The Progressive Britain Podcast

The Progressive Britain Podcast

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Where does the centre-left belong in the modern world? Alison McGovern, Henna Shah and Stephanie Lloyd look at the ideas and the people to take us forward in the regular podcast from Progress.


95. The future of Israel – with Daniel Levy
Aug 13 • 48 min
In this very special episode of the Progressive Britain podcast, Stefan Rollnick speaks to the president of the U.S Middle East Project, and previous Israeli negotiator with Palestine, Daniel Levy. They talk about what Zionism means to him, why the…
94. Fighting for nature — with Paul Powlesland
Aug 6 • 26 min
Henna meets Paul Powlesland, barrister and Extinction Rebellion activist, and they discuss everything from his beginnings as a young Tory, to convincing BP to save the planet, and how to advocate for the rights of ancient trees. For information regarding…
93. Refugees welcome here – with Lord Alf Dubs and Cllr Stephen Cowan
Jul 30 • 35 min
Henna and Stefan are joined by Alf and Stephen to discuss campaigning for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, why we should always be hopeful in our politics, and why we should all move to the People’s Republic of Hammersmith and Fulham. For…
EXTRA: fire and fury
Jul 26 • 20 min
Join Henna and Ally as they discuss what Boris’ premiership means for Brexit and the country, why progressives should still have hope AND what your choice of ice lolly says about you. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
92. Bridget Phillipson: the fight to stop Brexit
Jul 23 • 39 min
Henna and Stefan sit down to talk about Gordon Brown’s collaboration with HOPE not hate and the IPPR to stop a no deal Brexit from the bottom-up. Then Stefan heads over to Portcullis House to speak to Bridget Phillipson about why she decided to join the…
EXTRA: #TheNorthIsNext with Stella Creasy
Jul 19 • 31 min
In this week’s extra show, Progress interim director Stephanie Lloyd sits down with Stella Creasy to talk about her fight to extend abortion access to the women of Northern Ireland, going public about her miscarriage and Donald Trump’s racist comments…
91. Champagne superover – with Pearl Sangha
Jul 16 • 34 min
Henna, Stephanie and Alison are joined by Pearl to talk about the dismantling of the welfare state, Donald Trump and criticising our allies, and what the hell we should do when Boris Johnson becomes prime minister. For information regarding your data…
EXTRA: Dealing in deeds not words
Jul 12 • 19 min
Wednesday was one of the darkest days in the history of the Labour party. In this week’s review show acting director Stephanie Lloyd and events manager Katie Curtis discuss the Panorama programme on antisemitism in the party. They take an in depth look at…
90. The price is (hard) right
Jul 9 • 48 min
A bumper show: in part one Stefan sits down with Alison and Stephanie in Alison’s podcast *suite* to talk about the impact of the recent world cup, who’s funding the Conservative candidates and what that says about them, Labour’s NDA row and the return of…
EXTRA: Kick Out Chris
Jul 5 • 22 min
Henna and Stefan sit down on a sunny day in Westminster to talk about what happens next to Chris Williamson, the Twitterisation of the Labour party, and which fantasy policies the Tories are debating this week. For information regarding your data privacy,…
89. Allez! Allez! Allez! – with Stephen Doughty MP
Jul 2 • 44 min
Henna speaks to Ally and Stephanie about their world record breaking trip to France over the weekend, why Ally is combatting hunger with #makingendsmeet, and why we desperately need an independent complaints process. PLUS Stefan speaks to Stephen Doughty…
EXTRA: Future Britain Group with Darren Jones MP
Jun 28 • 23 min
Stefan Rollnick sits down with Darren Jones MP, convenor of the Future Britain Group, to talk about what it’s like to be the first Darren elected to parliament, why the Future Britain Group is important, and what a Green New Deal would actually look like.…
88. Politics in the era of the meme – with Oli Dugmore
Jun 25 • 40 min
Henna and Stefan are joined by Ally and Oli Dugmore, head of news and politics at JOE to discuss political communication in the era of the dank meme, whether anyone but Boris can sink his chances of becoming prime minister, and whether anything will have…
EXTRA: The people vs climate change
Jun 21 • 19 min
Henna Shah sits down with Stefan Rollnick to talk about the climate crisis and how progressives should be making the argument, how Labour can be the party of Remain without just being the party of Remainers and what comes next in the Tory hunger games.…
87. Change starts local with Tom Neumark-Jones
Jun 18 • 44 min
In part one, Stefan sits down with Alison McGovern to talk about Boris Johnson’s many middle names and then Henna sits down with Tom Neumark-Jones to discuss why all change starts local, how to reclaim the concept of community, and why progressives should…
EXTRA: Two years on
Jun 14 • 19 min
Henna and Stephanie discuss the legacy and inaction on Grenfell, why a no-deal is getting ever more likely, and the possibility of a Jez v Jez election showdown. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
86. Bondfield, Boris and Brexit – with Rachel Reeves MP
Jun 11 • 26 min
Henna, Ally and Stephanie are joined by Rachel Reeves to discuss the very first female cabinet minister, why unicorns are the Tories’ favourite animal, and whether it’s creepy to stick a photo of Margaret Thatcher on a podium. For information regarding…
EXTRA: #rorywalks
Jun 7 • 16 min
Join Henna and Stephanie as they discuss the rise of the Brexit party in the Peterborough by-election, the truly remarkable line up of Tory leadership contenders, and why Labour Party conference could change the course of Brexit For information regarding…
85. EHRC and antisemitism with Danny Stone
Jun 4 • 35 min
Guest host Stefan Rollnick sits down with pod regular Stephanie Lloyd and Danny Stone from the Antisemitism Policy Trust to talk about why it’s difficult for some people to understand Labour’s antisemitism crisis, what institutional antisemitism looks…
EXTRA: On the campaign trail in Peterborough — with Seb Dance MEP and Lord Spencer Livermore
May 31 • 23 min
Henna, Stefan and Alison are joined by Seb Dance and Spencer Livermore fresh from door knocking in Peterborough. There’s plenty of post match analysis from the European elections (including a very intense chat about Michel Barnier) as well as our…
84. FFS: young people against Brexit
May 20 • 45 min
Millennials have ruined everything… and now hopefully they can ruin Brexit as well! On this week’s pod we’re joined by Richard Brooks from For our Future’s Sake (FFS), the youth-led anti-Brexit movement, to talk about Labour’s quantum Brexit policy, the…
EXTRA: standing up for equality
May 17 • 19 min
Henna and Stephanie discuss the run up to next week’s European elections, the return of sex and relationships education to the agenda, and why we need to stand up against Islamophobia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
83. The Progressive Britain podcast LIVE - with Conor Pope, Cllr Paul Brant and Sam Jury-Dada
May 14 • 42 min
Henna is joined at Progress Annual Conference 2019 by Cllr Paul Brant, Sam Jury-Dada and Conor Pope to discuss which disaster movies best mirror Brexit, whether ‘pointy things’ is a useful description of Ancient Egypt, and (more importantly) what we can…
Extra: Is Labour the party of Remain? (Yes!)
