Most companies in the tech industry that scale aggressively and create a category leading company usually raise a significant amount of venture capital funding. In the case of LinkSquares, the company has raised over $161M in funding which includes a $100M Series C round of funding that was announced in April. The funding has come along at a very steady clip with its Series B round in 2021 and Series A round in 2020. Needless to say LinkSquares is in hypergrowth mode and this capital is helping the company take advantage of its product market fit, but Vishal and I start off the conversation with a deep dive into how he's been able to raise capital each year while balancing his responsibilities as a CEO with hundreds of other taks that need to be tackled. LinkSquares is the company behind the AI-powered contract management platform for legal teams aiming to move their business forward faster. In this episode of our podcast, we cover: * Vishal's background growing up, including the start of his professional career and how the Startup Institute helped pave his way into the world of startups. * His experience at Backupify and various roles that he played at the company. * The full story of LinkSquares and how they identified this opportunity to disrupt an industry and take on incumbants. * All the details on the LinkSquares platform and how they are leveraging AI, plus the company's growth plans ahead. * His biggest lessons learned as a CEO of a hypergrowth company. * And so much more. If you like the show, please remember to subscribe and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play.
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Liz Truss is the UK's New Prime Minister, and she's already picked a fresh cabinet of MP's to help lead the way. And while she's no Boris Johnson, she did beat the better known Rishi Sunak. The decision was up to Conservative MPs only. If you're a sceptic, you'll have to wait until the 2024 election to vote in someone else! Nexus speaks to Lord Robert Hayward, a Conservative peer in the House of Lords who says we need to give Truss time, Ekansh Sharma, a former Conservative Party Candidate for Hounslow South and a Sunak supporter says we all need to put our trust in the new PM for the good of the UK, Ella Whelan, a political commentator thinks that all politicians could be more authentic and are obsessed with identity politics and Rab Hashem, a member of the successful Liz Truss leadership, believes the new cabinet is a fresh start.
As Kwasi Kwarteng becomes Britain's latest Chancellor, how much power really lies behind the door of No.11? Howard Davies, chairman of the NatWest Group and author of The Chancellors: Steering the British Economy in Crisis Times, joins Alex Andreou to discuss the influence of previous Chancellors, and the challenges facing Kwarteng as he takes his place at the Treasury. “The treasury is unique in that it's the only department not solely focused with spending Government money.” “A good Chancellor will be prepared to stand up to the Prime Minister.” “Sunak came into the treasury thinking Brexit was a good idea. That was a problem.” patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Alex Andreou. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Alex Rees. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The US and China, Manchester United and Liverpool, Truss and Sunak. It seems wherever you look, rivalry abounds. As the UK enters a new era of government, we take a look back at a podcast on rivals. Is rivalry just an extension of competition and is it actually good for us to have a rival? Why do we often need rivals to propel us into action? ------------- We discuss whether rivalries spur us on to ever greater achievements or distract us with unnecessary competition. Is a nemesis necessary in order to define our success, or do they simply lure us to the edge of the Reichenbach Falls? Join us as we plunge headlong into the debate. In this podcast we examine the impact of national and ideological rivalries, attempting to determine whether fierce competition with an outside agency makes societies more or less productive. We look at historical case studies such as the Cold War, but also investigate the influence of personal rivalries on individual achievements, asking whether bearing a grudge really makes a difference. A few things we mentioned in this podcast: - Gallup's favourability ratings https://news.gallup.com/poll/1624/perceptions-foreign-countries.aspx - ‘Rivalries can improve individual athletic performance' https://psychcentral.com/news/2014/07/04/rivalries-improve-individual-athletic-performance/72073.html#:~:text=New%20research%20looks%20at%20the,increase%20performance%20levels%20among%20players - Measuring political rivalry and estimating its effect on economic growth https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315489692_Measuring_political_rivalry_and_estimating_its_effect_on_economic_growth - Melman: ‘The United States has been transformed into a second-rate industrial economy' by the arms race. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1818097?seq=1 Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here http://podcast.alephinsights.com and for more information on Aleph Insights visit our website https://alephinsights.com
