The Guardian’s Brexit Means ...

The Guardian’s Brexit Means ...

By The Guardian

We delve into the nitty gritty of Brexit and try to make some sort of sense of it, bringing you episodes as and when you need them. We’ll be hearing from Britons and Europeans, leavers and remainers, politicians and ordinary people, economists, businessmen, lawyers, researchers, campaigners and many more about what Brexit means for them, for the UK and for the EU, how it might work – and how it might not. It's a podcast that can’t get enough of experts ... and we want to hear from you too


Weekend: episode two of a new podcast

Ease into the weekend with our brand new podcast, showcasing some of the best Guardian and Observer writing from the week, read by talented narrators. In this episode, Marina Hyde looks at the new additions to Downing Street (2m00s), Hadley Freeman interviews Hollywood actor Will Arnett (9m56s), Sirin Kale tries her hand at quiz show Mastermind (26m32s), and David Robson examines why we’re so stressed about stress (41m08s). If you like what you hear, subscribe to Weekend on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
01/04/2249m 39s

How did the UK-EU trade talks kick off? Brexit Means ... podcast

Our panel discusses what happened during the first round of negotiations on the future relationship
06/03/2036m 58s

What's our exit strategy? Brexit Means... podcast

With less than three weeks to go before the UK (almost certainly) leaves the EU, Jon Henley looks at what changes 31 January will bring. He’s joined by Jonathan Lis, deputy director of British Influence, Georgina Wright of the Institute for Government, and the Guardian’s Jennifer Rankin
14/01/2042m 22s

Post-election clarity – Brexit Means... podcast

Now that Boris Johnson has the decisive parliamentary majority he wanted, Jon Henley asks if it will be plain sailing for his Brexit bill. He is joined by Jennifer Rankin, the Guardian’s Brussels correspondent, Anand Menon, of the UK in a Changing Europe thinktank, and Joe Owen, the director of the Brexit programme at the Institute for Government
17/12/1939m 40s

Is a deal in sight? - Brexit Means ... podcast

Days before the crunch EU summit, Jon Henley asks whether Boris Johnson can secure a Brexit deal. He is joined by the Guardian’s Brussels correspondent, Jennifer Rankin, and opinion writer Rafael Behr, and by Georgina Wright of the Institute for Government
15/10/1947m 39s

What options are left for Johnson? – Brexit Means podcast

With a no-deal Brexit blocked and no snap election in sight, is there any way out for the PM?
16/09/1947m 58s

Enter Boris Johnson – Brexit Means podcast

Will the new Tory leader and prime minister be able to deliver on his Brexit promises?
23/07/1944m 45s

Can the next prime minister deliver Brexit? – Brexit Means podcast

As Tories choose their next leader, we ask if he stands any better chance than May did
18/06/1940m 10s

European elections loom large – Brexit Means podcast

As the UK unexpectedly finds itself voting in the European elections, we discuss what effect that might have on Brexit - in Britain and Europe
14/05/1943m 53s

Brextension, no deal, revoke? – Brexit Means podcast

With just two days until Britain leaves without a deal, will the EU grant an extension?
09/04/1945m 35s

Parliament takes back control – Brexit Means podcast

As parliament grabs the steering wheel of the Brexit process, could a solution finally be in sight?
26/03/1943m 47s

The Malthouse compromise: mission impossible for May? – Brexit Means podcast

As Theresa May jumps on the Eurostar once more in a last-ditch attempt to resuscitate her Brexit deal, is she doomed to failure?
05/02/1945m 42s

A New Year but no new deal – Brexit Means podcast

With Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement looking no closer to winning the support of MPs, what other possible scenarios lie ahead?
08/01/1940m 33s

Chaos in Brexitland – Brexit Means podcast

May pulls the meaningful vote, Tory rebels mount a leadership challenge, and Europe looks on in disbelief. What next in the Brexit saga?
12/12/1838m 53s

Squeaky-bum time for May – Brexit Means podcast

The Brexit negotiations are reaching what EU diplomats are calling squeaky-bum time. Can Theresa May pull a deal out of the bag?
06/11/1841m 9s

