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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007

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Jake's Take with Jacob Elyachar
Episode 177- FINLAY MORTON TALKS 10 Downing Street & Soho Radio

Jake's Take with Jacob Elyachar

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 22:49


It is a pleasure to welcome singer-songwriter Finlay Morton to The Jake's Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Finlay taught himself to play his older brother's Epiphone guitar at 10. His influences vary from blues musician Sonny Terry and Scottish folk act The Corries to classic rockers Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young. At 18, he packed up his guitar and moved to London to play in a band. While he played in various band, he worked as 10 Downing Street as its official sound engineer. From 1990 to 2007, Finlay Morton served four British Prime Ministers. He was present when a teary Margaret Thatcher left 10 Downing Street for the last time. He was ‘Tony Blair's Roadie' and was feet away when the former Prime Minister met former US President George W. Bush, former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and the infamous Muammar Gaddafi. He also advised former Prime Minster Gordon Brown on his first day in office to never forget when he is wearing a microphone, advice that the former British Prime Minister seemingly forgot.In 2004, Finlay had a chance meeting with Moody Blues and Status Quo producer Pip Williams, which resulted in his first self-penned album Interpret This, which was released in 2006. Two singles went to radio with resulting airplay on regional radio stations throughout the United Kingdom along with a successful acoustic tour with guitarist Greg Bone. In 2008, Finlay started working on his second album, Back to Basics, at West London's Wendyhouse Studios. During the mixing process, he suffered a heart attack. Thanks to speedy medical attention, he went back to work only in a few days. His first single, “Scary Monsters,” was released later that year with more radio support. Legendary Los Angeles-based producer John Ryan updated Finlay's masters and the album was re-released as Back to Basics 2009. “The Devil Ain't Getting My Soul,” the album's first single, garnered both US and UK airplay. In addition to his passion for music, Finlay is a co-founder of London internet radio station Soho Radio, which is now, after five years, firmly established. Soho Radio won Mixcloud's “Best Internet Station in the World.” In 2019, Soho Radio also launched in New York City.In this edition of The Jake's Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast, Finlay Morton spoke about his experience working at 10 Downing Street and his song: “Move Mountains.”

Life Changing Questions Podcast
126: #1 Killer of business success and what to do about it with Kane Minkus & Kevin Bees [Part 1]

Life Changing Questions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 24:08


Today Kevin Bees, Profit Maximisation Expert Interviews Kane Minkus Industry Rockstar® is known as the #1 Global Business Training Organization. With, over 2000 trainings given since its inception, led in 16 countries globally, and having had over 400K participants go through the Industry Rockstar® System (live), Industry Rockstar® has become a global leader in helping business owners, experts and Entrepreneurs reach new heights in record time.  Founder Kane Minkus, is both an accomplished Serial Entrepreneur himself (having started over 2 dozen business before he was 30 years old - 5 of which becoming Multi Million dollar and multi international successes) and an avid researcher of psychology and the power of the mind. He includes rich modalities of Thinking Frameworks Recoding® into IR teachings and live events to accelerate transformational results.    In this episode Kane shares: - How he has been able to build a lifestyle living and working around the planet - How when you tap into your ‘calling' you access a universal source of energy The importance of living a healthy lifestyle in creating success in life and business How he transitioned from 16-year-old musician to an international entrepreneur working with world leaders like Sir Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Tony Robbins, and many more How he supported charity events as a musician to help increase his audience and exposure. How success is NOT luck, there is a formula and process you can follow to do what you love, when you want, and get paid well for it. The importance of living inside of your own ‘ideals' and ‘values'. How he created one of the largest media companies in the world, making soundtracks for video games, by leveraging great mentors who had great systems and insights Business is a process and many business owners are not trained correctly because traditional education does not cover it. 3 Phases of businesses:  Launch, Scale, Exit Business fundamentals need to be done correctly to make sure you can get to the stage of eating and maximize the value you receive from your company. The importance of positioning - how people perceive everything you are doing - and how to help prospects perceive you as high value, rather than low value. Why you should question everything. Why it is important to take on the evolution of who you need to become, and challenge yourself and grow every day if you want to create what you want in your life.   Resources mentioned in this episode: https://kaneandalessia.com/ https://podcast.kaneandalessia.com/   For more profit maximisation and business growth tips – visit: www.ProfitHive.com.au  

