Garvan is that rarest of things on the CakeWatch podcast: a Tory. Irish-born, and educated in Argentina and Spain, Garvan (it says here) has almost a decade and half of experience in international public policy and research, including as National and International Security Policy Adviser to the British Conservative Party, and working at the European University Institute, Florence. Garvan is now based in Brussels, where he writes regularly for global media outlets including CNN and Foreign Policy. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.
23 September 2020 | 49 mins 23 secs
boris johnson, brexit, conservative party, future relationship
The podcast returns, in a specific and limited way, after a long hiatus during lockdown. Chris and Garvan debate which is the biggest lie of all: is it the Northern Irish backstop? Or sovereignty? Why not both?
6 November 2018 | 1 hr 36 mins
brexit, eu, ireland, referendum, uk politics
Former Tory Party International Security Policy Adviser Garvan Walshe joins Chris to talk about backstops and how every possible outcome now looks, well, a bit rubbish. Yay.