Inside the campaign to stop Brexit – Today in Focus podcast

The Guardian has just launched Today in Focus, a daily news podcast that takes you behind the headlines. In this episode, we ask: who are the people trying to stop Brexit? We hear from James McGrory, the director of the People’s Vote campaign. Plus: a week on from the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh, Hadley Freeman reflects on the drivers of antisemitism in the United States
05/11/1823m 36s

Can Brexit ever happen? Brexit Means… podcast

Brexit Means… is back with a recap of what has – and hasn’t – been happening
02/10/1840m 57s

Showdown at Chequers – Brexit Means… podcast

We weigh up Theresa May’s chances of bridging the divide between cabinet leavers and remainers at the Chequers away day, and ponder what twists and turns the Brexit saga might take over the summer
04/07/1825m 3s

Big business, bargaining and, of course, the border - Brexit Means... podcast

As Theresa May fights fire from big business, marching pro-Europeans and disgruntled Brexiters, how much longer can she survive?
27/06/1827m 30s

May's parliamentary ping-pong – Brexit Means… podcast

Ahead of next EU27 summit, Jon Henley and the team discuss Theresa May’s parliamentary slugfest, the Brexit dividend and security cooperation
20/06/1827m 53s

How ready is Whitehall? – Brexit Means … podcast

From the outside it looks pretty obvious that nobody in government has much of a clue what things will look like in March 2019. But what’s the view of civil servants? And, returning to the problem of the Irish border, what will the government’s backstop arrangement look like?
13/06/1828m 46s

What will Britain's withdrawal look like? – Brexit Means … podcast

With three weeks until a key EU summit, will parliament finally pass a Brexit bill?
06/06/1828m 8s

Britain and EU's ongoing war of words – Brexit Means … podcast

With a month to go until a crunch EU summit in Brussels, things are becoming heated
30/05/1827m 31s

The Irish border problem – Brexit Means … podcast

Are we anywhere near a solution to Brexit’s most concrete problem?
23/05/1823m 50s

The cabinet deadlock – Brexit Means … podcast

With the cabinet in open war and the talks with the EU at a standstill, is there any way forward?
16/05/1824m 14s

The customs union explained – Brexit Means … podcast

All you ever wanted to know about the defining issue of Brexit, but were afraid to ask
09/05/1825m 25s

A new Home Secretary and the House of Lords rebellion – Brexit Means ... podcast

Jon Henley and the team discuss the House of Lords rebellion, the sudden departure of Amber Rudd and the thorny issue of the customs union
02/05/1828m 49s

EU citizens' rights and the shadow of Windrush – Brexit Means ... podcast

Will EU nationals find themselves treated in similar fashion to the Windrush generation? Jon Henley and the team discuss
25/04/1833m 7s

Can Brexit be reversed? Brexit means ... podcast

Jon Henley and the team look back at the past few weeks of Brexit and ask: can it be reversed?
18/04/1824m 37s

One year to go – Brexit Means… podcast

With a year to go till the Brexit deadline, we look at where we stand and what the future might hold
04/04/1829m 20s

Citizens' rights – Brexit Means... podcast

Jon Henley and the team look at where both UK citizens abroad and EU citizens in the UK stand and what is likely to happen now that we are a year away from Brexit
28/03/1833m 49s

The transition deal – Brexit Means ... podcast

What does the new transition deal resolve and is it all pointless anyway? The Brexit Means team tries to figure it out
21/03/1829m 55s

Are the EU's draft trade guidelines reasonable? Brexit Means… podcast

We take a look at what amounts to first outline of what the future relationship between the US and the UK might look like – as far as the EU is concerned
14/03/1824m 36s

A tale of three speeches – Brexit Means podcast

Including Theresa May’s long-awaited intervention that was supposed to reveal what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually means
07/03/1836m 43s

Brexit Means ... the EU's draft treaty and Labour's options

We join the Guardian’s Politics Weekly podcast to discuss a pivotal week for Brexit
01/03/1834m 55s

Is the government backpedalling and where does Labour stand? Brexit Means ... podcast

