It’s Coming Home, To Roost
Johnson and Patel’s dog-whistling finally brings all the racists to football’s yard (who could have predicted this??) but England’s young black players are making fools of their critics. As the country lines up behind Rashford, Saka, Sancho and Mings, is the Culture War about to consume the chancers who started it?
Plus, libertarian dogma is frogmarching us towards the indiscriminate unlocking of ‘Freedom Day’ – but what are we going to do with the fun-hating 26% of the population who think clubs, casinos and other seats of depravity should stay closed forever?
- “They thought they could ride the Culture War tiger to power. But when arrive, you might be finished with that tiger – but it’s not finished with you.” – Alex Andreou
- “What the Sun’s ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ front page shows is that The Sun can spot political danger better than our government.” – Naomi Smith
- “We shouldn’t have to look to football for leadership, but it’s so hard to find anywhere else.” – Ros Taylor
- “This is the fourth time we’ve relaxed lockdown. And every previous time it’s gone horribly wrong.” – Alex Andreou
Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor, Naomi Smith and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.
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