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A five-part series hosted by new member of the party Holly Rigby with regular guest, long-time Labour member and University of East London academic Jeremy Gilbert. Each episode deals with the big issues facing the Labour Party today, and asks what can be learnt from the history of the party. The series is intended to help the hundreds of thousands of new Labour members and supporters to understand the party and engage with it. Supported by Compass, a home for those who want to build and be part of a good society. Podcast team: Gabriel Bristow, Huw Jordan, James Shield.

A Beginner's Guide to the Labour Party Compass

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A five-part series hosted by new member of the party Holly Rigby with regular guest, long-time Labour member and University of East London academic Jeremy Gilbert. Each episode deals with the big issues facing the Labour Party today, and asks what can be learnt from the history of the party. The series is intended to help the hundreds of thousands of new Labour members and supporters to understand the party and engage with it. Supported by Compass, a home for those who want to build and be part of a good society. Podcast team: Gabriel Bristow, Huw Jordan, James Shield.

    Is Labour really repeating the 1980s?

    Is Labour really repeating the 1980s?

    Host Holly Rigby is joined by guests Neal Lawson, Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, and regular Jeremy Gilbert.
     
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    • 49 min
    What should Labour’s immigration policy be? With Jon Cruddas & Linda Bellos

    What should Labour’s immigration policy be? With Jon Cruddas & Linda Bellos

    What is the Labour Party's approach to immigration? How it has approached the issue in the past? And what should Labour's position on immigration be?

    Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, and former leader of Lambeth Council, Linda Bellos, join host Holly Rigby and regular guest Jeremy Gilbert.

    Production team: Gabriel Bristow, James Shield, Huw Jordan.

    Music by Moore and Gardner / George Gershwin, Bengale, and Juanitos used under Creative Commons licence.
     
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    • 43 min
    Paul Mason: What should new members do now?

    Paul Mason: What should new members do now?

    Paul Mason joins host Holly Rigby and regular guest Jeremy Gilbert to talk about what new members of the Labour party should do now.

    Production team: Gabriel Bristow, James Shield, Huw Jordan.

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    • 41 min
    Factions: Is Labour a broad church?

    Factions: Is Labour a broad church?

    What are the factions inside the Labour Party that are driving the current leadership contest? And where did they come from?

    This month regular host and new Labour member Holly Rigby is joined by regular guest, University of East London academic and long time Labour member Jeremy Gilbert. with special guests Ellie Mae O'Hagan, Guardian journalist, and Luke Akehurst, secretary of Labour First.

    Production team: Huw Jordan, Gabriel Bristow, James Shield.

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    • 56 min
    Pilot: What is the Labour Party?

    Pilot: What is the Labour Party?

    Our pilot episode goes back to basics on how the Labour Party started, what it has achieved so far and how its structures work.

    Regular host and new Labour member Holly Rigby is joined by regular guest, University of East London academic and long time Labour member Jeremy Gilbert, and special guests Sue Goss and Mark Cooke, Labour and Compass members. A useful primer for new Labour members looking to get involved.

    Production team: Huw Jordan, Gabriel Bristow, James Shield.

    Music by Moore and Gardner / George Gershwin, Bengale, and Juanitos used under Creative Commons licence.

    Further resources
    Jeremy Gilbert, Corbynism and its Futures nearfuturesonline.org/corbynism-and-its-futures/
    Sue Goss, Open Tribe www.lwbooks.co.uk/book/open-tribe
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min

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