Political Dregs

Political Dregs

By The Political Dregs Team
Four former political candidates, one podcast. Amir Sadjady, Calvin Robinson, Hamish Hunter & Joel Davidson. Twitter: @PoliticalDregs
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Muzzled - Covid-19 masks freedom or safety?
Masks and face coverings are set to be mandatory in British shops on the pain of a criminal fine. Is this a pragmatic step to keep us safe or a horrible invasion of individual liberty? What’s the evidence they work? Why now not 4 months ago? Should we do anything we can to save the economy? We have a big debate and there are some surprising views. YouTube Episode (57 mins): https://youtu.be/DVljNZS-h54 We are champions of free speech and appreciate that not everyone will agree with these views, however, if you enjoyed watching this debate, please support us by subscribing to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PoliticalDregs?sub_confirmation=1 Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalDregs Twitter / Parler Handles (please follow) Political Dregs: https://twitter.com/PoliticalDregs - @PoliticalDregs  Amir Sadjady: https://twitter.com/amirsadjady - @AmirSadjady Calvin Robinson: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson - @CalvinRobinson Hamish Hunter: https://twitter.com/HamishSHunter - @HamishHunter Joel Davidson: https://twitter.com/joel__davidson - @JoelDavidson *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
57:04
July 20, 2020
Woke video games?
The Dregs are joined by Adam Tong, a celebrity video gamer who broadcasts on Twitch, to discuss the increasing influence of woke politics on video games. Should gaming companies push politics and show support for Black Lives Matter? Or should video gaming be a fantasy, escapist experience free from the lectures and hectoring of the real world?   YouTube Episode (29 mins): https://youtu.be/02JwMfbbgT0   We are champions of free speech and appreciate that not everyone will agree with these views, however, if you enjoyed watching this debate, please support us by subscribing to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PoliticalDregs?sub_confirmation=1   Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalDregs    Twitter / Parler Handles (please follow) Political Dregs: https://twitter.com/PoliticalDregs - @PoliticalDregs Adam Tong: https://twitter.com/Bongeh   Amir Sadjady: https://twitter.com/amirsadjady - @AmirSadjady Calvin Robinson: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson - @CalvinRobinson Hamish Hunter: https://twitter.com/HamishSHunter - @HamishHunter Joel Davidson: https://twitter.com/joel__davidson - @JoelDavidson   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
29:17
July 11, 2020
“Backward and regressive”: Claire Fox destroys identity politics.
We talk WOKE and identity politics with Claire Fox who has written about these issues in her book “I Still Find that Offensive” and thinks basing politics on essential characteristics like gender, race, sexuality, etc. is backward and regressive. Part 3 of 3.    Claire's Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1785904167/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rwUaFbC0JQ5BC   Claire Fox on the left-wing case for Brexit - Episode 1 (19 mins): https://youtu.be/-MyH_YNvDME Brexit with Claire Fox: Did anyone vote for No Deal? - Episode 2 (13 mins): https://youtu.be/Hqi93utQv2E   We are champions of free speech and appreciate that not everyone will agree with these views, however, if you enjoyed watching this debate, please support us by subscribing to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PoliticalDregs   Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalDregs    Twitter / Parler Handles (please follow) Political Dregs: https://twitter.com/PoliticalDregs - @PoliticalDregs Claire Fox: https://twitter.com/Fox_Claire   Amir Sadjady: https://twitter.com/amirsadjady - @AmirSadjady Calvin Robinson: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson - @CalvinRobinson Hamish Hunter: https://twitter.com/HamishSHunter - @HamishHunter Joel Davidson: https://twitter.com/joel__davidson - @JoelDavidson   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
24:23
July 8, 2020
Brexit with Claire Fox: Did anyone vote for No Deal?
