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Rum Doings Episode 240: Britlington Had A Frap

by on Jun.09, 2017, under Rum Doings

In our 240th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, why don’t we all put down our bloomin’ mobiles and have a good old-fashioned conversation?

An emergency election special. Thoughts on the completely bonkers results of last night’s general election. We talk about how very, very wrong we were, yet again. We ponder the possibilities of these odd results, call Corbyn terrible names and May pure evil, and are inevitably wrong about many new things.

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3 Comments for this entry

  • Daniel

    I looked forward to you guys saying Labour increasing vote share to its highest level since Blair in 2001 and increasing seat count as being a disaster for the Labour party XD

    I was all for Corbyn stepping down but after this result he should stay. Are we really supposed to believe a similar or better result would have been achieved had a technocratic austerity lite option like Yvette Cooper ran as Labour leader?

    It’s also important to consider that there are a load more swing seats now that can be targeted by Labour. Also the last election was fought defensively, where as Labour can go on the offensive next time. It all depends if Labour can keep the political acceleration in a a direction that favours the party.

  • Dan C

    Please stop lumping Theresa May in with autistic people.

    Theresa May is not autistic, she’s a sociopath.

  • Ed

    Always lovely to have an emergency podcast after a big political event. I still go back to listen to the RDs from after the 2010 election every now and then, it’s extrodinary how good they are at recapturing the feeling of the time, and fascinating listening in light of subsequent events. I doubt this one will be any different.

    Are there any plans to get the good Judge Coxcombe back on the pod in future? I note with some interest his seemingly Damascene conversion from arch Tory brexiteer to pro-Corbyn remain-o-phile. Did his extended absence from twitter coincide with a period of monastic reflection about his life choices? Or does he simply always take the position most certain to annoy Nick? I’ve always enjoyed his input on the podcast, and there’d certainly plenty for him to dispense judgement on these days.