May 10 • 20 min
Guest host Stefan Rollnick speaks to Stephanie Lloyd about a busy and bizarre week in politics. What does the treatment of Jess Phillips say about whether women are welcome in our politics, and where is Labour going wrong in our European election…
Throwback: interview with Jess Phillips MP
May 7 • 41 min
Description: As we get ready for Progress annual conference, dive into the pod archives and listen to this interview with Jess Phillips – who will be giving the keynote address at conference. Don’t forget to use the code POD19 to get £5 off your…
Extra: Seb Dance MEP on the European elections
May 3 • 15 min
On Tuesday, the Labour party released their manifesto for the European elections. There’s been a lot of debate since then about whether this is a positive manifesto that supports a public vote, or whether it’s just another fudge. To make sense of it all,…
82. Women of Westminster – with Rachel Reeves MP
Apr 30 • 34 min
Henna and Stephanie discuss the crunch NEC meeting decision on Labour’s European election manifesto, opportunities for the far-right on 23 May, and the chances of a Tory split. PLUS Henna and Holly speak to Rachel Reeves MP about her new book ‘Women of…
Extra: The climate cult (sign me up)
Apr 26 • 15 min
Henna and Stefan discuss the recent climate protests, why a 16 year old girl is now our favourite cult leader, and why Twitter is (surprisingly) not the best place for nuanced debate. PLUS get your tickets to Progress Annual Conference 2019. For…
81. Progressives of the world unite! – with Citizens UK
Apr 23 • 16 min
Join Joe as he speaks to Charlotte Fischer from Citizens UK about the principles of community organising translate into real action – and real results – for communities. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
80. More in Common – with Tim Dixon
Apr 16 • 37 min
How do we counteract the global populist narrative? Stefan interviews Tim Dixon, co-founder of international movement More in Common, about rebuilding our polarised communities and their research into the forces that drive tribalism in politics. For…
Extra: Brexit burnout – part 2
Apr 12 • 19 min
On Tuesday’s podcast we gave you a sneak peek behind the scenes of what it was like to be a journalist covering Brexit, so today we’re talking to three parliamentary staffers about how they’re surviving the Brexit chaos. Filling in for Henna, Stefan…
79. Brexit burnout – with Kate Proctor and Nicola Bartlett
Apr 9 • 30 min
Our members of parliament and journalists aren’t the most popular people in the country right now, but is Brexit beginning to take its toll? And what does it mean for the country? Henna Shah and Stephanie Lloyd speak to Kate Proctor from the Evening…
Extra: The tide is high (but we’re holding on) – with David Lawrence
Apr 5 • 19 min
Henna describes the latest happenings in the Brexit saga – from Super Cooper and her lightning bill to rain stopping play in the Commons. PLUS an interview with David Lawrence from the Trade Justice Movement about why progressives should care about trade,…
78. The vote that rocked
Apr 2 • 31 min
Henna, Stephanie and Alison discuss last night’s second round of indicative votes, why Jacob Rees-Mogg needs some history lessons, and showing solidarity with our Jewish comrades. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Extra: EU don’t love me (no, no, no)
Mar 29 • 19 min
Henna and Stephanie discuss the first round of indicative votes, whether Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are ready to rumble for the Tory leadership, and what the vote on sex and relationships education means for progressives. For information regarding…
77. Marching on May
Mar 26 • 31 min
Steph is joined by Alison and Labour Students Chair-elect Rania Ramli to discuss the put it to the people march including placards, banners and even Westlife. And then the question on everyone’s mind. What does the next episode in a seemingly endless…
Extra: Nothing has changed, nothing has changed
Mar 22 • 19 min
Henna and Steph discuss May’s latest pointless Brexit statement and her strange attempt to blame MPs for the current crisis. We also discuss a brand new report on leftwing antisemitism, horrific attacks on Birmingham mosques, and protecting defending LGBT…
76. Resist
Mar 19 • 38 min
Henna is first joined by Steph to discuss Friday’s events in New Zealand, and the broader explosion of far-right extremism around the world. Then Alison drops by to discuss where we’re at with Brexit (spoiler alert – who really knows) and we have Stefan’s…
Extra: MV2 be or not 2 be
Mar 15 • 45 min
Henna and Steph discuss this week’s meaningful vote (MV2), the similarity between politics and rapidly becoming reminiscent of the Saw franchise, and why Thomas Erskine May might save us yet. PLUS Stefan interviews Alice Bell from climate charity 10:10…
75. The Progressive Britain podcast LIVE – with Gaby Hinsliff, Roger Liddle, and Pearl Sangha
Mar 12 • 51 min
Henna is joined by guests Gaby Hinsliff, Roger Liddle, and Pearl Sangha, live from Progress Political Weekend 2019 to discuss Brexit, the rise of extremism, the Labour party, and what the hell we should do next. For information regarding your data…
Extra: women of the world unite!