La primera ministra británica Lizz Truss se ha reunido hoy con el nuevo gobierno y ha tenido su primera sesión de control en la Cámara de los Comunes. Vladimir Putin se ha referido hoy desde Vladivostok a las sanciones impuestas por los países europeos y también a Turquía, a quien pide una revisión del acuerdo de exportación de grano desde los puertos ucranianos. Analizamos los cambios acometidos por el presidente chileno Gabriel Boric en su gabinete con el analista chileno Miguel Ángel López y nos detenemos en Indonesia, donde el descontento social por la subida de los precios y la situación económica va en aumento. Escuchar audio
La hasta ahora ministra de Exteriores del Reino Unido, Liz Truss, ha conseguido imponerse en la carrera para liderar el Partido Conservador y convertirse así en primera ministra. Truss, que tiene 47 años y era muy cercana a Boris Johnson, juró el cargo ayer y tiene por delante poco más de dos años de mandato hasta que concluya la presente legislatura. En las elecciones primarias se midió contra Rishi Sunak, antiguo ministro de hacienda de Johnson, promocionándose como una liberal convencida partidaria de los bajos impuestos y de la reducción del tamaño del Estado para revivir una economía moribunda. Un planteamiento, en definitiva, no muy diferente al de Margaret Thatcher hace ya cuarenta años. Y como Thatcher en 1979, Truss se enfrenta a un inagotable cúmulo de problemas, especialmente económicos. La economía del Reino Unido cae a plomo desde hace meses, la inflación supera el 10% y los efectos combinados del Brexit y la pandemia han puesto en jaque a varios sectores ocasionando un gran descontento que se ha podido ver este verano en forma de huelgas y movilizaciones sindicales. No lo va a tener fácil. A diferencia de Johnson, Truss no cuenta con clientela propia dentro del Partido Conservador y las encuestas muestran que disfruta de un apoyo muy limitado entre la opinión pública. Su victoria sobre Sunak no fue precisamente aplastante. Le ganó por sólo 14 puntos. Consiguió el 57% de los votos de los militantes del partido frente al 43% de Sunak. Los programas que ambos presentaron para liderar el partido eran muy similares. Truss y Sunak diferían fundamentalmente en lo relativo a la política fiscal. Truss se presentó como una reformadora y prometió reducir los impuestos de inmediato para impulsar el crecimiento. Sunak, por su parte, interpretó el papel de cauteloso tecnócrata cuyo objetivo principal es controlar la inflación antes de practicar reforma alguna. Entre los votantes conservadores Sunak era claramente el favorito, no así entre los afiliados del partido. En las primarias sólo votaban estos últimos (172.000), así que el resultado final se tenía más o menos claro desde finales de julio, cuando Truss y Sunak se quedaron solos en la carrera. Ahora que ya está decidido el sucesor toca preguntarse qué pasará. Según están las cosas, parece indudable que Truss va a encontrarse con una presión tremenda. Los precios de la energía están por las nubes y se avecina una recesión que tendrá que lidiar ella sola. Los salarios reales están cayendo a su ritmo más rápido en los últimos 20 años y el malestar es generalizado en todo el país. Truss pretende combatir la crisis con un electroshock de medidas liberales que fue desgranando una a una durante las primarias. Quiere, por ejemplo, eliminar buena parte de las regulaciones heredadas de la época en la que el Reino Unido pertenecía a la Unión Europea, facilitar la inversión y bajar los impuestos. Suena bien la receta, pero está por ver que eso le salga con tan pocos apoyos y en un ambiente tan convulso como el actual. En La ContraRéplica: - Los derechos de la naturaleza - Las reparaciones a Polonia - Las VPO · “La ContraHistoria de España. Auge, caída y vuelta a empezar de un país en 28 episodios”… https://amzn.to/3kXcZ6i · “Lutero, Calvino y Trento, la Reforma que no fue”… https://amzn.to/3shKOlK · “La ContraHistoria del comunismo”… https://amzn.to/39QP2KE Apoya La Contra en: · Patreon... https://www.patreon.com/diazvillanueva · iVoox... https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-contracronica_sq_f1267769_1.html · Paypal... https://www.paypal.me/diazvillanueva Sígueme en: · Web... https://diazvillanueva.com · Twitter... https://twitter.com/diazvillanueva · Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/fernandodiazvillanueva1/ · Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/diazvillanueva · Linkedin… https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernando-d%C3%ADaz-villanueva-7303865/ · Flickr... https://www.flickr.com/photos/147276463@N05/?/ · Pinterest... https://www.pinterest.com/fernandodiazvillanueva Encuentra mis libros en: · Amazon... https://www.amazon.es/Fernando-Diaz-Villanueva/e/B00J2ASBXM #FernandoDiazVillanueva #LizTruss #ReinoUnido Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals
LIZ TRUSS and Rishi Sunak have been going head-to-head in hustings across the country all summer, the last of which taking place in London today, as they vie to become Conservative Party leader and British Prime Minister. But who so we think should win?
