Jess Phillips - The Dog and Hand Grenade (Part 2)

*This is part 2 of Jess Phillips's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*

How are big decisions made at The Moon Under Water? Well, firstly someone tables a motion: usually John, and usually something along the lines of "We need more pint glasses". Next the motion is debated, where you might hear Robin argue that "We have enough pint glasses here, what we really need is more beer mats!". This goes on for weeks, until eventually the motion is put to a vote (and because there's only two permenant residents at The Moon Under Water every single motion has ended in a tie).

But how are big decisions made in the Other Realm? Well, this week's guest will be able to shine a light on that - it's politician Jess Phillips!

Jess has been a Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley since 2015, and as a Birmingham native she's had plenty of experience with the pubs of our second city. But when it comes to her DREAM pubs, what does she look for? A nook? A log burning stove? A karaoke machine? Fear not - as she's about to enter the Correct Realm and bring her Pub Of The Mind to life.

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