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October 05, 2023
Pod Save the UK
Tory Conference sh*tshow + Stormont stalemate

In This Episode

Coco and her special guest Femi Oluwole pore over the bin fire that was the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Was Sunak strengthened or weakened by the whole HS2 fiasco – and what was the thinking behind wheeling out his wife for a surprise appearance? With the likes of Braverman, Truss – and even Farage – being feted by the party faithful, Coco and Femi discuss the party’s lurch to the right. Plus Femi on playing real-life Pokemon Go in Manchester…only with Tory Ministers.


What’s it like for the people of Northern Ireland to be without a functioning government for the last 18 months? The SDLP’s Matthew O’Toole explains the real world effects of the collapse of power sharing – including on the country’s drinking water. He also tells us why being in Stormont right now is like being on the set of The Shining.


Plus Femi has some tips for budding activists, and reflects on the personal toll of putting himself in the firing line by calling out Brexit lies. You can find Coco and Femi’s Hero and Villain of the week on our social media channels.


Pod Save the UK is a Reduced Listening production for Crooked Media.


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Femi Oluwole, journalist, political commentator and content creator 

Matthew O’Toole, SDLP member of the Legislative Assembly for South Belfast, and Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Ireland Assembly


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Find Femi on X: @Femi_Sorry / or YouTube: Femi

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