This time, it’s a tale of three speeches, a letter, a potentially explosive chinwag at Chequers – and a bit of a bombshell
22/02/1823m 1s

What does France want from Brexit? Brexit Means ... podcast

Jon Henley examines what France makes of the UK’s decision to leave the EU: what’s their strategy for dealing with it and is it the case that they – perish the thought – hope to benefit from it?
14/02/1836m 6s

Figuring out what the UK wants after Brexit: Brexit Means … podcast

The debate this week has revolved mainly around the customs union – or, if you prefer, a customs union, or a customs arrangement or even a customs partnership. What kind of relationship does the UK want with the EU after Brexit?
07/02/1823m 33s

What does Germany want from Brexit? Brexit Means ... podcast

This week, we discuss Germany in the second of our occasional series on how different EU27 countries view Brexit – what they make of Britain’s decision to leave and why, how they are responding, and what they want from a final deal
02/02/1839m 49s

Should the UK stay in a customs union with the EU? Brexit Means... podcast

The Brexit Means… team look at the staying in the customs union and what we learned from Emmanuel Macron visit
25/01/1824m 56s

What does Poland want from Brexit? Brexit Means ... Podcast

This week we’ll be discussing Poland as part of our new series looking at how some of the EU27 states view Brexit: which factors influence their position, whether their interests might affect talks on the future trading relationship between Britain and the bloc – and maybe help, or hinder, UK efforts to achieve a more favourable, even a bespoke, deal
17/01/1846m 9s

What next for Brexit in 2018? Brexit Means … podcast

After last year’s rollercoaster, Jon Henley and the team discuss what the next few months may hold
10/01/1827m 41s

How will the UK's tech sector fare outside the EU? Brexit Means … Podcast

We’re looking at Britain’s booming, youthful tech sector. Many in the industry are worried that Brexit will make it harder to reach EU customers; harder to find and employ the necessary talent; harder to attract investment from abroad, including from the European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund; and harder to convince international companies to operate in the UK at scale
27/12/1737m 43s

The big moments of 2017: Brexit Means … Podcast

For this, our final episode of the year, we thought it might be an idea to take stock of the past 12 months and look forward to the next. What were the key Brexit turning points this year, and what – as far as anyone can tell, of course – is 2018 likely to bring?
20/12/1733m 52s

What can we learn from the latest Brexit deal? Brexit Means ... podcast

Confused about what just happened in Brexitland? It’s time for the Guardian podcast to shed some light. Join me, Dan Roberts, and two of our top experts, Lisa O’Carroll and Jennifer Rankin, for a special edition that dives into the meat of Friday’s divorce agreement and unpicks what will be left after Christmas
13/12/1719m 32s

What exactly went wrong during that crucial Brexit lunch? Brexit Means ... podcast

An urgent call from Arlene Foster interrupted Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker’s lunch date. We take a look at what went wrong and why, and forward to where on earth things might go from here
05/12/1720m 12s

Countdown to the EU summit deadline – Brexit Means … podcast

With less than a week to go before the deadline set by Donald Tusk, the European council president, for Britain to come up with an acceptable offer on the financial settlement and a credible solution for the Irish border if it wants to move on to the second stage of Brexit talks by mid-December, things are starting to get a little bit squeaky …
29/11/1728m 18s

Scotland's future: Brexit Means... podcast

Libby Brooks and Catherine Stihler join Jon Henley to look at how Brexit might affect remain-voting Scotland
21/11/1731m 48s

A news-packed look at the past two weeks – Brexit Means ... podcast

In this week’s Brexit Means ... podcast we’ll be looking at three standouts from the past couple of weeks – the increasing weakness of the UK government, the Irish border and the EU getting increasingly fed up with us
15/11/1721m 6s

NHS at centre of storm: Brexit Means … podcast

This week we’re talking health. Leaving the EU was meant to be about giving the NHS £350m extra a week. Instead it has become a major threat to the health service’s existence, thanks to a staffing crisis. Dan Roberts, our health team and the head of the Royal College of Nurses discuss what happens next
09/11/1727m 52s

What would no Brexit look like? Brexit Means... Podcast

We ask whether it is possible for Britain to change its decision to leave the EU and, if so, how might it happen?
01/11/1722m 42s

