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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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Brexican standoff, with Esther McVey, Sir Vince Cable and Robert Halfon

1/18/2019
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One week, two historic votes in the Commons, and three MPs to weigh in on it all. Christopher Hope is joined by former cabinet minister Esther McVey, leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable and Conservative MP Robert Halfon. They each voted against the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, but for different reasons. We find out why. Also, Steven Swinford and Camilla Tominey give the inside line on one of the paper’s biggest scoops this week: the leaked conference call in which Philip...

Duration:00:36:14

Parliament returns, with Nicky Morgan, Kwasi Kwarteng and Suella Braverman

1/11/2019
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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 three Conservative MPs who’ll have a say. Former Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan, Brexit minister Kwasi Kwarteng and former Brexit minister Suella Braverman give us their take on whether the deal will be approved, and what will happen if not. And Chopper asks the question on everyone’s lips: is the Government appealing to Labour MPs to help get the deal...

Duration:00:33:59

2019: The Year of Brexit

1/4/2019
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Chopper is taking a well-earned holiday, but Brexit goes on -- and we have three of The Telegraph’s finest political minds in the hot-seat to make sense of the crucial year ahead. Brexit Correspondent James Rothwell, Political Editor Gordon Rayner and Political Correspondent Anna Mikhailova channel Mystic Meg and run us through what could be in store in 2019. Spoiler alert: one member of the panel thinks we’ll have a new Prime Minister by Brexit day. Email:...

Duration:00:28:09

2018: That was the year that was

12/27/2018
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The last turkey sandwich has been eaten, the stockings have gone back in the cupboard, and the in-laws have gone home -- but we’ve one final present to deliver. We offer you a selection of some of our biggest - and most entertaining - interviews of 2018. Highlights include Boris Johnson being heckled by a Telegraph reader over his “no deal - no problem” bonhomie, Esther Rantzen sending hearts aflutter in the studio, a Brexit showdown between Nigel Farage and Andrew Adonis, and stand-up...

Duration:00:29:04

Festive special: No deal preparations, robo-government, and the world’s worst Brexit jokes

12/19/2018
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MPs might be heading off on their holidays this week, but work never stops at the coalface of political podcasting. For this festive special, we’re joined by Robert Jenrick, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury - who seems considerably less afraid of a no-deal Brexit than his boss, Philip Hammond, is. We ask him to explain his thinking. Also on the show: Andy Zaltzman, host of the Bugle podcast, tells us why he thinks virtual reality may be the solution to Brexit; Alok Sharma, Work and...

Duration:00:33:21

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 in...

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 to...

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 Labour...

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, 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