Liz Truss is expected to be confirmed as the new British Prime Minister today. The Foreign Secretary is expected to beat Rishi Sunak comfortably in the Tory leadership race. How the 200,000 Tory members voted will be announced at 12:30pm in the House of Commons. Our Chief Reporter Barry Whyte has been asking these people in London if Liz Truss is a popular choice. Also speaking to Newstalk Breakfast was Lauren McEvatt, the Former Conservative government Special Adviser.
The UK has a new prime minister; Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. She has been selected by the Conservative Party membership, and she will formally take the role in a ceremony at the Queen's Balmoral Estate in Scotland tomorrow. Truss prevailed over former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak, in a vote of the party's 180,000 paid-up membership. She received over 81,000 votes, against Sunak's more than 60,000, after a two-month campaign following Boris Johnson's resignation announcement in July. Kathryn speaks with Matt Dathan, Home Affairs Editor at The Times.
LA Podcast welcomes the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP!
The long, hot summer of endless Conservative leadership contest hustings is over, and next week the winner will be announced. The FT's Seb Payne joins the podcast crew to discuss the battle to become Prime Minister. Will Liz Truss emerge victorious as all the polls predict? Can Rishi Sunak spring a surprise? And just how daunting is the next prime minister's in-tray? And as Boris Johnson's premiership comes to an end, how should we look back on a dramatic - and sometimes controversial - stint in No10? With Hannah White, Jill Rutter and Alex Thomas Produced by Candice McKenzie
Sterling is suffering from the country's economic prospects, as traders see the Bank of England being helpless to halt the seemingly endless rise in inflation. It feels like almost every day there is a further prediction of a quite incredible rise in inflation, with the latest being 25% early next year. With activity, particularly in the manufacturing and industrial sectors, slowing alarmingly, the new Prime Minister will take over at what could be a historically critical time. Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will be expected to announce new policies to ease the cost-of-living crisis, with figures published yesterday showing that the latest increase in the cost of living will push a further three million families into poverty. Parliament returns from its summer break next Monday, the day on which the result of the Conservative Party leadership contest will also be announced. Without having confirmed whether she will agree to further direct help for consumers, It is rumoured that Truss wants to pass targeted payments to those most in need, while Sunak believes that help should be available to all to get on top of the issue at once before winter arrives.
Conservative Party leadership front-runner Liz Truss has cancelled a televised interview with the BBC this week, citing time constraints. This has prompted her rival for the role to label her campaign as being without substance and insufficiently robust to stand up to scrutiny. Truss has been under pressure to confirm that should she win the election, the result of which will be revealed next Monday, she will consider blanket support for the entire country to relieve the concerns over the cost-of-living crisis. It is understood that Truss favours tax cuts as the most suitable method of reviving the economy, a method that Sunak has labelled as unaffordable. With less than a week to go before the result is announced, Truss appears to have adopted a defensive position believing that the policies that she has set out have placed her in a winning position. Sunak will use the time to attack the viability of her proposals, since he has continually been portrayed by his supporters as a safe pair of hands as far as the economy is concerned.
The Tory leadership contest is inching closer to its end, but while rhetoric on the campaign trail has been primarily focused on economics, it's a type of campaign economics, not the governing kind, according to Simon French, chief economist at Panmure Gordon. He joins host Francine Lacqua for a critical look at Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak's visions for tax and spending, and suggests the best candidate is the one willing to pivot to governing economics, a switch he says Sunak is more likely to make. Plus, a taste of optimism at the end of the episode as Simon shares his outlook for UK assets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Conservative MP Mike Wood says the Tory leadership race isn't over yet, despite polls showing Liz Truss having a consistent lead over Rishi Sunak. Wood, who's supporting Sunak, speaks to Bloomberg's Stephen Carroll and Yuan Potts ahead of the hustings in Birmingham. Plus: YouGov's Patrick English talks through the latest polling showing Labour with a 15-point lead over the Conservatives - meaning Labour would win a majority at an election if held tomorrow, but 'not a stonking one'. Also on the show, Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham says without a deal, the strike at Felixstowe's port could go beyond the planned eight days.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Should our political leadership be Christian? Here on Beryl and Pete we believe that Christians need to be involved because we believe in a God who cares passionately about his world and his creation, and consequently how it is run. What does this mean for the selection of the next Prime Minister for the UK?
