We want to offer you some much needed clarity on Brexit by bringing in the most straight-talking experts from all fields, as well as normal people from all walks of life and from both sides of the issue, to document a snapshot of public opinion about this generation-defining issue.
James Torrance founded a new party to stop Brexit and save the planet
With the Tories moving ever more to the right while Labour moves left, there has been a lot of talk about whether the UK needs a new party, our answer to Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche!.
Renew Britain wants to be that party. Founded in 2017, it hopes to occupy the abandoned centre ground in UK politics and to represent all those who feel like picking between red and blue is like being stuck between a rock and a hard place.
But what exactly does the party stand for, what are it’s chances of success?
We talked to James Torrance about how he went from being an accountant to an independent candidate in the 2017 general election to the co-founder of Renew and about why he wanted to found a new party in the first place.
Of course, we also discuss the ever-present elephant in the room: Brexit. James ran as an anti-Brexit candidate and stopping Brexit is one of Renew’s core goals. But why and how do they plan to go about it?
Karen O'Reilly on how Brits in Spain think negotiations are progressing
One of the key issues in the Brexit negotiations – and one of the three highly contested matters to be put on the table this far – has been citizens rights.
But all too often, both the media and politicians talk predominantly about EU citizens living in the UK while completely sidelining the fate of Brits living abroad.
For today’s podcast we brought on Karen O’Reilly, a Sociologist and research dellow at Goldsmiths University to shed some light on the forgotten side of this coin. She is part of the Brexpats project which examines the issues of freedom of movement, citizenship and Brexit in the lives of Britons resident in the European Union.
We already talked to Karen’s colleague Michaela for episode 89 back in July about the initial response of Brits in France. We thought it was time to check in with the project and talk to Karen in the wake of her field trip to Spain about how expats are feeling about the state of the negotiations this far, how they have progressed and what, to them, would be the ideal outcome.
'EU Supergirl' Madeleina Kay on her mission for a second referendum
The Remain campaign pinned all it's hopes on the intimidating power of statistics, assuming they would scare people into staying.
But project fear failed.
So what's the alternative for the Remainers that are staunchly continuing to advocate for a more europhilic Britain?
The answer, according to artist and activist Madeleina Kay, is project fun.
We talk to the 23-year-old about dressing up as EU Supergirl at a Brussels press conference and creating such catchy tunes as "Strong and Stable My Arse," all with the aim of bringing about a second referendum.
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Peter Hitchens says the UK is in a pre-civil war condition
Peter Hitchens is an author and columnist for the Mail on Sunday
Tamara Cincik on how Brexit is a monstrous fashion faux pas
The fashion industry employs over 880,000 individuals in the UK and generates upwards of £28billion for the economy, but is its voice being heard over Brexit? One woman who wants to make sure its concerns are on the agenda is Tamara Cincik, who is the brainchild behind Fashion Roundtable, a parliamentary lobbying project, that launches officially on November 21. Tamara joins Tim to discuss the role and concerns of the almost entirely pro-remain fashion industry as the UK’s exit from the European Union draws ever nearer. For more on the launch of Fashion Roundtable and to share your view visit http://fashionroundtable.co.uk/
Dr Mike Galsworthy on the importance of European collaboration for UK scientists
What impact will Brexit have on scientific research? Will the UK suffer in terms of innovation and talent? And can any positives be taken from the democratic decision to leave the European Union? Dr Mike Galsworthy is the founder of Scientists for EU, a lobbying group set up before last year’s referendum to try and educate both government - and the public - on the pros and cons of voting In or Out. Mike joins Tim to outline the importance of scientific research to a healthy UK economy and discusses his fears of a hard Brexit. For more from Mike and Scientists4EU go to http://scientistsforeu.uk/ or follow on Twitter @Scientists4EU
I'm not too bothered that this is largely biased toward the remain camp, my main gripe is that most of the interviews are carried out through crappy telephone calls. The sound quality can be so bad that large chunks of conversation are unintelligible.
excellent podcast- pity it stopped coming every week! Anyway now it's back
Listened to 3 episodes and were all complete tripe, not going to waste anymore time in writing a review about this podcast.