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Guest: Pieter-Dirk Uys South Africa's favourite satirist and living legend, Pieter-Dirk Uys joins John in person to discuss the launch of his exciting new theatre production 'LOCKUP/LOCKDOWN' at Theatre on the Bay. Once again, Pieter has brought laughter to help us to make some sense of the crazy world we live in! With a little help from some of his (and our) favourite personalities... Pieter has been kind enough to saves some of the show's stage space for the iconic Evita Bezuidenhout, Nowell Fine, Willie Wikkelspies, Boris Johnson and many many more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The murder of Sir David Amess MP has shocked the political world deeply. With the threat level to MPs now assessed as “significant”, how will this terrible event affect the face-to-face contact with parliamentarians that British democracy depends upon? Plus, are the Government's voluminous climate change plans in shape for Boris Johnson's big moment at COP26? As energy prices soar, has the Government got its Net Zero tax sums rights? Tim Ross, executive editor (politics) of the New Statesman, is our special guest. “The mood in Westminster is incredibly sad… David Amess and also James Brokenshire were two of the nicest and kindest MPs.” – Tim Ross “If leaders want the public to treat MPs with respect, it needs to start from the top. We can't have Prime Ministers bashing Parliamentarians.” – Jill Rutter “What is driving this aggressive culture? There is a profound cynicism about Parliament – but most parliamentarians are decent people who are trying to help.” – Alice Lilley “I question whether the country cares enough about its democracy. Do we care enough to protect our MPs?" – Tim Ross “You can't spin shortages on the shelves as a brilliant idea.” – Giles Wilkes Presented by Bronwen Maddox with Alice Lilley, Jill Rutter and Giles Wilkes. Audio production by Alex Rees. Inside Briefing is a Podmasters Production for the IfG. https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk
The former presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new book out, “State of Terror”, a political thriller written with the award winning author Louise Penny. The two women were already friends before deciding to pen the novel which features a President who “smells of meat” and appears to resemble Donald Trump and a British Prime Minister who's “a twit” and seems to have a more than a passing resemblance to Boris Johnson. Anita Rani talks to the duo about their collaboration and some of the uncanny parallels between “State of Terror” and global politics today. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus – Cancer Research UK estimates around 8 out of 10 people will be infected at some point in their lives. HPV spreads through sexual activity. In most people, it doesn't cause any problems and goes away on its own, but HPV can increase a woman's chance of developing cervical cancer. Gynaecological charity The Eve Appeal have found a ‘worrying' trend in HPV kits being sold online by private companies, advertised alongside misleading information. Tracie Miles is a gynaecologist cancer specialist nurse at The Eve Appeal. Mercedes Gleeson is someone who has been open about her own experience with HPV. Anita is joined by two guests who are trying to encourage women to get outside and go on adventures. Army Officer Preet Chandi is preparing for a solo, unsupported trek across Antarctica to the South Pole in November. She will be the first Asian woman to do this. Dr Geeta Ludhra set up a walking group in the Chilterns to encourage women from diverse backgrounds to get out on smaller scale adventures in the UK to connect with nature and feel the health benefits. Presenter: Anita Rani Producer: Lucinda Montefiore
Nikki da Costa is the former director of legislative affairs at No 10 Downing Street. She served under Theresa May and Boris Johnson and was pivotal in the government's wrangles with Parliament over Brexit. On the podcast, she talks to Katy Balls about why she and David Davis didn't quite get on; why she quit May's government and rejoined under Johnson; and what it was like to carry through her brainchild - the prorogation of Parliament - under scrutiny from the entire country and, eventually, the Supreme Court.
Nikki da Costa is the former director of legislative affairs at No 10 Downing Street. She served under Theresa May and Boris Johnson and was pivotal in the government's wrangles with Parliament over Brexit. On the podcast, she talks to Katy about why she and David Davis didn't quite get on; why she quit May's government and rejoined under Johnson; and what it was like to carry through her brainchild - the prorogation of Parliament - under scrutiny from the entire country and, eventually, the Supreme Court.
