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Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte tackle the week's big political news with the help of spreadsheets full of polling data and binders full of fun! New guests each week help them look at Britain and the world, as the news happens.

Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte tackle the week's big political news with the help of spreadsheets full of polling data and binders full of fun! New guests each week help them look at Britain and the world, as the news happens.
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Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte tackle the week's big political news with the help of spreadsheets full of polling data and binders full of fun! New guests each week help them look at Britain and the world, as the news happens.

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Episodes

16: Backstop's Back, Alright! (with Henry Newman)

10/17/2018
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On this week's episode, Joe and Marie are joined by Henry Newman, director of Open Europe. On the table this week are subjects ranging from the (latest) Royal baby to bullying in Westtminster, but our main discussion is the Brexit deadlock. Can it be resolved? And, if so, how? We also check in with Sarbjit Bakhshi from Smarkets, to look at the latest movements in the world of political betting. This podcast is sponsored by Smarkets. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Henry...

Duration:00:33:28

15: When Conference Calls! (with Philip Cowley)

10/11/2018
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On this week's episode, Joe and Marie are joined by Philip Cowley, professor of politics at Queen Mary University and author of The British General Election of 2017\. Topics at the table this week include universal credit, bakeries in Northern Ireland, last year's election (and Phil's book on that subject), the conference season that's been and gone, and whether people think they're rich or poor. We also check in with Sarbjit Bakhshi from Smarkets, to look at the latest movements in the...

Duration:00:40:09

14: Mr Johnson, I Presume? (with Robert Hutton)

9/13/2018
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On this week's podcast, Joe and Marie are joined by Bloomberg political correspondent and author of Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter, Robert Hutton. Together they discuss exciting things like boundary reviews (!), podcasts (!!) and whether Boris, or Mr Johnson, is on the march (!!!). We also answer the age old questions of whether Marie was a girl guide, and what the nation's favourite pizza topping is. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Robert Hutton....

Duration:00:31:33

13: Out of Africa (with Lauren McEvatt)

9/6/2018
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On this week's podcast, Joe and Marie are joined by Lauren McEvatt, former spad and international affairs expert. The main topic of discussion is Theresa May's trip to Africa and whether she got the visit right, but we also touch upon Russian spies, scallops and whether people think they have a good sense of humour (debatable with this podcast). Matthew Shaddick from Ladbrokes also joins the pod to talk through May's survival chances, whether Penny Mordaunt is an outside bet for next PM,...

Duration:00:32:51

12: Best in Class (with James Ball)

8/30/2018
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On this week's podcast, Joe and Marie speak to Joe Ball, the author of Bluffocracy, about the furore surrounding class in the media. The conversation also touches on the Conservatives' dead donors, Lib Dem leadership woes, Nigel Farage's oil painting, and whether Brits are more dog or cat people. As ever, we also check in with Ladbrokes' Kyle McGrath to get the latest intel on flutters people are having on Vince Cable's successor. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With James Ball....

Duration:00:38:51

11: To Brexit or Not To Brexit? (with Andrew Adonis)

8/23/2018
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On this week's podcast, Joe and Marie are joined by Andrew Adonis, Labour peer, former Transport Secretary and arch-Remainer. As Brexit talks resume in Brussels, can the quest for a 'people's vote' on the deal bear any fruit? In addition to Brexit, the show also covers trains (several times over), the best cities in Britain, and the new BBC drama 'Press' about two rival newspapers. And, as ever, we check in with our friends at Ladbrokes to get the latest odds on the political markets....

Duration:00:39:56

10: Not So Silly Season (with Katy Balls)

8/16/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie are joined by the Spectator's Political Correspondent, Katy Balls. With Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn hitting the headlines with allegations of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, is silly season quite as silly as it used to be? And – in true silly season fashion – the pod presents some exclusive polling on just how much the British public loved, or hated, the recent heatwave. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Katy Balls. Produced by Nick Hilton. Theme...

Duration:00:31:06

9: School's Out! (with Matt Warman MP)

7/19/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie head to the House of Commons to talk to Tory MP Matt Warman, a former Technology Editor of The Telegraph. Brexit, recess, digital democracy – not to mention sexting and sex robots – come up in discussion. As ever, we also dial up Ladbrokes and speak to Kyle McGrath about why the market for a second referendum is getting more interesting, and looking ahead to a future in the Conservative party without Theresa May. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Matt...