The Rest Is Politics
William Hague on Boris Johnson, Blair, and Brexit

The Rest Is Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 48:14


In a special episode of The Rest Is Politics, Alastair and Rory are joined by former Foreign Secretary and former Leader of the Conservative Party, William Hague.They discuss the future for Boris Johnson, William's days facing Tony Blair in the Commons, packing the House of Lords, Putin's offer to build a gas pipeline to the UK, the Hong Kong handover, Brexit, leaving politics on a high, education, vaccines, and reasons to be optimistic.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Watchdog
Viral Star Audrey White on Confronting Keir Starmer, a Life of Activism

The Watchdog

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 40:23


Much to his embarrassment, U.K. Labour Party leader Keir Starmer hit the headlines last week, after footage of him being accosted by local activist Audrey White went viral. Millions of people around the world have watched the video showing Starmer physically wilting at the ferocity of White's convictions, as she accuses him of “feeding into Tory ideology” and actively destroying his own party. Commenters have noted that footage of a politician actually being held accountable by a member of the public is as refreshing as it is entertaining.Just days after the event, she received a letter informing her she had been purged from the Labour Party.Ms. White has refused interviews with many major outlets but gladly accepted the chance to speak to Lowkey. A proud Liverpudlian, Ms. White was aghast when Starmer began writing a column for The Sun newspaper, an outlet owned by notorious arch-conservative billionaire Rupert Murdoch. The Sun has a particularly dismal reputation in Liverpool after it lied about the Hillsborough Stadium disaster, accusing Liverpool F.C. fans of urinating on and robbing the corpses of their dead comrades. In total, 97 people were killed after authorities botched their handling of a football crowd, leading to death by stampede and crushing.Talking with Lowkey, Ms. White said she felt Starmer had some nerve to show his face in Liverpool after allying with Murdoch's media empire:I couldn't believe that he had the gall to come to our city after writing in The Sun newspaper. I couldn't believe it! I thought ‘how provocative is he?! When Jeremy Corbyn came, there were 10,000 people on a rainy Monday evening in the winter. Of course, Starmer had to sneak in the back door of the Spine Building to speak to business people. And then he had to sneak in the back door of my local restaurant. And lo and behold, he is in front of me with two wonderful filmmakers. So it was a gift.Ms. White's comments echo many of the hundreds of thousands of people who joined the Labour Party after Jeremy Corbyn's victory in 2015. Starmer, however, has dramatically reversed the party's direction, suppressing dissent from below. On Starmer, veteran political scientist Noam Chomsky said that  "He's returning Labour to a party that will be Thatcher-lite in the style of Tony Blair."Audrey White is a longtime activist who first came to national attention in 1983. As the manager of a clothes store, she stood up for her workers' rights to have company-supplied uniforms. In response, she was sexually harassed and fired on the spot. Her refusal to go quietly, however, plus the huge support she received from people around the country, ended with a change in the law that outlawed sexual harassment at work. White's story was turned into the 1987 movie “Business as Usual”, starring Glenda Jackson.Ms. White was also targeted by the press and the right-wing of the Labour Party during the anti-semitism crisis surrounding the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. Today, she talks about the viral Starmer moment, Corbyn, the spirit of Liverpool, and her life of organizing.Lowkey is a British-Iraqi hip-hop artist, academic and political campaigner. As a musician, he has collaborated with the Arctic Monkeys, Wretch 32, Immortal Technique and Akala. He is a patron of Stop The War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the Racial Justice Network and The Peace and Justice Project, founded by Jeremy Corbyn. He has spoken and performed on platforms from the Oxford Union to the Royal Albert Hall and Glastonbury. His latest album, Soundtrack To The Struggle 2, featured Noam Chomsky and Frankie Boyle and has been streamed millions of times.Support the show