In this week's episode, host Steve Anglesey discusses the plight of the British 'expats' (not migrants) returning to Britain because of Brexit, before hearing listener's thoughts on what the government should be doing to tackle climate change. Columnist and award-winning journalist James Ball joins the podcast to analyse the challenges that COP26 presents, essentially for developing nations, and outlines his expectations for the summit. He also shares his thoughts on banning anonymity on social media, which, in light of recent events in Leigh-on-Sea, he compares to bolting the door after a chip pan fire as, he believes, the two aren't related. Plus, the Hall of Shame returns this week, as our host believes Sir David Amess's death should not drive us to a fear of critiquing politicians, to feature Julia Hartley-Brewer, Ann Widdecombe and Boris Johnson. Enjoyed this episode and the podcast's new shorter, snappier format? Let us know by tweeting @TheNewEuropean
Over the summer it's been tempting to think that the pandemic is almost over. But last night, Health Secretary Savid Javid insisted that "life is not back to normal". 49,000 people tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday - levels we haven't seen since the end of last year - and he warned that they could hit 100,000 a day over winter. But despite all this, the government has decided not to implement its so-called Plan B - which would include mandatory mask wearing, working from home and vaccine passports. Instead its encouraging people to get their booster jabs, and advising people to make their own decisions on mask wearing and socialising more outside. But will the public, who've already seen one Christmas fall into oblivion, be willing to change their behaviour for a second winter? Campaigner Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah is raising awareness of asthma and the health problems that can be caused by air pollution. Last year her daughter, Ella, became the first person in Britain to have air pollution listed as the cause of death after an inquest. She died in 2013 aged nine. Now Rosamund is calling on Boris Johnson to “set an example for the whole world” with ambitious clear air goals. The Environment Bill was debated in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday). Rosamund discusses her work and the changes she wants to see. Lockdowns and working from home have changed how we dress but 'fat people don't have the luxury of wearing the dressed down look'. That's according to the activist and stand-up comedian Sofie Hagen who says that society dictates that people who are over-weight have to look like they are trying. She and Emma discuss the pressures she believes exist. Mortality rates remain exceptionally high for babies from ethnically diverse backgrounds despite overall rates of stillbirth and neonatal death rates having fallen. Neonatal death rates are 73% higher than those living in the least deprived areas. With Asian babies 60% higher than white babies, and 43% greater for babies of Black ethnicity. Emma is joined by Clea Harmer, Chief Executive of SANDS, and Professor of Perinatal & Paediatric Epidemiology, Elizabeth Draper part of the MBRRACE team who collect and analyse the numbers and rates of baby deaths in the UK. After undergoing vocal chord surgery, MOBO and Brit award-winning singer songwriter Ella Eyre is back on her first headline tour in six years. She reveals how she's had to learn how to sing again - and how the experience has inspired a new musical direction. Presenter: Emma Barnett Producer: Kirsty Starkey Interviewed Guest: Harriet Baldwin Interviewed Guest: Professor Stephen Reicher Interviewed Guest: Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah Interviewed Guest: Sofie Hagen Interviewed Guest: Clea Harmer Interviewed Guest: Professor Elizabeth Draper Interviewed Guest: Ella Eyre
Boris Johnson has announced long-awaited plans for Britain to reach net zero carbon emissions, but are they ambitious enough to hit that target? Plus, reaction to Sajid Javid’s Covid-19 briefing. With Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial.
UK correspondent Harriet Line joins Kathryn to talk about the warnings from Health Secretary Sajid Javid that new Covid cases could skyrocket this winter - but his government won't heed a call from the NHS for mandatory mask wearing "at this time". And the parliamentary watchdog has suggested redacting details from MPs expenses to help protect them, in the wake of Sir David Amess' murder last week.
There was a sombre tone as Boris Johnson faced Keir Starmer at the despatch box for PMQs. This was seen as one of the Labour leader's most successful outings as he emphasised finding common ground on tackling certain issues like online abuse, extremism and terrorism Cindy Yu is joined by Katy Balls and James Forsyth
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We've got ourselves a net zero plan for greenhouse gases. Victoria Derbyshire is today's guest presenter… She chats to Chris Stark, who advises government on climate change policy, about what Boris Johnson's plan is for electric vehicles, houses and heat pumps. Fergus pops in for a Covid catchup. And we hear from the boss of Refuge, a charity providing support for women and children experiencing domestic violence, about the ways in which abusers are using technology to undermine and control people. Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with producers Ben Cooper and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.
