Last Chancellor Saloon

We analyse whether there was anything but jam tomorrow from the chancer Chancellor in his Spring Statement. During a historic cost of living crisis, has Rishi Sunak come anywhere close to meeting the moment? Plus, as scandals surrounding Boris Johnson and his Government resurface, we dive into the sleaze. Will Davies, a professor in political economy and co-author of Unprecedented?: How COVID-19 Revealed the Politics of Our Economy, is this week’s guest. 

“This statement struck the wrong note for the challenge we as a country are facing.” – Alex Andreou

“It is useful for Johnson to draw a line between himself and Europe, and the EU can get more done without Britain.” – Ros Taylor 

“Johnson will no doubt want to use Ukraine in any way he can to distract from partygate.” – Will Davies

“Sunak had the choice of doing right by the country or right by the party, and he chose the latter.” – Alex Andreou

Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Alex Andreou and Ros Taylor. 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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