Mar 8 • 27 min
This International Womens’ Day join Henna as she interviews Alison about her journey to becoming an MP, the untold history of women in Parliament, and how graphic nudity is a significant canvassing risk. PLUS we discuss what makes a good general election…
74. Money, Money, Money
Mar 5 • 28 min
Henna, Stephanie and Alison discuss whether we’re seeing pork barrel politics for the first time since David Cameron’s Oxford days, and Stefan investigates the rise of Spain’s far-right. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Extra: One small step
Mar 1 • 17 min
It’s been another long week in politics. Henna Shah and Stephanie Lloyd discuss how Labour has finally adopted conference policy and suspended MP Chris Williamson pending an investigation into his behaviour. Is it too little, too late? What should happen…
73. Being LGBT in Parliament – with Angela Eagle MP
Feb 26 • 34 min
In our LGBT History Month special, Stephanie and Katie speak to pioneering MP Angela Eagle about being a lesbian in parliament and how far we still have to go on LGBT rights. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Extra: No way, Galloway
Feb 22 • 21 min
What a week it has been. On this extra show, deputy director Stephanie Lloyd catches up with her colleague Katie Curtis to discuss the Labour leadership’s response to the Labour split, how deselections could be bad for diversity in the parliamentary…
72. Labour splits
Feb 19 • 29 min
This week, Alison McGovern, Stephanie Lloyd and their colleague Katie Curtis reflect on a very sad day for the Labour party – with the departure of seven members of parliament to form an independent parliamentary group. What does Luciana Berger’s…
Extra: Groundhog Day
Feb 15 • 16 min
Henna Shah and Stephanie Lloyd discuss yet another Brexit vote in the Commons, and remind you to all love your union this Valentine’s Day. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
71. A road to safe passage – with Beth Gardiner-Smith
Feb 12 • 34 min
Henna, Alison and Stephanie discuss the latest Brexit amendments, another round of Tory party infighting and the upcoming immigration bill. PLUS Stefan interviews Safe Passage CEO Beth Gardiner-Smith on fighting for the rights of refugees and…
Extra – Backstop’s back (alright) – with Jonathan Powell
Feb 8 • 19 min
With another big week coming up for Brexit we tackle one an issue that everyone seems to have an opinion on, yes, it’s the Irish backstop. Henna is joined by Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to Tony Blair and one of the architects of the Good Friday…
70. Brexit and the age of austerity
Feb 5 • 25 min
Did austerity cause Brexit? Henna Shah chats to James Kirkup, director of the Social Market Foundation, about the bedroom tax, the remain youthquake fallacy, and getting ASOS delivery drivers better working conditions. PLUS Alison McGovern and Stephanie…
Extra: The path to staying in
Feb 1 • 15 min
Conor Pope and Henna Shah discuss why the Irish backstop is important, busting Lexit myths, who the public blames for the Brexit mess, going inside the People’s Vote campaign and the football affiliations of Doctor Who. For information regarding your data…
69. Citizens’ assemblies: how would they work? – with guest Stella Creasy
Jan 29 • 22 min
Are citizens’ assemblies the way to break the Brexit deadlock? Alison McGovern speaks to Stella Creasy about the new solution being touted to find a way forward by involving people from outside of politics in the decision-making process. And with big news…
Extra: Amendments and partnerships
Jan 25 • 13 min
Conor Pope and Matthew Doyle go through the likely amendments for the return of the big Brexit vote next week, as well as the proposed partnership between Northern Ireland’s SDLP and the Republic of Ireland’s Fianna Fail, and the early frontrunners in the…
68. Taking Brexit out of parliament – with guest Jess Phillips
Jan 22 • 28 min
What does Keir Starmer’s speech mean for Labour’s Brexit position? Does Theresa May secretly want no deal to be blocked? And what will parliament do for the next week before the big Brexit vote? Conor Pope, Alison McGovern and Stephanie Lloyd discuss,…
Extra: Biggest government defeat ever – with guest Alastair Campbell
Jan 18 • 36 min
Theresa May suffered the biggest government defeat of all time, then her Tory backbenchers kept her in office – while the campaign for Labour to lead a pro-European referendum campaign steps up a gear. Conor Pope discusses what next for Brexit with Alison…
67. Degrading discourse and the far right
Jan 15 • 31 min
Alison McGovern and Stephanie Lloyd reveal how the night of Theresa May’s big vote will unfold, while Conor Pope speaks to Hope Not Hate’s Matthew McGregor about the growing harassment outside parliament by a small cabal of rightwing thugs – does this…
Extra: The week before
Jan 11 • 17 min
Next week sees Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement finally come before the House of Commons. With the government already suffering two Brexit defeats this week, it is unlikely to pass – but what will Labour’s response be? Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd…
66. Labour members and Brexit
Jan 8 • 20 min
This week, MPs return to parliament ahead of next week’s big vote on Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement. Initially scheduled for last month, the vote was postponed under concern that it would fail to pass. But is the agreement any different now? Have any…
Extra: Why Javid’s ‘genuine refugee’ comments matter
Jan 4 • 16 min
Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd look at the political cynicism the Tories have approached the recent refugee story with, and discuss what the implications of the latest polling of Labour members might be. Further reading: *Sign up to the LabourSay WhatsApp…
65. New Year special – a progressive 2018?
Jan 1 • 29 min
Conor Pope, Alison McGovern and Stephanie Lloyd discuss some of the progressive successes of 2018. Further reading: *209 Women exhibition free tickets *209 Women project – see some of the pictures *Conor Pope: LabourSay – on the winning side Further…
64. Christmas quiz 2018 special
Dec 24, 2018 • 31 min
Alison McGovern and Stella Creasy go head-to-head in the Progressive Britain quiz of 2018 – including Ukip leaders, reality television and who will replace Theresa May in 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Extra: No no confidence, no no deal
Dec 21, 2018 • 12 min
Conor Pope and Matthew Doyle discuss whether Theresa May’s new deadline is really a new deadline, what happened with the no confidence vote that wasn’t, and whether parliament should be forced to sit over Christmas. For information regarding your data…
63. Brexit coverage: could the news be better?
Dec 18, 2018 • 29 min
Could we still see a parliamentary vote on Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement before Christmas? Is there any way the 29 March deadline can be done about? And why are these still unanswered questions? Conor Pope discusses that with Alison McGovern and…
EXTRA: Has anything changed?
Dec 14, 2018 • 24 min
Conor Pope, Alison McGovern and Phil Wilson discuss the lack of a withdrawal agreement, Theresa May’s precarious leadership and why being a north east MP doesn’t mean being pro-Brexit. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
62. Boris Johnson’s had a haircut
Dec 11, 2018 • 25 min
So that’s it. Theresa May realised she was about to lose the meaningful vote, and she’s responded by trying to take her ball home. Steph and Alison catch up about what’s going to happen next – could Boris Johnson’s haircut hold the answer? (Answer:…
EXTRA: Baby got backstop
Dec 7, 2018 • 13 min
Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse for Theresa May’s government, they are now not only incompetent at governing, but in contempt of parliament. This week on the extra show Progress deputy director Stephanie Lloyd is joined by Matthew Doyle to…
61. Economics of Brexit: what do we know?
Dec 4, 2018 • 33 min
With the House of Commons poised to hear the Government’s legal advice, Stephanie Lloyd and Progress Chair Alison McGovern MP discuss the ongoing Brexit mayhem and explore what it all might mean for our economy. For information regarding your data…
EXTRA: Project Fear and debates so near?
