Tim Bale, author and Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University, talks to hosts Steve Fielding and Laura Beers about why the Conservatives are historically one of the most successful political parties in history and why Labour historically struggles to win. They discuss the current political and public opinion climate
Jim Tomlinson, Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow, speaks to co-hosts Steven Fielding and Laura Beers about the Labour Party’s relationship with the economy. Why, even when it is steaming ahead in the polls, does the party always seem to be, to an extent, mistrusted
Progressive Britain History Project hosts Laura Beers and Steven Fielding speak to Professor Andrew Thorpe, Professor of Modern History at The University of Leeds and author of “A History of the British Labour Party”, about the Party’s long relationship with the unions – from its formation at the beginning of
Progressive Britain History Project hosts Laura Beers and Steven Fielding, speak to Dr Emma Lundin, Senior Lecturer at Malmo University in Sweden, about women in politics.
Progressive Britain History Project hosts, Laura Beers and Steven Fielding, speak to professor of modern and contemporary history at Oxford Brookes, Glen O’Hara, about Harold Wilson’s impact and legacy both as a prime minister and leader of the Labour Party.
Simon Hannah, author of ‘A Party With Socialists In It: A History Of The Labour Left’ and ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay: The Fight To Stop The Poll Tax’, discusses the history, impact, failures and future of the Labour left with Progressive History Project hosts Laura Beers and Steven Fielding.
Laura Beers and Steven Fielding speak about former chancellor and Labour leader, Hugh Gaitskell, to Greg Rosen, chair of the Labour history group & the Fabian Society research committee and editor of the Dictionary of Labour Biography. They examine his leadership, his disputes with Nye Bevan and the Labour left and his legacy today.
Laura Beers and Steven Fielding, hosts of the Progressive Britain History Project, speak to Lecturer in Modern History at the University of London , Lise Butler, about Labour’s relationship with inequality and meritocracy and where the party stands on the issues now.
https://media.acast.com/progressivebritain/progressivebritainhistoryproject-ep1-theprogressivedilemma/media.mp3 Laura Beers and Steven Fielding, hosts of the Progressive Britain History Project, speak to political scientist and professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, Andrew Gamble, about the progressive dilemma popularised by David Marquand in his 1991 book of the same name.