Podcasts

The Left’s Lost Love, Brexit and the Covid Flat Curvers

In this outdoor, socially intimate edition, Andrew asks whether the Left have lost their traditional hard working ethos in favour of the politics of envy, Nic finally finds something he thinks Boris is doing right – Brexit, and can we come up with a better term for lockdown scepticism? From our local country park, and...

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Why don’t the left get memes?

In another Sounding Board Short, we talk about Andrew’s meme on teaching unions that went started some hilarious twitter encounters, and the latest nonsense from local authorities advising schools not to open. Why don’t those on the left actually get memes? Did this one in particular hit a nerve with teachers? When will schools actually...

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Are Teaching Unions Keeping Schools Closed?

In our first Sounding Board Short, we travel to a nearby park and chat about Nic’s article on hectordrummond.com about the difficult decisions ahead in deciding when it’s time to send the children back to school. We learn about the over zealous teaching unions and the local authority taking crazy steps to essentially stop schools...

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Revised Regulations, Shameful Schools and Manipulating Models

In this edition, we talk about the new, revised regulations that have just come into force during the current covid-19 lockdown. We talk about the effects of the lockdown so far, and indeed the social distancing guidance that occurred beforehand. What are the chances of you succumbing to sars-cov-19 right now? Are you more at...

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Ferguson’s Fall, Imperfect Polling and Messy Modelling

As Neil Ferguson is revealed to have broken the lockdown that his infamous computer model insisted we must institute, we talk about poetic justice, elitism and whether Professor Ferguson should ever have been trusted based on his catastrophic track record. We also take a look at the computer code behind the Imperial College model and...

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Left Vs Right And Ideological Centrism

Even though we’re still in lockdown, we’ve started talking about some of our favourite subjects again.  This time it’s our observations of the political left and right. Are their criticisms of each other similar?  Or are there differences in the way they try and take each other down. And what about the centrists again –...

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Are Today’s Socialists Any Different?

In this episode, Andrew asks whether today’s socialists, who try very hard to distance themselves from the socialists of the past, are really any different? What are today’s socialists promising that yesterday’s didn’t promise in the past? And are their methods any different? If not, why should we expect any different outcomes? Nic then asks...

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CDC Infectious Tests, Rushed UK Law and Stagnant NHS

As the CDC accidentally infect those they are testing for SARS-CoV-2, the UK Government amends its initial regulations governing the lockdown, but as well as closing some loopholes, opens some new ones. We discuss whether this kind of law making can ever work, and whether centralised health provision by the state produces anything other than...

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Our NHS – Operation Human Shield

In another Lockdown edition, we talk about Boris’s message to the public on leaving the hospital, and how he’s positioning himself as not just the ultimate centrist, but the ultimate NHS Tory. Just how much of GDP will be taken up by the NHS in the future? Will the government’s handling of the pandemic mean...

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COVID-19: The Economy, The New Laws and The Libertarian Option

In the second of our locked down podcasts, we discuss (as expected) the latest news around COVID-19. We start by differentiating between SARS-COV-2 (The latest coronavirus from China) and COVID-19 (the respiratoty disease caused by the virus) before moving on to the economy and the effects it has had, and will have on our lives...

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