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A group of bumbling idiots offering a left wing view on society, politics and everything in between.

    Last Orders: Taxi for Starmer

    Last Orders: Taxi for Starmer

    Another round up of all goings on in politics over the last month in this most recent Last Orders. We chat about the lifting of COVID restrictions, where the hell the Labour Party is heading and Ted Cruz leaving Snowflake the poodle out of his Cancún adventure. 
     
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    State of the Union - UCU

    State of the Union - UCU

    We had the pleasure of talking to Anthony O'Hanlon and Matt Roylance from the UCU to talk about the effect of the pandemic on higher and further education as well as the marketisation of education generally.
     
    LINKS:
     
    Redundancies during a pandemic: 
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/jan/22/despicable-in-a-pandemic-fury-as-10-uk-universities-plan-job-cuts
     
     
    Novara Media: Is Coronavirus Incubating a New Student Movement?
     
    https://novaramedia.com/2020/11/26/is-coronavirus-incubating-a-new-student-movement/
     
     
    Morning Star: Marketisation of universities has led to an education crisis
     
    https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/marketisation-universities-has-led-education-crisis
     
     
    Morning Star: Government urged to end pandemic punishment for students
     
    https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/government-urged-to-end-pandemic-punishment-for-students

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Identity and Performative Politics

    Identity and Performative Politics

    We tackle all things identity politics in our most recent episode. We talk about the importance of combining identity politics with a strong class consciousness and briefly touch on issues such as performative politics and ‘cancel culture.’ 
     
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    • 54 min
    Mutual Aid (With Dean Spade)

    Mutual Aid (With Dean Spade)

    Amazing to be joined by Dean Spade to discuss his book Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next).
     
    This is a chat for all those that are worried about the direction of politics in this country and around the world. If you want to make a difference in your community and build that into a wider social movement for change, then this episode is a must listen.
     
    Links:
     
    Dean Spade - Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next)
     
    https://www.versobooks.com/books/3713-mutual-aid
     
     
    Vicky Osterweil - In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action
     
    https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/vicky-osterweil/in-defense-of-looting/9781549161193/
     
     
    Rebel Steps Podcast
     
    https://rebelsteps.com/about/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    State of the Union: FBU

    State of the Union: FBU

    Dan and Jarrad sat down with Steve Wright this week from the FBU for our second State of the Union episode.
     
    Despite being asked to take dead bodies to morgues, help out the ambulance service and support care homes, firefighters are now being attacked by Fire Chief’s for demanding COVID-19 testing before returning to their station.
     
    We also chat about the importance of being politically active as a Trade Unionist, coordinating our action as a Trade Union movement and the effects on the fire service of the climate crisis. 
     
    Links: 
     
    Fire Service Bosses pulling out of COVID-19 Agreement:
     
    https://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2021/01/15/fire-service-bosses-pull-out-covid-19-agreement
     
     
    FBU response to HMICFRS report: 
     
    https://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2021/01/22/fbu-responds-“political-and-biasedâ€-hmicfrs-report
     
     
    Thousands lobby MPs to fund the frontline:
     
    https://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2020/11/13/thousands-lobby-mps-fund-frontline
     
     
    ‘Not our mission’: private fire crews protect the insured, not the public: 
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/03/not-our-mission-private-fire-crews-protect-the-insured-not-the-public
     
     
    Labour Representation Committee:
     
    https://labourrep.com
     
     
    Outro Music - FBU Bella Ciao: 
     
    https://youtu.be/80l4juoORPs

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Future of Football

    The Future of Football

    Something a little bit different from the normal political chat this week as we talk about the Future of Football.
     
    It was great to be joined by Worcester City FC board member Luke Cox for this one as we covered the impact of COVID on the UK footballing pyramid, how far the game has moved away from its working class roots and why many are turning to supporting fan owned clubs.
     
    Links: 
     
    The Real Reason China Bought Wolves, West Brom & Southampton? (Video)
     
    https://youtu.be/eZmzi4VxV98
     
     
    Who are ya? (Video) 
     
    https://youtu.be/lRDYBRlhJ0c
     
     
    Working Class Heroes - The Story of Rayo Vallecano (Book)  
     
    https://www.wsc.co.uk/reviews/59-Clubs/14087-working-class-heroes-the-story-of-rayo-vallecano-madrid-s-forgotten-team
     
     
    St Pauli - Another Football is Possible (Book)
     
    https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745340906/st-pauli/
     
    Clapton CFC
     
    https://www.claptoncfc.co.uk/store/
     
     
    Worcestershire Transformed Articles:
     
    https://worcstransformed.co.uk/2020/11/12/worcester-city-fc-launch-foodbank-appeal/
     
     
    https://worcstransformed.co.uk/2020/06/01/worcester-city-fc-fan-owned-and-heading-back-home/
     
     
    https://worcstransformed.co.uk/2020/12/02/the-future-of-non-league-football/
     

    • 1 hr 27 min

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