Tell me what UK wants, what UK really, really w...
Rishi Sunak is constantly trying to reject the idea he could be out of touch – but, seriously, does he have any idea what Britain wants? This week’s guest Ben Walker, of Britain Elects and New Statesman, picks apart the polls to get in the mind of voters. Plus, political donations – how can we avoid undue influence and, dare we suggest it… corruption? Are more stringent rules needed?
• “Everyone is feeling the cost of living crisis, going to a supermarket is like a radicalising process.” – Ben Walker
• “The economy was where the Conservatives were always king – but not now.” – Ben Walker
• “Sunak doesn’t have that sort of Blair talent to know intuitively what people want.” – Arthur Snell
• “It still feels like a Chancellor who happens to be Prime Minister, rather than watching a Prime Minister.” – Ahir Shah
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Presented by Ros Taylor with Arthur Snell and Ahir Shah. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jet Gerbertson and Alex Rees. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.