Taking Care of Business
A look back at Taking Care of Business Series 10

Taking Care of Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 8:21


That's a wrap on Taking Care of Business Series 10! In this episode, host Paul Cheetham-Karcz looks back at the variety of guests we've had on this series, discusses what he's learnt and his favourite moments. Featured on this series: Alastair CampbellBritish journalist, author, strategist, broadcaster and activist known for his roles during Tony Blair's leadership of the Labour Party. Tracey NevilleFormer England netball international and Commonwealth Games gold medalist as England head coach.Mike BatesThe Atlantic Grappler and former Royal Marines CommandoLily ShippenFounder of Lily Shippen RecruitmentAbbie Day Brand owner at GypsabellaChris Brindley MBE, Former MD of Metro Bank and elite sports business mentor to the likes of Heineken, Sport England, the PFA and Man Utd.Kevin StewartProfessional footballer for the likes of Blackpool and Liverpool, as well as host of the Money Game Podcast.  Make sure to check out all the episodes from this series.  Taking Care of Business will return in October with Series 11, so be sure to subscribe, share and tune in on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more.

David Vance Podcast
Tony Blair 2.0 or Mini-Thatcher?

David Vance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 7:48


Did you watch the TV debate last evening between the contenders to be next Conservative leader and our next Prime Minister? I did so you don't have to - and this is what I thought of it!   Please help support our work and Buy Me A Coffee https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DavidVanceV  or support us via https://donorbox.org/let-free-speech-prevail Premium Podcast https://www.podbean.com/premium-podcast/davidvancepremium      Be part of the Community with David https://thedavidvance.locals.com    Gettr: https://gettr.com/user/davidvance BrandNewTube:  https://brandnewtube.com/@TheDavidVanceChannel Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/DavidVancePodcast  Telegram: @davidvance1 A Tangled Web:  https://www.atangledweb.org   Also try my second channel with ilana Mercer Hard Truth Podcast: https://HardTruthWithDavidVanceAndIlanaMercer.Podbean.com

London Review Podcasts
On Desert Island Discs

London Review Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 39:51


Miranda Carter talks to Tom about the history of the world's longest-running interview show, Desert Island Discs, from its early scripted days on the BBC Forces Programme in the 1940s, in the hands of its creator, Roy Plomley, to the more probing and revealing styles of Sue Lawley and Kirsty Young. They also consider some of its more memorable guests, including Marlene Dietrich, Tony Blair, Enoch Powell, Hugh Grant and Margaret Thatcher.Find further reading and a list of LRB castaways here: https://lrb.me/carterpodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20bTitle music by Kieran Brunt / Produced by Anthony Wilks See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Warfare
The Kosovo War

Warfare

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 37:57 Very Popular


The war in Ukraine has left many of us aghast that open armed conflict could again erupt on the European continent... except the idea of a peaceful post-WW2 Europe is hardly historically correct.The Kosovo War of 1999 is but one example. Over 78 days NATO aircraft bombarded the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia's forces into submission, achieving a swift victory without a single ground troop having to be deployed.The conflict has been described as Tony Blair's 'Perfect War', but is this accurate. In this episode James is joined by author and former UK diplomat Arthur Snell to find out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

VOA卫视音频 - 美国之音
时事大家谈: 中国崛起西方主导时代将结束 布莱尔说出了事实还是误判? - 7月 21, 2022

VOA卫视音频 - 美国之音

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 29:59


前英国首相布莱尔(Tony Blair) 7月16日在迪奇雷基金会上发表的演讲受到舆论关注。布莱尔在演说中表示,“本世纪的最大地缘政治挑战是中国,而不是俄罗斯。我们正在走向西方政治和经济主导地位的终结。世界将走向至少是两极化,也可能朝多极化发展。”他还表示,拥有13亿人口、世界第二大经济体的中国,“成为超级大国是自然和合理的。”

