Springing a Leak

On this week’s episode of London Calling, Toby and James start by talking about James’ health (he has a cold), then segue into discussing what James says is the best hunting experience of his life. Toby then tells James about his week (hangover and all), which included appearing on Jacob Rees-Mogg’s debut show on GBNews and attending the third anniversary party of the Free Speech Union.

They then get on to the past week’s big story – the Lockdown Files – the more than 100,000 WhatsApp messages belonging to former Health Secretary Matt Hancock that were leaked to the Telegraph by the journalist Isabel Oakeshott. It inevitably leads to a heated argument about whether they prove Toby right that the past three years have just been one almighty cock-up, or corroborate James’ suspicions that the lockdowns and the vaccine rollout are part of some diabolical conspiracy.

In Culture Corner, they discuss the season 3 opener of The Mandalorian (Disney+), Drive to Survive, Fleischman is in Trouble (Disney+ in the UK, Hulu in the US) and The Playlist (Netflix) which James highly recommends.

Opening sound this week is Andrew Pierce of The Daily Mail and Kevin Maguire of The Daily Mirror discussing the Lockdown Files on Good Morning Britain (ITV).

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