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A podcast made by activists for activists! We discuss issues that matter to the left, talk to campaigners, and share our life experiences.

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A podcast made by activists for activists! We discuss issues that matter to the left, talk to campaigners, and share our life experiences.

    Whinging Wednesday (S4 E20) - The Tory Leadership Race

    Whinging Wednesday (S4 E20) - The Tory Leadership Race

    [All information correct at the time of recording on Saturday 9th July 2022]



    Brandon and Cathleen discuss the Tory leadership race, its contenders, and what the Labour Party should do next.



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    [Edited by Cathleen]

    • 29 min
    In Conversation With... John Denham

    In Conversation With... John Denham

    Cathleen and Eshaan are in conversation with Prof John Denham, former Labour MP, Cabinet Minister and current academic. He is chair of the English Labour Network which is a campaign group advocating for English identity, devolution and representation within the labour movement. We discuss Englishness, our political system and what it was like to be a Labour Minister.



    If you are interested in his work or campaigns you can follow John on Twitter @JYDenham and see his blog the optimisticpatriot.co.uk. To learn more about and support the ELN go to their website englishlabournetwork.org.uk.



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    Credit to Leyton for our brilliant theme music, you can find more of his work here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EoEk5ulYJgi3F56orFFWb?si=78tQvMSHTIWOStzMQET7uQ



    [Edited by Cathleen]

    • 36 min
    The Wakefield By-Election w/ Connie Scriven

    The Wakefield By-Election w/ Connie Scriven

    Brandon and Cathleen talk to Labour activist Connie Scriven about her experience on the doorstep, Simon Lightwood and the Tory candidate's gaffes.



    Tory candidate says voters can trust Tories like they do GPs after Harold Shipman



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    Credit to Leyton for our brilliant theme music, you can find more of his work here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EoEk5ulYJgi3F56orFFWb?si=78tQvMSHTIWOStzMQET7uQ



    [Edited by Brandon]

    • 16 min
    Whinging Wednesday (S4 E19) - Boris Johnson Survives the VONC

    Whinging Wednesday (S4 E19) - Boris Johnson Survives the VONC

    Brandon, Cathleen, and Eshaan discuss Monday's Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister and his survival + its implications for the Conservatives and Labour. We also briefly discuss the influence of wealthy party donors on politics and what might be done about it.



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    Credit to Leyton for our brilliant theme music, you can find more of his work here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EoEk5ulYJgi3F56orFFWb?si=78tQvMSHTIWOStzMQET7uQ



    [Edited by Brandon]

    • 35 min
    Whinging Wednesday (S4 E18) - CBBC's Closure and the DCMS

    Whinging Wednesday (S4 E18) - CBBC's Closure and the DCMS

    Brandon and Cathleen try to guess what CBBC theme tune Sharne is singing! We talk about the planned closure of CBBC and the Department for Digital, Media, Culture, and Sport's recent record under Nadine Dorries.



    Nadine Dorries raps and mic drops in TikTok video on online safety



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    Credit to Leyton for our brilliant theme music, you can find more of his work here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EoEk5ulYJgi3F56orFFWb?si=78tQvMSHTIWOStzMQET7uQ



    [Edited by Cathleen]

    • 26 min
    Whinging Wednesday (S4 E17) - The Future Candidates Programme and Boris Johnson's Antics

    Whinging Wednesday (S4 E17) - The Future Candidates Programme and Boris Johnson's Antics

    Brandon, Cathleen and Sharne discuss your reviews! Sharne talks about her experience of taking part in the Future Candidates Programme and we also discuss new revelations about Boris Johnson's antics and #PartyGate.



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    Credit to Leyton for our brilliant theme music, you can find more of his work here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EoEk5ulYJgi3F56orFFWb?si=78tQvMSHTIWOStzMQET7uQ



    [Edited by Brandon]

    • 27 min

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