Seriously…
A Hard Look at Soft Power

Seriously…

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 58:11


Professor Joseph Nye, who served in the Clinton and Carter administrations, came up with the term 'soft power' over thirty years ago, to describe a means of increasing international influence not through military or economic force but through attraction and persuasion. At that point, with the Cold War coming to an end, the United States was undoubtedly the world's true soft power super-power, pushing its political values across the globe through a mixture of diplomacy and both popular and consumer culture. Since then, of course, much has changed, and Professor Nye considers how instances such as the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the isolationism of Donald Trump and the widespread reporting of mass shootings have tarnished America's soft power, while other countries both democratic and authoritarian have sought to push their own soft power credentials through music, sport and language. Nye talks with Gavin Esler about the role of soft power during the dying days of the Cold War, and Tony Blair's efforts to corral the UK's leading cultural figures in a bid to bolster its own soft power potential. Professor Ngaire Woods describes the importance of making sure soft power is implemented effectively in order to maintain a united front against Russia in Ukraine. Maria Repnikova charts the varying fortunes of China and South Korea in their sustained efforts to extend their influence through soft power, and Frank Cottrell Boyce recalls the soft-power messages around, for example, the NHS and same-sex relationships that helped re-invent the image of Britain across the world. Produced by Geoff Bird

POLITICO's Westminster Insider
What's the point of Prime Minister's Questions?

POLITICO's Westminster Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 43:55


As Boris Johnson prepares for his final session of Prime Minister's Questions, Ailbhe Rea takes a look inside the weekly showdown at the heart of British politics.Former PM David Cameron explains what it's really like to stand at the despatch box for a noisy session of PMQs, and reveals how he prepared and strategized for the toughest event of his week.Ayesha Hazarika, a former adviser to Ed Miliband, lifts the lid on the different pressures faced by a leader of the opposition, while Theo Bertram, a former adviser to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in No. 10, considers why these sessions matter beyond the cut-and-thrust of Westminster.Finally, Quentin Letts, the Times's sketchwriter extraordinaire, recalls great moments of PMQs from years gone by and pays tribute to a British institution where the human drama of British politics is best explored, and where leaders rise and fall. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Betrouwbare Bronnen
283 - Zinkende schepen verlaten de rat: het pijnlijke afscheid van Boris Johnson

