Blog & pod on politics and centrism. For those stuck between political trenches. By @steve0neil & @beardysocialist.
One Nation Conservatism with Bim Afolami MP.
Martin is joined by Bim Afolami MP in his office in Parliament to discuss One Nation Conservatism and the Conservative leadership race. This podcast was recorded on Thursday 8 September, prior to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Polling the political centre with Keiran Pedley of Ipsos.
Pollster Keiran Pedley joins us to explore polling on the political centre ground
Facing economic challenges, with Martin Wolf.
In this episode we are joined by Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, to discuss Gaitskell, Social Democracy and how well the UK's political parties are facing up to challenging economic times.
Labour’s Blue Wall chances, with Cllr Robert Evans.
Cllr and former MEP Robert Evans joins the podcast to discuss the frontline of the political realignment, what it is like to be a Labour Councillor in Surrey and reflect on the reemergence of the Brexit debate.
Making democracy work, with Polly Mackenzie.
Polly Mackenzie CE of the think tank Demos and former adviser to Nick Clegg joins the podcast to talk about their work on participative policy making, and what is wrong with being a partisan or a technocrat.
Ukraine and foreign policy on the left, with David Taylor.
David Taylor co-founder of the Labour Campaign for International Development joins the podcast to talk about the situation in Ukraine, wider issues in international development and debates within Labour on foreign policy including re Stop the War Coalition.
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.