End of term shenanigans from Tom and Jamie, giving it large on the Terrace of the House of Commons. Issues discussed and forensically analysed/mocked in this episode include David Cameron in drag, vegetarian Christmases, the Hobbit and an exclusive clip of a sitcom written by Tom and his wife Carolyn. So, you know, as podcasts go, quality.
Carolyn Quinn was in the chair as Tom debated with Tory MP Robert Buckland and Ukip's Diane James on Radio 4's The Westminster Hour.
Nov 4th, 2013 by tomharrismp
I used to be a regular on BBC Radio 4's "The Westminster Hour". It's a nice gig - quite relaxing and chatty and the host, Carolyn Quinn, is a joy to work with. But then I got grey hairs and wrinkles and succumbed to political bitterness so the producers decided they wanted younger, more attractive faces on their radio... So, anyhoo, they invited me back this week and I decided to celebrate by being very belligerent and Glaswegian and, frankly, rude, to the other guests. So hopefully I'll be invited back at some point before the 2020 election. Or perhaps not.
In Jamie Reed's (temporary) absence, Tom interviews London Mayoral hopeful Christian Wolmar, the only Labour candidate to have declared so far.
We preview the epic battle to be the next Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, and Jamie gets some ugly anti-American bile off his chest during a discussion of the best horror films of all time, then gets all hoity-toity about "Straw Dogs".
Tom is joined by regulars Jamie Reed and Kevin Brenna to discuss the forthcoming conference season and the election of a new Deputy Speaker of the Commons. And there's a bit of swearing at the end. Especially from Reed.
I was a guest on Radio 4's "The World Tonight"... er, last night, to debate the pros and cons of nationalising the railways with Mark Ferguson of LabourList.
We did it! We finally persuaded one of our female colleagues to record a podcast with us! She may come to regret it, but this week Jamie, Kev and I are joined by the Honourable Member for Ashfield, one Gloria de Piero, to discuss the main political event of the last two weeks, the death and funeral of Baroness Thatcher. And gay marriage.
Mar 26th, 2013 by tomharrismp
In which our heroes (Tom and Jamie) discuss oatmeal, Tory leadership woes, Doctor Who, Star Wars and Alan Partridge, and risk having to face a recall election by admitting they'll be taking some time off during the Easter recess.
On the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, and on Budget Day, Tom is joined by Jamie Reed and Kevin Brennan. Includes the result of an exclusive post-Budget poll and a discussion on whether sartorial standards are slipping in the Commons.