Heat pumps and electric cars...it's all part of a £1 billion vision meant to help us reach carbon “net zero”. With all eyes on Britain ahead of Cop26 kicking off in a few weeks, the Government's been laying out its eco hopes for the future.So is today's announcement just window dressing ahead of Cop26, and more fantasy maths à la Boris Johnson's infamous NHS Brexit ‘promise'? Alice Bell, co-director of London climate change campaign charity Possible, helps us cut through the jargon and bluster. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Matt Chorley is joined by former No10 pollster James Johnson for the monthly Times Radio Focus Group in association with Kekst CNC, asking a panel of swing voters in Wolverhampton, Rother Valley and Swindon what they noticed about the conference season, the rising cost of living, and their thoughts on Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer.Plus Daniel Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch on anonymity online and how the rich call politicians. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the eighty-fifth episode we explore the Broken Window Fallacy, starting with Trump claiming tariffs would help the economy, and Texas and Mississippi Attorneys General arguing that banning abortions empowers women and stimulates interstate commerce.In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson boasting that the abolition of Free Trade with the EU since Brexit means exporters only have one set of forms to fill in for the whole world, and the fact we can't get workers to drive petrol tankers means our economy is super strong if you think about it. In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from The Fifth Element and The Simpsons.Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.Then we talk about Alex Jones's latest legal woes.And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.The full show notes for this episode can be found at https://fallacioustrump.com/ft85 You can contact the guys at email@example.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrumpAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass, of Right Said Fred, chat to me about writing uplifting music; mask and vaccine mandates; fake news and Trump; the disaster that is Boris Johnson; and we review The Handmaid's Tale. They last joined my podcast about a year ago, so this was an excuse to catch up and have a laugh. Support my work
Londyn chce zmiany części umowy brexitowej dotyczącej Irlandii Północnej. Brytyjczycy nie chcą już granicy celnej między Irlandią Północną a resztą Zjednoczonego Królestwa, mimo że właśnie na to zgodził się premier Boris Johnson przed niespełna dwoma laty. Unia zapowiada daleko idące ustępstwa, ale nie chce zasadniczej zmiany. Czy szykuje się brytyjsko-europejska wojna handlowa? W Bejrucie znów przemoc na ulicach. W demonstracji zorganizowanej przez ugrupowania szyickie zostało zastrzelonych sześć osób. Liban pogrąża się w chaosie społecznym i rozkładzie gospodarczym. Krwawe zamieszki w więzieniu w Ekwadorze. Dlaczego więzienia w Ameryce Południowej są tak niebezpiecznym miejscem do życia? Kanclerz Austrii Sebastian Kurz ustępuje ze stanowiska. Honorowa dymisja, czy sprytny ruch polityczny? Wreszcie jest! Światowa Organizacja Zdrowia akceptuje szczepionkę na malarię. Miliony ludzi, zwłaszcza dzieci w Afryce Subsaharyjskiej, otrzymają szansę na przeżycie choroby, która do tej pory zabijała kilkaset tysięcy osób rocznie. I jeszcze: jaki jest koń każdy widzi, ale jaki jest koń z Angelą Merkel na grzbiecie? Rozkład jazdy: (2:30) Oasis – Don't Look Back in Anger (7:23) Jarosław Błaszczak o zmianach części umowy brexitowej (24:15) Łukasz Fyderek o przemocy na ulicach Bejrutu (42:25) Yasmine Hamdan - Oloulou (45:20) Świat z boku - Grzegorz Dobiecki o nowym pomniku Angeli Merkel na koniu (50:10) Raport z przyszłości (53:09) Podziękowania (57:51) Adrian Bąk o zamieszkach w ekwadorskim więzieniu (1:12:35) Adam Czartoryski o dymisji kanclerza Austrii (1:23:10) Tomasz Rożek o szczepionce na malarię (1:41:10) Do usłyszenia (1:42:10) Meen - Cliche
Catherine Bohart, Michael Deacon, Chris McCausland and Eshaan Akbar join host Andy Zaltzman to look back over the week's news. This week, they look at the COVID report's findings, Boris Johnson's holiday hobby, the Northern Ireland Protocol and a sacked wizard. The chair's script is written by Andy Zaltzman, with additional material by Alice Fraser, Catherine Brinkworth, Rhiannon Shaw and Rajiv Karia. Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Mike Smith A BBC Studios Production.
