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

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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What do young people make of all this?

12/14/2018
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On another tumultuous week in Brexminster, we gathered a group of teenagers to grill their political representatives about the state of politics in 2018. In the hot seat: Liz Truss MP, Bim Afolami MP and Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield. Also, The Telegraph’s Associate Editor, Camilla Tominey, on the fallout from Tuesday night’s no confidence vote - and why she thinks Theresa May’s premiership is fatally wounded. Email: choppersbrexitpodcast@telegraph.co.uk Twitter:...

Duration:00:36:48

The week before the vote, with Dominic Raab and Sir Keir Starmer

12/7/2018
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It’s crunch time ahead of Parliament’s vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal next week -- and Christopher 'Chopper' Hope is joined by a pair of political heavyweights to discuss what will happen if MPs approve the deal - and if they don’t. In the Red Lion this week are former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer, both of whom have some disquieting words for the PM. Plus, one of the Telegraph’s star cartoonists tells us how he manages to find the humour...

Duration:00:34:28

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Expect a general election if May's deal goes through

11/28/2018
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When did Jacob Rees-Mogg decide he no longer had faith in Theresa May’s leadership? What will happen if the DUP withdraws support for the Conservative party? What preparation has the Government been doing in case of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit? And what does the Prime Minister have in common with Pythagoras? Telegraph Chief Political Correspondent Christopher Hope returns to The Red Lion pub to put these questions and more to a host of political maestros at the forefront of the Brexit debate. On...

Duration:00:35:32

One week closer, with Gina Miller, Lord Lilley and Nigel Dodds MP

11/22/2018
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The UK has a draft Brexit deal, and as the news broke Christopher “Chopper” Hope sat down with a host of those in the know to make sense of it. What will it mean for the Irish border? Will it mend schisms formed during the referendum? And will it even pass through Parliament? Joining us in the Red Lion pub with their expert analysis: Remain campaigner Gina Miller, Former Tory Cabinet minister Lord Lilley and DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds plus The Telegraph’s Brexit Commissioning...

Duration:00:30:14

Deal or no deal? With Brandon Lewis, Mark Francois and John Mills

11/15/2018
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In one of the most dramatic days of the Brexit saga since the referendum itself, with resignations piling up and the threat to Theresa May’s leadership mounting, our team of political editors hunkered down at the Red Lion pub to make sense of it all. Joining us for reaction and analysis were Brandon Lewis MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party; senior Tory Brexiteer MP Mark Francois; Henry Newman, Director of the Open Europe think tank; and John Mills, Labour’s biggest private donor. And...

Duration:00:40:57

David Davis says a no-deal Brexit is ‘not intimidating or frightening’

11/9/2018
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Leaving the European Union without a deal in March doesn't scare former Brexit Secretary, David Davis. He tells Christopher Hope on this week's Chopper's Brexit Podcast, “I don’t find ‘no deal’ intimidating at all – it is not the best outcome but I don’t find it frightening. But the Government and the European Union do.” He admits “there will be a bumpy first year” after a no-deal Brexit but the UK will be able to keep the £39 billion ‘Brexit bill’, adding: “That’s a lot of hospitals and...

Duration:00:40:28

March 29th is only the start of the Brexit process, say Tory MPs leading the Brexit Delivery Group

11/2/2018
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Conservative MPs Simon Hart and Andrew Percy join Christopher Hope to bust some Brexit myths on this week’s podcast. First up: the idea that the UK’s relationship with the EU is fixed after Brexit day. In their view, Brexit "is a process and not an event” -- and their Brexit Delivery Group of Tory MPs plays a role in that process. Also on the podcast: Professor Matthew Goodwin from Kent University on public opinion on Brexit, and Telegraph columnist Juliet Samuel takes a deep breath and...

Duration:00:29:48

Philip Hammond's economic forecasts on Brexit don't work, says former minister

10/26/2018
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Conservative MP and former Brexit minister Steve Baker wants to check the Chancellor’s maths ahead of his Budget on Monday. He thinks the Treasury’s economic predictions for a no-deal Brexit are too gloomy, and wants Philip Hammond to publish his “workings out”. He tells listeners there’s nothing to be afraid of saying: “People think these forecasts are scripture once they come out of the Government – but they're not." Also joining Christopher Hope on this week’s podcast are former...

Duration:00:33:28

Esther Rantzen: How I stop Brexit ‘civil wars’ breaking out among family and friends

10/19/2018
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Brexit - or “the B word” - is a topic which is banned when friends and family visit Esther Rantzen at her home. She tells Chopper’s Brexit Podcast that Brexit "civil wars" are breaking out "in bathrooms, sitting rooms and pubs" across the UK and she orders visitors to her home to leave their views on Brexit at the door. But she is happy to discuss it for this week’s podcast with Christopher Hope in the Red Lion pub ahead of this weekend’s 250,000-strong march for a “People’s Vote” in...

Duration:00:43:47

The Irish border “problem” isn’t a problem, says former Government Chief Whip

10/12/2018
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Mark Harper MP thinks a hard border is easily avoidable and, fresh from his walking holiday in Northern Ireland, he tells Christopher Hope that solving the issue merely requires goodwill on both sides. Also on the podcast: Chris Bryant MP, former Labour Europe Minister; Chris Skidmore MP, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Policy Commission; Martin Baxter, expert pollster from Electoral Calculus; Mark Mason, author of ‘The Book of Seconds’ and Kate McCann, The Telegraph’s Senior Political...