If we've learned anything from this Tory leadership contest it's that muscular, unitary state unionism is back with a bang. We examine the statements by Truss and Sunak at the Perth hustings and the recent musings from Lord Frost and consider just how far the Tories will go in undermining devolution to stave off independence. We also speculate that given the polls on Scottish attitudes to the EU and the powers of Holyrood in terms of calling indyref2 just how successful that strategy will be.The Perth hustings also provided an insight into the mindset of Scottish Tory members not just on independence and the powers of Holyrood, but also social issues. However much of the media coverage focused on the abuse BBC journalist James Cook received from a tiny group of protestors. Does this indicate what's to come and the start of the anti-independence campaign for real?As inflation continues to rise inexorably leading economists have pointed to Brexit as a self-inflicted trade war which accounts for 80% of core UK inflation. Yet the BBC continues to shy away from any meaningful analysis of its impact. Why?Grant Shapps suggested that bicycles should have registration plates and cyclists should have compulsory insurance. A dead cat from a struggling Transport Secretary of yet another piece of the culture wars playbook? ★ Support this podcast ★
Another inspiring conversation on the Zero to 5000 Podcast today. We were joined by Vishal Sunak the CEO and Founder of Link Squares We discussed: - Validating the problem and doing discovery - Asking the right questions to lead to results - Not rushing to a solution - Focusing on the WHAT! Thanks for Listening. Be sure to join our monthly email. One life-changing email to help you with your mindset, your methods, and your mission each month. https://zeroto5000.com/botw
NTD Evening News—08/22/2022 1. Trump Sues to Block DOJ Review of Seized Docs 2. Judge: Gov't Hasn't Proven - Affidavit Should Remain Sealed 3. Fauci to Step Down, Face Probe by Republicans 4. Sen. Graham's Grand Jury Testimony on Hold 5. Oil Lease Ruling Expected to Bring Down Cost 6. Kiely Rodni's Car Found in Lake, Body Inside 7. Wisconsin School Board Bans Political Flags 8. Arizona's Empowerment Scholarship Accounts 9. 3 Ar Cops Suspended After Video Shows Beating 10. Nearly 5m Illegal Immigrants in 18 Months 11. Mothers of Fentanyl Overdose Victims Rally 12. Special Operations Warrior Foundation's Story 13. Law Enforcement Disperse Street Takeovers 14. Parade Celebrates 400 Million Quitting CCP 15. Injured Little Leaguer Might Fully Recover 16. Russia Blames Ukraine for Fatal Car Bomb 17. Russian Missiles Rain Down on Ukraine 18. Sunak and Truss: Uk-china Policies 19. Former Pakistan PM Facing Terrorism Charges 20. Drought-hit Dam Reveals 'Spanish Stonehenge'
Rishi Sunak said to be wearing out his shoes to convince Conservative members to elect him leader but Bloomberg's Therese Raphael tells Caroline Hepker and Lizzy Burden it looks unlikely. The NHS wait list will be the biggest test for the next Prime Minister not the immediate cost of living crisis. Plus Bloomberg's Senior UK economist Dan Hanson and Senior Executive Editor David Merritt discuss the troubling state of the UK economy and consumer sentiment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Despite what Grant Shapps might believe, London to Manchester train timetables have been cut by 66%. Can the reputation of Britain’s privatised services get any lower? Plus: Truss & Sunak take aim at solar power. With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani. _________________________________________________________ Support Novara Media for as little as £1 a month: https://novaramedia.com/support
Despite what Grant Shapps might believe, London to Manchester train timetables have been cut by 66%. Can the reputation of Britain’s privatised services get any lower? Plus: Truss & Sunak take aim at solar power. With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani. _________________________________________________________ Support Novara Media for as little as £1 a month: https://novaramedia.com/support
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are fighting for the leadership of the Conservative party and, therefore, the job of the prime minister. While the cost-of-living crisis is one of their biggest priorities, is enough detail being offered on their climate change policies? On the Sky News Daily podcast, Chloe Culpan is joined by Sky News climate change and energy correspondent Hannah Thomas Peter to discuss what the two candidates are saying about the UK's commitment to reach net zero by 2050. Plus, James Cullimore, from the Conservative Environment Network, critiques their pledges so far. Producer: Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Madeleine Drury Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editors: Paul Stanworth and Philly Beaumont