C'est notre meilleure ennemie, cette voisine avec qui les relations sont tantôt excellentes, tantôt exécrables. Depuis le Brexit, les sujets de tensions s'accumulent entre Londres et Paris, avec un Boris Johnson qui ne manque jamais de souffler sur les braises. Parmi les dossiers épineux en cours: la pêche, le contrôle des frontières, l'Irlande et bien sûr, l'affaire des sous-marins australiens. La pêche, parce que Londres n'a pas tenu son engagement d'octroi de permis aux Français; les frontières, parce qu'elle accuse Paris de ne pas réguler les flots de migrants qui traversent la Manche; l'Irlande dans le cadre du Brexit, et l'affaire des sous-marins pour le coup de Trafalgar que fut la participation de nos voisins à l'accord Aukus dont nous vous avons beaucoup parlé dans ce podcast. Peter Ricketts, ex-ambassadeur britannique en France entre 2012 et 2016, a dit au Guardian que, selon lui, les relations France-UK n'avaient «jamais été aussi mauvaises» et que «les Français ont totalement perdu confiance dans le Royaume-Uni en tant qu'allié». Toujours dans le Guardian, l'ex-ambassadrice de France au Royaume-Uni, Sylvie Bermann, avance qu'«à Paris, on estime que la Grande-Bretagne ne respecte plus les accords qu'elle signe». Le Monde devant soi est un podcast hebdomadaire d'actualité internationale présenté par Christophe Carron, avec Jean-Marie Colombani, directeur de la publication de Slate.fr, et Alain Frachon, éditorialiste au Monde spécialisé dans les questions internationales. Si vous aimez Le Monde devant soi, pensez à l'exprimer en nous donnant la note maximale sur iTunes et ailleurs, en en parlant autour de vous et en laissant vos commentaires sur les réseaux sociaux. Suivez Slate Podcasts sur Facebook et Instagram. Pour échanger et découvrir de nouveaux podcasts, rejoignez le Slate Podcast Club sur Facebook. Musique: «True Messiah (LilRod Edit)», DJ Freedem Réalisation et montage: Aurélie Rodrigues
Multiple crises are putting unprecedented pressure on the economy and state institutions, and look set to last for months. As winter approaches, could this spell disaster for the government? In this episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Anoosh Chakelian is joined by the New Statesman's executive editor of politics Tim Ross to discuss the latest negotiations over the Northern Ireland protocol and whether, despite Boris Johnson's assurances, Britain is on the brink. Then in You Ask Us, Stephen Bush joins the podcast to answer a listener's question: How legitimate are Corbynite grievances with Keir Starmer?If you'd like to submit a question for You Ask Us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Brexit's back! Unelected bureaucrat Lord Frost resurrects the nightmare by tearing into the disgraceful deal and NI Protocol negotiated by dastardly unelected bureaucrat Lord Frost. Wait til he finds that guy… Plus, Johnson re-enacts the late 70s by going on holiday during a national crisis and unfortunately misses the interim COVID report which pins a large chunk of blame on Boris Johnson. Just another perfectly normal week in a perfectly normal country. “Johnson is like a man who has pissed themselves and then says they're wearing yellow trousers” - Ian Dunt“When you have a Government who wants to shrink the state, you can't be surprised that when a crisis does occur the state can't handle it” - Alex Andreou“What kind of Government would tear up their own territorial customs arrangements?” - Ian Dunt“The DUP's handling of Brexit when they had the whip-hand at Westminster has seen their support plummet” - Naomi Smith“Johnson is not going to go without a turkey at Christmas. This is class war, plain and simple.” - Alex Andreouwww.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnowPresented by Ros Taylor with Naomi Smith, Alex Andreou and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The United Kingdom officially withdrew from the European Union on January 31, 2020. On that day, the first cases of COVID-19 were officially confirmed in Britain. Like every other country, the U.K. has had trouble containing the pandemic—the economic devastation, the implementation of lockdowns, the distribution of vaccines. But it has had another challenge, as it tries to redefine its place in the international diplomatic order and in the global economy. All of this has come at a time of deep division in the country's politics: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of failing to address Brexit-related shortages of workers and supplies, and of mismanaging the government's response to the pandemic. And the Labour Party, under the leadership of Keir Starmer, has failed to mount a popular or effective opposition. Sam Knight, a New Yorker staff writer, joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Brexit has affected conditions in the U.K., and the state of the Conservative and Labour Parties as the country faces a winter of food and fuel shortages.
