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12 June 2017

The NS Podcast #219: Emergency Podcast

The New Statesman podcast.

By New Statesman


Doubt, deferral and the DUP: after a turbulent weekend, Helen and Stephen ask what next for the Tories? Could the new relationship with the DUP mean tougher laws on abortion? And is Theresa May’s authority safe?


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Helen on Yvette Cooper’s support for a cross-party commission on Brexit: “I thought, ‘are you on glue?’ What is the advantage to Labour to help something which will inevitably be incredibly divisive?”

Stephen on the powerful new position of the DUP: “[The government] has a notional majority for approving spending and passing their Queen’s Speech. For everything else the DUP are going to go ‘what have you done for me lately?’”

Stephen on a possible Tory bounce-back: “The fear that the electorate will wack you when you meet them, does hold a party together like nothing else.”

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