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The Telegraph's weekly Brexit podcast hosted by Chief Political Correspondent Christopher 'Chopper' Hope.

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The Telegraph's weekly Brexit podcast hosted by Chief Political Correspondent Christopher 'Chopper' Hope.

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Former Brexit minister Steve Baker: We’re on course for a ‘half-in, half-out wrecked Brexit’

7/20/2018
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Another madcap week on planet Brexit has left many people wondering if we’ll ever actually leave the EU. Step into the Red Lion pub with our crack team of political analysts and insiders to make sense of the maelstrom. Questions under consideration this week: could the Chequers deal lead to the rise of extremist parties in the UK? Is the solution to our problems a new, three-way Brexit referendum? Just how perilous is Theresa May’s position as Prime Minister? How can we get a Canada-plus...

Duration:00:35:39

Steve Bannon Special

7/13/2018
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In the midst of Donald Trump’s headline-crazed visit to the UK, Steve Bannon - the man who arguably won Trump the Presidency - sat down with us for this exclusive podcast interview. On the agenda: Bannon’s predictions for Brexit, why he believes that the moment is ripe for Boris Johnson to make a move against Theresa May, revelations about the private advice that the U.S. President gave to the Prime Minister on how to handle negotiations with the EU — and the key role that Margaret...

Duration:00:33:37

Theresa May can only get Chequers deal through Parliament with Labour MPs’ support, says ex-Brexit minister

7/11/2018
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What on Earth is going on in Westminster? Will more ministers follow Boris Johnson and David Davis in walking out on the Government? Is a ‘no-deal’ scenario now looking more likely? Will Theresa May need Labour MPs to get her Chequers deal through Parliament? Would a bad Brexit be beneficial to Labour? And can you say that sentence three times, fast? In the wake of one of the most extraordinary 72-hour periods in modern British political history, Chopper’s Brexit Podcast dons its oxygen...

Duration:00:30:07

“No more Mr Nice Guy if Brexit goes wrong”, says Nigel Farage

7/6/2018
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Is Nigel Farage planning on talking Brexit with his friend, Donald Trump when he visits London? Will Cabinet ministers become former Cabinet ministers at this weekend’s meeting at Chequers? Who are the ‘Releavers’? And how do people on the streets think the negotiations are going? Listen to Chopper’s Brexit Podcast for full enlightenment. Joining us this week: Nigel Farage MEP; Chair of the Conservative Policy Commission, Chris Skidmore MP; Owen Paterson MP; co-ordinator of Leavers of...

Duration:00:41:35

Don’t worry, David Davis has a titanium-plated spine, says Jacob Rees-Mogg

6/29/2018
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Is Theresa May en route to a ’soft Brexit’? Will Big Ben bong to mark the big day? Are more ministers going to resign over Britain leaving the EU? And what does negotiating Britain’s withdrawal have in common with a game of chess? Chopper’s Brexit Podcast has the answers. Joining us today: Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons who helped take the EU Withdrawal Bill through Parliament; Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, prominent Brexiteer and leader of the European Research Group, Lord...

Duration:00:40:02

I will restart donating to the Conservatives when Theresa May has resigned, says City millionaire

6/22/2018
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Will the Conservatives’ biggest ever donor give to the party again? Is Brexit a modern version of the Suez Crisis? What’s it like to put at risk a 20-year friendship with the Prime Minister? And what can a South Georgian rat problem teach us about leaving the European Union? Chopper’s Brexit Podcast has the answers. On the guest list today: Stuart Wheeler, City financier and political activist; Phillip Lee MP, who resigned from the Government last week; Charlie Mullins, the Pimlico...

Duration:00:51:26

Theresa May is an ‘increased figure’ after week of Brexit chaos says former minister David Jones

6/15/2018
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A leadership challenge against Theresa May is “very unlikely” according to former Brexit minister David Jones. Mr Jones, who was sacked by Mrs May in Janurary’s Cabinet reshuffle, told Chopper’s Brexit Podcast the Prime Minister had come out from this week’s votes as “an increased figure”. He said: “It is very unlikely – I don’t see any reason why there should be. The fact is we should all now be focused on getting the best deal for the country as we go through the Brexit...

Duration:00:40:16

Archbishop of Canterbury plan for more taxes will hit living standards and push wage growth into reverse, says Treasury minister Robert Jenrick

6/8/2018
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Increasing taxes to fund a cash boost for hospitals could hit living standards and push wages’ growth into reverse, a Treasury minister Robert Jenrick has said in a rebuff to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Most Rev Justin Welby said Theresa May’s Government should find its “nerve” and “courage” to raise taxes to fund public services like the National Health Service. There is a live debate in Whitehall over whether Mrs May should increase taxes to fund a £4billion cash injection for...

Duration:00:47:19

At least one Remainer Cabinet minister to resign over Brexit by the Autumn, says peer

6/1/2018
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There will be at least one resignation in the Cabinet when we see the terms of the Brexit deal in the Autumn, and it could be as many as four or five, a peer and former Labour minister says today. Lord Adonis, a keen Remainer, forecasts a “crisis” in Parliament when MPs are presented with the Brexit treaty. He tells today’s Chopper’s Brexit Podcast talk of at least one resignation is the “common gossip in Westminster”. Lord Adonis says: “I think it’s very unlikely to be someone from the...