In this week's episode, host Steve Anglesey hears listeners' thoughts on Boris Johnson's recent jaunt to Marbella, most of whom weren't best pleased. Senior journalist for The New European Suna Erdem joins the podcast to discuss the situation in Poland and the seriousness of the threat of 'Polexit'. Is European populism in its final days and, back home, how much longer can the government emerge from poor decisions smelling like roses? These are both questions Suna discusses. Plus, Martin Daubney, Ann Widdecombe and Iain Duncan Smith all feature in the Hall of Shame this week. Enjoyed this episode and the podcast's new shorter, snappier format? Let us know by tweeting @TheNewEuropean
Boris Johnson may have appeared unassailable last week at Conservative Party conference, but could the next few months cause the prime minister more of a headache than he's expecting? This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guest: Tim Shipman, chief political commentator, The Sunday Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: BBC, ITV, Channel 4 News, Sky News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
UK correspondent Matthew Parris joins Kathryn to talk about the demands from large energy-reliant industries as costs spiral and the claims by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng that have led to a public bust-up with the Treasury. Amid the energy crisis, the PM has been holidaying at a luxury villa in Spain owned by one of his wealthy ministers. The Police Force is facing criticism over the sheer number of sex claims against officers, and there are concerns over the state of polluted British rivers.
Nuestra corresponsal en Bruselas, María Carou, nos desgrana las nuevas propuestas de la Comisión Europea para facilitar la implementación del Protocolo de Irlanda del Norte, que el gobierno británico quiere reformar. Desde Londres Sara Alonso nos detalla la postura británica, y con Enrique Feás, del Real Instituto Elcano, analizamos este nuevo desencuentro entre Bruselas y el ejecutivo de Boris Johnson. Además, sabemos más de la moción de censura presentada por la oposición de Chile contra el presidente del país, Sebastián Piñera, y conocemos la realidad humanitaria en el Sahara Occidental con la Media Luna Roja Saharaui. Escuchar audio
Arun and Patricia talk about: Amazon claims peeing in bottle is fake news. AOC tweets a leaked Amazon message asking employees not return “poop bags.” Georgia Rep. Park Cannon arrested for knocking on a door. Boris Johnson claims UK government claims it “did everything it could” in COVID-19, New Zealand went back to normal and hosted concerts and sporting events. Kermit the Frog's ‘The Rainbow Connection' has been added by the Library of Congress to the National Recording Registry. Happy Birthday Super Metroid. NickRewind's “An Afternoon Well Spent”. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/old-school-lane/support
So the first big report on Covid is out and we have a delve into the less than surprising findings. Then we talk about Boris's holiday and why it's both ok and annoying. Keir Starmer's HGV debacle gets a few minutes as does the ongoing gender neutral crusade in retailers. Support the Podcast, keep it weekly & AD-FREE https://www.patreon.com/geoffnorcott?fan_landing=true 2021 LIVE UK TOUR livenation.uk/puvz30rmxK4 Order my BOOK amzn.to/2TNsKOU
As a report suggests that jobs available in the UK are at a 20-year high, Nick Ferrari asks: Why are people not filling the jobs available? Oliver Dowden, Chair of the Tory Party joins to answer questions from Boris Johnson's holiday to the shipping jam at Felixstowe port and Rachael Venables reports live from an Insulin Britain roadblock.
Well this one was quite intimidating, to be honest. My guest this week is Baroness Hale of Richmond, one of this country's finest legal minds. She was the first woman President of the supreme court, the youngest and first female commissioner to be appointed to the Law Commission and has been dubbed the Beyoncé of the legal world owing to her popularity among young law students. But you might just know her best for her spider brooch, which she wore in 2019 while delivering a stinging ruling finding Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament to be unlawful. Her memoir, Spider Woman: A Life, has just been published. Lady Hale joins me to talk about battling sexism in law, her failures at school and academia, the loss of her father at a young age, the death of her beloved husband during Covid and her 'abject failure to knit a dishcloth aged five.' Along the way we cover, Beyonce, spiders, Ian McEwan and much, much more. -- Spider Woman: A Life is out now. You can order your copy here. -- My new novel, Magpie, is out now. You can order it here. --- How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is hosted by Elizabeth Day, produced by Naomi Mantin and Chris Sharp. To contact us, email email@example.com --- Social Media: Elizabeth Day @elizabday How To Fail @howtofailpod
A parliamentary report says the initial handling of the coronavirus outbreak was one of the worst public health failures in UK history. Could tens of thousands of deaths have been avoided – and what are the lessons for the future?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
This week, we continue our ongoing coverage of the Rebuild of Evangelion film series with a look at 2009's EVANGELION: 2.22: YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE! Listen in as we cover all of your EVA and Angel needs, including: More Bad Dad/Anime Dad! Too much Final Fantasy talk! CGC slander! Boris Johnson stops by! UB-40! More! AND MORE! Please subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud or pretty much anywhere fine podcasts are purveyed. Leave us a rating and review so we can make another joke her about leaving ratings and reviews! Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/BodyCountCast Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/bodycountsandbeer/ Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Let us know what you liked, what you hated, your favorite penguin, your least favorite puffin, what movie to watch next or ANYTHING AT ALL!
