153: LET'S GET TACTICAL, the legacy of Empire and more Ask Remainiacs

It’s halfway through the election campaign…

Producer Andrew is away for Thanksgiving this week, so our regulars are off the leash and the metaphors get a little… colourful.

In the wake of updated tactical voting data, we discuss the possibilities that lie ahead on polling day and try to bring some cheer to proceedings while keeping references to “flesh piñatas” to a minimum. 

Campaign speed bumps abound for the main parties, as Jeremy Corbyn is grilled by Andrew Neil in an interview Boris Johnson hasn’t turned up for himself, while we assess presentational issues for Jo Swinson as leader of the Lib Dems. 

"I think it’s too late for the Lib Dems to recoil from the Revoke policy,” says Naomi. “What you’ve got to do now is bed in and do it passionately, and if you’re going to do it, stick to it, and speak from the heart about why stopping Brexit is the best thing for this country."

We’re also discussing the lack of reckoning over the sins of Empire that has in part led to the strain of British exceptionalism inherent in the Brexit campaign. Nice bit of lightness before the most important election of our lives, then. 

Plus, a second round of questions in our ASK REMAINIACS election special.

Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith, Alex Andreou and Ian Dunt. Audio production and scripting by Alex Rees. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.

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