Place Your Bets

Cartoonist Michael Leunig has been sacked by The Age over this image. Source: Instagram/leunigstudio

Ladies and Gentlemen, place your bets.

After our intrepid duo review Toby’s great success in shooting, the conversation turns to the case of Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig who was dismissed from The Age for comparing resisting mandatory vaccination to the fight for democracy in Tiananmen Square.

James and Toby then place a £50 bet on whether or not the Government will implement “Plan B” (mask mandates, vaccine passports, working from home directives) before January 1, 2022.

We also touch on the so-called David’s Law, named after Sir David Amess that proposes to make anonymity on social media illegal.

In Culture Corner, we touch on the return of Succession, The Brothers Karamazov and Purgatory’s Shore.

This week’s opening sound is of The Australian media writer Sophie Elsworth on Sky News Australia’s The Kenny Report.

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  1. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    For the first time, Toby has got James to agree to an objective test of his conspiracy theories.

    Whether James will actually pay up is another matter …

    • #1
  2. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Taras: Whether James will actually pay up is another matter …

    James is very confident. 

    • #2
  3. Thursby Member
    Thursby
    @Thursby

    Culture Corner approved of GM Fraser! I was starting to worry.

    • #3
  4. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Taras: Whether James will actually pay up is another matter …

    James is very confident.

    Actually, James sounded taken aback when Toby challenged him, and didn’t accept the wager until the conditions were watered down.

    In the end, no doubt, both of them will claim victory, and everything will end in acrimony.

    Toby, being the saner member of the pair, will be more likely to have the right of it.

    • #4