The Dregs ask Claire Fox, former Brexit Party MEP, whether there was a mandate for a No Deal Brexit and what drove the support for it from leave voters? This followed the interview with Claire, who made a left-wing case for Brexit in episode 1,  We discuss this and other issues related to Brexit. Part 2 of 3.   Claire Fox on the left-wing case for Brexit - Episode 1 (19 mins): https://youtu.be/-MyH_YNvDME   We are champions of free speech and appreciate that not everyone will agree with these views, however, if you enjoyed watching this debate, please support us by subscribing to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PoliticalDregs   Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalDregs    Twitter / Parler Handles (please follow) Political Dregs: https://twitter.com/PoliticalDregs - @PoliticalDregs Claire Fox: https://twitter.com/Fox_Claire   Amir Sadjady: https://twitter.com/amirsadjady - @AmirSadjady Calvin Robinson: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson - @CalvinRobinson Hamish Hunter: https://twitter.com/HamishSHunter - @HamishHunter Joel Davidson: https://twitter.com/joel__davidson - @JoelDavidson   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
12:18
July 6, 2020
Claire Fox on the left wing case for Brexit
The Dregs ask Claire Fox her about the left-wing case for Brexit and how she came to be an MEP with Nigel Farage. Amir, Calvin, Hamish, and Joel are joined by Claire Fox, director of the Academy of Ideas, former Brexit Party MEP, and panelist on Radio 4’s The Moral Maze. Part 1 or 3.   Audio only podcast:   We are champions of free speech and appreciate that not everyone will agree with these views, however, if you enjoyed watching this debate, please support us by subscribing to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PoliticalDregs   Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalDregs    Twitter / Parler Handles (please follow)  Political Dregs: https://twitter.com/PoliticalDregs - @PoliticalDregs Claire Fox: https://twitter.com/Fox_Claire   Amir Sadjady: https://twitter.com/amirsadjady - @AmirSadjady Calvin Robinson: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson - @CalvinRobinson Hamish Hunter: https://twitter.com/HamishSHunter - @HamishHunter Joel Davidson: https://twitter.com/joel__davidson - @JoelDavidson   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
18:47
July 5, 2020
Biased Broadcasting Corporation
Following the launch of the Defund the BBC campaign, the Dregs discuss the reaction with #DefundTheBBC campaign champion Calvin Robinson. Is the campaign just a cover for dismantling the BBC entirely? What does the BBC do that is good? Can it ever justify paying stars huge salaries? Join the debate in the comments and let us know what you think. We are champions of free speech and appreciate that not everyone will agree with these views, however, if you enjoyed watching this debate, please support us by subscribing to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PoliticalDregs Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalDregs *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
20:59
July 2, 2020
Defund the BBC
The Political Dregs talk about the new campaign to “defund” the BBC and what we all think about our national broadcaster. Is it biased? Does it provide programming no commercial outlet would do? Should not paying the licence fee be a criminal offence? Let us know what you think in the comments and whether you support this new campaign. Full YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/USXi9KhpkMk We are champions of free speech and appreciate that not everyone will agree with these views, however, if you enjoyed watching this debate, please support us by subscribing to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PoliticalDregs   Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalDregs *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
23:25
June 29, 2020
Pride Special: “LGBT” is segregation, not equality?
There’s no Pride march this year because of coronavirus but the Political Dregs are marking the Pride weekend with a discussion of all things LGBT. Is the rainbow flag a good symbol for gay rights? Should LGBT include the T? But most importantly, is this just another way to emphasise the differences between us rather than move towards equal treatment? Let us know why we’re right or why we’re horribly wrong in the comments. YouTube Video (full episode 20mins): https://youtu.be/VKxR5L3y9D4 We are champions of free speech and appreciate that not everyone will agree with these views, however, if you enjoyed watching this debate, please support us by subscribing to our YouTube channel.    Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalDregs
20:13
June 28, 2020
Free speech: ‘cancel culture’ makes us children.
