The Calm Before the Stormont – Start Your Week with Gavin Esler

Brexit tensions spike in the wake of Northern Ireland’s assembly elections – what will come of the fallout? Plus, Putin is to address Russia on the nation’s Victory Day – how will he look to reframe his ongoing invasion of Ukraine? Then, back at home, the Queen’s Speech is due this week. Andrew Harrison is joined by Gavin Esler to tee up the days ahead. 

“This has all been done as part of Boris Johnson’s Brexit derangement syndrome.” – Gavin Esler

“If you really think Boris Johnson has built 40 hospitals, then come walk with me over the Garden Bridge.” – Gavin Esler 

“Starmer didn’t go to Durham to have his eyes tested, like somebody else.” – Gavin Esler 

"Culture wars are about creating, not solving, problems." – Gavin Esler

"Putin's regime is rotten to the core." – Gavin Esler

“It would be hardly surprising if whatever Putin says is a pack of lies.” – Gavin Esler 

Presented by Andrew Harrison with Gavin Esler. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production: Robin Leeburn. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production
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