Twenty Minute Topic Episode 25: Decision Time

Boris Johnson Jeremy Corbyn
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn

With less than a week to go until polling day, Marcus Stead and Greg Lance-Watkins take stock of the situation.

The polls consistently show a consistent and substantial lead for the Conservative Party, but Marcus and Greg interpret the data in slightly different ways, and have reached different conclusions as to how the votes will translate into seats.

Is it the case that people are massively unimpressed with the entire election campaign, and that faced with the inevitability that either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn will be Prime Minister, people will vote for the ‘least worst’ option?

What should habitual Labour voters who feel uncomfortable with the direction in which Jeremy Corbyn has taken the party do on Thursday, especially those who can’t bring themselves to vote Conservative?

Marcus and Greg reflect on the appalling slurs from the once-respectable Channel 4 News during the election campaign, and the decline in trust in other media outlets, including the BBC.

They also discuss the gradual decline of proper investigative journalism in both the print and broadcast media over the course of the last 25 years.

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