The Political Dregs talk free speech and whether Twitter was right to ban Katie Hopkins. Amir, Calvin, Hamish, and Joel discuss the importance of hearing views you hate, why freedom of speech strengthens our own principles and clarifies our thoughts, and whether Twitter is a platform for the free exchange of ideas or simply an echo chamber of woke lefties. Let us know what you think and join the debate in the comments.   The YouTube Video can be found at https://youtu.be/CRSnjkN__vs If you enjoyed watching this debate, please support us by subscribing to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PoliticalDregs Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/politicaldregs    Twitter Handles (please follow)  Political Dregs: https://twitter.com/PoliticalDregs Amir Sadjady: https://twitter.com/amirsadjady Calvin Robinson: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson Hamish Hunter: https://twitter.com/HamishSHunter Joel Davidson: https://twitter.com/joel__davidson   Parler Handles @PoliticalDregs @AmirSadjady @CalvinRobinson @HamishHunter @JoelDavidson   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
17:06
June 26, 2020
Father’s Day Special - layabout dads.
A Father’s Day Special episode where the Dregs discuss the role of dads, single parents, and families. It gets a bit heated as we discuss how far the government should go to “promote” families. Let us know what you think in the comments.   The video episode can be found at  https://youtu.be/gNAKDH3xHik If you enjoyed listening to this debate, please support us by subscribing to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PoliticalDregs Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/politicaldregs    Twitter Handles (please follow)  Political Dregs: https://twitter.com/PoliticalDregs Amir Sadjady: https://twitter.com/amirsadjady Calvin Robinson: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson Hamish Hunter: https://twitter.com/HamishSHunter Joel Davidson: https://twitter.com/joel__davidson   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
21:06
June 21, 2020
Would the Dregs take the knee?
The Political Dregs, Amir, Calvin, Hamish, and Joel discuss taking the knee. Would any of them do it? If not why? Is it a profound political statement of solidarity or a demeaning act of subservience? Let us know what you think.   If you enjoyed watching this debate, please support us by subscribing to our channel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PoliticalDregs  Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalDregs    The video podcast can be found at https://youtu.be/9MN9gW5m54o  *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
12:44
June 19, 2020
#BlackLivesMatter: a big gift for the Tories
We talk about whether the pivot to a new, identity-focused politics may actually help the Conservatives cement their new patriotic ‘Red Wall’ base. Also, the problems with policing and law and order and a new Brexit extension? Amir, Hamish, Joel, and Calvin are joined by Conservative activist and founder of CORE, Daniel Cremin, a network for liberal, centre-right Conservative, to discuss the new culture wars, #BlackLivesMatter, and how this may help the Tories. If you enjoyed watching this debate, please support us by subscribing to our channel. Also, there is an ongoing lively debate on our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/politicaldregs Our YouTube channel can be found at www.politicaldregs.uk *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
48:15
June 16, 2020
What do BlackLivesMatter want? We find out.
Is #BlackLivesMatter all slogans and iconoclasm, or are there real and meaningful policy objectives behind it? We find out.  Amir, Calvin, Hamish, and Joel are joined by Trey Campbell-Simon, a Labour activist and supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement to discuss what they want to change and why.   If you enjoy watching us, please support us by subscribing to our channel www.politicaldregs.uk Thanks.   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
46:04
June 12, 2020
Black Lives Matter protests: warriors for justice or an unruly mob?
Amir, Calvin, Hamish, and Joel discuss the Black Lives Matter protests in the US and London. Is it an important movement for racial equality or just an excuse for people bored of the coronavirus lockdown to get outside and smash stuff up? What about All Lives Matter? Find out what they think and join the debate below.   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
36:57
June 7, 2020
Peaceful protestors or "looters and hooligans"?
Political Dregs discuss the latest protests and riots that have spread across the Atlantic from the US to the UK, since George Floyd's death was captured on camera, and whether Boris Johnson will manage to get a deal with Donald Trump and leave the EU with no deal at the end of December.  Amir, Joel & Calvin are joined special guest former Liberal Democrat MEP Irina von Wiese.   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
42:11
June 4, 2020
Political Dregs - we’re famous now!
