Sunday 16 June 2024

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The magazine of the Public Service Association of NSW and the Community and Public Sector Union (NSW Branch)

The Rest is Politics

The Rest is Politics

Australian politics can look a little ho hum when compared to what goes on in the British halls of power

Sure Scott Morrison was possibly our strangest Prime Minister, but compared to Boris Johnson, he was relatively sane, while former British Home Secretary’s Suella Braverman’s outright cruelty to asylum seekers makes Petter Dutton look like a slightly awkward Wiggle.

The Rest is Politics is presented by two insiders, former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell and Conservative renegade Rory Stewart to “lift the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably”.

Updated sometimes daily, this is a rivetting listen, even if you have never set foot in Britain. This is all thanks to the larger-than-life characters in British politics trying desperately to captain a ship on a disastrous course thanks to the lunacy that is Brexit.

The two talk about subjects as diverse as the Conservative Party’s hard right wing, how Britain will deal with the war in Gaza, and what will happen to Mr Sunak once he fires his Home Secretary.

The two may have left politics, but they still have plenty of contacts and an excellent insight into one of the world’s oldest democratic systems: albeit one that is buckling under enormous pressure as inflation bites and an immigration crisis takes place.

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