Nov 30, 2018 • 15 min
John McDonnell has said that a People’s Vote could be “inevitable” – what has brought about this new positioning? Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May have agreed to debates, but won’t agree what kind of debate – how will that end? And warnings that a no deal…
60. Bottom up – how to tackle radicalisation with Lara Frumkin
Nov 27, 2018 • 26 min
How do we ‘combat extremism’? Radicalisation is an extremely complex issue, and its manifestations are rapidly changing. Conor Pope and Alison McGovern are joined by Lara Frumkin, senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University, who researches the…
EXTRA: The secret Tory economic plan
Nov 23, 2018 • 14 min
Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd discuss the latest from the Brexit saga, including Theresa May’s Commons statement, how her leadership limps on, and the ingenious play to save her deal by, er, tanking the economy. For information regarding your data…
59. Abdication of responsibility: Tory Brexit
Nov 20, 2018 • 25 min
A prime minister on the brink, a cabinet in revolt, a Brexit deal in tatters, and no clear plan to guide us out of this mess. Conor Pope, Alison McGovern and Stephanie Lloyd discuss how the Conservatives have made a mess of their own internal division,…
EXTRA: Brexit Mayhem
Nov 16, 2018 • 15 min
Richard Angell is joined by Alison McGovern and former political secretary to Neil Kinnock, Neil Stewart to discuss May’s Brexit deal and where we go from here. Further reading: *This month’s Progress editorial – This isn’t what anyone voted for *Matthew…
58. US politics: midterms meanings with Matthew Doyle
Nov 13, 2018 • 21 min
Political anoraks in this country are fascinated by the extra pizzazz of American politics. Last week saw number of UK-based US experts skyrocket for the midterm elections. But who can you really trust on this stuff? And what was the real story in the…
EXTRA: Midterms and tax cuts
Nov 9, 2018 • 16 min
Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd discuss the overlooked good news from this week’s US elections, as well as what different responses to the budget tell us about Labour’s new approach. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
57. A choice for Labour? Communitarian vs cosmopolitan – with Stephen Kinnock MP
Nov 6, 2018 • 26 min
Is Labour losing its traditional support? If so, what can be done. Stephen Kinnock and Joe Jervis believe that what, ‘many people in Labour are failing to see is so many Communtarian values are traditional Labour values’. They explain the thinking…
EXTRA: Budget 2018 review
Nov 2, 2018 • 14 min
Conor Pope and Alison McGovern look at what the budget really means, including universal credit, how austerity would end, and those controversial tax cuts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
56. Immigration and citizenship – with David Lammy
Oct 30, 2018 • 27 min
How should the Windrush scandal change the way we talk about immigration and citizenship? Has Donald Trump emboldened racism in the UK? And would a People’s Vote see a resurgence of the far right? Conor Pope, Henna Shah and David Lammy discuss in this…
EXTRA: Pre-budget reports
Oct 26, 2018 • 15 min
Progress Chair Alison McGovern and political commentator Tris Brown talk through what could happen when Chancellor Philip Hammond gives the 2018 Budget on Monday, and whether the Tories can produce a progressive budget or deliver on the “end of…
55. The feminist fight – with Fawcett Society’s Doris Amankwaah
Oct 23, 2018 • 27 min
Do young people see themselves as feminists – and do they have different attitudes to society as a whole? 100 years after the first women got the vote in Britain, what are the next big goals for fighting feminism? And what is the latest in the campaign to…
EXTRA: No deal to no talks
Oct 19, 2018 • 12 min
With Brexit talks being put off due to lack of progress, how many political solutions are there to the Brexit deadlock? Why was Angela Merkel so dumbfounded by Theresa May’s speech? And which politicians are the most likely to be chessmasters? Conor Pope…
54. Living below the line
Oct 16, 2018 • 27 min
Summer holiday hunger. The universal credit saga. Why do we see more people facing acute poverty and hunger, and what can we do to tackle it Alison McGovern and Stephanie Lloyd are joined by Garry Lemon director of policy, external affairs and research at…
EXTRA: Universally discredited (revisited)
Oct 12, 2018 • 15 min
The Conservatives have woken up to the problems around universal credit – but will they do anything about it? (No.) And a year on from when the #MeToo movement started, why does it seem as though the initial hope of a societal shift has fallen away? Conor…
53. Universal basic income: could it work? With Anthony Painter
Oct 9, 2018 • 25 min
Should the government ensure that everyone in the country receives a basic, non-taxed income regardless of the work they do? How would it work? Would it alleviate poverty? And could it destroy the working class? Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Henna Shah…
EXTRA: May versus Boris
Oct 5, 2018 • 15 min
Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd on how Labour came out top in conference season, whether Theresa May’s speech means anything at all, and if austerity is actually over. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
52. Tories and Brexit: what happens now?
Oct 2, 2018 • 35 min
What’s going on at Tory party conference? Will this Brexit mess ever end? These questions and others discussed by Chair of Progress, Alison McGovern, with Frank McKenna and Tris Brown. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
EXTRA: New European’s Richard Porritt on Labour’s new Brexit policy
Sep 28, 2018 • 14 min
Conor Pope speaks to Richard Porritt, political editor of the New European, about Labour conference 2018 and the party’s new approach to Brexit. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
51. Brexit and Labour conference: what does it all mean?
Sep 25, 2018 • 29 min
A change in Brexit policy will be voted on at conference, but how did it get there – and what are its effects? Is Labour now committed to single market membership? Does the party support a People’s Vote? And is a ‘deal or no deal’ referendum really on the…
EXTRA: Labour conference 2018 preview
Sep 21, 2018 • 15 min
Conor Pope and Richard Angell discuss what issues will come up at Labour conference this year – including Brexit, the democracy review, and mandatory reselection – as well as the biggest question of all: what on earth is compositing? If you want to know…
50. Breaking the deadlock: why the polls are tied
Sep 18, 2018 • 23 min
´╗┐Labour and the Tories have been neck and neck in the polls since the 2017 election. Can Labour do anything to get ahead? Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Stephanie Lloyd talk to Britain Thinks’ founding partner Deborah Mattinson about their new research…
Extra: Episode 49 review
Sep 14, 2018 • 14 min
Conor Pope and Richard Angell discuss the IPPR Prosperity and Justice report, the archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s intervention, and the upcoming Progress interview with Ed Miliband. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
49. Paradigm shift: where the economy goes next
Sep 11, 2018 • 28 min
After major shifts in the 1940s and 1980s, is it time again for a major overhaul of how our economy functions? That’s the argument in the new major report from the IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice, Prosperity and Justice. Catherine Colebrook talks to…
Extra: Episode 48 review
Sep 7, 2018 • 9 min
Conor Pope and Richard Angell discuss the way communication strategies played out in the NEC elections, and reflect on Michael Foot’s wit. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
