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    • From changing seats to government's green pledgesPod Save the UK discussed Rishi Sunak's announcement to weaken green pledges, expressing concerns about the impact on the environment and inconsistent government actions. Former police superintendent Leroy Logan joined to discuss policing improvements.

      The world of politics and podcasting can be unpredictable and full of unexpected twists and turns. Coco and Nish, the hosts of Pod Save the UK, shared an amusing anecdote about changing seats in the studio and the subsequent comments they expect from their audience regarding their appearances. However, the conversation soon turned to more serious matters, as they discussed Rishi Sunak's recent announcement to weaken some of the government's green pledges. The hosts expressed their concerns about the potential impact on the environment and the inconsistency of the government's actions. Leroy Logan, a former police superintendent, also joined the podcast to discuss ways to improve policing in the UK. Despite the various topics covered, the hosts maintained a sense of humor and equality throughout the episode. Overall, the podcast highlighted the importance of staying informed and engaging in discussions about pressing issues, while also acknowledging the importance of maintaining a sense of levity and perspective.

    • Allegations against Russell Brand lead headlinesRussell Brand faces multiple accusations of rape, sexual assault, and abuse, leading to investigations, postponement of tour, and termination of contracts.

      This week saw significant news on various fronts, with the Labour Party's Keir Starmer attempting to woo European leaders through gift-giving, senior government officials expressing concerns about Boris Johnson's conduct in office to the queen, and Wales reducing speed limits. However, the most prominent story involved allegations against Russell Brand of rape, sexual assault, and abuse, with multiple accusers coming forward and various organizations taking action. Brand denies the allegations, but the fallout has led to the postponement of his stand-up tour, investigations by the BBC and Channel 4, and the termination of his contracts with talent agencies and publishers. The Met Police and YouTube have also launched investigations, and the chair of the culture committee has written to TikTok for clarification on Brand's monetization of content. The political landscape, entertainment industry, and personal lives of public figures continue to make headlines, demonstrating the complexity and interconnectedness of current events.

    • Open secrets and power dynamics in comedy industryDespite known allegations against Russell Brand, he continued to work in comedy due to power dynamics and fear of lawsuits. The documentary 'Brand: A Second Coming' brought these issues to light, sparking conversations about accountability.

      The comedy industry has long been aware of allegations against Russell Brand regarding sexual assault, yet little action was taken due to fear of lawsuits and the power dynamics at play. These allegations were openly discussed among comedians and even led to the removal of jokes referencing the accusations from a TV show. Despite this, Brand continued to work in the industry, primarily in America, until the wider cultural context and systemic failings began to shift. The documentary "Brand: A Second Coming" brought these allegations to a wider audience, sparking conversations about accountability for both Brand and the decision-makers who facilitated his behavior. It's a reminder that open secrets and power dynamics continue to exist in comedy and other industries, and it's crucial to address these issues head-on.

    • Shifting focus from individual perpetrators to underlying systemsDiscussed the importance of questioning and challenging systems that allow workplace misconduct and sexual assault to persist. Emphasized the need for education on consent and addressing resistance to gender equality.

      The conversation around accountability and addressing systemic failures, particularly in the context of workplace misconduct and sexual assault, requires a shift in focus beyond individual perpetrators. The discussion highlighted the importance of questioning and challenging the underlying systems that allow such behavior to persist. It also emphasized the need for education around consent and addressing the resistance to gender equality among younger generations. The statistics on the prevalence of sexual assault against women underscore the urgency of these issues. The conversation also touched upon the role of powerful individuals and institutions in perpetuating harmful attitudes and enabling abusers. Ultimately, progress requires a collective effort to interrogate and transform the systems that perpetuate abuse and dehumanization of women.

    • The use of conspiracy theories as a response to distrust towards institutionsIndividuals may turn to conspiracy theories to explain complex problems, often driven by past experiences of betrayal or distrust. However, these theories are not a form of critical thinking and can lead to avoidance of accountability and complexity. It's essential to seek information from credible sources and hold them accountable.

      The slippery slope of distrust towards institutions, particularly the media, can lead individuals to embrace conspiracy theories as simple solutions to complex problems. This was highlighted in the discussion about Russell Brand, who has been accused of sexual misconduct. Maddie, a listener, raised concerns about Brand's shift to the right and the use of conspiracy theories to defend himself. John Ronson's research on conspiracy theories suggests that people are often driven to believe in them due to past experiences of betrayal or abuse of trust. However, these theories are not a form of critical thinking but rather an avoidance of accountability and complexity. The media can be criticized, but it's essential to seek information from credible sources and hold them accountable. In the case of Russell Brand, it was noted that he had monetized his conspiracy theories and had a history of questioning the mainstream media, which allowed him to create a video defending himself against allegations using familiar conspiracy theory tropes. It's crucial to be aware of this phenomenon and to encourage media literacy and accountability.

