Parliament in standstill, May still standing

March 14, 2019

After days of chaos in the Commons, the outcome of Brexit is as hazy as ever. But we’re here as ever to shed some light on the state of negotiations — and of Theresa May’s premiership.

Joining Christopher in the Red Lion pub this week: Brexit minister Robin Walker, former Brexit minister David Jones, co-president of Our Future Our Choice  Lara Spirit and comedian and political podcasting royalty Matt Forde. Plus The Telegraph’s Associate Editor Camilla Tominey with the inside track on what on earth is going on in Brex-minster.

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Jacob Rees-Mogg on delaying Brexit, the Tory Party and his biggest regret

March 8, 2019

It’s been an almost surreally quiet week on planet Brexit. Parliament is waiting to vote. Theresa May is still trying to persuade MPs that her deal is the one. Tumbleweeds have been reportedly seen rolling through the Lobby.

But rather than follow their example, we have been hard at work to bring you this extended interview with one of the best-known figures in the leave camp, Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Does he think Brexit will ever actually happen? What does he make of the current state of the Tory party? And has he ever been to Nando’s?

All is revealed within.

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Three journalists, two MPs and a communist walk into a bar

March 1, 2019

With the clock ticking down until March 29th, Chopper is joined in the Red Lion pub by Tory rising star, Johnny Mercer to find out why Brexit isn’t all doom and gloom for the Conservative party, Labour MP John Mann who has some disquieting words for Jeremy Corbyn and Will Podmore of the Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist), who reveals he has more in common with Jacob Rees-Mogg than you might think when it comes to Brexit…

Plus The Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey and the New York Times’ Ellen Barry compare the challenges of covering Brexit for audiences either side of the Atlantic.

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Whatever next? With Heidi Allen, Sir Vince Cable and Marcus Fysh

February 22, 2019

With rumours swirling that more MPs are set to quit their parties and join the Independent Group, Chopper’s Brexit Podcast dials into one of their number: former Tory MP, Heidi Allen. She tells guest host Asa Bennett who’s welcome — and who’s not.

Also on the podcast: leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable weighs in on how the two centrist parties could work together, Conservative MP Marcus Fysh sings the praises of the ‘Malthouse’ alternative Irish backstop arrangement and The Telegraph’s Economics Editor tells Asa where Brexit has left UK-based businesses.

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Bonus episode: What do Tory defections mean?

February 20, 2019

For this emergency extra edition of Chopper’s Brexit Podcast, The Telegraph’s Brexit Commissioning Editor Asa Bennett, Front Bench Editor Daniel Capurro and Assistant Comment Editor Madeline Grant give their expert analysis on the defection of three Tory MPs and eight Labour MPs to the new 'Independent Group’.

Will more MPs follow suit? Does this spell trouble for the LibDems? And, crucially, will the new group be able to agree on a plan?

Chopper’s Brexit Podcast has the answers.

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A new Brexit jam

February 15, 2019

Is the Government making progress behind closed doors? Is it time to take a tougher line with Brussels? And do Cabinet ministers simply scrape the mould off their jam to prevent food waste, as the Prime Minister advised earlier this week?

Chopper's Brexit Podcast reveals all.

Joining Christopher Hope today: Transport Secretary Chris Grayling answers questions on that deal with the ferry company with no ferries, former Cabinet minister Priti Patel why the Government needs to stand up to the EU and former Head of the Civil Service, Lord Kerslake on the threat of riots in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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What would happen in a snap General Election?

February 8, 2019

In these uncertain times, the threat of a snap election is never far away. Christopher Hope sits down with pollster, Martin Baxter to find out what might happen if one was called - and it’s not straightforward.

Also on the podcast: Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell on how Nicola Sturgeon is using Brexit chaos for her own gain, and Ellie Varley of Students for Brexit on why she feels ostracised in university classrooms as a young Leave supporter.

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A new political party for Brexit?

February 1, 2019

The newly-founded ‘Brexit Party’ wants shake things up in May’s European Parliament elections. Christopher Hope sits down with its founder, Catherine Blaiklock to find out how.

Plus Justice Secretary, David Gauke sheds some light on the Government’s next move and comedian, Ahir Shah on why he finds Brexit a useful tool for stand-up.

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Nigel Farage vs. Andrew Adonis: Rumble in the Red Lion

January 25, 2019

With barely sixty days to go until March 29th, we invited two opposing Brexit heavyweights to square off on what they think has gone wrong, and what should happen next. 

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Brexican standoff, with Esther McVey, Sir Vince Cable and Robert Halfon

January 18, 2019

One week, two historic votes in the Commons, and three MPs to weigh in on it all.

Christopher Hope is joined by former cabinet minister Esther McVey, leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable and Conservative MP Robert Halfon. They each voted against the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, but for different reasons. We find out why.

Also, Steven Swinford and Camilla Tominey give the inside line on one of the paper’s biggest scoops this week: the leaked conference call in which Philip Hammond told over 300 business leaders a no-deal Brexit could be taken off the table.

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