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Mutual Assured Conversation

Mutual Assured Conversation

By Nicolas Webb
Luke and Nicolas discuss politics and whatever else takes their mind.
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By-elections from the archive

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07:28
February 25, 2021
What is Wales?
Luke and Nick are joined by Sarah Williamson and Callum Hughes to get a little philosophical on the question "What is Wales?"
29:12
January 21, 2021
How might Welsh independence come about?
Luke and Nick consider how Welsh independence could emerge and consider the nature of the campaigns advocating and opposing the idea. This is intended to be the first of a series of podcasts looking at Welsh independence. Other topics will be mixed in along the way.
45:36
January 14, 2021
Political Secret Santa
Nick and Luke are joined by Sarah and Callum to discuss the 2020 fortunes and 2021 prospects for 12 political parties in Wales. Notionally awarding Secret Santa gifts along the way!
01:43:19
December 17, 2020
Twenty twenty in review
Nicolas is joined by Sarah Williamson & Callum Hughes to discuss what has changed in our politics, culture and society in 2020.
01:11:57
December 2, 2020
"The most important person in a campaign the voter doesn't get to know"
We are joined by Tom Giffard from the Welsh Conservatives to discuss the roles of election agent and campaign manager.
37:01
September 3, 2020
An Assembly becomes a Parliament
Luke and Nicolas discuss the National Assembly for Wales changing name to Welsh Parliament and whether the re-brand matters? They also talk about what other steps the institution needs to take to come of age and consider the speed of progress (or lack thereof) over the last twenty years.
29:45
May 3, 2020
Candid about candidate selection
Luke & Nicolas share tales from party political candidate selections past.
39:14
April 18, 2020
Social Media Distancing
Luke and Nicolas run the risk of sounding like grumpy old men while discussing how Twitter isn't like it used to be. 
41:21
April 12, 2020
What will post-Covid politics be like?
Luke and Nicolas discuss how the response to coronavirus is changing politics. They consider polling, principles and the impact on political parties.
54:08
April 11, 2020
Will the campaign to abolish the Welsh Assembly grow?
Luke & Nicolas discuss the increase in prominence of campaigns to abolish the Welsh Assembly and the possible impact of it on the 2021 Welsh Parliament Elections.
35:54
April 5, 2020
Socially distanced
Luke & Nicolas talk about the experience of 'lockdown' with passing references to football, golf and tapirs.
46:21
March 28, 2020
By-elections from the archive
A repeat of a podcast Luke & Nicolas recorded in early 2019 about parliamentary by-elections and their experiences from the campaign trail.
01:04:56
March 27, 2020
How coronavirus is reshaping politics and the economy.
Luke and Nicolas consider the implications of the coronavirus / COVID19 outbreak on politics and the economy.
43:18
March 16, 2020
Soap box debating - Election hustings
Luke and Nicolas discuss election campaign hustings with a moderately amusing anecdote or two along the way.
42:31
March 7, 2020
Lines on a map
A discussion on local government reform (primarily in Wales). Also includes a moan about the politically choreographed council tax rise debates we get every flipping year. As Luke acknowledges "it's not the sexiest topic, I'll give you that"!
32:52
February 25, 2020
Knock, knock, knocking on strangers' doors.
Luke & Nicolas discuss the art and experience of political canvassing.
28:56
February 14, 2020
Mayor, 'mare or meh?
Luke & Nicolas discuss directly elected mayors in England and the lack of them in Wales.
31:37
February 7, 2020
How to leave a political party
Luke and Nicolas do battle with the background noise of a coffee shop to discuss how to leave a political party.
29:34
January 31, 2020