What will become of food and farming? Brexit Means … podcast

We ask how farming and food production industry will be affected by UK’s departure from European Union
25/10/1741m 39s

Have we come to the end of the negotiations road? Brexit Means … podcast

There’s no point beating around the bush. It is time for the Brexit means podcast to talk about the dreaded ‘no deal’
18/10/1719m 37s

Where do Labour and the Conservatives now stand on Brexit? Brexit Means … podcast

As the next round of Brexit talks get under way amid few signs of a breakthrough, and with the main party conferences behind us, this week we look at what is known about where the two main parties stand on the big Brexit issues, and how far their positions might, or might have to, shift
10/10/1731m 17s

Are things likely to get moving anytime soon? Brexit Means … podcast

This week we’ll be talking harsh words – in both Manchester and Strasbourg – and asking whether, behind the rhetoric and the seemingly immovable positions, anything at all may be shifting
05/10/1720m 31s

Six months on: what has happened so far? Brexit Means... podcast

Jon Henley and team attempt to shine a light through the fog that has fallen since article 50 was triggered on 29 March
27/09/1739m 36s

What is Boris Johnson playing at? – Brexit Means ... podcast

Jon Henley and guests discuss the foreign secretary’s exaggerated and occasionally downright inaccurate picture of the ‘glorious’ future awaiting Britain
20/09/1719m 54s

How will leaving the EU affect universities and research? Brexit Means ... podcast

Jon Henley and guests discuss the potential impact of Brexit on higher education, from lecturers to students to funding
13/09/1742m 56s

Is Britain expecting the impossible? Brexit Means... podcast

‘Nobody said it would be easy,’ says David Davis. We discuss what has been making life difficult for the Brexit secretary this week
07/09/1718m 42s

Is a frictionless Irish border 'magical thinking'? – Brexit Means... podcast

After Brexit, the 310-mile boundary between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic will become the only land border between Britain and the European Union – with potentially major consequences for the movement of large volumes of goods and people, and for the survival of the 20-year-old peace process that followed the Good Friday agreement
01/09/1740m 5s

Seven policy papers in seven days: Brexit Means ... podcast

Discussing the customs union proposals, civil judicial cooperation, dispute resolution, data mining and what’s going to happen in the third round of talks is our trusted Brexit Means ... team
25/08/1719m 45s

How will Brexit affect the environment? Brexit means podcast

The topic we’re looking at this week is a big one, and a fundamentally important one, encompassing the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat. Jon Henley is joined by an expert panel to try to figure out what on earth Brexit will mean for our environment
16/08/1735m 49s

The three ‘whats’ of leaving the EU – Brexit Means podcast

The team look at what kind of transition Britain wants, what might be in the government’s position papers and what size of divorce bill Brexiters are willing to pay
08/08/1726m 24s

Are we in for a fishy deal? – Brexit Means podcast

Jon Henley and his team of experts dive into the murky waters of the UK fishing industry, one of the loudest voices for the leave campaign. What is the future of fisheries now that just over half of us voted out of the EU? Could we go it alone or are we heading for a fishy deal?
04/08/1738m 0s

Brexit negotiations really get going - Brexit Means podcast

This week Dan Roberts and Jennifer Rankin try to figure out what on earth is going on in this first round of Brexit negotiations, especially now that the UK appears in disarray, with the Conservative party riddled with infighting
19/07/1719m 45s

What can we expect as the Article 50 talks begin?