    • London Metropolitan Police facing serious allegationsLondon Met faces institutional racism, sexism, homophobia, lack of integrity, and numerous cases of misconduct. Former officer shares life-changing experience. Six forces in England in special measures, urgent action needed.

      The London Metropolitan Police (Met) is facing serious allegations of institutional racism, sexism, and homophobia, as well as a lack of integrity and standards among its officers. This was highlighted in a damning report by Baroness Louise Casey following the rape and murder of Sarah Everard by a Met officer. Since then, numerous cases of misconduct and rape have come to light, and over a thousand officers are currently suspended or on restricted duties. The Met needs to take significant steps to address these issues and regain public trust. Meanwhile, former Met officer Leroy Logan, who served for 30 years and retired as a superintendent, shared his experience of joining the police force and the impact it had on his life. Despite facing disquiet from his family due to the negative experiences with policing during his childhood, he found the experience to be life-changing and opened up new opportunities. It's important to note that there are international helplines available for those in need, and it's crucial to seek support when necessary. The Met is just one of six forces in England in special measures, and it's essential that they and other forces take action to address these serious concerns.

    • Historical and current issues in UK policing: racism, incompetence, and corruptionThe toxic culture within UK policing, perpetuated by figures and politicians, undermines public trust and effective policing. Failure to address these issues can lead to dangerous situations and low public confidence, exacerbated by ongoing sexual assault allegations against officers.

      The historical and current issues of racism, incompetence, and corruption within the UK police force, as highlighted in the Casey and McPherson reviews, continue to be a significant problem. This toxic culture, perpetuated by figures like Criselda Dick and politicians like Suella Braverman, undermines public trust and hampers effective policing. The police and the public are interconnected, and a failure to acknowledge and address these issues can lead to a dangerous situation where officers feel emboldened to disrespect and mistreat individuals without consequences. The low public confidence in the police is a major concern for maintaining law and order. Furthermore, the ongoing issue of sexual assault allegations against officers adds to the crisis, creating a paradox where investigations are necessary to restore confidence but also strain resources and trust.

    • Holding supervisors accountable and addressing systemic issuesTo reduce discrimination within the police force, supervisors must be held accountable for addressing inappropriate behavior, misconduct hearings need to be shortened, and a priority on ethical leadership and internal checks and balances is essential.

      Addressing the systemic issues of racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination within the police force requires a deep-rooted solution. This involves holding supervisors and other authority figures accountable for addressing inappropriate behavior, shortening the lengthy misconduct hearing process, and acknowledging these issues as systemic failures. The police force, as well as its unions and internal complaints departments, must prioritize ethical leadership and internal checks and balances. The next commissioner must publicly acknowledge these issues and implement changes to prevent the police from defaulting back to old behaviors. The police culture can be particularly alluring to new recruits, making it essential for officers to have a clear understanding of their beliefs and values to resist assimilation into problematic behaviors.

    • Systemic issues within the Met PoliceThe Met Police faces systemic issues with misogyny, sexism, racism, and homophobia, leading to a high number of suspensions and sackings. To regain public trust, it's crucial to focus on funding, recruitment, and improving pay and conditions.

      The issues within the Met Police go beyond individual officers and are deeply rooted in the institution itself. Instances of misogyny, sexism, racism, and homophobia are not isolated incidents but are systemic. The current state of affairs, with a high number of officers being suspended or sacked for misconduct, indicates the extent of the problem. The Met Police is facing a challenging period due to the public perception and the loss of candidates, worsened by austerity measures that led to understaffing and poor working conditions. To address these issues, it's crucial to focus on funding, recruitment of reflective officers, and improving their pay and conditions. Only then can the Met Police effectively serve the diverse public and regain public trust.

    • Building relationships for effective policingTransformational leadership and community engagement are essential for effective policing, but addressing insensitive reporting of sexual violence and rape requires ethical leadership and a transformational approach.

