The strange death of Change UK and why gossip is good

May 07, 05:00 AM
Richard Porritt, Cash Boyle and Matt Withers return to bring you the week’s news, politics, gags, gaffes and guests in The New Normal.

This week they discuss Boris Johnson sending patrol vessels to Jersey, Donald Trump's extended Facebook ban and, in Cash and Burn, the reinstatement of the Atlanta police officer who was fired after fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks.

Former Labour-turned-Change-UK MP Mike Gapes joins us to talk about the short life and death of the centrist breakaway group, while Eshin Jolly of Dartmouth College tells us about his research showing why gossip is actually good for you.

And having consumed nothing cultural in the past seven days, the team look ahead to an all-English Champions League final.

Music: 8 Bit Sauce by Mikey Geiger