Steve - @guitarmoog - and Chris - @ottocrat - investigate cakeism: the philosophy of having your cake and eating it, as preached and practised by the British government in its approach to Brexit. Each week, we explore the latest developments as we head towards Brexit and spend time wading through the weeds from the perspective of two long-standing Brussels and UK government insiders. Our aim: to inform you, our listeners, about EU realities and so, hopefully, to equip you to spot lies and to thwart attempts to manipulate you. There may be swearing. We are regularly joined by guests and occasionally by special guest co-hosts.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h12m. Bisher sind 68 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts


Episode 64: Centrist Unicorn Hunt

We train our laser sights on some unicorns of the centre and discuss why voting tactically is the morally right thing to do if stopping Brexit is your objective (and even if it isn't).



Episode 63: Honey Badger

Laura and Chris discuss the weekend's People's Vote march, the Johnson 'deal', and the view from Brussels, a city further enriched last week by the visit of Remainers Now. They talk about what brings them here.



Episode 62: Rally For Our Rights

Nicky James, aka Bloke from Barnsley, joins us to talk about the Rally For Our Rights taking place in London this coming weekend. Plus some further reflection on how it is that the Westminster bubble still can't read the other side, despite them being an open book.


 2019-10-10  1h28m

Episode 61: Brexit is a Legacy Issue

The Bad News: Brussels wants the UK to “just get on with it”. The Good News: the populist revolution is eating itself. Or is it?


 2019-10-02  1h6m

Episode 60: Bettel The Devil You Know

Johnson's arrogant, disrespectful brinkmanship; hardening EU antagonism; and ways forward out of (or further into?) this mess. Plus: what happens the morning after an Article 50 revocation?


 2019-09-17  1h24m

Episode 59: Rentrée

After a night watching the House of Commons taking back control, are there grounds for hope? The minority government versus hung parliament contest is in its endgame.


 2019-09-04  1h24m

Episode 58: Transatlantic Perspective

How do Americans view Brexit and the EU? Jason Knoll is a High School teacher from Wisconsin and also a huge fan of the European Union. He joins Chris via Skype from Verona, Wisconsin, to talk transatlantic about politics, parallels, and survival during difficult times.


 2019-08-05  1h4m

Episode 57: Act Three Scene Three

Peter Wilding returns to the podcast to chat to Chris about the ongoing English Revolution and whether the Gammon Jacobins will have very long to savour their victory.


 2019-07-23  1h12m

Episode 56: Montagegate

Steve Analyst returns as co-host with Chris to talk about his latest monster Twitter thread documenting the manipulation of news footage in an attempt to convince Leavers that they knew they were voting to leave the Single Market.


 2019-06-25  1h18m

Episode 55: In Medias Res

Classics klaxon! The Brexit news is too depressing so Chris and fellow nerd Katie Low escape to Greece and Rome to hunt out lessons from history.


 2019-06-12  1h19m