80: Racists, headbangers, and Donald Trump

Politicians argue about who’s to blame for Carillion’s collapse, but we ask whether anything will actually change as a result of the firm’s failure. As Momentum tightens its grip on Labour’s internal structure, what will ordinary voters make of it? Plus the curious tale of the UKIP leader and his racist girlfriend, and could you pass Donald Trump’s cognitive test? 

79: Night of the Blunt Knives

Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet, except for all the people she’s too weak to move. Or the ones who refuse to move. We reflect on another failed attempt to stamp a little authority on her government. Plus, just how big an oaf is Toby Young? And we bow down before the man who’s, like, really smart and ever so stable.

78: 2017: Year of chaos

It’s our bumper Christmas review of the year. Thrill as we look back at the election no-one wanted, learn Theresa May’s guide to guaranteed electoral success, wonder how much longer Corbyn-mania can last, and stifle a yawn as we inevitably talk about Brexit. 

76: Budgeting for Brexit

 Paul Osbourne and Robert Meakin take a look at the Budget, including the promise of help for first time buyers, and the awful state of the economy. The deficit may never be paid off, but one guest tells us that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Plus what Europe really thinks of our Brexit negotiators, and how Labour’s former leader in Scotland is going to squeeze a little bit of politics into I’m a Celebrity.