Steve Richards Presents: Rock'N'Roll Politics
Aug 18-26 - theSpace @ Symposium Hall
In the last full year before the general election the legendary show returns with all the latest political dramas, characters, questions and unreliable predictions. Can Starmer win? Has Sunak a path to victory? Has the SNP peaked? Can Brexit ever be done? Let's try to make sense of it all and enjoy ourselves in the era of volcanic politics. There'll be a different show every day.
In the spirit of UK politics, let me begin with a Declaration of Interests: I'm a weekly listener to Steve Richards' podcast, "Rock 'N' Roll Politics," I support him on Patreon, and I got him to sign my copy of his book (which I randomly picked up one day in a bookstore, leading me to discover him) "The Prime Ministers We Never Had: Success and Failure from Butler to Corbyn."
With that out of the way - Steve Richards is a former political journalist and current commentator, serving previously as the political editor of the New Statesman, as well as writing for various publications and newspapers throughout the decades. His encyclopedic knowledge of UK politics (as well as his skill for various imitations of politicians from the past) provide an hour of entertaining, informative, and - during the audience questions/discussions - a chance to, in his words, "solve it all." His daily show at the Fringe covers various political themes each time - the Wednesday show examined Scottish Politics, particularly the SNP First Ministers Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon, as well as the future of Humza Yousaf. Richards' reflections covered the first half, whilst the audience can ask any political question under the sun to prompt further discussion. Any question can instantly cause a tangent into a previous UK leader or story about a past election, providing a fascinating look into the past and the larger political "puzzle."
This is a must show for any "political junkie" (such as myself) or anyone interested in the history, present, or future of the UK government. The seats in Symposium Hall are also the most comfortable in all of the Fringe!
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