Testing Ditch Face – Start Your Week with Naomi Smith and Justin Quirk

The Government toys with pulling free lateral flow tests and mass vaccination. Are they giving in to the hard right CRG without a fight? Plus Liz Truss gets her first threat to trigger Article 16 in early, the horrific costs of Zero COVID in Xi’an in China, and auf wiedersehen to trial by jury. Naomi Smith and Justin Quirk set up the week ahead. 


“Johnson being a liar and rule-breaker is completely baked in with voters.”

“The simple fact is, Boris Johnson has lost his power over Cabinet.”

“The story on Johnson is moving from ‘One rule for them, one for us’ to ‘They ain’t levelling us up.’”

“If Liz Truss was your friend at school, you'd be telling her to play a bit harder to get.” 

“Who had tennis meets obnoxious populism on their report card for 2022?”


Presented by Justin Quirk and Naomi Smith. Producers Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production
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