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29 June 2017

The NS Podcast #223: Deals and the DUP

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Helen and Stephen explore what’s going on with the DUP: what’s the best response to new investment for Northern Ireland? And how long will May last? They also roam into the mythical worlds of Wonder Woman and Sherlock Holmes. Plus: you ask us: why has there been no final death toll estimate for Grenfell?


Quotes of the episode:

  • Helen on the Chancellor’s last budget: “Please never say Philip Hammond and the word ‘wiggle’ in the same sentence ever again!”
  • Helen on the Lib Dems: “They need to sort out what they think about stuff.”
  • Stephen on Grenfell: “I think in general there has been a failure of reporting in Grenfell.”

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