Blog & pod on politics and centrism. For those stuck between political trenches. By @steve0neil, @beardysocialist & @AkashPaun.
Labour, England and patriotism, with John Denham.
Martin and Steve welcome Prof John Denham back to the podcast to discuss the recent controversies around Labour’s attempts to be more patriotic in the context of debates about Keir Starmer’s leadership. We also cover how the politics of England fit into this debate.
Science and covid-19, with Tom Chivers.19
Science writer Tom Chivers joins Martin and Steve to talk about covering the scientific twists and turns of the pandemic and what impact it has had on how the media and wider society think about science.
Devolution and the future of the UK , with Akash Paun.
Akash Paun, of the Institute for Government, joins the podcast to talk about devolution in England and the other nations of the UK. We also touch on the shocking events in Washington DC and review a harrowing year.
Brexit, Covid and economic fall out, with Jonathan Portes.
Martin and Steve are joined by Professor Jonathan Portes, of UK in a Changing Europe, to discuss the economic fallout post-pandemic, look at the chances of a last-minute Brexit deal and discuss what the consequences of deal or no deal might be.
Everything in moderation, with Daniel Finkelstein.
With the moderate politics on the line in the US election, we talk to Lord Finkelstein on his new book ‘Everything in Moderation’. We cover what it means to be a moderate, including in relation to Brexit, culture wars and more. We also look at the US election and the recent EHRC report into antisemitism in the Labour Party.
Podcast: Labour and political divides, with Caroline Flint.
Former Labour MP and Minister the Rt Hon Caroline Flint joins Martin and Steve to talk about the future of Labour and much more. Caroline tells us why she is a ‘Labour moderate’ and why she voted for Theresa May’s Brexit deal. We discuss the political split between towns and cities, as well as the link between climate change and economic renewal — from infrastructure to, buses, to skills.
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John Denham hits the nail on the head as usual with his insights into England & the English. He has consistently exposed the left to being out of touch with Englishness. As usual, the left will nod in agreement & then ignore everything he has said.