Betrouwbare Bronnen

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 84:22


Boris Johnson won glorieus de verkiezingen. De media waren dol op hem. Hij kreeg Brexit voor elkaar. In Kyiv was hij een held. Maar de Tory-premier ging roemloos ten onder. Zijn trouwste aanhangers, de jonge politici in zijn kabinet, zegden massaal het vertrouwen op, terwijl de 'oude rotten' hun afkeer niet meer verhulden. Jaap Jansen en PG Kroeger duiken in het drama in Downing Street 10 en belichten de unieke historie van de implosie van onverslaanbaar geachte Britse premiers.Bij Johnson speelden twee dingen een cruciale rol. Ten eerste dat iedereen wist dat hij nooit en door niemand te vertrouwen was. Hij verried zijn vriend en premier David Cameron en diens opvolger Theresa May over Brexit. Hij probeerde schaamteloos de EU-leiders tegen elkaar uit te spelen, maar die hadden hun geheime wapen Michel Barnier. En Nancy Pelosi liet weten dat het Amerikaanse Congres niet geloofde in een post-Brexit deal.Ten tweede is Johnson ingehaald door de effecten van zijn enige ‘succes'. De ramp voor de economische voorspoed op de lange termijn die Brexit nu al blijkt te zijn, kon hij niet meer wegmoffelen. Ook niet door ‘de grootste bondgenoot van Zelensky' te spelen.Is dit uniek? Ja natuurlijk. Zelden ging een premier binnen drie jaar zo de mist in. En nee, uiteraard. PG analyseert drie fameuze momenten in de Britse historie waarbij een prime minister op epische wijze ten onder ging. In 1990 moest Margaret Thatcher meemaken hoe zij op het hoogtepunt van haar politieke loopbaan - nota bene in Parijs - door haar eigen partij en haar eigen ministers weloverwogen en kil werd gedumpt. In 2007 beleefde Tony Blair dat hij als winnaar voor de Labour Party te vaak en te langdurig valse beloften en halve waarheden had gedebiteerd. Hij moest weg en eindelijk Gordon Brown voorrang geven. Voor hemzelf, voor Labour en voor Brown het allemaal te laat.En meest dramatisch was mei 1940. Boris Johnson schreef dan wel een boek over Winston Churchill, maar blijkt de lessen van hoe die aan de macht kwam nimmer te hebben begrepen. De ondergang van Neville Chamberlain in een tijd van oorlog en crisis vertoont verrassende overeenkomsten met de afgelopen week. En het zou er ook nog toe kunnen leiden dat the Queen nadat zij als onverwoestbare vorstin reeds vele records brak, nu nog een laatste politieke benchmark op haar naam schrijft!*** Hieronder nog meer informatie. Op sommige apps kun je niet alles lezen. De complete tekst vind je altijd hier*** Deze aflevering is mede mogelijk gemaakt door Bamigo, kleding gemaakt van bamboe. Als luisteraar van Betrouwbare Bronnen krijg je 25 procent korting op je eerste bestelling met code BETROUWBAAR25 – ga daarvoor naar Bamigo.comEn we zijn ook heel blij met donaties van luisteraars via Vriend van de ShowSponsoring of adverteren is ook mogelijk. Stuur een mailtje naar adverteren@dagennacht.nl voor informatie. *** Verder kijken Boris Johnson treedt af als premier***Verder luisteren207 - Zomer 2021: Boekentips van PG! (oa Michel Barnier - La Grande Illusion)81 - Ambassador Peter Wilson: 'No race to the bottom after Brexit'69 - Britse verkiezingen! PG Kroeger over 'the mother of parliaments'52 - Hoe Rutte David Cameron teleurstelde32 - Churchill en Europa: biografen Andrew Roberts en Felix Klos30 - Delors en Thatcher08 - Pim Waldeck over 'die gekke Britten' - Paul Rem over The Queen03 - Peter Wilson over Brexit*** Tijdlijn00:00:00 – Deel 100:37:19 – Bamigo advertentie en deel 200:55:38 – Deel 301:24:23 – Einde Zie het privacybeleid op https://art19.com/privacy en de privacyverklaring van Californië op https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Palace Confidential
What DID the Queen say to Boris? And who is ‘trying to create a bit of mischief' around moneybags Charles? Watch our royal talkshow for the latest

Palace Confidential

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 22:00


AS he fought in vain to hold together his Cabinet, Boris Johnson managed to find time for his weekly audience with HM the Queen – we asked our panel of royal experts how that conversation would have gone down. The Daily Mail's Diary Editor Richard Eden says that if the Queen had an opinion, she would have got it across. ‘We certainly know that they do listen to her. Prime Ministers including Tony Blair have said that she has a very persistent way with them, and she asks probing questions, difficult questions. And he felt that he was often being jogged to maybe think again about something.' Some have drawn parallels between the departure of Margaret Thatcher and this week's events. But Dickie Arbiter, the Queen's former press secretary, says the Queen will feel far different about the departure of Johnson to that of Thatcher. ‘I don't think there would be parallels with them, because with Mrs Thatcher there would have been an element of sympathy in the way that it happened,' he tells the programme. ‘This is something that's completely different from what's happening now and the Queen has never experienced that… the Queen admired Mrs Thatcher for having been so long the first female Prime Minister.' The Daily Mail's Royal Editor Rebecca English discusses a new set of unwanted headlines around the charities run by the Prince of Wales and the access given to wealthy philanthropists. While there is no accusation of wrongdoing by the prince, she points out that ‘it does shine yet another unwelcome spotlight on the way that some of Prince Charles's charities have been run in the past'. Any criticism being levelled towards Charles is unfair, argues Dickie Arbiter, who questions why these stories are emerging now: ‘It seems that someone with an axe to grind is trying to create a bit of mischief.' PLUS on the 40th anniversary of the day an intruder broke in to Buckingham Palace and made it into the Queen's bedroom, the Daily Mail's Editor at Large Richard Kay takes us on a fascinating trip down memory lane to the extraordinary summer of 1982. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