Coming up in the next seven days: The attack on Salman Rushdie continues to reverberate. Will Keir Starmer's plan to freeze the energy cap burst Truss and Sunak's tax-cuts bubble? And Trump's worries mount as more details emerge of what the FBI found in Mar-a-Lago. Alex Andreou looks at the next seven days with Justin Quirk. Complete our listener survey for a chance to win a Bunker t-shirt: https://bit.ly/3zFSySB “Sunak just needed to sit back and let Truss reveal herself for the idiot she is – but he blew it spectacularly.” “When it comes to Trump zealots, you're not dealing with logic but religious fervour.” “It's getting harder and harder for the government to call these strikers communist loons.” https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Alex Andreou and Justin Quirk. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Lead producer: Jacob Archbold. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Find out the latest news in General practice, including charges, contracts, access and so much more.00:00 GP update intro01:17 Rishi or Liz for the NHS?12:10 £10 charge in General Practice?18:30 Adastra cyber hack26:20 Babylon contract handback36:20 GP contract handbackNew PMRecession, inflation, high energy prices… pressure on everyone and in particular struggling patients and practicesINTRODUCTIONTory leadership candidates and health?Little focus on health and social care, or at least coverageTake a lookhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politic... Sunak choosing to make it more of a focus NHS is my top priorityTackling NHS back logs is a national emergencyback log task forceEliminate over 1yr waitsFather a GP mother a pharmacist£10 fine for people who repeatedly miss GP & hospital appointmentsIs this practical, will it help?Liz trussReduce pay for public sector workers outside LondonCut NHS managerThoughts…Interesting lack of attention and lack of traction for these issues in the mediaMain focus on economic policy - maybe this is a good thing - political input to health isn't always positiveHoping for continuity and improvement rather than another shake upAnd appropriate investment and addressing underlying issue… workforce, estates, infrastructure, honesty about access etc…Adastra Cyber Attackhttps://www.digitalhealth.net/2022/08... https://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/news/bre... On August 4, the business software and services provider experienced issues with a number of health and care products, including its Adastra software which works with 85% of NHS 111 servicJoin us at the TPP S1 FBUG 2022 conferenceRegister: https:bit.ly/S1FBUG22 Check out our content:Subscribe Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3vaxQcvaxJ0xH6080x4AswSubscribe Podblast: https://link.chtbl.com/gynVSFk8Courses and conference recordings : https://egplearning.podia.com/
As Sunak and Truss argue over cutting taxes, what about emissions? Madeleine Cuff, i's environment correspondent joins us to pick apart the pair's climate credentials. Do they have any? Plus, healthcare commentator Roy Lilley takes us through what you need to know about the state of the NHS staffing crisis. And, as spiders are reanimated in an experiment akin to a David Cronenberg movie, we ask… why? "The NHS has the biggest carbon footprint of any institution in Europe." - Roy Lilley "15% of the UK population takes 70% of its flights." - Madeleine Cuff “We should frame environmentalism as the militant wing of the National Trust” - Justin Quirk "Truss and Sunak's campaigns are simply fantasy island economics." - Justin Quirk "It's really macabre. Some of the language around the utility of the spiders is quite stomach churning. They say they can get about a thousand 'repetitions' out of the carcass." - Madeleine Cuff Complete our listener survey for a chance to win a Bunker t-shirt: https://bit.ly/3zFSySB https://www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Andrew Harrison with Arthur Snell and Justin Quirk. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic . Assistant producer Kasia Tomasiewicz. