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As Boris talks the status of “Plan B,” James and Toby talk the status of “The Bet.”
The other big question is centered around the PM’s ability to remain in Number 10. Two years ago the Tories were celebrating securing an 80-seat majority and now the House is in rebellion and a by-election is scheduled for Thursday.
We touch on London Mayor Sadiq Kahn’s latest assault on our freedoms as he tries to ban “inappropriate staring” on the London Underground and we take on Jussie Smollett’s conviction for pretending he was the victim of a hate crime. After the usual suspects defended him without question, they are all unusually silent since the verdict came down.
In Culture Corner, we review Lewis Hamilton’s recent F1 loss (with a nod to the movie Rush), the first episode of Yellowjackets (Sky Atlantic in the UK/ Showtime in the US), the strangely sexless central female character in Hawkeye (Disney+), The Wheel of Time (again!) and vol 13 in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Saga.
This week’s opening sound: How it started for Jussie and how’s it going…
And James’ link to the “Plan-demic,” i.e. Event 201.
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