Pets over people: “The last smear on our character”

With Afghanistan left to the mercies of the Taliban, Dominic Raab filibusters his own Foreign Affairs committee and ensures that no lessons are learned. Ian gives his verdict on the Pen Farthing pet evacuation spectacle. Plus, the five big issues on the Government’s plate in the autumn. And with Michael Gove out dancing in Aberdeen, we ponder the loneliness of the single politician on the pull.  

  • “Pen Farthing made me so angry I could burst through my skin.” – Ian Dunt
  • “The very wealthy old men who own our press don’t care about saving the planet in the future. They want low taxes now.” – Alex Andreou
  • “The international law around drones is not clear. But Biden will keep using them anyway.” – Ros Taylor
  • “Even as you’ve got these medieval fanatics coming for people, the response from Britain is still ‘Papers please.’” – Ian Dunt

Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor, Ian Dunt 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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