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. Lead producer: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. The Bunker is a Podmasters production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As Boris Johnson is posted missing and suddenly discovers a set of Parliamentary rules that conveniently means he can't create an emergency budget the two Tory leadership candidates continue to punt themselves to their narrow constituency. Liz Truss's economic plans being rubbished by left and right both and Rishi Sunak letting slip the reality of "levelling up" in Tunbridge Wells.Both claim to be the inheritors of the Thatcher legacy and both as Prime Minister would fail to tackle the root causes of the current economic crisis within privatised Brexit Britain.However Truss's policies make even Sunak's appear logical and progressive.Lesley questions whether any of this will have any impact on the 160,000 Tory members who will be deciding our next PM?Great play has been made by both, that any public sector pay rises would fuel inflation. We look at what Tory economic policies have meant to working people over the last decade and just who the winners and losers are.There's growing momentum behind the "Don't Pay" campaign demanding a reduction of energy bills to an affordable level. With another massive hike on October 1st and predictions of the cap rising to over £4000 in January is this a campaign whose time has come?Meanwhile Angela Rayner in Edinburgh,once again, revealed quite how out of touch Labour is on the issue of indyref2. She ruled out working with the SNP in a hung Parliament, claiming that Scottish independence would lead to "perpetual Conservatism at Westminster". We ask what difference, if any, a Starmer Labour government would make. ★ Support this podcast ★
Standing in for Piers, Jeremy Kyle hears from both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss in the race to be the next Prime Minister. Jeremy also looks ahead to the winter where we may be forced to turn off our electricity in a utilities crisis. Plus, former Senior Advisor for Donald Trump Jason Miller joins Jeremy to discuss the recent reports that the FBI have raided the former President's Mar-a-Lago Florida mansion and seized documents.Watch Piers Morgan Uncensored at 8pm on TalkTV on Sky 526, Virgin Media 627, Freeview 237 and Freesat 217. Listen on DAB+ and app. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The coming recession will dwarf everything else in British politics this year. We speak to economist James Meadway about the hardship to come, and the government’s response. Plus: Starmer’s campaign pledges catch him out again; Alex Jones screw himself over in court; and Sunak says the quiet part loud. With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani. […]
Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has intensified tensions between the US and China, but what does it mean for Taiwan itself? We speak to Brian Hioe of New Bloom magazine. Plus: Liz Truss performs a humiliating U-turn and offends the nation of Scotland; Sunak announces a barmy ‘extremism’ policy; and an Australian senator gets rebuked […]
Join Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart as they discuss al-Qaeda, Kosovo, Kenya, Tunisia, the 'age of impunity', Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit, working for Truss and Sunak, terrorism, and resignation honours.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:firstname.lastname@example.orgShow notes:The Holocaust: A New History - Laurence ReesBoris Johnson is planning to fill the Lords with his cronies and legitimise bribery - Gordon Brown (The Guardian)Which prime minister is being described here? - Robert Saunders (Twitter)Producer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
With the Conservative leadership hopefuls offering competing promises of tax cuts, the New Statesman podcast looks at whether either has anything to say about Britain's cost-of-living crisis.Anoosh Chakelian is joined by Rachel Wearmouth, deputy political editor, and Emma Haslett from the New Statesman's business desk to pick through the promises, and ask whether Rishi Sunak's campaign is looking more and more desperate.Then in You Ask Us, a listener asks if the shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves's stance against nationalising utilities could put Labour's plans for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions at risk.If you have a question for You Ask Us, email email@example.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rishi Sunak sat down this evening for a 30-minute interview with Andrew Neil. They covered the economy, the NHS, immigration and the former chancellor's personal finances. Sunak knew he was taking a risk in sitting down with Neil. Was it worth it? Max Jeffery speaks to Katy Balls and Kate Andrews. Produced by Max Jeffery.
