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Episode 21: When the Hurly-Burly's Done

8/16/2018
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Chris is back, and so is Steve Analyst! We're still in holiday mode, but got together by the magic of skype to record our feelings on where we think Brexit is currently heading and trying to untangle the threads of this mess. Bonus points to listeners (and co-hosts) who read these episode notes and spot all the Macbeth references this week. Special Guest: Steve Analyst.

Duration:01:23:37

Episode 20: The One With Steve Analyst

8/3/2018
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We were beaten to it by Dan Snow's history podcast but better late than never: legendary Twitter threader Steve Analyst joins Cakewatch in the special guest slot to talk about well we'll give you three guesses... yes it's Brexit.

Duration:01:43:03

Episode 19: Chequers Pyjama Party

7/11/2018
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We interrupt our summer mental health break to bring you episode 19, co-hosted by Chris and guest host Nick Crosby of Pro Europa. Steve's still on his break but we have too much to talk about so here we are: Chequers pyjama party, Cabinet resignations, ERG tantrums, Trump diplomacy, Facebook fines, where will it all end?? Please sign the petition to keep the rights of EU27 + EFTA citizens already in the UK unchanged after Brexit! Special Guest: Nick Crosby.

Duration:01:06:02

We're All Going On A Summer Mental Health Break

7/6/2018
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In the words of soft rock legends Chicago, everybody needs a little time away. Just a quick one this week to let our listeners know that we're taking a bit of a break from podcasting over the summer to recover our mojos, reconnect with the world outside Brexit, recharge our critical batteries, and in the case of Chris to focus on a new arrival! Stay subscribed, stay tuned, and we'll be back soon.

Duration:00:04:06

Episode 18: Micturating on your Frites

6/27/2018
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Steve's article in Prospect on freedom of movement Intro/outro music: “Going up the Wrong Way” by Bai Kamara Jr, from his album "The Mystical Survivors and Some Rare Earthlings". Available Fnac, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc. http://www.baikamara.com

Duration:01:04:31

Episode 17: A Very Brexit Coup

6/14/2018
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Listeners are advised that this podcast contains very strong language from the very start, including scenes of an adult nature. Listener discretion is advised. A hell of a week in Brexitland. We skim over it all before getting stuck into the way in which the House of Commons handled the Withdrawal Bill and the amendments proposed by the House of Lords. There is some swearing. Intro/outro music: “Going up the Wrong Way” by Bai Kamara Jr, from his album "The Mystical Survivors and Some Rare...

Duration:01:15:59

Episode 16: Citizens' Rights

6/6/2018
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Laura's Twitter thread about the democratic failings of the referendum, the exclusion of those most affected, and Leave's lies about the Vienna Convention. The reality of Freedom of Movement: Dave's story British in Europe (all staff are volunteers - donations appreciated!) The 3 Million Join the march on 23 June for a People's Vote Special Guest: Laura Shields.

Duration:01:20:13

Episode 15: The Blame Game

5/31/2018
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This week we're looking at background briefings by senior EU sources to UK media, and what those mean for the state of withdrawal negotiations (spoiler: nothing good). There's also a spot of Soft Brexit follow-up, and some huge whopping lies of the week. The Guardian hears from a senior EU source on how the UK needs to face up to the reality of the decision it has made. Ivan Rogers' speech at Glasgow University which is full of insight and strongly recommended for all students of Brexit....

Duration:01:20:09

Episode 14: Shy Weans Get No Sweeties

5/24/2018
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Alyn Smith MEP Alyn's page on the European Parliament's website Scotland in Europe Chris' 2015 blogpost on how progressive politics and civic engagement in the UK could - should - have been given a new lease of life by the EU referendum Bozzymandias Special Guest: Alyn Smith.

Duration:01:09:54

Episode 13: EEA No Way

5/16/2018
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Directive 1999/56/EC adapting to technical progress Council Directive 78/933/EEC relating to the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices on wheeled agricultural and forestry tractors - Ottolights! Jonathan Meades on Belgium Culture Corner: Popgun Press SKZ Cartoons Negotiations - a DexEU sitcom Sponsored by Best for Doncaster (which will be a surprise to them) We welcome potential sponsors - but we don’t want your money! If you represent an organisation that is working to...

Duration:01:26:57

Episode 12: Europe Day Special

5/9/2018
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The Schuman Declaration Taking a break from our usual format, we spend this week talking about the things we love about Europe. A lot of it is quite personal and, well... self-indulgent, so feel free to skip this one if it's not your cup of tea (yes that features). After all: de gustibus non est disputandum. To squeeze this extra-long episode into a reasonable file size, we've downgraded the audio quality of this week's podcast, we hope it won't impact your listening pleasure to an...

