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Show 335. Gloria De Piero

This is so much fun, you won't want it to end.


Gloria De Piero brings politics to life in a way very few people are able to. 


Totally honest about why she'd never want to be an MP again, what working at GB News is really like and why she's dedicated to Labour even when the party hasn't valued her. 


It's got everything: Lee Anderson, pina coladas and P&O cruises. 


You'll want to listen back to it all over again. 


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