Debated is a light-hearted British politics podcast hosted by two people of differing political opinions plus guests.
2022 UK Local Elections Special
In this episode of the podcast Will is joined once again by Torrin Wilkins, Director of the Centre Think Tank; Eluned Anderson, Organiser for Labour to Win, Campaign Coordinator for Labour For Europe and an ambassador for the Holocaust Educational Trust; and Jasneet Samrai Deputy Director of Centre to discuss the results of the UK's local elections. They discuss the council results in Wales and Scotland; the Assembly results in Northern Ireland; the impact of Conservative losses on Boris Johnson and what the Liberal Democrats success could spell for their future as a party.
Thinking in Straight Lines w/ Chris Clarke
In this episode of the podcast Will is once again joined by Chris Clarke, author of The Dark Knight and The Puppet Master and of a new essay for Progressive Britain, "Thinking in Straight Lines". They discuss why Chris decided to write the paper, Boris Johnson's use of language, the difference between Direct and Systemic, Tony Blair's approach communications and how Labour can make an argument for systemic change in a direct way. You can read the paper here: https://www.progressivebritain.org/thinking-in-straight-lines/
New Arrivals w/ Thom Brooks
In this episode of the podcast Will is joined by Thom Brooks, Professor of Law and Government at Durham University Law School and a member of the Fabian Society Board to discuss Thom's new pamphlet for the Fabians Society "New Arrivals: A Fair Immigration Plan for Labour" - they discuss some of the policies in the pamphlet including a UK Day Bank Holiday, a Hate Crime Register and region linked visas.
Russia and Britain w/ Lord Owen
In this episode of the podcast Will speaks to Lord Owen, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 1977 - 1979, one of the Gang of Four and a leader of the SDP throughout the 1980s about Lord Owen's new book Riddle, Mystery and Enigma: Two hundred years of British - Russian Relations. They discuss George Canning's time as Foreign Secretary; Britain, Russia and the Great Game; the impact of communism on 20th century politics; the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Britain's recent decision to send migrants to Rwanda.
London Lib Dems w/ Callum Robertson
In this episode of the podcast Will speaks to Callum Robertson, the Liberal Democrats candidate in Bethnal Green East about the up coming local elections, electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets, the war in Ukraine and how the Lib Dems could take more seats in the "Blue Wall" from the Conservatives.
Bury Local Elections 2022 w/ Nathan Boroda
In this episode Will is once again joined by Nathan Boroda, an old friend of the podcast and a Labour Councillor for Unsworth on Bury council to discuss the up coming local elections, the turn against the Conservatives in many Red Wall areas, the defection of Christian Wakeford from the Conservatives to Labour, what Labour aims to achieve in Bury, the end of free lateral flow tests and whether Donald Trump could return to the White House in 2024.
One of the best podcasts out there
Fantastic, lively and informative. One of my favourite podcasts to listen to.
Engaging, invigorating and enjoyable
I really enjoyed listening to this interesting and engaging first episode of Debated. I hope you guys make more because it is really different to any other political podcast I've ever listened to!
When do they Debate?
This is like listening to an political science undergrad reading their papers aloud. There is no debate, and it is over-structured. It’s a shame.