A new select committee report in the United Kingdom has found the country's failure to prevent Covid-19 spreading early in the pandemic was one of that its worst ever public health failures. Its approach - backed by its scientists - was to try to achieve "herd immunity" by infection but failing to introduce a lockdown early cost hundreds of thousands of lives. Correspondent Rob Watson told Morning Report there wasn't on specific person blamed for the response. "It doesn't say, 'Aha, Boris Johnson got all this wrong or the government, because it's kind of devastating, but then the entire system is to blame," he said. "If you had to give it the sort of guts of the criticism, it's that the UK was preparing for the wrong disease. "It was preparing for flu instead of a Coronavirus so when it came along there was just too much groupthink amongst the scientists, amongst government ministers, and they were too slow and too reluctant to learn from what other countries have done." He said the part of the report was that if the country had locked down even a week earlier it would have saved thousands of lives "The report says that the government, the scientists made an initial mistake, and that was being too fatalistic, thinking that you couldn't really stop the spread of the disease, and they were far too defeatist about that, and then they locked down too late."
Radio DJ Emma Wilson believes that the policeman Wayne Couzens who kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard exposed himself to her in an alleyway some 13 years ago. Emma reported it to the police at the time – no action was taken, but she has decided to speak out now because when she did report it she was not happy with the response. One of the key findings of our equality poll to mark our 75th anniversary has been the extent to which women don't feel equal when it comes to issues of sexual abuse and exploitation. Almost 70% of the women we asked said it was a concern and the issue is currently front and centre of the news agenda following the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa to name just two women. Emma Barnett talks to the writer Joan Smith and the former Victims Commissioner the Conservative Peer Baroness Newlove who is unimpressed by Boris Johnson's unwillingness to recognise misogyny as a hate crime and is trying to change the law on the issue. Probably best known to most for her television role as lawyer Lucca Quinn in The Good Wife and then the follow-up series The Good Fight, Cush Jumbo is currently playing Hamlet at the Young Vic in London. Delayed for a year by the pandemic, the play sold out months before opening. As the first woman of colour to play the part in a major production on a British stage she joins a list that goes back to 1741 of UK female actors playing the Prince of Denmark. Cush joins Emma. On Radio 4's Day of the Scientist, we looks at women's trust in science. The latest Public Attitudes to Science survey found that women are less likely to feel connected to science in their everyday lives; less likely to actively engage with science; and were less trusting of scientists and media reporting of scientific issues. What's going on to put women's faith in science on such shaky ground? Emma speaks to Megan Halpern, assistant professor in the history, philosophy and sociology of science at Michigan State University, and Dr Emily Dawson from University College London, who researches how people learn about and engage with science – and why so many women are being put off. Image: Cush Jumbo in Hamlet at the Young Vic Credit: Helen Murray
Andy Beckett joins PTO to talk about the recent Conservative and Labour Party conferences and whether the supply chain and fuel crises might finally undermine support for Boris Johnson's government. We also chatted about why Keir Starmer seems to have made so little effort to make political capital out of the government's current difficulties.
