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My Lords, Ladies and Assorted Liberal Voters

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31 Mar 2014

My Lords, Ladies and Assorted Liberal Voters

Britain’s place in Europe, Obama’s trip to Egypt, New Zealand’s latest earthquakes, wearable technology and Abbott’s preoccupation with pomp and ceremony, all get a workout on this week’s Balls Radio.

The Britain of old is on the way out. Politicians like Nigel Farrage are decrying leaving the doors open to those foreigner types, whilst some Scots are fighting for independence. What’s more, as John Dobbie explains in this week’s Balls Radio, the 617 Squadron, the famed Dam Busters of World War 2 are being closed down. What happens now, if Britain wants to smash the German’s water supply?
Fortunately the Britain of old is alive and well and living in Australia. Balls host Phil Dobbie talks about Tony Abbott’s reintroduction of Knighthoods, a move so antiquated even John Howard thinks its old fashioned.
If you think that’s all balmy, what about the US Republican candidate who has shown his disdain to the Obamacare legislation by taking his gun out and shooting holes in it. Plus the new college course offering a 'lens into cultural conflict' and 'core issues of intersectionality theory' – a what?
From New Zealand David Campbell talks about earthquakes and an end to the Hobbit movie franchise. Can the Kiwi economy survive?
And Brian Haverty rounds off this week’s episode by talking about wearable technology. Is our sole purpose in life these days to simply collect data to be processed and then collated back to us? For what purpose. Oh for those olden days, of knights and dames …


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Balls Radio is like talk radio, but for thinking people. Now a short daily occurrence, Phil Dobbie offers his opinions on what's happening, in the UK and overseas: politics, social policy, economics, science, religion. Yes, it's another, slightly overweight middle-aged white man telling the world how it should be. But there's nothing alt-right about Balls Radio. And we try and have fun along the way.