Duration:00:44:36

Theresa May needs to quit as Prime Minister over ‘Greek tragedy’ Brexit talks, says major Conservative party donor

5/25/2018
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Theresa May needs to be quit as Prime Minister to because the Brexit talks “resemble a Greek tragedy and it only ends when everyone is dead”, a leading Tory party donor says today. Jeremy Hosking, a City financier who has donated £375,000 to the party since 2015, says the Government’s strategy to exit the European Union had to change. Mr Hosking is the first major donor to speak about against Mrs May and her Brexit talks. He tells today’s Chopper’s Brexit Podcast that it is time to take...

Duration:00:38:57

Theresa May should walk away with no deal from Brexit talks instead of showing ‘weakness’, DUP says

5/18/2018
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Theresa May should walk away from the EU without a deal instead of showing “weakness” by tying Britain to the Customs Union beyond 2021, the Democratic Unionist Party, has warned. Sammy Wilson, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman, also criticised “geriatric” members of the House of Lords for trying to weaken Government legislation to take Britain out of the European Union with 15 amendments. Mr Wilson was speaking after The Daily Telegraph disclosed that the Government will tell Brussels it...

Duration:00:49:50

Britain’s ‘governing class is ashamed of Englishness’, says former Tory minister - Chopper’s Brexit Podcast Episode 49

5/11/2018
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Britain’s governing classes are “ashamed” of being English, former Tory minister Nick Boles has said. Mr Boles, a former Planning minister, called for ministers to be bolder about promoting Englishness in public life to mirror the pride felt by the Scots and Welsh. A squeamishness about being Englishness - because of an association with the Far Right - had meant that young English people from a black or minority ethnic background were more comfortable describing themselves as British...

Duration:00:41:03

Margaret Thatcher would not have voted for Brexit, says her former Downing Street aide

5/4/2018
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Margaret Thatcher would not have voted for Brexit, her former private secretary has said. Caroline Slocock, who worked for the former Tory Prime Minister in 10 Downing Street from 1989 to 1991, said she would have preferred to stay in the European Union and fight to reform it. Leave supporters have sometimes used Baroness Thatcher’s euroscepticism in the later years of her premiership and in her retirement to suggest she would have voted to leave the European Union. However, speaking to...

Duration:00:45:30

Theresa May has to put a ‘no deal’ option on the table to keep UK out of customs union, says former Brexit minister: Chopper’s Brexit Podcast Ep 47

4/27/2018
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Theresa May should put a “no deal option on the table” because none of her ideas to leave the customs union “inspire confidence”, a former Brexit minister has said. David Jones MP, who was Exiting the European Union minister from 2016 to 2017, said he thought Britain would be better off quitting the EU and trading on “World Trade Organisation terms”. The Prime Minister and her Cabinet Brexit sub-committee are due to decide next week on whether to collect tariffs for the EU after...

Duration:00:46:22

Let’s embalm Nigel Farage and put him in the new ‘Museum of Brexit’, says Cabinet minister Liz Truss

4/20/2018
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Nigel Farage “can be embalmed like those Soviet leaders” and put into a new Museum of Brexit, Chief secretary of the Treasury Liz Truss tells Chopper’s Brexit Podcast today. The former Ukip leader – along with the famous Vote Leave bus with its claim that Brexit will deliver £350million a week for the NHS – are Ms Truss’s recommendations for inclusion in the new museum. Ms Truss says: “What you are asking me is a bit like Room 101 -what would you put in it. There are a few things from...

Duration:00:41:56

Will we ever leave the EU? Telegraph experts predict the future

4/13/2018
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This week’s Chopper’s Brexit Podcast comes from the Telegraph’s newsroom where Christopher Hope, the Telegraph’s Chief Political Correspondent, peers into the future and asks the simple question: will we ever leave the European Union? Joining him in the studio are: Kate McCann, the Telegraph’s senior political correspondent; Jeremy Warner, the Telegraph’s assistant editor and columnist; and Peter Foster, the Telegraph’s Europe editor.

Duration:00:28:20

It is ‘perfectly possible’ to sign a free trade deal with the EU by the end of 2020, says top Brexit expert

4/6/2018
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It’s been a quiet week in Brexit, with Theresa May and her Cabinet away on their Easter holidays, but Chopper’s Brexit Podcast never stops work. Joining Christopher Hope, the Telegraph’s chief political correspondent, this week on Chopper’s Brexit Podcast our guests are Shanker Singham, the director of the Institute for Economic Affairs’ International Trade and Competition Unit, Matt Warman, Tory MP for Boston and Skegness and a Parliamentary aide to Northern Ireland secretary Karen...

Duration:00:37:59

Andrea Leadsom defies David Lidington and John Bercow to say Big Ben must bong on Brexit Day 2019

3/30/2018
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Brexit day in 12 months’ time should be marked by “huge celebrations” and the sounding of Big Ben, a leading Eurosceptic Cabinet minister says today. The remarks by Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the House of Commons, put her at odds with John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons and David Lidington, Theresa May’s effective deputy, who have both ruled that Big Ben will not sound when Britain leaves the EU in March next year.

Duration:00:41:31

Chopper’s Brexit Podcast Episode 41: There is a 50/50 chance of another referendum to stop Brexit, says LibDem leader Sir Vince Cable

3/16/2018
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This week’s Chopper’s Brexit Podcast celebrates its first birthday, with cake, streamers and party hats at the Red Lion pub on Whitehall. Over the past year - since its launch in March 2017 - the podcasts’ episodes have been listened to 682,000 times - 352,000 downloads and 330,000 streams on the Telegraph’s site, Apple and Android. This week’s guests include Brandon Lewis, the Conservative party chairman, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable, and Elizabeth Campbell, leader of...

Duration:00:48:22