48. New communications: has politics changed?
Sep 4, 2018 • 31 min
Social media has changed the way we talk to each other, changed the way we read, the way we work, changed the way we consume news, music, sport, television and art. It has even changed the way we think. What does this mean for politics, and how parties,…
Extra: Episode 47 review
Aug 31, 2018 • 14 min
How important is the upcoming Trades Union Congress? Conor Pope and Richard Angell discuss how important the trade unions will be for Brexit, the single market and freedom of movement when they meet ahead of Labour conference next month. For information…
47. Why collective bargaining matters
Aug 28, 2018 • 41 min
Mike Clancy, general secretary of the trade union Prospect, speaks to Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Henna Shah about how to reverse the decline in trade union membership and make unions more relevant in modern workplaces. For information regarding your…
Extra: Episode 46 review
Aug 24, 2018 • 12 min
The Progress team recommend their favourite books to read before the summer’s over. The recommended reads: Things Can Only Get Better by John O’Farrell Ugly by Constance Briscoe The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood A Vindication of the…
46. The future of foreign aid
Aug 21, 2018 • 32 min
How have major recent scandals affected perception of international development, does Brexit suggest a turning of opinion against it, and is this an opportunity to change how aid works? Conor Pope, Stephanie Lloyd and Henna Shah discuss with Kathryn…
Extra: Episode 45 review
Aug 17, 2018 • 13 min
Conor Pope and Henna Shah discuss the best books – politics and otherwise – to read on the beach. Want to recommend us a book? Email us at [email protected] For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
45. Getting women into power
Aug 14, 2018 • 32 min
Since 1997, the number of women councillors in the country has barely risen, falling far behind the proportion of female MPs. How do we improve that? Conor Pope asks Katie Curtis and leader of Waltham Forest Clare Coghill. They also discuss what new…
Extra: Episode 44 review
Aug 10, 2018 • 19 min
Will the Tories have the principle to hold Boris to account for his comments on the burqa? Could it trigger a proper investigation into Islamophobia in the Tory party? And is Jean-Luc Melenchon a crank? Conor Pope and Henna Shah discuss. For information…
44. 2018: The last summer as we know it?
Aug 7, 2018 • 26 min
Brexit could increase the cost of European holidays by 31 per cent, cost thousands of jobs, and take a billion pounds out of the exchequer in lost tax revenue. Conor Pope speaks to Richard Angell, Henna Shah and the Seasonal Businesses in Travel…
Extra: Episode 43 review
Aug 3, 2018 • 14 min
What does Tommy Robinson’s release from jail mean for the far right? How different is British fascism to five years ago? And what were your first protests? Conor Pope and Henna Shah discuss. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
43. Fighting fascism: The far right rise
Jul 31, 2018 • 41 min
Conor Pope speaks to Richard Angell, Henna Shah and Hope Not Hate’s Gurinder Singh Josan about how the far right diversified its tactics, the use of terror, the alliance of Ukip and Steve Bannon, and why we still have reason to hope. For information…
Extra: Episode 42 review
Jul 27, 2018 • 10 min
Should Amazon run libraries? Conor Pope and Henna Shah discuss the social importance of shared spaces, and why the latest election is one worth participating in. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
42. Can we make law good?
Jul 24, 2018 • 40 min
Jo Maugham talks to Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Henna Shah about his work at the Good Law Project, trying to enact progressive change through the courts – and how he might get a £1bn for the country’s coffers. For information regarding your data…
Extra: Episode 41 review
Jul 20, 2018 • 13 min
Conor Pope and Henna Shah discuss the latest general election that never was, Ian Paisley’s apology, and Labour’s antisemitism definition. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
41. Voter ID: rigging the system?
Jul 17, 2018 • 29 min
The trials forcing voters to bring identification with them to polling stations could start reversing the rising turnout levels in British general elections. So what should we do about it? The Electoral Reform Society’s Darren Hughes speaks to Conor Pope,…
Extra: Episode 40 review
Jul 13, 2018 • 13 min
How should the last few days have played out for Theresa May? Can you remember exactly who has resigned? What does it all mean for Trump’s visit? And does the relative success of the England football team actually have a wider cultural impact on the…
40: HMS Brexit on the rocks
Jul 10, 2018 • 21 min
Following a dramatic day of resignations from the Tory frontbench, Alison McGovern joins Sam Bright and Stephanie Lloyd to discuss the fall out and what this means for Brexit. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Extra: Episode 39 review
Jul 6, 2018 • 17 min
Richard Angell and Stephanie Lloyd reflect on their different experiences of attending Pride marches all over the country ahead of London Pride this weekend, as well as discussing the issues from this week’s show. Hosted by Conor Pope. For information…
39. Pride and PrEPudice: why being out on the streets still matters
Jul 3, 2018 • 55 min
Is pride a parade or a protest? What is PrEP, and what is the prejudice around it? Richard Angell and Katie Curtis talk to Peter Kyle MP, patron of LGBT Labour, and Greg Owen, founder of founder of IwantPrEPnow.co.uk and part of a recent BBC documentary…
Extra: Episode 38 review
Jun 29, 2018 • 10 min
Conor Pope and Sam Bright look ahead to the 70th anniversary of the NHS, discuss why the health service is so important to British identity, and whether the sunshine makes people more politically active. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
38. Happy birthday? NHS at 70
Jun 26, 2018 • 39 min
The NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary next week. How has it changed, what has stayed the same, and what challenges does the service face for the next 70 years? Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Alison McGovern discuss that with Karin Smyth MP. For…
Extra: Episode 37 review
Jun 22, 2018 • 14 min
Why care means so much more than policy, when meaningful votes are not meaningful votes, when rebels are not rebellious, and supporting LabourSay.EU to give members a voice on Brexit. Conor Pope and Richard Angell discuss the week in British politics. For…
37. Neglect: The sixth giant
Jun 19, 2018 • 40 min
The idea was missing from the founding of the welfare state, but how do we now build a care system fit for the 21st century? Alex Smith, founder of the Cares Family, and Mary Wimbury, chief executive of Care Forum Wales, join Richard Angell and Alison…
Extra: Episode 36 review
Jun 15, 2018 • 13 min
Parliament’s big Brexit votes: what do they all mean? Conor Pope and Richard Angell look at the legislative repercussions versus the political repercussions, and discuss whether the lack of a Tory rebellion means single market membership is dead in the…
36. Back to the Commons: how this week will shape Brexit
Jun 12, 2018 • 32 min
How big is this week in parliament? Bridget Phillipson joins Conor Pope, Alison McGovern and Richard Angell to chat about Brexit. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Extra: Episode 35 review
Jun 8, 2018 • 14 min
Barack Obama won re-election in 2012 on a message of hope – so how do we cultivate progressive messages for conservatives? Conor Pope, Stephanie Lloyd and Sam Bright discuss after chatting with Amelia Showalter, the Obama campaign’s head of digital…
35. Phoning in democracy: how technology can improve participation
Jun 5, 2018 • 38 min
Can new technology be harnessed to get more people involved in politics and our democratic process? And has the internet dragged political debate into the gutter? Conor Pope, Stephanie Lloyd and Sam Bright speak to Webroots Democracy’s Areeq Chowdhury…
Extra: Episode 34 review
Jun 1, 2018 • 13 min
Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd look at populism in the news, Kardashians in the White House and women in the boardrooms. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
34: Is liberal democracy dying?