As Brexit negotiations get underway, the Guardian Brexit team discuss the first items on the agenda – and how the recent UK elections may affect the talks
19/06/1733m 33s

What does 'no deal' actually mean? – Brexit Means podcast

Forget ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and ‘strong and stable’ – the government has a new mantra. Jon Henley, Dan Roberts and Jennifer Rankin discuss what ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ might entail for the UK
31/05/1718m 18s

EU agrees negotiation guidelines and terrorism hits Manchester – Brexit Means podcast

Join Jon Henley and Daniel Boffey as they discuss the EU27’s directives for the first phase of Brexit negotiations and whether, in the light of the attack in Manchester, security and intelligence sharing will be a factor in those talks
24/05/1721m 31s

How will the general election affect Brexit? Brexit Means podcast

Jon Henley and Dan Roberts discuss what a new crop of Tory MPs could mean for Brexit as well as Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel’s new friendship
17/05/1718m 59s

Macron defeats Le Pen in French election – Brexit Means podcast

This week Jon Henley and Jennifer Rankin discuss what the French election result means for Europe and Brexit
10/05/1716m 11s

Brexit turns sour before talks even begin - Brexit Means podcast

Dan Roberts and Dan Boffey discuss what that frosty dinner between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker means for Brexit negotiations
03/05/1715m 12s

The rights of EU citizens in Brexit - Brexit Means podcast

Lisa O’Carroll joins Jon henley to discuss the question of rights for both EU residence in the UK and UK residents in the EU, in light of recent events.
26/04/1712m 8s

What does Brexit have to do with the election? - Brexit means podcast

With the sudden news of a snap general election this morning, Jon Henley speaks to the Guardian’s Brexit policy editor Dan Roberts to discuss what this has to do with Brexit and how it affects the negotiations..
18/04/1711m 54s

Britain starts the Brexit countdown – Politics Weekly podcast

Anushka Asthana is joined by Alex Salmond, Ian Duncan, Gina Miller, Natalie Nougayrède and Graham Brady at the end of an historic week in British politics in which Britain triggered the EU exit clause and the Scottish parliament voted for a new independence referendum
31/03/171h 6m

Triggering article 50 – Brexit podcast

Jon Henley is joined by Jill Rutter, Daniel Boffey and Dan Roberts in the week that Britain formally invokes article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – the EU’s exit clause. How quickly can a deal be done? What will be covered in the talks? And what will be the main sticking points?
28/03/1736m 4s

The rights of UK citizens in the EU – Brexit podcast

Jon Henley is joined by Jane Golding and Jennifer Rankin to discuss the rights and status of UK citizens living in other European Union countries after Brexit
02/03/1735m 29s

The role of the EU parliament – Brexit podcast

Guy Verhofstadt, the EU parliament’s chief negotiator tells us that Britain will not be allowed to get a better deal than it currently has from the EU in the coming Brexit talks. Plus Labour MEP Richard Corbett and our Brussels bureau chief Daniel Boffey describe how the EU parliament will hope to shape Brexit
15/02/1733m 53s

Brex and the City – Brexit podcast

Jon Henley is joined by Vincenzo Scarpetta, Jill Treanor, Dan Roberts and Anthony Browne to discuss how Brexit will affect Britain’s multibillion-pound financial services industry. Plus we hear from the European financial centres hoping to capitalise if London falters
27/01/1744m 26s

Theresa May's Brexit speech in full - audio

In the most important speech of her premiership to date, the prime minister, Theresa May, outlines her vision of Brexit. Listen to the speech in full
17/01/1742m 7s

The rights of EU citizens in the UK – Brexit podcast

Jon Henley is joined by Lisa O’Carroll, Nicolas Hatton, Andrew Tingley and Jakub Krupa to discus the future rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK in the build up to this year’s Brexit negotiations. Plus we hear from former Vote Leave chair Gisela Stuart who calls on the government to act now to guarantee residency rights for EU nationals in Britain
16/01/1741m 16s

Deciphering Article 50 – Brexit means... podcast

Jon Henley is joined by Jolyon Maugham, Philip Syrpis, Jennifer Rankin and Owen Bowcott to discuss the legal challenges to the government’s use of Article 50, and how the EU will interpret the Lisbon Treaty’s exit mechanism in the coming negotiations
20/12/1637m 28s

The Story So Far – Brexit Means... Podcast

Introducing ‘Brexit Means ...’ our new in-depth Brexit podcast with the Guardian’s European affairs correspondent Jon Henley. In this first episode we look back at the brief history of Brexit: from David Cameron’s fateful promise to hold an ‘in/out’ referendum to Theresa May’s tautologous mantra that ‘Brexit means Brexit’
06/12/1618m 37s
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