Amir, Calvin, Hamish, and Joel discuss their new-found fame after Piers Morgan waded in on their debate last week. The four also discuss what it will take to end the lockdown, whether the government is right to cancel the healthcare charge for foreign NHS workers, and why Amir still wants a unity government. Plus hello to all our new Friends of the Show!   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
50:44
May 23, 2020
Covidiots - back for a lockdown special
Amir, Calvin, Hamish, and Joel are back for a special episode of Political Dregs. What have they been up to in #lockdown? What do they make of the government’s corona response? Why is Amir wearing a helicopter hat?  Plus Keir Starmer new labour leader and should the CofE reopen churches.   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
37:49
May 18, 2020
Politicking on a prayer: is there room for God in government?
Is prayer relevant in Politics, should politicians who have strong religious convictions be allowed to share their faith and experiences, or even be allowed to stand for office?  Amir, Hamish, Joel, and Calvin debate this topic and as always, sparks fly.   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead
41:09
March 6, 2020
Priti Unsurprising - Mrs Patel bullies Sir Philip Rutnam out of a job?
Sir Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary to the Home Office resigned citing a 10 day vicious and orchestrated briefing campaign, orchestrated by the Home Secretary Priti Patel.  Amir, Hamish, Joel and Calvin, massive political geeks and former political candidates discuss his resignation and whether he did the right thing, or whether Priti Patel is pretty useless or pretty amazing.   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
24:07
March 3, 2020
FINE FLOP - Loser Leo and the Irish election
Are we happy Euro Leo got the boot at the ballot box? What about the prospects of Sinn Fein in government? Can Amir pronounce any of these Irish names?   “Amir, Calvin, Hamish, and Joel are joined by Political Dregs’ Irish commentator Andrew Ralph to chew over the results of the Irish election.”   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
25:08
February 15, 2020
Cummings and Goings - the cabinet reshuffle
Cabinet reshuffle - Who’s in, who’s out, who are we glad to see the back of?  “Amir, Calvin, Hamish, and Joel dissect the recent Cabinet reshuffle. Joined by a special guest from Ireland Andrew Ralph.” *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
23:37
February 14, 2020
Brexit with London Lib Dem MEP Irina Von Weise
Joined by Irina Von Weise, Amir, Hamish, Joel and Calvin talk politics of the day. Brexit.  *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
30:51
February 8, 2020
Terrorists - LOCK EM UP THROW AWAY THE KEYS!
Joined by Irina von Weise, Amir, Hamish, Joel and Calvin talk politics of the day. Terrorism in the UK.  *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
35:34
February 6, 2020
Brexit Got Done!
Brexit Day - 31st January 2020  Amir, Hamish, Joel and Calvin talk politics of the day.    *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
31:53
January 29, 2020
Joel contracts the Coronavirus
Foreign policy, China, Huawei, Harry Dunn, Coronavirus.  Amir, Hamish, Joel and Calvin talk politics of the day.   *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
31:06
January 27, 2020
Whats wrong with woke
Megxit racism; Pakistani Muslim grooming gangs cover-up; Flybe bail-out?
29:59
January 20, 2020
MEGXIT: Prince Harry and Markle Sparkle - Disgraced or Misunderstood?
Joel, Hamish, Amir and Calvin discuss the situation with HRH Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex.
33:49
January 13, 2020
Vegan Extremists - Should veganism be a protected characteristic?!
Amir, Joel, Hamish and Calvin debate whether veganism should be a protected characteristic.
15:11
January 12, 2020
Labour Leadership Contest - Do any of them have what it takes?
Joel Davidson, Hamish Hunter, Amir Sadjady and Calvin Robinson discuss politics of the day: Labour Leadership. *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
11:50
January 9, 2020
IRAN - Should we take 'em out?
Joel Davidson, Hamish Hunter, Amir Sadjady and Calvin Robinson discuss politics of the day: Iran vs USA. *TRIGGER WARNING* we don't believe in political correctness, we are champions of free speech and this podcast is an open and honest discussion between friends. If you're easily offended, you might want to try the BBC instead.
27:43
January 9, 2020