Duration:02:02:15

Episode 11: Schadenfreude Schpecial

5/3/2018
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The Overton window Chris Grey's Brexit Blog on how Brexiters would have been happier if they had lost the referendum. Catherine Bearder's tweet on the rumour that UKIP have been asking about their European Parliament offices during transition Sponsored by Milton Keynes European Movement - join their events on Europe Day, 9 May! We welcome potential sponsors - but we don’t want your money! If you represent an organisation that is working to stop Brexit, and you’d like some free publicity,...

Duration:00:55:00

Episode 10: The Where Is Labour? Episode

4/26/2018
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Ahead of next week's local elections in England, Steve and Chris wonder why Labour isn't doing better in the polls, what Labour's Brexit policy really is, and what Labour's strategists are smoking? Also: civic engagement, plastic toffs, and Lie(s) of the Week. We welcome potential sponsors - but we don’t want your money! If you represent an organisation that is working to stop Brexit, and you’d like some free publicity, contact us via this website or DM one of us on Twitter. Intro/outro...

Duration:01:09:27

Episode 9: Overrated Eurotrash

4/19/2018
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Steve’s 'keep the flame alive' article in the Guardian The Institute for Government's report on "Voting for Brexit: Parliament's consideration of the withdrawal deal and future framework" Chris' blog piece on what is a eurosceptic "Accidental" deportations Club Europ Express special first birthday edition Please help fund Brexit Record - the only site recording the true impact of Brexit This episode sponsored by Stratford4Europe We welcome potential sponsors - but we don’t want your money!...

Duration:01:00:56

Episode 8: The Easter F-word Special

4/12/2018
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Chris' blog post on the West Lothian Question and UK federalism (or lack of). John Pinder's obituary Altiero Spinelli The Ventotene Manifesto Guy Verhofstadt and Dany Cohn-Bendit's manifesto "There Is No Alternative To A Federal Europe" Chris' table comparing EU and UK democratic accountability Steve's Twitter thread, unrolled, on the threat to UK democracy Unicorn Chaser We welcome potential sponsors - but we don’t want your money! If you represent an organisation that is working to stop...

Duration:01:05:01

Episode 7: Fishcake and Winklepicking

3/29/2018
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Laura Shields' (@mediawhizz) thread exposing the lie about citizen rights being protected by the Vienna Convention The Smart Border 2.0 study commissioned by the European Parliament Analysis of the Withdrawal Agreement and transition arrangements by Steve Peers here and by David Allen Green here (NB FT is paywalled) REM: Exhuming McCarthy Clip of Joseph Welch’s “Have you no sense of decency” reply to Joseph McCarthy Edward R. Murrow’s annihilation of McCarthy, that applies as much to...

Duration:00:53:28

Episode 6: she gave him the toy steering wheel

3/15/2018
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Speech by Dany Cohn Bendit in the European Parliament - featuring le beurre et l'argent du beurre but not le cul de la cremière Speech by Alyn Smith in the European Parliament The most mendacious video of all time courtesy of Leave.EU Steve's article in Prospect Chris' blog post on how negotiations ought to work (yes we're linking to it again) Thanks for vox pops from @jonworth, @BrusselsGeek, anon, @DaveKeating, @nwbrux, @jackschickler, @MarkJohnstonLD - Chris apologises to Jen and anon...

Duration:01:04:45

Episode 5: Explicit in Welsh

3/7/2018
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Jean-Claude Piris' Twitter thread critiquing Theresa May's speech Cherrypicking: Report of Stefaan de Rynck's LSE lecture Roger Helmer LOL Sponsored this week by finalsayforall.eu. Join us on Thursday 22 March, The Grapevine, Place Luxembourg, Brussels, 16.30-20.00: meet & greet the board of finalsayforall.eu and tell YOUR story of what it's like being a UK citizen living in another EU country and facing Brexit. We welcome potential sponsors - but we don’t want your money! If you represent...

Duration:01:01:29

Episode 4a: Bonus Material *screams into abyss*

3/3/2018
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Steve and Chris list their Lies of the Week and respond to listener questions including: does divide and rule work? and screams into the abyss Intro music: “Certainty" by the Drønes ’72 (@drones72band), from their debut EP, ‘Whispers Never Stop vol.1’.

Duration:00:10:28

Episode 4: Stand Firm on Fudge

3/3/2018
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Follow up: the international language of cakeism Steve's thread on the difference between THE Customs Union and A customs union, with the Single Market thrown in for good measure. Sponsored by wandsworth.eu! We are looking for sponsors - but we don’t want your money! If you represent an organisation that is working to stop Brexit, and you’d like some free publicity, contact us via this website or DM one of us on Twitter. Intro/outro music: “Going up the Wrong Way” by Bai Kamara Jr, from...

Duration:00:57:27