#152: BP vs the RSC

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“Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides: Who cover faults, at last shame them derides” said Cordelia in King Lear.

Words with which the Royal Shakespeare Company are presumably familiar, and a sentiment that was perhaps front of mind when they recently told BP to shove their sponsorship dosh where the sun shineth not.

Kierra Box, from activist group ‘BP or Not BP?’ joins us to explain how a bunch of stage-invading, ruff-wearing hippies gave the RSC no choice but to dish out a spectacular “it’s not us, it’s you” dumping to everyone’s favourite oil major.

Also this week, Extinction Rebellion are back. Does it matter if Boris Johnson slags them off? Are the public still on their side? Is that missing the whole point? We ponder.

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