From Here to U-Turnity


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Welcome to the House of Funds… Parliament’s sleaze scandal rolls into yet another week. But have no fear! Boris Johnson has announced plans to reform the rule for second jobs MPs can do, and this time it’s totally going to work, you guys. Gracie Mae Bradley from human rights group Liberty joins us to discuss the week’s news...

Will the Tory old guard be impressed with Johnson threatening to take away their nice little earners, and is there any stopping serial filibusterer Christopher Chope from ruining votes at the last minute?

Plus, President Putin is piling the pressure on his regional allies, and refugees are being used a political pawn by Belarus. We take a look at why the story isn’t bigger here in the UK, and how the erosion of democracy on the other side of Europe affects us all.

“Johnson had a torrid time at PMQs, the speaker told him in politer terms to sit down and shut up” - Alex Andreou

“MPs are paid to be full time representatives of their constituency, so any jobs should be agreed with that in mind” - Alex Andreou

“Conservative MPs elected in marginal seats look at Christopher Chope and think ‘what impression is he giving the public of us?’” - Ros Taylor

“All that Johnson has going for him is that he wins, that’s the only reason people in the party like him” - Dorian Lynskey

“There is a horrible continuity between the accounts of people in Calais and on the Belarus/Poland border” - Gracie Bradley

“All of this is Putin’s way of testing Biden’s resolve” - Alex Andreou

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Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ros Taylor and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.

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