      Effective policing goes beyond the use of force and weapons. Building relationships with communities, especially young people, through positive interactions and mentoring can lead to more productive conversations and the prevention of crime. However, there are significant challenges in reporting sexual violence and rape to the police due to insensitive treatment and lengthy processes. To address this issue, ethical leadership and a transformational approach are crucial to ensure the best outcomes for victims and the public. Regular checks and balances are also necessary to maintain accountability and prevent deviations from the intended strategy. While there are challenges, there are successful models of good leadership and effective policing in the UK and around the world.

    • Recognizing the need for changes in policingThe police system needs reforms in mental health, women and sexual offenses, accountability, and trauma-informed approaches. Abolition doesn't mean eliminating the police, but reallocating responsibilities to other services. A public health approach and sensitivity to trauma can lead to better outcomes.

      There's a growing recognition that the current policing system needs significant changes, especially in areas like mental health, dealing with women and sexual offenses, and being more trauma-informed and trauma-responsive. Unannounced checks and holding forces accountable are important steps in this process. The Sarah Everard vigil incident served as a turning point for many, highlighting the need for a more nuanced approach to policing. The idea of abolishing the police doesn't necessarily mean dismantling the force entirely, but rather reallocating certain responsibilities to other services. A public health approach, with a triage system and collaboration with health practitioners, can lead to better outcomes for vulnerable individuals. It's crucial for officers to be more sensitive and responsive to trauma, especially when dealing with children and other vulnerable populations. These changes require ongoing dialogue and action, not just during times of heightened scrutiny.

    • Earning Trust in Law Enforcement and Art WorldArtist Jens Harning made headlines by refusing to return a commission, sparking a conversation on underpaid work. Meanwhile, young black men joining the police force must research and prepare for challenges ahead.

      Earning trust is essential, especially in communities that have historically had a strained relationship with law enforcement. Young black men considering joining the police force should do thorough research, understand the organization, and prepare themselves for the challenges ahead. Meanwhile, in the world of art, Danish contemporary artist Jens Harning made headlines by refusing to return a commission, turning the issue of underpaid and precarious work into a public conversation. Our hero of the week, Harning, used humor and provocation to bring attention to this deep-seated problem. Conversely, our villain of the week is Liz Truss, who continues to make controversial decisions and stir controversy.

    • Former PM Liz Truss's Influence and FundsDespite short tenure and poor performance, Liz Truss collected significant funds and wields influence on Tory party, raising concerns. Clara, a young listener, shares her disengagement from politics but finds hope through Pod Save the UK, highlighting the importance of staying informed and engaged.

      Liz Truss, the former prime minister, has been collecting a significant amount of money from the public fund despite serving for only a short period and performing poorly in her role. Her continued influence on the Tory party, including the potential rollback of net zero policies, is a cause for concern. Meanwhile, a young listener named Clara shares her experience of feeling disengaged from politics due to her background and the government's neglect of marginalized communities. However, she has found hope and engagement through Pod Save the UK, emphasizing the importance of staying informed and involved, especially for those whose lives are directly impacted by political decisions. Ultimately, the podcast serves as a reminder that hope and persistence are essential for progress.

    • Exploring Personal Stories and Food Preferences with Nish and BecHosts Nish and Bec share personal stories and discuss food preferences in a light-hearted episode, encouraging listener engagement and promoting their love for okra.

      The hosts of Pod Save the UK, Nish and Bec, are open about their experiences, including the negative feedback they receive. They shared a personal story about Nish's father's homemade cold remedy and their love for the South Indian dish, rassam. The episode was a light-hearted exploration of food and personal preferences, with a humorous nod to Heath Ledger. The hosts also encouraged listeners to engage with the show by sharing their thoughts, questions, and nominations for heroes or villains in politics. The podcast is produced by Reduced Listening for Crooked Media, and the hosts expressed their love for the vegetable okra, hinting at a potential sponsorship opportunity. Listeners can get in touch with the hosts by emailing psuk@reducedlisting.co.uk or sending a voice note on WhatsApp. The podcast is available on various platforms, including YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram. New episodes are released every Thursday.

    Recent Episodes from Pod Save the UK

    Are Labour the party to finally fix housing? w/ Kwajo Tweneboa, Toby Lloyd and Sam Freedman

    Are Labour the party to finally fix housing? w/ Kwajo Tweneboa, Toby Lloyd and Sam Freedman

    It’s week one in government and Labour have hit the ground running. We’ve got a new cabinet and big moves on planning reform and international relations are underway. But what about the opposition? Nish and Coco check in with Substack superstar Sam Freedman to uncover some of the challenges the new government faces over the course of the parliament and hear who might lead a new-look Conservative Party. 

