Never Mind The Bar Charts

Never Mind The Bar Charts
Stephen Tall and Mark Pack talk about the Liberal Democrats, British politics and a few stray digressions. Occasionally features Brexit.

Lib Dems do the Revokey-Cokey
Sep 10 • 39 min
Stephen Tall attempts to fisk Mark Pack’s Remainer optimism. He possibly fails. Or does he? Show notes Keep count of how many Liberal Democrat MPs there are. Monica Harding is the Lib Dem PPC for Dominic Raab’s constituency. Demand Better sets out the…
The Brexit Episode: Remain is winning! (Or is it?)
Aug 30 • 31 min
Mark Pack goes full on cheerleading for Remain. Stephen Tall responds with half a bucket of cold water. Show notes: Beatrice Wishart wins in Shetland. Reasons to doubt the Boris Johnson / Dominic Cummings strategy. The public doesn’t like prorogation. Tom…
And then there were two… (more MPs on the Lib Dem Parliamentary benches)
Aug 15 • 36 min
Stephen Tall and Mark Pack discuss the victory of Jane Dodds and the switch of Sarah Wollaston.
Why did Jo Swinson win and what happens now?
Jul 30 • 40 min
Stephen Tall and Mark Pack discuss the outcome of the Lib Dem leadership race and how optimistic Lib Dems should now be.
What have we learnt so far about Jo Swinson and Ed Davey?
Jul 3 • 55 min
Mark and Stephen share their frustrations, insights and praise for the Lib Dem leadership contest in this special double-length episode.
Exclusive: Edward Davey interview
Jun 27 • 39 min
Mark Pack interviews would-be Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey about why he’s decided now is the time to run for leader. They also discuss the Coalition Government, environmental policy and how to defeat Boris Johnson.
Exclusive: Jo Swinson interview
Jun 25 • 37 min
Mark Pack interviews would-be Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson about why she wants the job. The topics they discuss include what she thinks of the SNP, what she’d do in a hung Parliament and how the party can be more successful.
Announcement: three special episodes coming up
Jun 21 • 2 min
Exclusive interviews with Edward Davey and Jo Swinson coming up. Subscribe the podcast to make sure you don’t miss them.
“Total Marmite”: Tim Farron’s advice to the next Lib Dem leader
Jun 6 • 46 min
Stephen Tall and Mark Pack interview Tim Farron about political party leadership and what members should ask at hustings meetings.
Will the Liberal Democrat boom go bust?
May 28 • 29 min
In episode #9, Stephen Tall and Mark Pick pick over the European election results and what comes next for the Lib Dems. Can the party sustain its May run of successes?
Just how happy should the Lib Dems be?
May 14 • 36 min
Stephen Tall and Mark Pack discuss the local elections, the Euros and the pace of Liberal Democrat recovery.
Friend or foe? Change UK and the Lib Dems
Apr 29 • 15 min
Stephen Tall and Mark Pack discuss the leaked Change UK memo about the Lib Dems, where Change UK is headed, a bold claim about Tony Blair from Stephen and how the local elections may change the political trajectory of the Remain parties.
Are the Lib Dems about to lose an MP?
Apr 5 • 29 min
Stephen finally gets Mark to talk about Brexit. But only after discussing the Newport West by-election. They also discuss whether the Lib Dems are about to lose another MP over Brexit.
Vince Cable: how did he do and who will succeed him?
Mar 19 • 30 min
Mark Pack and Stephen Tall discuss Vince Cable’s record as leader, what happened at conference and why Stephen pays money to the New Statesman. Plus - who will be the next Lib Dem leader?
The Independent Group: earthshattering or earthbound?
Mar 4 • 29 min
Mark Pack and Stephen Tall discuss The Independent Group, the future of the Lib Dems and Brexit. With shout outs for The Times Red Box podcast and the Polling Matters podcast.
Pilot episode #3: universal basic income, radicalism and new parties
Feb 13 • 32 min
Stephen and Mark discuss three things they don’t like.
Pilot episode #2: Paddy, coalition and little Englanders
Jan 18 • 38 min
Mark Pack and Stephen Tall discuss Paddy Ashdown, Lib Dem strategy and our obsession with US politics. Brexit nearly doesn’t get mentioned.
Pilot episode #1: the best political commentators, the Lib Dems and what if Brexit wasn’t happening?
Dec 23, 2018 • 37 min
Stephen Tall and Mark Pack talk about their favourite political podcasts and commentators, what the government should be doing if it wasn’t consumed by Brexit and the Liberal Democrats.