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20 October 2016

The NS Podcast #179: Brexit, Benn and by-elections

The New Statesman podcast.

By New Statesman

This week, Helen and Stephen review the list of candidates for the select committee chair announcements, Helen worries that the language around Brexit is turning nasty and Stephen finds Football Manager knows more about Brexit than our politicians. Then our deputy web editor, Anoosh Chakelian, returns from a visit to Batley and Spen to discuss by-elections and what happens next for UKIP.

(Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian).

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Select Committee Chair Annoucements (00.22)
Now read Julia Rampen’s summary of what happened to whom and how.

Gnarly Brexit (11.45)
Helen’s column in this week’s magazine worries further about the rise of divisive rhetoric.
And Stephen’s muses online about how the makers of Football Manager get Brexit.

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By-elections (13.57)
Check out Anoosh’s report from Batley and Spen – where the far-right are out in force.

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