Polarised

Have we reached peak populism or is this just the start of it?

Episode Summary

With Times columnist Mercy Muroki and Professor Tim Bale.

Episode Notes

The British people have spoken.  In the first December election since 1923, it’s turned out to be Christmas with all the trimmings for Boris Johnson, while Corbyn’s Labour party have been cruelly thrown out into the cold. 

Many called this our most polarised election in living memory.  So in the wake of this Tory triumph and Labour drubbing, where do we go from here? 

With Britain now finally set to leave the EU on the 31st of January, will we see our politics becoming even more tribal and divided? Are the populist movements of the right and left here to stay?

Matthew Taylor and Ian Leslie are joined by Times columnist,  Mercy Muroki, and Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary, University of London, to dissect the election result and consider the future of British politics. 

Produced by Craig Templeton Smith.

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