In this episode Will speaks to Ian Williams, a journalist and veteran foreign affairs correspondent, about his new book "Every Breath You Take: China's New Tyranny." They discuss the book, Xi Jinping's foreign policy, what the coalition's withdrawal from Afghanistan means for China and the West and how the Chinese state have used social media to create propaganda and to silence their critics.
In this episode Will is joined by Brandon Green, one third of the Left Whingers Podcast, to discuss his campaign to be elected to the Young Fabians Executive, the Fabian Society, the Left Whingers Podcast, the rise in National Insurance contributions and how the media might change with the emergence of new media outlets.
In this episode Will speaks to Ibrahim Dogus from the Small and Medium Enterprises for Labour group about the group, how it hopes to change the perception of the Labour Party's relationship to businesses, the impact of COVID 19 and Brexit on small and medium businesses, what the propose rise in National Insurance contributions could do to community businesses and how Turkey has been impacted by the Taliban's recent takeover of Afghanistan.
In this episode of the podcast Will speaks to Mathew Hulbert, councillor for Redhall Ward, Vice Chair of Barwell Parish Council and Vice Chair of Leicestershire county council's Equalities Group. They discuss the difference between Parish and Town councils, what influence and powers councils have, the prospect of an English Parliament and the importance of housing in the UK.
In this episode of the podcast Will is joined by David Clark, Baron Clark of Windermere the former Labour MP for Colne Valley (1970 - 1974) and South Shields (1979 - 2001), Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 1987 to 1992; Shadow Secretary of State for Defence from 1992 to 1997 and Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1997 to 1998 to discuss Lord Clark's book Victor Grayson: The Man and The Mystery. They discuss Grayson's background, how he won the 1907 Colne Valley by election, his impact on the Labour Party, how the Labour Party was changed by the First World War and the Labour Party's relationship with the Trade Unions.
In this episode of the podcast Will is joined by the former First Minister of Wales and Leader of the Welsh Labour Party from 2009 to 2018 Carwyn Jones. They discuss the changes in Wales since the establishment of the Senedd, his time as First Minister of Wales, the Welsh Independence movement, David Cameron's dealings with Lex Greensill, the future of the UK and how Labour can regain areas it lost in the 2019 UK General Election.
In this fourth episode of the Debated Podcast mini series looking at recent successful candidates in this year's local elections, Will speaks to Rebecca Halifax the recently elected Liberal Democrats councillor for Cirencester Park. They discuss the issues that Rebecca focussed on during the campaign, housing, technology and voting, the so called culture war and the importance of local politics. This episode also features a trailer for the Politics of Sound Podcast's August episode with Tom Mayhew which you can hear here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/politics-of-sound/id1463362456
In this episode of the podcast Will is joined by Joe Jervis, director of Renaissance a new Labour Party group, to discuss Renaissance, what it hopes to achieve, the recent by elections in Hartlepool, Chesham and Amersham and Batley and Spen, the housing crisis, Brexit and what Labour should focus on going into the next general election.
In this episode Will speaks to newly elected Green Party councillor for Cliviger with Worsthorne in Burnley, Scott Cunliffe. They discuss why he decided to stand for the Greens, his priorities now he has been elected, what he sees at the future of the Green Party, HS2 and HS3, the proposed changes to planning regulations in England and much more. This episode features a trailer for the Politics of Sounds July episode with Edwina Currie which you can hear here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/politics-of-sound/id1463362456
In this episode Will speaks to Jack Brown, author of the new book The London Problem, London Partnerships Director and Lecturer in London Studies at King’s College London and former Researcher in Residence at No. 10 Downing Street from 2016 to 2017. They discuss the book, how London is perceived by the rest of the UK, inequality in London and whether more devolved government would encourage more people to become involved in politics. You can purchase The London Problem from Haus books here: https://www.hauspublishing.com/product/the-london-problem/ This episode also features a trailer for the latest episode of the Politics of Sound podcast featuring Mark Francois MP. You can listen to this episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/politics-of-sound-28-mark-francois-conservative-party-erg/id1463362456?i=1000523715954