    Later, Kwajo Tweneboa and Toby Lloyd drop in to chew over one of the prickliest issues the UK needs to deal with - housing. From social housing, to affordability, to no-fault evictions, we cover off the biggest challenges the government faces. 

    Finally, things get weird when Coco declares a “Red Ed Summer” as TikTokers thirst over the new energy secretary. 

    Pod Save the UK is a Reduced Listening production for Crooked Media.
     

    Contact us via email: PSUK@reducedlistening.co.uk

    WhatsApp: 07494 933 444 (UK) or + 44 7494 933 444 (internationally)

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    Guests:

    Sam Freedman, political analyst

    Kwajo Tweneboa, housing campaigner

    Toby Lloyd, housing consultant
     

    Useful links:

    https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/pod-save-the-uk-live
     

    Audio clips:

    parliamentlive.tv

    The Telegraph

    Labour Landslide - will things get better? With Torsten Bell MP and Femi Oluwole

    Labour Landslide - will things get better? With Torsten Bell MP and Femi Oluwole

    It’s official. The election results are in and we are in the era of a Labour government. Prime Minister Keir Starmer has stepped up the 10 Downing Street - but one of the key questions for Nish and Coco is will things concretely improve under his leadership? What can we hope for in this new era?

    The results of this election has shown massive changes in all directions and with all the parties. Joining Nish and Coco to analyse all the seismic shifts is political journalist, Zoe Grünewald. She discusses whether the Conservatives and the SNP are on the brink of collapse, and the implications of Reform getting seats in parliament.

    We also hear from newly elected Labour MP for Swansea West, Torsten Bell, and Femi Oluwole looks at the early stats around tactical voting.

    Pod Save the UK is a Reduced Listening production for Crooked Media.

    Contact us via email: PSUK@reducedlistening.co.uk

    WhatsApp: 07494 933 444 (UK) or + 44 7494 933 444 (internationally)

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    Guests:

    Zoe Grünewald, political journalist

    Torsten Bell, Labour MP for Swansea West

    Femi Oluwole, journalist and campaigner
     

    Useful links:

    https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/pod-save-the-uk-live
     

    Audio clips:

    Channel 4

    Sky News

    BBC

    Femi Oluwole

    LBC

    Would a Labour supermajority really be bad for democracy? Rory Stewart on why opposition is vital

    Would a Labour supermajority really be bad for democracy? Rory Stewart on why opposition is vital

    Counting down the last five days until the election results come flooding in, the Conservative Party is still blowing themselves apart from the inside. Why has the Tory campaign been such a clusterfuck and should we care if they implode? Would a Labour supermajority be good or bad for democracy as a whole?

    To discuss these points, Nish and Coco are joined by Rory Stewart - hearing what he thinks on both the future of the Conservative party, and the future of British democracy. Now known for hosting the “The Rest is Politics” podcast with former Labour spin-doctor Alastair Campbell, Rory explains why he might return to politics - even going for the top job.

     

    Pod Save the UK is a Reduced Listening production for Crooked Media.

    Contact us via email: PSUK@reducedlistening.co.uk

    WhatsApp: 07494 933 444 (UK) or + 44 7494 933 444 (internationally)

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    Guest:

    Rory Stewart

     

    Useful links:

    https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/pod-save-the-uk-live

    https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/442034/politics-on-the-edge-by-stewart-rory/9781529922868

    Will “gamblegate” scandal obliterate the Tories Forever? Plus last few days of the election with Liz Bates

    Will “gamblegate” scandal obliterate the Tories Forever? Plus last few days of the election with Liz Bates

    With just one week to go until the election, Rishi Sunak’s chances of avoiding a landslide defeat might have just got slimmer - all thanks to “gamble-gate”. 

    Nish and Coco are joined by political correspondent Liz Bates to discuss the betting scandal plaguing the government. Sunak vowed to lead the world in “standards of decency” but has been very slow to act. Might this mean a complete wipeout for them?

    But that’s not all the scandals this week. Education secretary Gillian Keegan has repeatedly used a claim about children being taught there are “72 genders” to back up government plans to ban schools from talking about gender identity. Nish, Coco and Liz investigate her so-called sources.

     And from politicians playing minecraft to the Reform UK Party singing the Spice Girls, the WTF moments are multiplying. Nish, Coco and Liz dissect their favourites from the week.