May 29, 2018 • 45 min
Yascha Mounk speaks to Conor Pope, Alison McGovern and Richard Angell about why the number of democracies in the world is falling – and whether Trump, Brexit and populism spells the end for liberal democracies the world over. For information regarding…
Extra: Episode 33 review
May 25, 2018 • 21 min
Richard Angell speaks to activists supporting the Repeal the Eighth campaign in Ireland, and discusses the final days of the vote with Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
33. Repealing the eighth: Will pro-choice prevail in Ireland?
May 22, 2018 • 40 min
Ahead of this week’s referendum in Ireland on whether to repeal the country’s anti-abortion legislation, Conor Pope, Alison McGovern and Stephanie Lloyd talk to writer and activist Niamh Ní Mhaoileoin about the campaign, as well as the effects of using…
Extra: Episode 32 review
May 18, 2018 • 21 min
Conor Pope and Richard Angell reflect on Tessa Jowell’s contribution to centre-left politics, and look at Labour’s evolving position on the European Economic Area. Further reading: *Robert Philpot pays tribute to his old boss, Tessa Jowell For information…
32. A custom-made deal for Britain?
May 15, 2018 • 39 min
Could Tory splits over the customs union give progressives the opportunity to set the agenda – and what would that look like? Conor Pope, Alison McGovern and Richard Angell discuss that – as well as the new LabourSay campaign to give members a say on…
Extra: Episode 31 review
May 11, 2018 • 10 min
Want Labour members to have a say on the party’s Brexit policy? Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd discuss Progress annual conference 2018 and the launch of the LabourSay campaign. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31. LIVE SPECIAL: What’s it like to be a Labour activist?
May 8, 2018 • 44 min
John O’Farrell talks to Alison McGovern and Conor Pope about decades of campaigning for the Labour party and his memoirs of being an activist, Things Can Only Get Better and his new book, Things Can Only Get Worse?. For information regarding your data…
Extra: Episode 30 review
May 4, 2018 • 14 min
Election time! Get your first analysis of the results (kind of), as Conor Pope and Richard Angell react to the feedback from the show on trans rights, and look ahead to this weekend’s Progress annual conference – with a special live recording of the…
30. Trans rights: the next frontier for equality
May 1, 2018 • 65 min
Richard Angell and Stephanie Lloyd speak to trans rights activist and Labour NEC candidate Heather Peto about her experiences of discrimination, making the law fairer, and Tom Daley’s Commonwealth comments. For information regarding your data privacy,…
Extra: Episode 29 review
Apr 27, 2018 • 18 min
Richard Angell and Sam Bright discuss new power movements, Kanye West’s newfound love for Donald Trump, and the Windrush scandal. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29. How new power is changing politics
Apr 24, 2018 • 34 min
Alison McGovern and Richard Angell talk to Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms about the grassroots, internet-driven movements that are now shaping politics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Extra: Episode 28 review
Apr 20, 2018 • 25 min
Richard Angell, Henna Shah and Joe Farnworth respond to listeners’ comments on this week’s podcast about antisemitism. Plus, we discuss the antisemitism debate in Parliament and the underappreciated accomplishments of James Chuter Ede. For information…
28. Enough is enough: sorting Labour’s antisemitism problem
Apr 17, 2018 • 55 min
Actor and spoken word artist Marlon Soloman discusses with Richard Angell and Stephanie Lloyd the nature of Labour’s antisemitism predicament, what the new establishment could do about it if they were minded and showing solidarity with Britain’s Jewish…
Extra: Episode 27 review
Apr 13, 2018 • 14 min
Conor Pope and Richard Angell respond to listener’s comments about Seni’s law, as well as the Good Friday agreement and meeting Mo Mowlam. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
27. Seni’s law: reforming mental health provision
Apr 10, 2018 • 31 min
Steve Reed joins Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Henna Shah to discuss why he is pushing for a change in the law around the use of force in mental health services, as well as the upcoming local elections. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
Extra: Episode 26 review
Apr 6, 2018 • 11 min
Conor Pope, Stephanie Lloyd and Sam Bright discuss fully automated luxury social democracy, universal basic income and going to Mars. Includes 2008’s best indie cultural references. Further reading: *Liam Byrne on democratising the ‘fourth industrial…
26. Artificial intelligence: a new way to tackle inequality
Apr 3, 2018 • 30 min
Innovation in automation and AI is opening up a world of possibilities for new ways of tackling inequality – especially in filling infrastructure gaps in developing countries. Hannah Miller explains to Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Sam Bright what…
Extra: Episode 25 review
Mar 30, 2018 • 12 min
This week’s podcast looked at the power of political speeches. Monday’s rally against antisemitism in the Labour party saw a number of moving speeches from Labour MPs – Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Stephanie Lloyd discuss what they saw, and why a big…
25. Political oratory: a lost art?
Mar 27, 2018 • 52 min
Philip Collins joins Conor Pope and Richard Angell to discuss what made him interested in the craft of political speeches, how he became a speechwriter, and what makes Jeremy Corbyn a surprisingly good orator. For information regarding your data privacy,…
Extra: Episode 24 review
Mar 23, 2018 • 11 min
Conor Pope and Richard Angell discuss Alison McGovern and Wes Streeting’s debate on automation, and look back on Progress Political Weekend 2018. The next live podcast show will be at Progress Annual Conference 2018 on 5 May. For information regarding…
24. LIVE SPECIAL: Should progressives embrace the fourth industrial revolution?
Mar 20, 2018 • 65 min
Conor Pope, Alison McGovern and Wes Streeting debate whether automation should be championed or feared in this special live show from Progress Political Weekend 2018. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Extra: Episode 23 review
Mar 16, 2018 • 10 min
Conor Pope and Richard Angell on how we talk about mental health, the effects of inequality – and Shakespeare – as they respond to listeners’ feedback. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