TRASHFUTURE
*PREVIEW* Unlocked Reverend Blair's Fabulous Tent Revival (Salvation Assured)

TRASHFUTURE

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 10:14


This week, we examine Tony Blair's bizarre Future of Britain Conference and its obvious hang-ups: austerity and--you guessed it--ID cards. The man simply will not quit. Hope you enjoy! Get the full episode on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/68753568 If you're looking for a UK strike fund to donate to, here's one we've supported: https://www.rmt.org.uk/about/national-dispute-fund/ *WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our website). If you need web design help, reach out to him here:  https://www.tomallen.media/ Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

Be You: The World Will Adjust
115: Taking a Hold of Your Future PLUS an Announcement

Be You: The World Will Adjust

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 13:47


We're in a unique time. When it comes to finding a career that is your true fit, we're facing so many options - embrace the opportunity! In this episode, I reflect on an enlightening week spent in London working with former Prime Minister of the UK, Tony Blair, and the Tony Blair Institute, and seeing where opportunity led me. So what are the doors that you're going to open to see what then opportunities are for you? Because there is no "I could never do that" anymore. Announcement: The podcast will be on break for the rest of the summer, and back labour day Monday. Make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss the exciting launch. If you have topics, guests or things you'd like to see for the podcast, I'd love to hear from you. Send me a note on my website: www.jimbeqaj.com  See you in September! --- Be You: The World Will Adjust is a weekly, Toronto podcast hosted by leading adviser in recruiting and personal development coaching, Jim Beqaj. Take the first 20 minutes of your week to breakdown a roadblock in your life that's keeping you from fulfillment. Every Monday morning, you'll find trusted, honest advice without any sugar coating - and a thought to walk away with for the rest of the week. Host: Jim Beqaj Get in touch: jim@beqajinternational.com Follow along on LinkedIn and Twitter. Read my book, True Fit: How to Find the Right Job By Being You. OR LISTEN ON AUDIOBOOK HERE. For Recruiting:  www.beqajinternational.com For Performance Coaching : https://www.jimbeqaj.com/ Producer: Kattie Laur Music from Motion Array

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham

Former Conservative MP Nick De Bois CBE kicks off today's show to discuss Boris Johnson under fire over response to Chris Pincher scandal, and the second coming of Tony Blair. Former Prisons Minister Anne Widdecombe joins shortly after to discuss how 22,000 crime suspects are roaming free after court no shows are going unpunished by police. Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens returns to The Independent Republic to discuss his column over the weekend, the appeal process to prevent Julian Assange's extradition and why there should be an inquiry into the link between recreational drugs and violence. Data Journalist at The Spectator Michael Simmons makes his first appearance to discuss the mystery of Britain's surging at-home deaths, and founder of the Fair Fuel campaign Howard Cox closes the show to shed light on the serious disruption to roads including M4 and M5 as protesters use go-slow roadblocks to target motorways over fuel duty. All that and so much more, so tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

OH GOD, WHAT NOW? Formerly Remainiacs
Humpty Numpty Has Two Big Falls

OH GOD, WHAT NOW? Formerly Remainiacs

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 62:36


With Boris Johnson's face covered in egg after two humbling by-election defeats, we assess the PM's standing. What further turmoil is coming down the line? Plus, the post-Johnson future will need big political ideas. Guest Geoff Mulgan, former head of policy in the Prime Minister's office under Tony Blair, gives us some pointers from his new book Another World is Possible. “Nobody in British politics ever learns anything from any other country any more. Not Scotland, Wales, France or anywhere.” – Geoff Mulgan “Truss, Wallace and Sunak are all looking for a reason to go off in a huff and start their leadership campaigns.” – Alex Andreou “The time horizons of politics have shrunken to days or weeks… The mainstream media just aren't interested in thinking about the future. And that generates enormous pessimism.” – Geoff Mulgan “Johnson is not humble, he does not feel the effects of accountability.” – Minnie Rahman “Johnson probably will lead the Tories into the next election because there isn't an alternative.” – Geoff Mulgan  “What the Government needs is something that divides the public again.” – Minnie Rahman www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Alex Andreou and Minnie Rahman. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Alex Rees, Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

