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146: EMERGENCY PODCAST: The Long Night before the Big Day

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. “This deal is not going to be popular for very long. It’s not very popular NOW…” Re. the March: We’ll see you on the corner of Curzon St and Park Lane tomorrow from 12 noon. And remember: whatever happens,...


145: INTO THE ENDZONE: Is this finally it for Brexit?

So we’re finally here. 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. Plus special guest Mike Butcher ( of TechForUK joins us to explain the digital tools he and his cross-platform team of wonks and ninjas have built to...


144: EXTENSION REBELLION: Will Boris blink?

Remainiacs on a Friday, like it's 2017 or something? As the clock ticks down to Zero Hour, will the Government’s performative anti-Brussels bolshiness come back to bite it? What are the real factors that are making the GNU the most endangered animal in politics? 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...


143: O, BUFFER WHERE ART THOU? Johnson’s border plans – plus WTO trade fun

It’s not a deal if only one person wants it. This week, the Government breaks its promise on no customs checks in the island of Ireland with an offer the EU can’t excuse. Is Johnson throwing Ireland under the Boris Bus (again) and why does the government’s creation of narrative take precedence over actually solving the border issue? Plus: Priti Patel decides that Britain is not a country but a Russell Group university. Civil unrest updates: why you can’t use the threat of people rioting to...


142: REMAINIACS LIVE: Democalypse 2019 Part 2 with MARK GATISS

Here's audio from our second live show from Mon 23 Sept, with special guest MARK GATISS of The League of Gentlemen and Doctor Who fame joining regulars Ros Taylor, Alex Andreou and Andrew Harrison for a gala evening of pre-Supreme Court conjecture. Whether you came on the night and want to relive it or you couldn’t make it, it's 90 minutes of quality RemainiAction. On the menu: What did we think would happen in the Supreme Court the following day (and how wrong were we)? Who are our Brexit...


141: REMAINIACS LIVE: Democalypse 2019 Part 1 with JAMES O’BRIEN

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. Listen up as Dorian, Ingrid, Ian and special guest James O’Brien dig into the Supreme Court, the phenomenon of “Chaos Voters”, and the future of Divided Britain… and they play a few rounds of that ‘Leave Or Remain’ game that’s been doing the rounds lately too. Who will get what category and is Jim Royle from...


140: PARLIAMENT UNPROROGUED – plus guest Robert Webb

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK! As Parliament returns in righteous anger and the Brexit Press bleat about how the Supreme Court has DESTROYED DEMOCRACY, the Remainiacs team reconvene to find out if everything really has changed. Special guest ROBERT WEBB – Peep Show star, author and fellow appalled Brexit-watcher – joins us to explore this next circle of hell. This week: Watching history in the pouring rain. Should the Labour Party be grateful that the Supreme Court furore took the spotlight off...


139: JUDGMENT DAY Supreme Court EmergencyCast with David Allen Green and Schona Jolly QC

Incredible scenes on a monumental day, as guests Schona Jolly QC and David Allen Green hotfoot it across London to join Naomi Smith in Remainiacs HQ. 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?...


138: JUSTICE LEAGUE HITS SUPREME COURT with guest Jolyon Maugham

With the legality of prorogation being tested in the crucible of the Supreme Court, we welcome Good Law Project director and Remain legal vanguard JOLYON MAUGHAM QC to the studio to discuss exactly what’s at stake. If the Government wins this one, could future administrations simply suspend Parliament whenever it likes, as if in some authoritarian Hokey-Cokey? Plus, the maddening detail of what would be required to implement Johnson’s imaginary deal. What does the Lib Dems going broke for...


137: SUPREME CAUGHT? David Allen Green on the Scottish court case capers

“And finally monsieur, a wafer-thin Brexity mint…” 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 endorsed by the House of Commons. Audio production by Alex Rees. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.


136: GAGGIN’ FOR BREXIT plus guest Bridget Phillipson MP

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 after #ClassicDom Cummings has finished “remodelling” it? Plus BRIDGET PHILLIPSON, Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, joins us to correct a few myths about the Left Behinds, shine a light on the path marked No...


135: THE LYIN’ KING LOSES CONTROL plus guest Jonathan Lis

Was that the shortest honeymoon since Cher married Greg Allman? 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. Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Audio production by Sophie...


134: PROROGUE STATE Emergencycast with David Allen Green

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?


133: MAD COUP DISEASE plus guest Hugo Rifkind

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. Alex Andreou is optimistic. Remain Wonder Woman Naomi Smith is ready for battle to be joined. Host Andrew Harrison is panicking. And special guest HUGO RIFKIND of The Times wonders why he picked this week to do Remainiacs… Listen up. The Endgame is on and we can’t...


132: BOJO GOES INTER-RAILING plus special guest Guy Garvey of Elbow

“What you’ve got to remember is, even the good guys are sociopaths.” Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Ingrid Oliver. Audio production by Elsie Bath at Soho Radio, London. The producer is Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production. Get every new episode of Remainiacs a whole day early when you back us on the Patreon crowdfunding platform ( . You’ll also get our monthly Ask Remainiacs special episode plus smart merchandise, an...


131: EMERGENCYCAST: Have We Got GNUs For You with special guest David Allen Green

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? And the dawn of the Meat Loaf Remainers: “They’ll do anything to avoid No Deal… but they won’t do that.” Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison with Alex Andreou and...


130: The Brexiters’ War on Objective Reality

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? And your autumn timetable of what (not) to worry about. “This Government is exactly like Brexit Twitter. And it behaves like Brexit Twitter.” Produced...


129: CUMMINGS GOES KAMIKAZE plus special guest Rory Palmer MEP

On the agenda: The headlong rush to an end nobody voted for, and why No Deal is a man-made asteroid strike. When is the right time for a No Confidence motion against the Government? Linguistic programming as Johnson drills the buzzphrase “undemocratic backstop” into the national mind. Scenario planning and horizon scanning. Ingrid – our secret agent within the Tory Party – finally succumbs to Stockholm Syndrome. The Government’s snappy 1,400 page No Deal for small businesses. And why food...


128: BRECON BAD: Emergency By-Electioncast

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.


127: BOJO’S ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION plus special guest Heidi Allen MP

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 Presented by Ros Taylor with Ian Dunt and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees ad Soho Radio, London. Remainiacs is a...