Keep Korma and Curry On – Weekly Edition

What was spicier, Starmer’s curry or its aftermath? We discuss the Labour leader’s standing and his bluff-calling gamble. Plus, who were the real local election winners and losers? Then, as the cost of living bites, the panel unpacks just how out of touch the Government is with working people. Jamie Driscoll, the Labour Mayor of the North of Tyne, is this week’s special guest and Belfast-based journalist Amanda Ferguson also drops in to unpack the Northern Ireland assembly results. 

“People don’t trust Johnson, but there is also an element of them not trusting anyone at all.” – Jamie Driscoll

“Labour are one-nil up at half time, but the Tories might be about to take their captain off.” – Jamie Driscoll

“Two million people had to skip meals last month, but here we’re talking about a guy having a curry.” – Jamie Driscoll 

“The scenarios aren’t all good for Keir Starmer, but they are good for Labour.” - Marie Le Conte

“What people want is some hope, they want a way out.” – Jamie Driscoll 

“I heard Boris Johnson is cutting back and he’s only going to have silver wallpaper now.” – Jamie Driscoll

“The alternative to saying ‘try own-brand products’ is telling people ‘you’re on your own’.” – Ahir Shah

Presented by Alex Andreou with Ahir Shah and Marie Le Conte. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. The Bunker is a Podmasters Production
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