Chris

Chris Johns

Chris Johns is the former Chief Economist of the Bank of Ireland and has previously worked in the UK Treasury and the National Institute of Economic & Social Research in London. He writes a column every Monday in the Irish Times.

Ep 1080: Spiv Cameron Makes Boris Look Good!

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the latest Tory scandal.

Ep 1066: Can the Vaccine Bounce Save Britain’s Sleazy Ruling Caste?

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 1052: Boris Johnson Benefits From EU Stupidity

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the growing tensions between the EU and Britain.

Ep 1048: Harry and Meghan - Is This The Beginning of the End for Britain’s Monarchy?

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the response to Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah.

Ep 1045: Is the Good Friday Agreement Safe in Lying Johnson's Hands?

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss the escalating tensions between the UK and EU authorities.

Ep 1036: Can Boris’s Vaccine Victory Redeem His Covid Failures?

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss the success of the UK's vaccination programme.

Ep 1026: Bitcoin - The Bottom Line

Chris Johns joins Eamon to talk about the rise of Bitcoin.

Ep 1011: COVID-19 - Europe Fails All the Tests

Chris Johns joins Eamon to talk about the EU's role in vaccine purchasing and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ep 1003: No Lessons Learned - Nationalism on the Rise Again

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 996: Tough For Boris’s Britain in the Post-Trump World

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss the evolving relationship between Britain and the United States, as well as the possible rebirth of Keynesian economics under President Joe Biden.

Ep 987: Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the meaning of this week's protests at the US Capitol Building and populist movements across the world.

Ep 962: British Nationalists Self-Harm, Europe And Ireland To Suffer

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 948: The World's Economy in Uncharted Territory

Eamon is joined by Chris Johns and Jim Power to discuss the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the different strategies used by the Irish and UK governments to deal with it.

Ep 943: Labour's Anti-Semitism Lets Boris Off the Hook

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 935: Right Wing Hacks, After Dinner Speakers and Journalists - No Way to Govern

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss the public arguments tearing through 10 Downing Street this week.

Ep 926: Trumpism Is Here To Stay, Europe Needs To Prepare

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss the likely fallout from the US Presidential election this week.

Ep 920: Corbyn Provides Good News for Embattled Boris (Again)

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about a new report on anti-semitism in the British Labour Party, as well as the role democracy plays in defining the effectiveness of the coronavirus response across the world.

Ep 912: Boris Waits For US Election Result Before Making His Brexit Move

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss the increasingly evident failures of nations to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Ep 903: Brexit - Boris Puts It Up To Europe

Economist Chris Johns talk to Eamon.

Ep 894: Boris – Exposed and Clueless, The Myth Dissolves

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss the publication of 'The Gambler', Tom Bower's unauthorised biography of Boris Johnson, as well as Johnson's keynote speech at the Tory party conference.

Ep 888: Boris’s Britain Catches a New Virus: Incompetence

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the confusion surrounding the UK's coronavirus protocols.

Ep 879: White Collar Job Security A Thing of the Past

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the economic consequences of the pandemic on Ireland and the UK, and the pivotal decisions faced by Rishi Sunak and Paschal Donohoe.

Ep 868: The Slow and Painful Exposure of Boris

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss the escalating struggles of the Johnson government.

Ep 861: Johnson/Cummings Moonshot Politics Drive Us Towards the Cliff Edge

Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 851: American Dream Is Becoming A Nightmare

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 842: As Trump and Boris Reign, The Centre Cannot Hold

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss the shooting of Jacob Blake, the Republican National Convention, and the collapse of the political centre on both sides of the Atlantic.

Ep 829: Populists Exposed By Covid Pandemic

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 813: Boris Threatens the Union, Bad News for Ireland

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss Boris Johnson's first year as Prime Minister.

Ep 807: Government Stimulus Welcome but Brexit Looms Ugly in the Background

Eamon is joined by Chris Johns to discuss what the government's new stimulus package sets out to achieve and whether it will be enough to do the job.

Ep 794: Send in the Clowns - Johnson and Cummings Drive Britain to the Cliff Edge

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 776: Johnson’s Britain Blunders On

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 769: Britain - No Quick Fix for Institutional Racism

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the events in England following the death of George Floyd.

Ep 764: Boris Intent on No Deal Brexit

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about how Brexit continues to influence the actions of the Johnson government.

Ep 751: Brazen Boris Stakes Everything on Dominic Cummings

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 743: Uncharted Waters - The Greatest Economic Crisis in Modern History

Economists Chris Johns and Dan O'Brien discuss with Eamon.

Ep 730: Britain's Covid-19 Disaster – Boris Tries To Spin His Way Out

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the bluffing and bullying of the Boris Johnson government.

Ep 722: Covid-19 – As UK Numbers Soar, Tide Beginning to Turn on Boris

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the deepening crisis in the UK, and the return of Boris Johnson from illness.

Ep 713: This Is Not A Muddle-through Moment for Europe - Merkel Must Show Leadership

Economist and writer Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 704: Covid-19 – Facing a Mountain of National Debt, Can We Walk Away?

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the response of the British government to the coronavirus crisis, and the possibility of debt forgiveness.

Ep 695: COVID-19 Britain - The Wrong People In The Wrong Position At The Wrong Time

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon.

Ep 689: Plunging into the unknown, no one knows where this will end

Economists Dan O'Brien and Chris Johns talk to Eamon.

Ep 680: Every Chance This Could End Badly

Dan O'Brien and Chris Johns join Eamon to discuss the long-term economic impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ep 668: Amid Coronavirus Fears, Trump and Merkel Hold Keys to the World Economy

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about Covid-19, collapsing stock markets, and what governments can do to avoid long-term economic consequences.

Ep 626: Ireland Booms and Suffers – we ask two economists why

Dan O'Brien and Chris Johns join Eamon to discuss the disconnect between thriving economic indicators and frustrated voters eager for change.

Ep 586: The Boris Revolution

Chris Johns and Brendan O'Neill on what happened, and what happens next.

Ep 550: Brexit lies will come back to haunt us all, Chris Johns tells Eamon

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss Brexit.

Ep 501: Brexit – A Remainer's lament?

Economist and Irish Times columnist Chris Johns joins Eamon in the studio to discuss the continuing Brexit saga.

Ep 447: Brexit - the looming catastrophe. Chris Johns talks to Eamon

Economist Chris Johns talks to Eamon about Brexit’s impact.

Ep 419: No winners, Ireland included

Columnist Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss the fallout from Brexit and the US/China trade war.