As Theresa May faces growing pressure to lay down the law when she meets EU officials in Brussels, Chopper's Brexit Podcast hosts a 'No Deal' special.
Christopher Hope is joined in the Red Lion pub by Charlie Elphicke, the treasurer of the influential European Research Group of Conservative MPs, and Chris Bryant, Labour's former Minister of State for Europe, to debate whether Britain can thrive leaving the European Union without any deal. And economist Andrew Lillico discusses the possibility of Britain joining the North American Free Trade Agreement after Brexit.
Also on the podcast Chopper speaks to Grant Shapps, the former Tory party chairman, in his first broadcast interview since being accused of being the ringleader of a plot to unseat Mrs May. Joining the podcast team are The Telegraph's Deputy Political Editor, Steven Swinford, who has been tracking the negotiations all week, and Dia Chakravarty, the Telegraph’s Brexit editor, reporting on the latest good news to emerge '#DespiteBrexit’.
Episode 24: Northern Powerhouse Minister: ‘Stop this London-centric whingeing and make Brexit a success’
Listen to the Telegraph's weekly Brexit podcast, hosted by Chief Political Correspondent Christopher 'Chopper' Hope and recorded at the historic Red Lion pub, a stone's throw from the Houses of Parliament.
Conservative MPs should stop their "London-centric whingeing and back-biting" in order to focus on Brexit, according to the Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry.
Talking to Chopper's Brexit Podcast on Thursday, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State claimed that northern constituents are right to be "furious" about the government's leadership issues: "It's a load of Tom Cobblers," the Minister said. "[Theresa May] is a brilliant Prime Minister for the North of England... there's no room in my world or in the North of England for anyone else to be doing that job."
Also on Chopper's Brexit Podcast this week, Lord Hayward of Cumnor - the only pollster to predict the result of the 2015 General Election and the result of the referendum - discusses whether the shake-up of constituency boundaries might help Theresa May win in 2022. Plus Christopher Hope meets David Babbs of 38 Degrees, one of the country's largest campaign groups bringing Leave and Remain voters together to embrace Brexit.
In this bumper episode, Chopper's Brexit Podcast is at the Labour Party Conference where Christopher Hope speaks to Shadow Brexit Secretary, Sir Keir Starmer, about Labour's elusive Brexit policy. He also catches up with some of the finest minds on Fleet Street for their analysis of the conference highlights. Back in the studio, the podcast is joined by a pair of true-blue think tanks and a senior grass roots Conservative for a look ahead to the Conservative Party Conference. Senior Political Correspondent Kate McCann offers her view on Labour's policies, and Brexit Commissioning Editor Asa Bennett highlights some good news which you might have missed in our new feature, #DespiteBrexit.
Episode 21: Theresa May ‘can win the next general election - as long as she delivers a clean Brexit’
In the second episode of the new season, Chopper's Brexit Podcast hears from Nick Tyrone, author of "Apocalypse Delayed" on how a clean Brexit will help the Tories win the next general election. Also the Liberal Democrats' Brexit spokesman Tom Brake and Tory Brexiteer Michael Tomlinson debate the usefulness of a second referendum, and Solicitor General Robert Buckland, the Government minister who has to steer the EU Withdrawal Bill through Parliament, discusses whether 19,000 EU regulations can be repatriated to UK law by March 2019.
The first episode in the second series of Chopper's Brexit Podcast hears from Dominic Grieve and John Redwood, two former Tory Cabinet ministers, as they discuss whether Theresa May's plans to use Henry VIII powers to move EU regs into British law is undemocratic; also Liam Halligan, author of "Clean Brexit - Why Leaving the EU Still Makes Sense" as well as The Telegraph's new Brexit editor Dia Chakravarty on why it is not racist to support Brexit.
Episode 19: ‘Any member of Cabinet who is not working to make Britain a better place after Brexit should be removed’
In this final episode of the current series of Chopper's Brexit Podcast, we hear from the International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox on the many opportunities for Britain outside the EU, former Cabinet minister Owen Paterson about his speech in German to the Germans, the Telegraph's Assistant Political Editor Ben Riley-Smith on the ongoing infighting in the Cabinet, and former head of the British Chambers of Commerce John Longworth on the European red tape he can't wait to get rid of.
This week on Chopper's Brexit Podcast, Labour Remain MP Stephen Kinnock takes on veteran Brexiteer Sir Bill Cash, trade expert Victoria Hewson on the prospects of a new UK/US deal and Telegraph columnist Tim Stanley discusses the Tory party's toxic image.