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Furlough Travellers is a topical progressive politics and current affairs commentary podcast. The compère is Şenol and for each episode he is joined by Derek and Terry.

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Furlough Travellers is a topical progressive politics and current affairs commentary podcast. The compère is Şenol and for each episode he is joined by Derek and Terry.

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Furlough Travellers

Latest release on Jan 21, 2021

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Rank #1: Series 3 – Episode 1: Trump really is the Space Cowboy

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We look at Trump’s insurrection – what does this mean for his legacy which is surely now ruined and look ahead at President (elect) Biden’s inauguration. Inheriting a country that has had all its of prejudices exposed and now has to tackle – massive challenges ahead.

We also look at Boris and chums who are still playing games with us – they don’t know what they are doing and don’t care how that impacts us all, surely the only explanation for the shockingly poor decisions made on lockdown, schools and vaccine rollout are down to entitled and incompetent elected politicians and an opposition that only works with Marcus Rashford in the no.9 role.

Ending on positive – we are back, and it is always good to talk.
Do leave your questions and ratings (5 star please) for us and we will respond.

Cheers and stick with us for 2021 – it promises to be quite the ride.

Jan 21 2021

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Rank #2: Series 2 – Episode 11: An oven ready Christmas turkey served by Boris

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We look at the Galatic Federation – wondering if we can emigrate there and what deal do they have with the EU?!

We’d like to ask Sky News but they are on holiday until Easter – assume on their way to Barnard Castle.

Ending on a high – the vaccine is here and the Government still don’t have a clue!

Have a great festive break – speak to you in 2021!

Oh, leave your 5 star ratings please…..ho bo ho jo

Dec 15 2020

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Rank #3: Series 2 – Episode 10 : Rich Sunak Pauses Hope

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Şenol, Derek and Terry play everyone’s favourite game – What Tier Are you In? – Terry pulled the short straw!

We look at the Chancellor’s spending review – questioning the morals behind penalising those key workers who have carried the country on their shoulders this year.

We wonder whether people will wake up to the all the money that has gone to friends and cronies of the Government.

Ending on a high – positive news on vaccines and Trump has sort of conceded!

As ever – leave your 5 star ratings, tell your friends to download and send us your questions!

Dec 02 2020

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Rank #4: Series 2 – Episode 9: Corruption, Cummings and Conspiracy

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Şenol and Derek look at the latest disaster at No.10 and wonder whether Boris Johnson will be gone before Dominic Cummings cashes in on his PPE deals!

Wonder how the government are not being ripped to shreds following the National Audit Office’s report into government Covid procurement….where super agents (think football agents) are paid £21 million to signpost PPE equipment…what a finders fee!

We end by looking at Keith Starmer’s latest PMQs performance….hoping he finds his shooting boots soon as Boris Johnson leaves an open goal every day!

Thanks listening and do leave your 5 star ratings for us!

Nov 25 2020

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Rank #5: Series 2 – Episode 8: Do we need leaders?

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Şenol, Derek and Terry look at Lee Cain’s departure from Downing Street – is this the beginning of the end of Vote Leave’s grip over the PM.

Wonder whether Trump will be kicked out of the White House and hope the Biden/Harris double act will bring our government back to the centre ground.

We end looking ahead at the London Mayoral election and UKIP’s candidate Mr Gammon – will he end up with egg on his face!? (NB: I can’t take credit for the joke….)

Final word from Derek: LONG LIVE ANARCHY!

Nov 15 2020

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Rank #6: Series 2 – Episode 7: Stop The Count!

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We look at the ongoing US Election with Biden looking confidant and Trump upset. We wonder what this means for the American dream and start looking ahead towards the 2024 election.

Track and Trace is still a joke – thousands of people not being notified and yet the PM tells us he knows what he doing. We think he does not have a clue and the Cabinet know it!!

Finally – the Furlough scheme returns….questioning whether this decision is to late for those who have lost their jobs.

Leave your 5 star reviews, questions and predictions for the Nevada count!

Nov 06 2020

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Rank #7: Series 2 – Episode 6: Rodney, you plonker!

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Şenol, Derek & Terry reflect on the EHRC report and what this means for Starmer’s Labour party. Wondering whether the best way forward really is to purge the party and not seek to unify…..watch this space!

We look at the Scottish Question (not the West Lothian Question!) thinking any chance the Union has of existing needs a strong Scottish Labour which clearly is non-existent today. The United States of Great Britain sounds about right!

We end comparing Covid lockdown names to cider – who would not drink a half (it sounds strong!) of Firebreak!

As ever – do leave your 5 star ratings and questions for us.

As Derek would say: Stay Safe!

Nov 02 2020

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Rank #8: Series 2 – Episode 5: Look out Jon Snow, there’s a new King in the North!

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Şenol and Derek discuss Andy Burnham taking on the Government who seemingly approached the negotiations with Great Manchester this week with the same incompetence we have seen on all things Brexit!

We despair at MPs voting against feeding children over half term – what would Charles Dickens make of it all!

We end by looking at the ongoing mess of the (Serco & Deloitte) Track and Trace App – the app does not work and billions of taxpayers’ money has been spent!

Leave your 5 star ratings and questions or topic suggestions.

Thanks for listening.

Oct 25 2020

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Rank #9: Series 2 – Episode 4: A Tier Too Far

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We look at the government’s latest effort to control covid – a system more complicated than VAR!

Question the latest government adverts that encourage ballet dancers to work in cyber – forgetting that the arts in this country are in huge trouble at the moment with the threat to jobs, theatres and many other things in the sector.

And we end on a high, is this the end as we know it……hoping the great British public wake up to this shambolic government and follow the City Mayoral examples who have really put the government on the back foot this week unlike the leader of the opposition.

Do leave your 5 star ratings and questions, thanks.

Oct 17 2020

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Rank #10: Series 2 – Episode 3: Stratton Ground Spectator

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We look at Trump’s remarkable recovery from Covid – is he the hero he thinks he is?! We think not.

We wonder whether the government are prepared for Wave 2 – coming to the conclusion that with Liz Truss and other ministers still in post we are definitely not prepared.

Finally – the British West Wing kicks off next month following Allegra Stratton’s appointment as the PM’s new spokesperson. What a club she has joined – the elite are closing ranks!

Thanks for listening and do leave your 5 star reviews.

Oct 09 2020

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