23. Mental health: parity of esteem?
Mar 13, 2018 • 32 min
Conor Pope is joined by Alison McGovern MP, Luciana Berger MP and mental health professional Joanne Harding to discuss whether we are getting better at talking about mental health, and what effect that is having on treatment. For information regarding…
Extra: Episode 22 review
Mar 9, 2018 • 18 min
Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Katie Curtis discuss free movement, ID cards, what we can learn from Estonia, whether Pinochet led to Brexit and International Women’s Day 2018. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
22. Free movement: Can it be changed?
Mar 6, 2018 • 33 min
The only possible way to stay in the single market is to win over public support for freedom of movement. So what changes can be made within free movement to give us more control over our borders? And is reform to free movement a pipe dream? Conor Pope,…
Extra: Episode 21 review
Mar 2, 2018 • 9 min
Conor Pope and Sam Bright discuss how Facebook is more social media than social democracy, who to listen to on the Irish border question, and what kind of knitwear to buy to keep out the cold – as well as revealing the answer to this week’s pub quiz…
Special: In conversation with… Jonathan Powell
Mar 1, 2018 • 16 min
Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to Tony Blair in No 10, talks to Alison McGovern MP about Brexit and the Irish border. Powell played a unique role in the peace process, helping to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement and the return of power-sharing…
21. Big tech
Feb 27, 2018 • 34 min
Conor Pope, Alison McGovern, Rafael Behr and Sam Bright discuss how innovation in technology has changed the way political campaigns are run and whether its is realistic to try and hold big tech companies accountable for what they publish. For information…
Extra: Episode 20 review
Feb 23, 2018 • 7 min
Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd look at the lack of development in education policy, reminisce about the 2010 student protests, respond to listeners’ comments and reveal some exclusive future plans… Further reading: *How (not) to solve a problem like…
20. Diversity: How to reach out in divided times
Feb 20, 2018 • 38 min
June Sarpong joins Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Henna Shah to discuss why we need to improve diversity in society’s structures, what it means to be a pro-Europe campaigner as Brexit hits, and being woke. For information regarding your data privacy,…
Extra: Episode 19 review
Feb 16, 2018 • 12 min
Conor Pope and Richard Angell chat about Stella Creasy’s PFI campaign, just what Boris Johnson means by a ‘liberal’ Brexit, and reply to listeners’ comments. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
19. A new economy
Feb 13, 2018 • 40 min
There is a consensus that the old economic model does not work, but not an agreement about what should replace it. Stella Creasy MP talks to Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd about PFI, while the IPPR’s Tom Kibasi and and Labour in the City’s Allen Simpson…
Extra: Episode 18 review
Feb 9, 2018 • 10 min
Should the suffragettes be pardoned? Is the centenary of some women getting the vote really worth celebrating? And what is the problem with that Telegraph front page? Stephanie Lloyd and Conor Pope respond to listeners’ comments. For information regarding…
18. Women’s refuges: a future at risk
Feb 6, 2018 • 40 min
Jess Phillips talks to Alison McGovern, Stephanie Lloyd and Conor Pope about how changes to the way women’s refuges are funded is putting their future at risk, whether the government is serious about keeping them open, and if there has been a shift in the…
Extra: Episode 17 review
Feb 2, 2018 • 10 min
Richard Angell and Conor Pope discuss the latest in local government, baby leave for MPs and dish out prizes to listeners. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
17. The local issue: what does 2018 have in store for local government?
Jan 30, 2018 • 38 min
With how to run a council hitting the news and the LGA Labour conference coming up, Southwark council leader Peter John and former Camden council leader Sarah Hayward talk to Richard Angell and Conor Pope about Haringey, the ‘Preston model’ and cuts to…
Special: In conversation with… Hilary Benn
Jan 27, 2018 • 37 min
Alison McGovern talks to chair of the Brexit select committee Hilary Benn about Doc Marten boots, that Syria speech and, of course, Brexit, in a live recording of a Progress “in conversation”’ event from 22 January 2018. To find out more about Progress…
Extra: Episode 16 Review
Jan 26, 2018 • 11 min
Richard Angell and Conor Pope discuss families in politics, and reveal the details about two special upcoming shows. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
16. Parenting, politics and parliament
Jan 23, 2018 • 35 min
New Zealand’s Labour prime minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she will be having a baby in the summer. So how easy is it to juggle parenting with politics? Labour MP Darren Jones recently brought his newborn daughter into the UK parliament for a…
Extra: Episode 15 Review
Jan 19, 2018 • 14 min
Can Labour sharpen up to make its Brexit stance clearer? Will Emmanuel Macron be the man to help the party do it? And what was the big deal with the Labour NEC this week? Richard Angell and Conor Pope respond to listeners on the back of the week’s events.…
15. A progressive Britain? How the centre-left is winning
Jan 16, 2018 • 33 min
More people in the UK say they share the values of the Labour party than the Tories. What does that mean for the kind of platform Labour should stand on, what should it mean for our electoral expectations and, most importantly, what does that mean for the…
Extra: Episode Fourteen Review
Jan 12, 2018 • 14 min
Richard Angell and Conor Pope discuss the latest crisis in the NHS, the shambolic Tory reshuffle and the single market – as well as responding to listeners’ comments and revealing which unpopular Conservative minister used to be a Labour party member……
14. Year of the Brexit
Jan 9, 2018 • 40 min
Chuka Umunna joins Alison McGovern, Richard Angell and Conor Pope to discuss how 2018 will decide the outcome of Brexit, and what progressives at home can do to change it. The panel also debate whether Donald Trump will be impeached, the likelihood of an…
Special Extra: Episode Thirteen Review
Jan 5, 2018 • 29 min
Andrew Adonis joins Stephanie Lloyd and Conor Pope to discuss the past few weeks in British politics, including his explosive resignation, the government’s ideological mishandling of the railways, Brexit, and Clement Attlee’s birthday. For information…
13. 2018 Preview: What’s going to happen?
