food?
111: Harry Potter and the Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union
Jul 13, 2018 • 42 min
Rob and Tom discuss a crazy week in British politics with two cabinet ministers resigning over the Brexit deal white paper.
110: BoJo No Show, Brexit So-So
Jul 2, 2018 • 49 min
Rob and Tom discuss what a No Deal means for Brexit and what the party leaders should do with their summer holidays.
109: Parliamentary Wiff-Waff
Jun 18, 2018 • 32 min
Rob and Tom discuss the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and how a bill goes through parliament (in brief).
108: Kim Thong Un
Jun 4, 2018 • 45 min
Rob and Tom discuss why Trump seems to have so little power in national policy but a much greater sabre to rattle in foreign affairs.
107: You Come to Me on the Day of The Royal Wedding?
May 20, 2018 • 37 min
Rob and Tom discuss what might happen with the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland during Brexit.
106: Local Elections for Local People
May 10, 2018 • 41 min
Rob and Tom discuss the most interesting thing in politics…an election! They pore over the latest local election results in the UK.
105: Immigrants, They Get the Job Done
Apr 23, 2018 • 42 min
Rob and Tom discuss Windrush, the aftermath of the Syria air strikes and a hypothetical pro-EU party. With Returning Regular Feature: Would You Rather?
104: Politics in the Animal Kingdom
Apr 12, 2018 • 42 min
Rob and Tom discuss the Antisemitism in Labour, Russian spies and Voting Systems. With Returning Regular Feature: Would You Rather?
103: Springtime for Hammond
Mar 16, 2018 • 55 min
Rob and Tom discuss the latest political news featuring the Spring Statement, Russian spies and Rex Tillerson. With New Regular Feature: Would You Rather?
102: Beast from the East
Mar 6, 2018 • 34 min
Tom and Rob discuss the headlines, Corbyn and May on Brexit and introduce a new regular feature: Who Said It?
101: Pyramid of Piffle
Feb 18, 2018 • 44 min
Tom and Rob discuss Boris’ wooing Remainers speech, Moggmania and the headlines from the Daily Express.