He’s in the news again this week — after persuading Joe Manchin that the climate and healthcare bill he’s pushing isn’t inflationary. Larry Summers has had a storied career, as the chief economist of the World Bank, the treasury secretary under Clinton, and the director of the National Economic Council under Obama. He also was the president of Harvard University from 2001 to 2006 and remains there as the Charles W. Eliot University Professor. You can listen to the episode right away in the audio player above (or on the right side of the player, click “Listen On” to add the Dishcast feed to your favorite podcast app). For two clips of our convo — on how the US government spent way too little during the Great Recession and way too much during the pandemic, and how we can help the working class cope — pop over to our YouTube page.The episode has a lot of thematic overlap with our recent discussion with David Goodhart, author of Head, Hand, Heart: Why Intelligence Is Over-Rewarded, Manual Workers Matter, and Caregivers Deserve More Respect. Here’s a new transcript. And below is a clip from that episode on how our economy overvalues white-collar brain power:Back to inflation talk, here’s a dissent:I’ve been reading your blog for a little over a year now, and listening to Dishcast, which is great. I’ve noticed a few things, however, that I would like you to perhaps respond to, or at least consider. First, what you refer to as “wokeness” on the left is, I agree, an obnoxious problem that has been exacerbated by social media. But I think your recent guest Francis Fukuyama has it mostly correct in his new book, Liberalism and Its Discontents, when he identifies illiberal trends on the political left as being more of an annoyance, or at the very least, far less of a threat to the republic than illiberal trends on the right. Second, I completely disagree with this rather lazy salvo from you: “Biden’s legacy — an abandonment of his mandate for moderation, soaring inflation, an imminent recession, yet another new war, and woker-than-woke extremism — has only deepened it.” It simply is not the case that Biden has not, especially when forced to, hewed towards moderation. Yes, he is attempting to respond to a leftward shift in the Democratic Party by trying to govern more from the left, but this is simply a reflection of political reality. In addition, much of his agenda has been batted down, but more on that in a moment. Next, inflation and an imminent recession have a lot more to do with what the Fed has done over the last four decades — and definitely since the financial crisis of 2008 — than with Joe Biden. On this theme of a highly financialized economy nearing the end of the neoliberal era, I recommend Rana Foroohar on Ezra Klein’s latest podcast, where she talks about the popping of the “Everything Bubble.” Asset-value inflation, deindustrialization, a perverse focus on shareholder value rather than investing in Main Street or even R&D, and an utter lack of policy solutions, have caused this. In addition, as Foroohar herself says, the changes we need to make in our economy are going to be, in the short-to-medium term, inflationary. This means policymakers have to start making policy that actually helps both people and infrastructure, which means spending money. Unfortunately, the garden has gone untended for so long that we’re teetering on the brink of becoming a really shitty country if we don’t take more aggressive action. In addition, with regard to an upcoming recession, Noah Smith wrote on his Substack recently that Keynesian economics would suggest that a quick recession now in order to stomp out inflation would be better in the long run than milquetoast attempts to curb it by raising interest rates too slowly. The idea is that recessions — especially fast and somewhat shallow ones — can be weathered, but inflation that goes on for too long leaves lasting scars on the economy. (Smith identifies the Volker recessions as probably permanently damaging the Rust Belt.) Personally, what I worry about more on the left is not “woke-ism,” but the trendy socialist/ironic/weird outlets like Jacobin or Chapo Trap House, which seem to be doing their damndest to convince younger, more impressionable and less educated people that the whole country is fucked; it’s designed to be fucked because capitalism is fucked; and only its imminent collapse will allow for problems to be solved through revolution/redistribution. Believe me, that sentiment is becoming a real problem, and the people who buy into it are every bit as ideologically rigid, illiberal, and closed to inquiry as those on the rabid right.Next up, listeners sound off on last week’s episode with Fraser Nelson, the British journalist who sized up the prime minister race. The first comment comes from “a long-time libertarian in Massachusetts”:I’ve been reading the Dish for about a year and finally subscribed thanks to your fascinating interview with Fraser Nelson. I was particularly glad to be alerted to Kemi Badenoch.It’s taken awhile to pull the trigger on subscribing to the Dish because of your Trump bashing, since you sound more like Hillary Clinton than William Buckley. I’m perfectly fine with bashing Trump, but I prefer to see it paired with an acknowledgment of the forces that created him, i.e. the abandonment of the middle class by the two major parties, particularly the Democrats. I do think half the country would lose its mind if Trump runs again, so in that sense I sympathize with your sentiments. But the larger context is essential.Some episodes our listener might appreciate — ones sympathetic to the concerns of middle-class Trump voters — include Michael Anton, Mickey Kaus, Ann Coulter and David French. More on the Fraser Nelson pod:Thank you for an outstanding episode. Nelson has almost persuaded me to take out a Spectator subscription! I thought he summed up eloquently and fairly the state of the Conservative Party, Johnson, Sunak and Truss, and the challenges that lie ahead.Like many Brexiteers — and Nelson