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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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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, the...

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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Steven 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

“Audiences are bored of Brexit-themed comedy”

7/27/2018
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So say Geoff Norcott and Ayesha Hazarika, two stand-up comedians who voted on opposing sides of the E.U. referendum - and who join Chopper for this special edition of the podcast. Politics looms large for both of them: Norcott counts himself as the only outwardly Conservative voter on the British comedy circuit; and until a few years ago, Hazarika served as a political adviser to senior Labour Party figures including Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband. In a lively, wide-ranging conversation,...

Duration:00:30:56

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, and polling whiz Tom Clarkson...

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 January’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