t's been two weeks since myself and El have been on the radio. So, this week, we caught up with everything we missed including all of the news surrounding Theresa May and the DUP.
I was also joined by Sam and Dean, who are the manager and deputy manager of Newport City FC. If you missed that interview, don't worry. You can watch it below:
The last time we were on this show, it was the day before voting day. A lot has happened since then. The election happened. No-one won, resulting in a hung Parliament. The Conservatives won the most seats but they needed to make a deal with the DUP. No-one knew who the DUP were but, after some internet research, a lot of people aren't a fan of them, to say the least. And now, a few days ago, it was confirmed that the DUP have accepted the deal to form a Government.
Q) Did the results go the way you expected?
Q) Should May have stepped down after not getting the mandate she campaigned for.
One of the conditions the DUP had about the deal was for May to put £1bn of public money into Northern Ireland. By doing this, she's been accused of bribing the DUP with that money, just so she can stay in power.
Q) What do you think of this deal?
During the election period, May told a nurse who hasn't had a pay rise in eight years, despite the cost of living rising, that there's no magic money tree that suddenly provides for everything that people want. But somehow she came up with the money for the DUP.
Q) Does this show she's not trustworthy? Or is this justified?
Source: The Independent
Source: The Independent
Today, it's been announced that The Official Charts Company will bring in new rules to prevent the same artists being in the charts so much for so long.
Many believe this is a reaction to Ed Sheeran, who dominated the charts for a long time when his album Divide was released. Sixteen of his tracks were in the top 20.
The new rules prevent the same artist from having more than three songs in the top 100 at the same time.
Q) Is this fair?
Source: Sky News
The public sector 1% pay cap is under review, N.o. 10 suggests. A spokesman for the PM has suggested that changes to the gap will be seen during the next budget day in Autumn.
This may be because Labour is attempting to amend the Queen's Speech to call for an end to the cap. Although, it's not expected to win the vote.
Q) Do you think there should be an end to this 1% cap?
Source: BBC News
In local news, a new brewery has opened up in Newport. El and I went to the opening and it seems like a very unique company.
Q) What did you think of it, El?
Source: Newport City Radio News