half-acknowledges this — the Tories have not grappled with the realities of Brexit. The most obvious lacuna in your discussion was the economy. You cannot leave the EU and not increase the size of the state. You have to have more customs arrangements (as we have recently seen at Dover), more vets, more checks and so on, ad nauseam. It’s all very well for conservatives to argue for a smaller state, but they haven’t defined what that will look like and how the services people use now (education, transport, local government, the legal system etc) will be improved, i.e. funded to a better extent than now. Underfunding is obvious and no amount of arguing “we can do it more efficiently” will cut it — the Tories have had 12 years to fix this.Moreover, picking fights with the EU has meant less investment, reduced business confidence and increased uncertainty — except of course in Northern Ireland, which has access to the single market and where business is booming. Listen to NFU President Minette Batters talk about the issues surrounding Truss’s free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand, or fishermen now dealing with the consequences of Brexit. They were once fans. Not so much now.James Carville once said, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Promising tax cuts now when much of the Western world is likely to enter a recession is ridiculously irresponsible, but hey ho, it’s a political campaign and reality will bite once we have a new prime minister, whoever she is.Also, I look forward to hearing Marina Hyde on the Dishcast!This next listener takes issue with some of my phrasing:I enjoyed the Nelson episode overall! But I have to take issue with a rare faux pas from you, where you said that Rishi Sunak is “himself obviously a globalist, just by his very career and nature.” I can’t really understand how you came to this conclusion. Is anyone who worked overseas for some time a “globalist”? Are you a “globalist” because your moved to America? What about Sunak’s “nature” makes him so?Back in 2016, Sunak supported Brexit, which was seen as the losing bet, despite much pressure from David Cameron. And he has set out very clearly in his leadership campaign that he thinks, for example, we need to be tougher on border control. Neither of these things strike me as globalist, nor a return to the Cameron era.On the other hand, I agree with your characterisation of Truss — who voted Remain before undergoing a miraculous and instantaneous change of heart the day after her side lost — as a “dime-store Thatcher.”Speaking of border control, here’s David Goodhart — also from a British perspective — on why elites favor open borders:One more listener on Fraser pod:As a Spectator subscriber (and Glasgow Uni man), I very much enjoyed Fraser Nelson. Mishearing (I think) at around the 37 minute mark when he seemed to refer to Boris getting a first at Oxford, I was reminded of this fine b****y exchange with David Cameron in the Sunday Times back in the day:Surely Boris has been the man Cameron had to beat, ever since they were at school together. 'This is one of the great myths of politics', says the PM [Cameron]. 'These things grow up and it's so long ago no one challenges them, but I don't think we really knew each other at school, he was a couple of years ahead of me. He was very clever.'Then Cameron explodes into a beaming grin. 'But', he says exultantly. 'Boris didn't get a First! I only discovered that on the Panorama programme the other night... I didn't know that'. He is suddenly lit up, almost punching the air with joy.And in that outburst of public-schoolboy competitiveness — Cameron, of course, did get a First — he reveals everything we've always thought about him.Also, when Boris was described as believing the untrue things he said at the time he said them, I’m reminded of George Costanza’s credo that “it’s not a lie if you believe it!” (which, for a fairly left liberal Tory, you’d perhaps take over a Trump analogy).Lastly, a listener looks to a potential guest:If you wish to continue to mine the vein of the global power landscape, its recent evolution this century, and its implications: Condoleezza Rice. She has an interesting perspective from one whose expertise is Russia and is a past practitioner of American statecraft with Russia and China.Thanks, as always, for the suggestion. Get full access to The Weekly Dish at andrewsullivan.substack.com/subscribe
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak were in Leeds yesterday for the first of the leadership hustings in front of Tory members. Truss put in an assured performance, while Sunak had to defend his announcement that he would cut VAT on energy bills, after saying that tax cuts would be 'immoral'. With little time left for the former chancellor to turn things around, is Truss unstoppable? Cindy Yu speaks to Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth. Produced by Max Jeffery.
As Sunak and Truss trade blows in a classic blue-on-blue bout, we ask if we've really seen the end of the Johnson era. Plus, we unpack the crises either candidate will face should they win. Growing NHS waiting lists, queues in Dover and an ever-deepening cost of living crisis. Do either of them have a plan? This week's guest is New Statesman deputy political editor Rachel Wearmouth. “I wonder if Sunak has lacked the stomach for the fight, that kind of killer instinct.” – Rachel Wearmouth "Truss is running a targeted campaign. Sunak is running a glossy PR campaign." – Rachel Wearmouth "If you're mansplaining, you're losing." – Rachel Wearmouth "Truss is the Boris Johnson continuity candidate." – Rachel Wearmouth "It's a bunch of old men saying, I like her, she reminds me of Thatcher." – Alex Andreou "We heard more about earrings and shoes than we did about climate change." – Naomi Smith www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Ros Taylor with Alex Andreou and Naomi Smith. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Alex Rees, Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices