Stayin’ Alert, Stayin’ Alert

“It’s all right, it’s OK/The press will look the other way/And we will fail to understand/Can’t Britain find a better man?” This week: Boris Johnson’s deceitful advice on unlocking. Why appealing to magical “common sense” is his ultimate get-out clause. And as Spain reopens its own society we talk to Fiona Govan of about what the crisis has done to Spain’s politics. 

  • “No-one really knows what common sense means. It’s just a dogwhistle.” – Ros Taylor
  • “The closer you look at these rules, the more they look like they were written by clowns. And then they talk about common sense?” – Ian Dunt
  • “For Scotland and Wales to effectively say ‘you are not welcome here’… that’s a big thing.” – Ros Taylor 
  • “This isn’t to do with liberals vs authoritarians. It’s about basic ability to deal with complexity.” – Ian Dunt

Presented by Naomi Smith with Ros Taylor and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.

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