Jan 2, 2018 • 26 min
A 2018 election? Theresa May still in No 10? Who will win Love Island? Richard Angell, Stephanie Lloyd, and Conor Pope consult the spirits of election campaigns yet to come for their predictions for the year ahead. For information regarding your data…
Extra: Progressive Review of the Year Special
Dec 29, 2017 • 38 min
Who are the progressives of the year? Alison McGovern, Richard Angell, Stephanie Lloyd and Conor Pope discuss the progressives who got things done in 2017 – but can you beat them in the surprise end of year quiz? For information regarding your data…
12. Boxing Day Special
Dec 26, 2017 • 40 min
Ayesha Hazarika joins Alison McGovern, Richard Angell and Conor Pope to pull crackers, drink prosecco, argue over the best Christmas songs of all time and discuss the political high points of 2017. May include Neil Kinnock impressions. Further listening:…
Extra: Episode 11 review
Dec 22, 2017 • 15 min
Dropping Beveridge not bombs – what did readers make of using policy documents as war propaganda? How can we regain trust in the north? And if Barry White was a centre-left Labour party member, it might sound a little something like this… Richard Angell…
11. The Beveridge anniversary: still relevant?
Dec 19, 2017 • 37 min
The 75th anniversary of the publication of the Beveridge report, which laid the foundations for the welfare state, has just passed. On its first release, it was met with the kind of acclaim rarely given to policy documents, but how does it stand up to the…
Extra: Episode 10 review
Dec 15, 2017 • 15 min
The government’s Brexit defeat, a referendum in Northern Ireland, cuts to early years, and Estonia’s world leading sector – Richard Angell and Conor Pope look back over the week in politics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
10. Brexit talks: a Christmas fudge?
Dec 12, 2017 • 36 min
Theresa May looked to have pulled it out of the bag when an initial Brexit deal was announced with the EU last week. But is all as it seems? Eloise Todd and Alison McGovern tell Progressive Britain listeners that not it is not as much of a step forward as…
Extra: Episode 9 Review
Dec 8, 2017 • 11 min
Peter Kellner’s essay has started a debate about productivity – are the statistics or the facts on the ground to blame? Richard Angell and Stephanie Lloyd take in your feedback and we learn who the last chancellor to drink alcohol at the dispatch box was.…
9. Productivity: nothing to fear?
Dec 5, 2017 • 39 min
Is productivity really a problem for the British economy – or is it simply the way we look at it that is the issue? Peter Kellner thinks so, and Richard Angell interviews him on his new essay for Progress magazine, while Alison McGovern, Stephanie Lloyd…
Extra: Episode 8 Review
Dec 1, 2017 • 11 min
Conor Pope and Richard Angell discuss how the real picture of George Osborne’s legacy as chancellor can only be seen further down the line, the infiltration of the Progressive Britain podcast into the UK’s university system, and Cypriot first division…
8. Wealth inequality: shaking those assets
Nov 28, 2017 • 28 min
Inequality is not just caused through how much people earn, but how much wealth they own besides. Tackling that is a cause close to Liz Kendall’s heart. She joins Alison McGovern, Richard Angell and Conor Pope on the Progressive Britain podcast to discuss…
Extra: Episode 7 Review
Nov 24, 2017 • 9 min
Budget fallout! Richard Angell and Conor Pope look at Philip Hammond’s plans, and reveal the winner of the Progressive Britain reality TV contest. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Extra: Budget 2017 special – Alison McGovern’s 10 things to watch
Nov 21, 2017 • 18 min
Alison McGovern gives you everything you need to know ahead of this week’s budget, from growth to child poverty, to the spectre of Brexit, in this special extra episode of the Progressive Britain podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
7. Budget week: what to expect
Nov 21, 2017 • 27 min
Will Philip Hammond’s budget set out a course for post-Brexit Britain? What is the golden rule for a good budget? And was it free owls that got the Japanese economy out of its 1990s rut? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Extra: Episode Six Review
Nov 17, 2017 • 15 min
Why is Labour not further ahead in the polls – and why is it so high in the polls? Can the party change its tuition fees stance? Can robots beat Dejan Lovren? Who is the Barry White of the centre-left? For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
6. Homelessness: the no-housing crisis
Nov 14, 2017 • 26 min
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham speaks to Richard Angell about his plans to tackle rough sleeping, while Alison McGovern tells Conor Pope why we shouldn’t be worried about robots taking our jobs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
Extra: Episode Five Review
Nov 10, 2017 • 12 min
How can the government keep going after such a disastrous week? Should the centre-left be putting forward its own radical agenda? Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd to go through listeners’ feedback, and choose the winner of the political pub quiz question.…
5. Revolution: The march of the millennials
Nov 7, 2017 • 32 min
Young people have dumbfounded election experts by coming out to vote and backing Labour in enormous numbers in this year’s general election. But are they really radicals? And does this new movement mean the voting age should be reduced? Joining Conor Pope…
Extra: Episode Four Review
Nov 3, 2017 • 13 min
Can listening to this podcast help you with your degree? And what does Hollywood moviestar Chris Pratt make of the British centre-left? Richard Angell and Conor Pope go through listeners’ feedback, and choose the winner of this week’s quiz. For…
4. Harassment: the unreported scandal
Oct 31, 2017 • 32 min
Sexism in politics has become front page news. What can be done to help solve it? How pervasive is it, and how does it manifest itself? Alison McGovern and Conor Pope are joined by Thangam Debbonaire and Rachael Saunders to discuss the way forward. For…
Extra: Episode Three Review
Oct 27, 2017 • 11 min
Good news for progressives from around the world, Tory absenteeism in Parliament and moving the Commons to Chester: it’s the Progressive Britain review show. Richard Angell and Conor Pope go through this week’s listeners’ feedback, and choose the winner…
3. Possible or desirable: Is Article 50 revocable?
Oct 24, 2017 • 0 min
Alison McGovern, Richard Angell and Conor Pope are joined by Labour peer Roger Liddle to find out whether article 50 can be revoked – and whether it should – as well at working out what to do with Westminster. For information regarding your data privacy,…
Extra: Episode Two Review
Oct 20, 2017 • 10 min
New Zealand, new centrist parties and yet more student politics: Richard Angell and Conor Pope go through this week’s listeners’ feedback, and choose the winner of Hillary Clinton’s memoir. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
2. Universal discredit: can they get it right?
Oct 17, 2017 • 28 min
Alison McGovern, Richard Angell and Conor Pope are joined by Catherine McKinell and David Finch to discuss whether Universal Credit can be salvaged, and how WhatsApp has changed politics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Extra: Episode One Review
Oct 13, 2017 • 12 min
Covering Brexit, student politics and even Hugh Gaitskell, Richard Angell and Conor Pope go through listeners’ correspondence and reveal the winner of the “centrist dad” T-shirt. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
1. The single market: could we stay?
Oct 10, 2017 • 28 min
Alison McGovern, Richard Angell and Conor Pope discuss the practicalities of retaining single market membership post-Brexit, and their own ‘Theresa May moments’. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Oct 5, 2017 • 1 min
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