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Democracy in Lockdown, a weekly virtual conversation to discuss the latest news about our democracy in times of COVID-19. We’ll be looking at the UK’s political system during the current global health crisis, and exploring how it impacts our society and democracy.

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Democracy in Lockdown, a weekly virtual conversation to discuss the latest news about our democracy in times of COVID-19. We’ll be looking at the UK’s political system during the current global health crisis, and exploring how it impacts our society and democracy.

Join us and receive the latest updates straight to your inbox: https://unlockdemocracy.org.uk/sign-up-1

If you like our podcast, please subscribe and share!

Presented by Unlock Democracy

We are part of The Real Agenda Network of podcasts for political change

    EP11 Democracy in lockdown: looking back

    EP11 Democracy in lockdown: looking back

    In our last Democracy in Lockdown episode, we talk about our main takeaways of the podcast series, our favourite episodes, what we’ve learned, and how to go forward.
    We remember the key moments during the lockdown, from insufficient PPE, to emergency powers, to the furlough scheme and the impact on migrants' rights.

    Make sure you tune in for the last chat with our campaigners Trudie and Sam!

    • 31 min
    EP10 The climate crisis & democracy

    EP10 The climate crisis & democracy

    In this new episode, we explore the climate crisis and how the UK’s undemocratic system let the fossil fuel industry squeeze out the people. We talk to EJ and Oliver from UKSCN about their fight for climate justice, and how participation and solidarity should be at the heart of all social struggles.

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    • 33 min
    EP9 Democracy, the crisis & the generation gap

    EP9 Democracy, the crisis & the generation gap

    In this episode, we explore how students and young people have been impacted by the pandemic and what the upcoming recession might mean for their future and for democracy.

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    • 21 min
    EP8 Migrant workers & the politics of exclusion - with Dolores Modern

    EP8 Migrant workers & the politics of exclusion - with Dolores Modern

    How have Government decisions affected migrant workers in the UK during the pandemic? In this episode, we’re joined by Dolores Modern of Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) to hear about the impacts on migrant communities.

    • 31 min
    EP7 Big money & the Covid-19 cash grab

    EP7 Big money & the Covid-19 cash grab

    This week we look at the hidden decision-makers that have been shaping the government’s response to Covid-19, and what are the real-life consequences of political choices made by a handful of interests. We touch on lobbying, private donations, and companies’ multimillion-pound contracts.

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    • 30 min
    EP6 Workers & the furlough scheme

    EP6 Workers & the furlough scheme

    Is the government's messaging undermining workers’ rights? In this episode, we explore the furlough scheme, what essential work means, and how the government has left it up to employers to react to the pandemic.

    • 21 min

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