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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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!
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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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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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.
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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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.