November 28, 2021

1987 Caucus w/ Amen Tesfay

In this episode Will is joined by Amen Tesfay, the BAME rep for Open Labour and an activist with the 1987 Caucus to discuss the 1987 Caucus, why the 1987 Caucus was set up, racism in political parties, Keir Starmer's recent performance as Labour Leader, the up coming by elections in North Shropshire and Old Bexley and Sidcup and next year's local elections. You can buy a copy of Amen's mother's book Trauma, Collective Trauma and Refugee Trajectories in the Digital Era here. 

November 22, 2021

Politics in Doctor Who Special

In this special episode, which examines the politics of the Doctor Who world as if it were real, we are joined by George Fairhurst of Red Rose Reporting to figure out just what happened to the political titans of the past such as Harold Saxon and Harriet Jones. Where did they go and what legacy have they left on Britain? We attempt to find out. 

 

With thanks to Tom Harris, Richard B Brookes, Tim Dawson, Jonathan Swales and Jordan Nursey for their contributions to this episode and @livlaughlove on Twitter for inspiring it. 

In this episode of the podcast Will is joined by Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP for Aberavon, Shadow Minister for Asia and the Pacific and Chair of Labour Renaissance to discuss the Labour Renaissance group, what it hopes to achieve and a new report released by the group. They also discuss what is happening in Asia, in particular the situation in Myanmar and the many complex issues facing the region. 

November 12, 2021

Kamala‘s Way w/ Dan Morain

In this episode of the podcast Will is joined by Dan Morain, a veteran California journalist who has worked on The Sacramento Bee and the LA Times to discuss his new book, Kamala's Way, a biography of the current Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris. They discuss Kamala Harris' early life, her time as a prosecutor and what drove her to become one, her run for President and her Vice Presidency so far. You can buy a copy of Dan's book from Amazon here

November 4, 2021

Tradition w/ Tim Stanley

In this episode Will speaks to Tim Stanley, a journalist with The Daily Telegraph and author of the new book "Whatever Happened to Tradition?" They discuss how traditions change over time, whether or not you can distinguish between good and bad traditions, the political nature of American traditions and tradition and the Labour Party. You can purchase a copy of the book from Amazon here

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. 

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