Chris Clarke, author of ‘The Dark Knight and the Puppet Master’, speaks to Joe about the book and why a pluralist left is the way forward. They discuss the three populist myths detailed by Chris in the book and talk about their origins and political ramifications— from losing elections to inspiring antisemitism. Chris’ ideas […]
https://media.acast.com/progressivebritain/theehrcreportandantisemitismwithdenarynessandmichaelrubin/media.mp3 For the last five years, Jewish Labour members had been told by many within the party that the issue of antisemitism was manufactured and exaggerated. The EHRC report into institutional racism in the Labour party acted as a vindication for those members and for others in the Labour movement who knew the extent […]
https://media.acast.com/progressivebritain/abenaoppong-asare-vaughangethinginconversationforlabourbamenetwork/media.mp3 Abena Oppong-Asare, MP for Erith and Thamesmead, spoke to Vaughan Gething, Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services, as part of a Labour BAME network event. In August, Abena produced a report on the effects of COVID on people who fall under protected characteristics. Their discussion focuses on this report and how to […]
https://media.acast.com/progressivebritain/uncovered-jacquismith-strictlycomedancingstar-/media.mp3 As the first female Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith draws on her experience to tell us her thoughts on how the government has handled the crisis and where the home office seems to be moving on immigration. We also discuss her role as Deputy Minister for Women and Equalities and her current position on […]
https://media.acast.com/progressivebritain/uselectionspecial-partiiwithtiarapolite/media.mp3 For the second of two US Election Special episodes, Frankie speaks to her old friend and roommate Tiara Polite, Digital Organiser for Our Future Florida, who’s on the ground in one of the crucial swing states for November 3rd. They talk voter suppression, Biden’s campaign tactics and the Latinx vote. Tiara gives a […]
https://media.acast.com/progressivebritain/uselectionspecial-partiwithamandarenteria/media.mp3 Joe speaks to Amanda Renteria, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 National Political Director. They talk about the state of the American social safety net and the state of American democracy before jumping into what to expect in November. Amanda’s experience from the 2016 campaign lends her strong credibility on this year’s election and her expectations […]
https://media.acast.com/progressivebritain/britainswarwithdanieltodmanandrachelreeves/media.mp3 Why was World War Two such a pivotal moment in Britain’s national story? How did Labour benefit from the war and its role in the coalition government? And what can national crisis in the 1940s tell us about the Covid crisis today? Tune in to the first episode of the Progress History Project […]
https://media.acast.com/progressivebritain/uncovered-theinsidestoryoflabourundercorbyn/media.mp3 Frankie and Joe speak to Gabriel Pogrund and Patrick Maguire, co-authors of Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn. Did some figures get off lightly? In what ways did sources dictate the narrative? What’s the real deal with Ergon House? Listen to find out!
https://media.acast.com/progressivebritain/uncovered-wesstreetingonlaboursreactiontothepandemic/media.mp3 On the first episode of Uncovered, Frankie and Joe interview Wes Streeting MP. They dive into the challenges posed by Covid to Universities, how the pandemic has changed our attitudes to city living and ask what Labour can do to win again.
https://media.acast.com/progressivebritain/bridgetphillipsononhowlabourcanwinagain/media.mp3 Bridget Phillipson, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, gave a fantastic speech at the inaugural Labour to Win convention about what Labour needs to do to get back into government.