As Britain surges forward into the 1950s, the Prime Minister goes on holiday – again. Will fuel costs, supply chains, staff shortages and reskilling just, you know, sort themselves out? Or do we need to reacquaint ourselves with stagflation? Plus, can the fallout from the sentencing of Sarah Everard's murderer and the increasing focus on misogyny in society really become a moment of change? Special guest Emma Kennedy joins us to gaze into this week's political abyss. “We're culling perfectly good pigs and importing pork from the EU? This is making Britain self-sufficient?” – Emma Kennedy“We've been expecting disaster for so long that if it doesn't arrive, the government can fall back on, Hey, the doomsters were wrong again…” – Justin Quirk“If there was a shortage of baguettes in Paris, the French would burn the place to the ground. The British, sadly, are not like that.” – Emma Kennedy“The notion of rebalancing the economy by market shock is quite insane.” – Alex Andreou “Violence against women will never change until we make it as utterly unacceptable as drink-driving… Men have got to step up.” – Emma Kennedyhttps://www.patreon.com/bunkercastPresented by Alex Andreou with Ayesha Hazarika and Justin Quirk. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic . Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. The Bunker is a Podmasters Production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tessa Khan is an international climate change and human rights lawyer, campaigner and strategist.She is the founder and director of Uplift, a new organisation helping to move the UK towards a fossil fuel-free future. They strategically resource, connect, and elevate ideas and voices to set in motion a just transition away from fossil fuel production that is in proportion with the scale of the climate crisis. Before this role, she co-founded and is co-director of the Climate Litigation Network, a project of the Urgenda Foundation, which supports groundbreaking strategic climate litigation around the world. She has spent more than fifteen years supporting grassroots, regional and international movements for justice and has served as an expert advisor to UN human rights bodies and national governments, while working in Thailand, Egypt, India, the US, the Netherlands and Australia. Tessa is a trustee of Global Greengrants Fund UK and a member of the Steering Committee of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative. Her writing has been published in international media outlets and academic publications, and she has been invited to speak at the United Nations and events convened by The Economist, Wall Street Journal and TEDx. In 2019, Tessa was named by TIME magazine as one of fifteen women leading the fight against climate change. She is also an awardee of the Climate Breakthrough Project.If you're UK based, you should know that the government has spent 4 BILLION propping up the oil and gas industry since we signed the Pairs Agreement in 2016. At the end of October 2021, The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP2 6will be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Boris Johnson has referred to this as the turning point for humanity, yet our government is spending billions propping up the oil and gas industry, which is directly causing the overheating and destruction of our planet.Actions and links for this episodeLearn more about the work of Uplift.The Government are set to approve the climate-wrecking Cambo oil field later this year. If we want a liveable climate, we can't allow any new oil and gas extraction. To learn more and take action please head to: stopcambo.org.uk/take-actionCheck out the PaidToPollute campaignCheck out podcast guest Daze Aghaji's campaign to sue the government for failing to tackle climate change: crowdjustice.com/case/carbon-budgets/Find me: @venetialamannaFind the show: @atstpodcastThis episode was co-produced by Venetia La Manna and Holly Falconer and edited by Nada Smiljanic. The music was composed by William Haxworth and the artwork was designed by Alex Sedano. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Boris Johnson is on holiday again, so that means, as we all know, there are several crisis going on at once. Pigs are on fire even though gas for that sort of thing is too expensive and David Frost is having a tantrum about his former self signing things. Plus a chat with Jonn Elledge (@JonnElledge) about all the party conferences, which are the exact opposite of his new book. BUY JONN'S NEW BOOK 'The Compendium Of (Not Quite) Everything' HERE: https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/jonn-elledge/the-compendium-of-not-quite-everything/9781472276483/LISTEN TO JONN'S PODCAST HERE: https://www.podfollow.com/1585027786SIGN UP TO JONN'S SUBSTACK HERE: https://jonn.substack.com/BRITISH BOXERS – GET 15% OFF WITH THE CODE ON THE PODCAST: https://british-boxers.com/Donate to the Patreon at www.patreon.com/parpolbroBuy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/parpolbroOR FIND THE ACAST SUPPORTER BUTTON WHEREVER IT ISREVIEW THE PODCAST AT: https://lovethepodcast.com/parpolbroUSUAL PODCAST BLABBERY:LOOK AT TIERNAN'S FANCY NEW WEBSITE AND SIGN UP TO THE MAILING LIST: www.tiernandouieb.co.uk/Follow us on Twitter @parpolbro, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParPolBro/ and the fancy webpage at http://www.partlypoliticalbroadcast.co.ukMusic by The Last Skeptik (@thelastskeptik) – https://www.thelastskeptik.com/ – Subscribe to his podcast Thanks For Trying here.SIGN UP TO NEXT UP COMEDY AT: www.nextupcomedy.com/tiernanisgreatSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/partlypoliticalbroadcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The US, UK, and Australia are teaming up against China in a new alliance called AUKUS. Of course, the leaders of these countries won't outright say that's the reason, but that's the reason. In this episode of China Unscripted, we talk about the US leading the world on China messaging, what could happen if China takes Taiwan, and former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's trip to Taiwan, among other things. Joining us in this episode is Lincoln Parker, the chair of Australia's Liberal Party defence policy branch.
