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 Portcullis House to work out exactly what happened, and what happens next.
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 and how we might get out of it.
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… and what we think will be put before Parliament on Saturday.
As the clock ticks down to Zero Hour, will the Government’s performative anti-Brussels bolshiness come back to bite it? ... Project Fear comes true, but still can’t cut through. How to shut up people who shout “LISBON TREATY!” as if it’s some magic word to dispel all anti-Brexit argument. And what are we going to spend all that Get Ready For Brexit ad money on?
Remainiacs Ep. 142: O, BUFFER WHERE ART THOU? Johnson’s border plans – plus WTO trade fun 04/10/2019
Government breaks its promise on no customs checks in the island of Ireland / Is Johnson throwing Ireland under the Boris Bus (again)? / Priti Patel decides that Britain is not a country but a Russell Group university. / What really makes Dominic Cummings tick? / Chris Southworth of the International Chamber of Commerce gives us the latest on those amazing WTO terms
What did we think would happen in the Supreme Court the following day (and how wrong were we)? Who are our Brexit Heroes and why? What has Brexit done to the nature of British identity? And – most importantly – who will get what in the next rounds of Leave Or Remain? It’s all worth listening to and still 90% relevant.
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. /
As Parliament returns in righteous anger ... the Remainiacs team reconvene to find out if everything really has changed. / Should the Labour Party be grateful that the Supreme Court furore took the spotlight off the Brexit stitch-up at its conference? Who spiked Geoffrey Cox’s latte with crazy juice and how did Barry Shearman handle it? ... And why won’t Boris Johnson resign?
Remainiacs Ep. 139: JUDGMENT DAY Supreme Court EmergencyCast with David Allen Green and Schona Jolly QC 24/09/2019
Just how damning was the Supreme Court judgment on Johnson’s illegal prorogation? How on earth can the Government brief against the most significant constitutional judgment in – possibly – centuries? Where do we go from here? Should we all go out and get drunk? And who would pick fight with Lady Hale, with her laser eye and her spider brooch?
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 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 remaining of the Tory Party ... / Plus BRIDGET PHILLIPSON, Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South.
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 Remainiacs team gather with special guest and journo Jonathan Lis of think tank British Influence to work out what happened and what it all really means.
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 Her Majesty The Queen. Or was it?
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.
Let’s parlez Brexit! The Prime Minister went to Paris and Berlin and all he got us was this lousy imaginary Backstop fix. What was the purpose of Johnson’s Euro drive-by and what’s going to happen when it turns out that you can’t fix in 30 days what hasn’t been fixed in three years? Plus rock’n’roll Remainiac and national treasure GUY GARVEY of Elbow ...
Remainiacs Ep. 131: EMERGENCYCAST: Have We Got GNUs For You with special guest David Allen Green 19/08/2019
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 Reset Button for Article 50. What would the Remain Dominic Cummings do?
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 placing their faith in the WTO and Trump just as Trump is trying to neuter the WTO itself?
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.
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 Vote Leave ERG Goverment? What can we learn from the CHUK episode? And much, much more
So it’s come to this… Boris Johnson finally gets to sit in the Big Chair. Where do we go from here? / Plus special guest Gavin Esler talks us through his new book Brexit Without The Bullshit, his short rollercoaster ride as a Change UK candidate, and the war of facts vs fiction that defines Brexit. Oh, and there is hope! Her name is Jo Swinson.
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. / Why we need to stop calling it ‘prorogation’ and call it an executive coup instead. / Nina destroys the argument that we have to leave the EU to trade freely in a hot minute.
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 international players.
Remainiacs Ep. 123: RISE OF THE TROLLITICIANS plus comedian Kieran Hodgson on the lessons of 1975 05/07/2019
Brexit Party Ltd’s antics in Strasbourg grow more obnoxious ... Should Vladimir Putin’s pronouncement that “liberalism is dead” worry us? ... And character comedian KIERAN HODGSON joins us to explain how his show ‘75’ – about the first EU referendum, and returning to London and Edinburgh soon – tells us much about the 2016 one.
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.