     

    Pod Save the UK is a Reduced Listening production for Crooked Media.

    Contact us via email: PSUK@reducedlistening.co.uk

    WhatsApp: 07494 933 444 (UK) or + 44 7494 933 444 (internationally)

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    Guest:

    Liz Bates, Political Correspondent, Sky News

     

    Useful links:

    https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/pod-save-the-uk-live

     

    Audio clips:

    BBC 

    ITV

    Reform UK

    TrophyTime

    Chris Packham Vs Taylor Swift: Will People or Politics Save Our Planet?

    Chris Packham Vs Taylor Swift: Will People or Politics Save Our Planet?

    The major parties have failed to pledge to make the radical changes needed to save our planet from climate catastrophe - but people power may well save us yet. 

    Nish and Coco are joined by conservationist Chris Packham to find out what more our politicians need to do and how citizens can get involved. Chris also questions the wisdom of Taylor Swift’s private jet usage and brings a suggestion of how she could help create change. 

    Later, Adrienne Buller drops by to explore GB Energy - Labour’s signature manifesto pledge that they’ve claimed to be the most radical climate policy ever. 

    Pod Save the UK is a Reduced Listening production for Crooked Media.

     

    Contact us via email: PSUK@reducedlistening.co.uk

    WhatsApp: 07494 933 444 (UK) or + 44 7494 933 444 (internationally)

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    Who gets the power? Devolution and the General Election.

    Who gets the power? Devolution and the General Election.

    It’s been a horrendous campaign for the Conservatives so far, careening from disaster to catastrophe, but the Tories don't have the exclusive on political drama. This week Nish and Coco focus on the action in the devolved nations, with a particular focus on Wales and Northern Ireland. 

    First, we check in with Welsh Journalist Will Hayward to learn about the recent vote of no confidence in First Minister Vaughan Gething and Labour’s manifesto pledge to tune up the current devolution agreements. Then, Coco chats to Plaid Cymru Leader Rhun ap Iorwerth, to learn more about Plaid’s ambitions for Wales and their plans to turn up the heat on Labour. 

    Later, we check in to Northern Ireland, speaking to journalist Amanda Ferguson about the stakes of the next election and whether allegations about former DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson will have any bearing on the election. 

    Finally, the gang break out some of Coco’s recently rebranded charming and quizzical moments.

     

    Pod Save the UK is a Reduced Listening production for Crooked Media.

    Contact us via email: PSUK@reducedlistening.co.uk 

    WhatsApp: 07494 933 444 (UK) or + 44 7494 933 444 (internationally)

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    Guests:

    Rhun ap Iorwerth

    Will Hayward

    Amanda Ferguson

     

    Audio credits:

    Sky News

    Blue Sky.mp3 by Sergmusic -- https://freesound.org/s/639933/ -- License: Creative Commons 0

    TikTok/ Suella Braverman 

     

    Useful links:

    Jo Stevens interview with S4C https://x.com/NewyddionS4C/status/1802786241852707250


    Constituencies and candidates: 

    Montgomeryshire and Glyndwr: https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/elections/parl.montgomeryshire-and-glyndwr.2024-07-04/montgomeryshire-and-glyndwr/

    Ynys Mon:

    https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/elections/parl.ynys-mon.2024-07-04/ynys-mon/

    Dudley:

    https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/elections/parl.dudley.2024-07-04/dudley/

    Fareham: 

    https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/elections/parl.fareham-and-waterlooville.2024-07-04/fareham-and-waterlooville/

    Manifesto deep-dive: Is Labour’s at all progressive?

    Manifesto deep-dive: Is Labour’s at all progressive?

    Following a week of political manifestoes dropping from UK parties - Nish & Coco take a deep-dive investigation to see how they hold up against one another. With a focus on manifestoes that have left-wing approaches - they discuss what policies are the most realistic and which hold up the best under scrutiny.  Joined by political journalist Zoe Grünewald, Nish & Coco look closely at welfare policies, the NHS, taxes and social care.

    Special guests Rebekah Pierre (author and social worker) and Helen Barnard (of the Trussell Trust) send the hosts their thoughts on which policies have the most potential for hope. 

    And there’s a return of WTF moments featuring an iconic UK hit song and Starmer’s comeback to a surprise protest.

    Pod Save the UK is a Reduced Listening production for Crooked Media.