Le notizie e i fatti più phastidiosi della settimana, a giudizio del vostro Titolare. Questa settimana: il giorno del giudizio elettorale, tra il frastuono degli strateghi del nulla e i "ragazzi difficili" di Draghi; il catasto a orologeria; le crisi europee, tra energia, Putin e Polonia; la costosa transizione energetica e la meravigliosa transizione britannica secondo Boris Johnson; il lungo addio al marchio Alfa Romeo; e molto altro
Richard has discovered where he stands in the Twitch firmament of stars and it's not great news. Perhaps he is too tired to perform today, but Ally comes to the rescue with a song, a merry quip and a disgusting thing he'd like to do to your mum. What does Right Bollock have in common with Boris Johnson? Who endorses the malaria vaccine? Is a dog the antidote for a cat? Should you ever apologise for a joke? Which teacher would Richard like to have sex with? This and much (but not that much) more on tonight's amazing show.
Lady Brenda Hale is a British judge, who was the first female president of the Supreme Court from 2017 to 2020. Her new book, 'Spider Woman', which refers to the famous spider broach she wore when reading the judgement that ruled Boris Johnson's prorogation of parliament unlawful, tells the story of her accomplished life. Lady Hale speaks to Krishnan about that famous judicial moment, the challenges she has faced in her career and the need to widen access to justice. Producer: Rachel Evans
Anoosh Chakelian, Ailbhe Rea and Stephen Bush reflect on Boris Johnson's conference speech. They discuss whether Tory members love Johnson - but not Johnsonism, the spontaneous applause for the argument capitalism was responsible for the success of the vaccine programme and Johnson's many omissions.In part two, we have special correspondent at the New Statesman, Sophie McBain, on the show to discuss her long read on rape culture and the crisis in British schools.If you have a question for You Ask Us, email email@example.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we blast into space with Captain Kirk; examine the Facebook Outrage; drug wars in Ecuador; Culture wars in the US; the Dominican Flag; What Really Happened in Wuhan?; Reporting abortion; St Andrews Uni goes American Woke; Boris Johnson's Speech; the Church in Indonesia; Searching for Yourself; and Paul McKenna's The Silent Majority.
In an exclusive first interview, former NATO ambassador now Parole Board member Sir Stewart Eldon, tells Matt how they decide who gets to come out of prison.PLUS columnists Knight at the Marriott, India Knight and James Marriott, go through Boris Johnson's speech and why we call people scum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Boris Johnson’s pun-filled conference speech promised to “level up” the country, but on the day that millions are hit by a cruel cut to universal credit, his pitch to workers is a sick joke. With Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial.
Marking the end of the conference, Boris Johnson gave what James Forsyth describes as ‘the most Boris speech possible'. The Prime Minister set out his ambition for ‘radical and optimistic conservativism' and won over the crowd with his characteristic jokes. The Conservatives are in a strong position, but was the speech enough to retain support across the country amid a fuel crisis and labour shortages? And was the lack of concrete policies a problem? Isabel Hardman speaks to Katy Balls and James Forsyth.
Addressing his party conference, UK leader Boris Johnson called for higher worker wages. The speech came against a backdrop of widespread fuel shortages in recent weeks, and concerns about a lack of workers to pick crops and slaughter animals. We assess the prospects for Mr Johnson's vision with the independent economist Julian Jessop, and Kate Bell of the Trades Union Congress. Also in the programme, Google's chief sustainability officer Kate Brandt explains how the search engine hopes to become carbon free by 2030. Plus, amid concerns about students submitting work they didn't write, England is to make it illegal to offer essay-writing services to students for a fee. Gareth Crossman is the head of policy for the Quality Assurance Agency, which is responsible for safeguarding standards in UK higher education, and tells us how widespread the use of so-called essay mills actually is. Today's edition is presented by Rob Young, and produced by Benjie Guy and Elizabeth Hotson.
Boris Johnson outlined a plan for the UK that faces the challenges brought on by the pandemic and Brexit. We'll hear feedback and analysis from the conference. Also in the programme: We hear from one of the winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry; and Norwegian archeologists discover the second of two 1,300-year-old pre-Viking skis. (Picture: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he delivers a speech during the annual Conservative Party Conference, in Manchester, Britain, October 6, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble)
Texte:Le Premier Ministre britannique Boris Johnson a indiqué vouloir “réétablir la coopération” avec la France, au milieu d'une crise diplomatique au sujet d'un contrat portant sur des sous marins avec l'Australie.Traduction:British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he wants to "re-establish cooperation" with France, amid a diplomatic crisis over a submarine contract with Australia.