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D-Day for Rishi

19 hours ago

19 hours ago

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode #91
In a week full of political news, Nick and Toby talk about:
Rishi Sunak’s D-Day disaster and whether the Conservative election campaign is now holed below the waterline
The ultra-woke Lib Dem manifesto, which reads as though it’s been written by junior staff members of the Guardian
Keir Starmer’s unbelievably wooden, robotic performance in the two-way, ITV debate
And premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which includes:
The hostile reception given to Nigel Farage in the seven-way, BBC debate
The European election results and whether it’s accurate to describe populist parties like Marine le Pen’s National Rally and Giorgia Meloni as “Hard Right”, “Radical Right” or “Extreme Right”
Everyone’s favourite section Peak Woke, which includes a discussion of “front holes” and “bonus holes” as an alternative term for a Cervix
And in the Based Department, the Welsh boys football club that has abolished girls’ football and the animal rights protestors who stuck a speech bubble attacking the RSPCA on Jonathan Yeo’s ghastly ‘red’ portrait of King Charles
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Guess Who's Back?

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 90!
In a week full of political news, Nick and Toby talk about: 
-Nigel Farage's decision to stand in Clacton and become the leader of Reform
-The many reasons Farage's shock announcement is bad news for Rishi Sunak, including the risk that he'll now have to contend with the Reform leader in a televised debate
-Whether Reform can replace the Tories as the leading party of the Right by 2029
-They then look across the pond to discuss Trump's conviction and ask what it is, exactly, he's been found guilty of?
 
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-A bumper week for 'far Right' smears, what with Tommy Robinson's protest march, the knife attack by an Islamist at an anti-Muslim rally in Germany, and Jess Phillips's attempt to cancel Liz Truss for appearing on Lotus Eaters
-Peak woke, or, rather, Peak Pride, as they must learn to call it this month -What Toby intends to say to Owen Jones if they're ever on Question Time together
-And in the Based Department the bar-owner in Idaho who's declared June to be 'Heterosexual Awareness Month'
 
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Absolute Shower

Wednesday May 29, 2024

Wednesday May 29, 2024

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 89
This week: 
-In a General Election special, Nick and Toby talk about: -Why Rishi Sunak called a summer election, surprising everyone, including his Cabinet-Whether a ‘Presidential’ election, with the focus on the Prime Minister rather than the Conservative Party’s record in government, is Rishi’s best hope of limiting the damage-Why the Conservatives have rejected a ‘Devil Eyes’ election strategy and decided to emphasise Keir Starmer’s weak leadership skills instead-Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes: -Nigel Farage’s controversial exchange with Trevor Phillips about British Muslims and the BBC describing his Dover speech as ‘inflammatory’-The relaunch of Loaded and whether it’s actually a bit feminist-And the 70 year-old in a Suffolk village who chased some young hooligans down the street after they damaged her back gate (no pun intended)
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Ofcommunists

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 88
This week: 
-Nick and Toby  talk about Ofcom’s attack on GB News, why it’s unfair and what’s behind it-We’re all gutted about the death of the President of Iran, obviously, but why did Britain’s Deputy Ambassador to the UN stand to observe a minute’s silence for he “Butcher of Tehran”?-Everyone thought Geert Wilders wouldn't be able to form a government, but he’s built an unbelievably sensible coalition with a robust, Right-wing programme-And a brief canter through the stories we would have covered last week if Nick hadn’t been ill, courtesy of Toby-Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes: 
-Donald Trump threatening to stand for a third term-The growing support for Trump among African-Americans and Hispanics-And Trump’s threat to send ‘kill teams’ to take out the leaders of the Mexican drug cartels-And in the Based Department, Toby nominates JK Rowling, Esther McVey and the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature for refusing to rename the ‘Hitler Beatle’
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Khant Win

Wednesday May 08, 2024

Wednesday May 08, 2024

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 87
This week: 
-Nick and Toby discuss Sadiq Khan’s victory in the London mayoral election and puzzle over why the Tories didn’t make more of an effort -Could Labour’s losses to pro-Palestinian, Muslim candidates be replicated in the general election, or will Keir Starmer give in to the Muslim Vote’s 18 demands?-Do the local election results point towards a hung parliament, as Rishi Sunak claims?-Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes: 
-Nick Fuentes being allowed back on X-Nigel Farage hinting he’s not looking to revive his political career in Britain-And in the Based Department, Toby nominates Deta Hardman, the 64 year-old darts player who refused to compete against a biological man in the women’s quarter-finals of the Denmark Open.
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Humza Useless