Duration:00:39:37

Tory Conference special, with Jacob Rees-Mogg and Gavin Williamson

10/2/2018
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Chopper concludes his run of conference season specials with this dispatch from Birmingham, where the Tory party faithful have been gathering - and arguing - this week. On today's edition, recorded in front of a live audience, Jacob Rees-Mogg suggests a way in which the Conservatives ought to follow Labour's lead; and Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Defence, reveals how he'd vote in a second referendum.

Duration:00:29:05

Labour Party conference special, featuring Sir Keir Starmer MP

9/26/2018
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Christopher Hope packs his bags and heads up to Liverpool for a special Labour Party conference edition of the podcast. Unsurprisingly, one question looms above all others on the conference floor: Will Labour back a second Brexit referendum? Never one to shy from a challenge, Hope lines up a stellar cast of Labour big-hitters to shed light on the issue - with comment from Sir Kier Starmer, shadow Brexit secretary; Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General of the CBI; Dave Prentis, General...

Duration:00:35:41

Brexit supporters are being hounded out of work, say British entrepreneurs

9/21/2018
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Small business owners are scared to speak up about supporting Leave because of the toxicity of the debate, according to the newly-formed Alliance of British Entrepreneurs. Founders Tom Bohills and Ed Harden join Christopher Hope to discuss why some companies are threatening to fire Brexit-backing employees - and whether the Prime Minister’s Chequers plan delivers for their members. Also on the podcast: Sir Bill Cash MP, chairman of the European Scrutiny Committee; Sir Mike Penning MP,...

Duration:00:39:31

LibDems could change their name to attract 18 MPs from other parties, says Sir Vince Cable

9/14/2018
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It’s easy to know where the Liberal Democrats stand on Brexit: they didn’t want it to happen and now they’re backing a second referendum. But why have they failed to galvanise support - and would leader, Sir Vince Cable consider founding a whole new movement to push the cause? He joins Chopper to discuss. Also on the podcast: Treasury minister, John Glen MP on the Government’s no-deal planning; General Secretary of train drivers’ union, Aslef, Mick Whelan on why the TUC is wrong to want a...

Duration:00:37:04

Remainers are staging the first coup against the British people, says former Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party

9/7/2018
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The Conservatives are under more pressure than ever before over Brexit and this week Christopher Hope is joined by Tory voices from the grassroots to the leadership to discuss the future of the party - and of the country. Among them, former Conservative Deputy Chairman Robert Halfon MP forecasts turmoil if Remainers continue to fight Brexit. He tells us how the UK’s relationship with democracy has changed, and explains his own journey from Remain voter to Brexiteer. Mr Halfon, a former...

Duration:00:35:58

Brexit: Two years in 26 minutes

8/31/2018
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Even people who are involved in Brexit often find themselves coming back to the same basic questions. What happened? What is going on? Where are we headed? For this special episode, Christopher Hope sits down with the Telegraph’s Political Editor, Gordon Rayner, and its Europe Editor, Peter Foster, to make sense of the past two years - and to share their own experiences of reporting on an era-defining period in British politics.

Duration:00:26:25

Nigel Farage vs Andrew Adonis in a Battle for Brexit special

8/24/2018
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Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to rumble? Today on Chopper's Brexit Podcast we present a Brexit grapple-thon. In the red corner, we have 'Mr Brexit' himself, Nigel Farage and in the blue corner, it's none other than 'Mr Re-main man', Andrew Adonis. The gloves are off as the two thrash it out over the key issues facing the UK as it leaves the European Union. Expect customs union clashes and Irish border blows. Seconds out - round one! Also on the podcast: Chopper quizzes Brexit...

Duration:00:43:47

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Leave campaign to relaunch to ensure UK quits EU in new 'Battle for Britain' this Autumn

8/17/2018
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The leave campaign, backed by new donations from Conservative donors, is to be relaunched in a new 'Battle for Britain' amid concern the UK won't leave the European Union as planned next March. Speaking to this week's Chopper's Brexit Podcast property millionaire Richard Tice and former British Chambers of Commerce director general John Longworth reveal they're restarting the Leave Means Leave campaign in a bid to 'save Brexit'. Also on the guest-list are Stewart Jackson, former Chief of...

Duration:00:41:38

We can harden Brexit after we leave the European Union, says Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party

8/10/2018
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James Cleverly says trade deals which contradict the EU common rulebook aren't out of the question after Brexit day. He tells Chopper’s Brexit Podcast: “If at some point we got a trade deal proposal which contradicts elements of the common rulebook then we can do that judgement. You can make and unmake treaties. Treaties can be unmade.” The same can't be said, of course, for Boris Johnson's controversial comments on the burka in his recent Telegraph column. The Deputy Chairman of the...

Duration:00:35:17

Brexit could be good for the NHS, says health minister

8/3/2018
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Stephen Barclay, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care, sees the opportunities outweighing the obstacles for a post-Brexit NHS, but are any lives at risk? He joins Chopper to discuss. Also in the episode, we ask think tank director Henry Newman to explain the ways in which the EU and the UK could reach a deal this autumn, take the temperature of grassroots tories with Conservative Home’s Josh Lambkin, talk post-Brexit booze with Brigid Simmons, Chief Executive of the...

Duration:00:32:44