On a Sticky Picket

With the Conservatives trying to blame Labour for this week’s strikes we unpack this latest bemusing attack line. Plus, we assess the ongoing Brexit dilemmas six years on from the referendum, with even ardent leavers dismayed and question marks over Labour’s position on the situation. This week’s guest is Robert Ford, professor of political science at the University of Manchester and co-author of Brexitland: Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics. This week we're out early, watch out for an emergency edition on Friday… 

“Both Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer are trapped in this one-dimensional narrative of how strikes play with the general public.” – Robert Ford 

“It’s not going to get off the runway that strikes that are happening on your watch are the fault of the opposition.” – Robert Ford 

“Boris Johnson is toxic with most voters. His ratings are terrible and they’re not getting better.” – Robert Ford 

“The Government can run from the truth but they can’t hide from the truth.” – Naomi Smith 

“Johnson has tried to squash the freedom of the press." – Naomi Smith

"It feels painful to look back on Britain's political leaders." – Minnie Rahman


Presented by Ros Taylor with Naomi Smith and Minnie Rahman. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Alex Rees, Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.
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