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 86
This week: 
-Nick and Toby discuss the short and disastrous career of ‘Humza the Brief’, puzzling over why he wanted to lead a country he regarded as ‘structurally racist’?-A Conservative MP defects to Labour, prompting more demands for Rishi Sunak to fall on his sword -The Irish Government takes a leaf out of our book and tries to pass a law so its senior judges can’t block efforts to deport asylum seekers to a country the Irish High Court has designated as ‘unsafe’ – in this case, the UK-Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes: 
-The BBC more or less refusing to recruit white British males to its trainee scheme, prompting Toby and Nick to think about starting a podcast advising this despised minority how to start their own businesses-A new poll finds that more GB News viewers intend to vote Labour than Conservative, giving the lie to the smear that it’s a ‘far Right’ channel-And in the Based Department, Nick nominates Jacob Rees-Mogg for being unfazed by a mob of pro-Palestinian protestors and Toby nominates himself for forcing the BBC to remove the episode of Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg in which Chris Packham libelled the Daily Sceptic
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Dross of St George

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 85
This week: 
-Nick and Toby wish their viewers and listeners happy St George's Day – or, as Nick puts it, happy wankers-posting-about-how-St-George-was-really-Turkish Day-Are we heading for a summer election, given the passing of the Rwanda Bill and the increase in defence spending?-Mark Menzies is the latest in a string of gay Tory MPs to be caught up in an embarrassing sex scandal. What is it about Cameron's A-listers?-The Met has got itself into a pickle over refusing to let Gideon Falter cross the road during a pro-Palestinian protest because he's "openly Jewish". Should Mark Rowley resign?-Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes: 
-Should we criticise HIGNFY for only making fun of Gender Woo Woo when it became safe to do so, or celebrate the fact that the tide has turned?-16 year-old anorexic girls may be eligible with suicide help under Scotland's Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults Bill-And in the Based Department, Nick nominates Camilla Tominey for telling Femi to go f*** himself
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Bully Boys in Brussels

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 84
This week: 
-Nick and Toby talk to their culture war correspondents on the frontline in Brussels to get the lowdown on the NatCon siege-Iran launches a drone attack on Israel and suddenly all the pro-Palestinian peaceniks stop banging on about a ceasefire and become pro-Iranian warmongers-The Cass Review turns the tide against the trans nonsense and previous cult leaders, like Stonewall’s Ruth Hunt, pretend they never really believed in Gender Woo in the first place-Reform UK throws another prospective parliamentary candidate under the bus, only to discover that this one is already dead-Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes: 
-Trump faces his first criminal trial and Nick and Toby argue about whether this is another example of progressive lawfare or just holding a lawbreaker to account-And in the Based Department, Toby nominates Katharine Birbalsingh for seeing off a troublemaking Muslim student in the High CourtGo to www.basedmedia.org to sign up as a premium subscriber for as little as £5 a month!  
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Wraggs to Snitches

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 83 (recorded live at the Hippodrome)
This week: 
-Will Wragg is praised for being 'brave' by Jeremy Hunt after sending intimate photos to a spear phisher and then, when blackmailed, handing over fellow MPs' phone numbers-The Tories issue a poster with the dubious claim that the UK is the second most powerful country in the world and prove this by including photos of an American jet and a Swiss ship-Angela Rayner is caught telling porkies to avoid capital gains tax and David Lammy's attempts to defend her make things exponentially worse-Toby is described in the Telegraph as a "Right-wing hate figure" in a surprisingly positive article-Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes: 
-The Rock announces he won't be endorsing either Presidential candidate because he's too famous and doesn't want to influence the result-No Labels folds its tent, thereby giving Biden a much-needed boost-And in the Based Department, Nick nominates Angela Rayner's cushion for proving she was lying about the house she sold being her primary residence. 
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J.K. Trolling

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Welcome to The Weekly Sceptic, episode 82!
This week:-JK Rowling dares Humza Yousaf and his goons in Police Scotland to arrest her for the crime of 'misgendering'.-A devastating new poll has the Conservatives winning just 98 seats -- and Rishi's might not be one of them!-Team GB says to the Football Association: "You think you've desecrated a British flag? Hold my beer." -Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes:-Just 38% of American voters think Biden will remain alive long enough to see out a second term.-Matthew Parris says the quiet part about euthanasia out loud.-And in the Based Department, Nick and Toby praise the President of Guyana for putting a sanctimonious BBC interviewer in his place on the subject of Net Zero. 
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