Duration:00:43:21

8: To Hell in a Handcart (with Gawain Towler)

7/12/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie are joined by former Ukip press supremo Gawain Towler to discuss a huge week in Brexit news. We'll also get the latest on his party's future and Nigel Farage's potential return to the fray, whilst also looking at Donald Trump imminent visit to British shores. As ever, we'll dial up Ladbrokes and speak to Kyle McGrath about whether punters reckon Theresa May is on the verge, and if Gawain's old boss might be an outside bet for our next Prime Minister. Presented by Joe...

Duration:00:44:15

7: Trotters Up for the NHS (with Ralf Little)

7/5/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie are joined by actor, activist and semi-professional footballer Ralf Little to ask the big question: is it coming home? They'll also spare a thought (or two) for the 70th birthday of the NHS, the Cabinet's Brexit trip to Chequers, Ukip's flirtation with the alt-right, and whether it's sane or sensible to wear pyjamas to bed. We also check in with Ladbrokes' Matthew Shaddick to get the latest rumours on the race to succeed Theresa May as Conservative leader. Presented...

Duration:00:39:56

6: Uxbridge Too Far For Heathrow? (with Jonn Elledge)

6/28/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie are joined by Jonn Elledge, editor of the New Statesman's urban site City Metric. They discuss the Heathrow decision (?), the North/South divide, a beer crisis, if you can wear shorts in the office, and whether war with Spain might solve Theresa May's problems. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Jess Phillips. Produced by Nick Hilton. Theme music by Joe Button This is a Podot podcast. For more details go to podotpods.com and for sales and advertising...

Duration:00:41:33

5: Love Question Time Island (with Jess Phillips)

6/21/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie are joined by Labour MP Jess Phillips, author of Everywoman: One Woman's Truth about Speaking the Truth to discuss everything from Brexit to the World Cup. The NHS, Question Time, upskirting and social media all feature, whilst, as ever on Polling Politics, a lot of time is dedicated to Love Island. We also touch base with Matthew Shaddick from Ladbrokes to get the latest odds on David Dimbleby's successor. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Jess...

Duration:00:36:41

4: The Will of the People (with Julia Hartley-Brewer)

6/14/2018
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Joe and Marie are joined by TalkRADIO's breakfast show host, Julia Hartley-Brewer. Julia discusses the Trump/Kim summit, the EU Withdrawal Bill and Brexit, Paul Dacre's departure from the Mail, and which reality TV show she'd like to go on. We also touch base with Ladbrokes' Matthew Shaddick to get the latest odds on Donald Trump winning the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Julia Hartley-Brewer and Matthew Shaddick. Produced by Nick Hilton. Theme music...

Duration:00:39:27

3: Should We Stay or Should We Go (with Sophie Jarvis and Matthew Shaddick)

6/7/2018
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Joe and Marie are joined by Sophie Javis, programmes director at The Entrepreneurs Network, to discuss the latest Brexit polling as well as the Northern Irish abortion debate, free trade, and which British accent is sexiest. We're also joined by Matthew Shaddick from Ladbrokes to get the low-down on the political betting markets and look ahead to the by-election in Lewisham East. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Sophie Jarvis and Matthew Shaddick. Produced by Nick Hilton....

Duration:00:35:54

2: Mind Your PMQs (with Tom Hamilton)

5/31/2018
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Joe and Marie are joined by Tom Hamilton, former Labour party advisor and co-author of Punch and Judy Politics: An Insiders' Guide to Prime Minister's Questions, to discuss Brexit equivalence, how to prep Jeremy Corbyn, and whether Tom Hardy or Tom Hanks would play you in a movie. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Tom Hamilton. Produced by Nick Hilton and Joe Button. This is a Podot podcast. For more details go to podotpods.com and for sales and advertising email...

Duration:00:28:13

1: Local Hero (with Stewart Wood)

5/4/2018
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Joe and Marie are joined by Lord Wood of Anfield, aka Stewart Wood, to discuss the local election results, the Lords' role in Brexit, Gordon Brown's non-election in 2007 and superpowers, obviously. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Stewart Wood. Produced by Nick Hilton. This is a Podot podcast. For more details go to podotpods.com and for sales and advertising email nick@podotpods.com

Duration:00:25:33