    Contact us via email: PSUK@reducedlistening.co.uk

    WhatsApp: 07494 933 444 (UK) or + 44 7494 933 444 (internationally)

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    Guests:

    Zoe Grünewald, political journalist
     

    Audio Clips:

    BBC

    Institute for Fiscal Studies

    Times Radio

    Sky News

    Dawn Butler/Elson
     

    Useful links:

    Come to see Pod Save the UK live at Edinburgh Fringe!

    How to make your vote count: is Tactical Voting a necessary evil? With Femi Oluwole

    How to make your vote count: is Tactical Voting a necessary evil? With Femi Oluwole

    The polls are indicating a landslide victory for Labour come the election on July 4th. But that hasn’t stopped the calls - from both the left and the right - for citizens to vote tactically. But what does that really mean in Britain’s broken electoral system?

    Joining Nish and Coco on the PSUK sofa is Femi Oluwole, activist and campaigner, and Joe Twyman, a seasoned pollster covering his 9th election. Together they discuss whether this is an election for people to vote with their heart or if being “strategic” is more important and whether our new parliament has any hope of delivering long overdue reform to our electoral system.

    We also hear from Jessica Garland from the Electoral Reform Society.

    Pod Save the UK is a Reduced Listening production for Crooked Media.

     

    Contact us via email: PSUK@reducedlistening.co.uk

    WhatsApp: 07494 933 444 (UK) or + 44 7494 933 444 (internationally)

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    Guests:

    Femi Oluwole, YouTube Campaigner, Tactical Voting activist

    Joe Twyman, Co-founder and director of Deltapoll

     

    Audio Clips:

    Sky News

    BBC

    ITV

    Channel 5

    PoliticsJoe

     

    Useful links:

    Come to see Pod Save the UK live at Edinburgh Fringe!

    https://www.gov.uk/registertovote

    https://www.getvoting.org

    https://tactical.vote

    https://stopthetories.vote/

    https://www.sprintforpr.uk/

    Why is it so hard to tax the rich? Would it fix our economy? With Gary Stevenson

    Why is it so hard to tax the rich? Would it fix our economy? With Gary Stevenson

    The UK’s sorry state of affairs when it comes to water and railways is both a massive problem and an opportunity for the incoming government. Water companies are teetering on the brink of collapse and it feels inevitable that they will soon fall back in to public ownership. But how can we pay for renationalised services? 

    Cat Hobbs from We Own It talks to Nish and Coco about the history of privatisation and the opportunities that renationalised services present to the UK. 

    And economist and activist Gary Stevenson explores how the public can rewrite the narrative on taxation - starting with a 1% tax on people with wealth of over £10,000,000. But why stop there? Coco and Nish ask about other potential boons to the state budget. 

    Pod Save the UK is a Reduced Listening production for Crooked Media.

    Contact us via email: PSUK@reducedlistening.co.uk

    WhatsApp: 07494 933 444 (UK) or + 44 7494 933 444 (internationally)

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    Guests:

    Cat Hobbs, Director of We Own It

    Gary Stevenson, the Activist and Economist behind Gary’s Economics
     

    Useful links:

    Come to see Pod Save the UK live at Edinburgh Fringe!

    https://weownit.org.uk/

    https://patrioticmillionaires.uk/

    Jeremy Corbyn & Mhairi Black: Left Culled, Centre Cracked and Right Reformed?

    Jeremy Corbyn & Mhairi Black: Left Culled, Centre Cracked and Right Reformed?

    In week two of the campaigns for the upcoming General Election - the fight for the centre vote has become a focal point. But the crucial question remains - what will this do for the future of politics in the UK? Are we at risk of losing diversity across parties? And as Keir Starmer appears to be purging the left-wing factions of the Labour Party, Nish and Coco speak to former Labour leader and now independent candidate Jeremy Corbyn on whether he’s hopeful for a potential Labour government and what advice he has for Keir Starmer.

    Nish and Coco also speak to Mhairi Black about the challenges facing the SNP when trying to capture the electorate. They also discuss whether we are at risk of losing the kind of representation that the Left and younger voters need to bring about hope and change in society.

    There’s also a rundown of the first Sunak vs Starmer TV debate and a return of the best WTF moments from the week’s political campaigns.

    Pod Save the UK is a Reduced Listening production for Crooked Media.

    Contact us via email: PSUK@reducedlistening.co.uk

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    Guests:

    Jeremy Corbyn, Independent Candidate for Islington North

    Mhairi Black, former SNP Deputy Leader and MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South
     

    Audio credits:

    BBC 

    ITV

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