45: ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on the Battle against Brexit

The most fearsome spin doctor in politics is now a doughty fighter for Remain. ALASTAIR CAMPBELL enters the Remainiacs basement bunker to tell us what Remainers should really be doing… why Prime Minister David Cameron (remember him? posh chap?) kept avoiding the weirdly asocial Theresa May… and why we’re in a nightmare era of very serious issues decided by very un-serious people. But do the roots of the post-truth era lie in the same victory-at-all-costs news management that Alastair Campbell pioneered? 

Plus! If May’s transition deal is annoying the Brexit ultras, it can’t be all bad, right? Will the Cambridge Analytica scandal shift the Brexit needle? And a brand new comic that’s all about Brexit. 

“We made a choice whether to pay for stuff with money or with our data. We opted to pay for it with our data – and BOY are we paying now.”

This week’s REMAINIACS is presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ian Dunt. Audio production: Sophie Black. Producer: Andrew Harrison. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.

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