RichardGage911:UNLEASHED!
9/11: The Propaganda War | Piers Robinson, PhD

RichardGage911:UNLEASHED!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 114:30


Was 9/11 a propaganda event?My Guest on RichardGage911:UNLEASHED! is Dr. Piers Robinson!What is propaganda and what role does it play in democracy?How was propaganda deployed by the Government, and the media, on & following 9/11?Who is Hill+Knowlton? Who hired them? What role did they play in the lead up to war in Iraq?What role did propaganda play with respect to enabling the Global War on Terror” and “regime change war doctrine”?What is revealed in the planning documents and exchanges between Tony Blair & George Bush immediately following 9/11?Who was Edward Bernays? How has he shaped the minds of Americans?What are the techniques & mechanisms of propaganda?How was the deception of omissions and distortions used on 9/11?Was “deception” deployed to initiate the subsequent wars?1.    Afghanistan: “democracy/rights” narrative?2.    Iraq: with the “WMD” narrative?3.    Syria and Libya: with the “evil dictator” and “chemical weapon” narrativesHow does the legacy media maintain these deceptions?How are these deceptions maintained in the academic communities?How was “suppression of science” arrayed against the work of Steve Jones, Kevin Ryan, Niels Harrit and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks WTC 7 Study?How is the “conspiracy theorist” smear tactic used? And where did it originate?Who is the government official Cass Sunstein? And what is “Cognitive Infiltration”How can we, as citizens, see through propaganda in real time?What is the best way to expose propaganda when we find it?Become an RG911 Member!My Guest on RichardGage911:UNLEASHED is Piers Robinson, PhD.He is currently:·       the co-director of the Organization for Propaganda Studies·       the co-editor of Propaganda in Focus·       the convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media·       an associated researcher with the Working Group on Propaganda and the 9/11 Global War on Terror·       and a member of PANDA (Pandemics - Data & Analytics)He has held academic posts such as:·       Professor/Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism, School of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield (2016-2019)·       Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Manchester (2005-2016)·       Lecturer in Political Communication, University of Liverpool (1999-2005)He researches and writes about international politics, communications, and contemporary propaganda with a particular focus on war and conflict.He is author of The CNN Effect: the myth of news foreign policy and intervention (Routledge 2002), co-author of Pockets of Resistance: British News Media, War and Theory in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq (Manchester University Press 2010)He is the co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security (2017).

The Richie Allen Show
Episode 1470: The Richie Allen Show Thursday June 30th 2022

The Richie Allen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 108:43


Richie is joined by the journalist and broadcaster Tony Gosling.On today's show, the guys discuss:Prince Charles and a Saudi suitcase containing a cool million in cash.Is NATO really pushing for World War III?Why is Tesco taking on the food manufacturing giant Kraft?How could the Queen knight the genocidal maniac that is Tony Blair?For more on Tony visit www.thisweek.org.uk and www.bilderberg.org 

Best of Today
Sir Tony Blair speaks to Today

Best of Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 13:03


What's Tony Blair up to? For months rumours have swirled about him creating a new party & getting his friend Emmanuel Macron to show Britain the way ahead. Today he is convening a conference with it seems a rather more modest aim - creating what he calls a new politics to fill a “gaping hole” in British society. He speaks to Today's Nick Robinson ahead of the conference. (Image Credit: Press Association)

The Rest Is Politics
Tony Blair on the UK's relegation battle

The Rest Is Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 54:59


Tony Blair joins Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell to discuss his fears that Britain may soon be relegated from the Premiership of nations. Also discussed, his views on the future of the NHS, technology and how Labour can recover from the Corbyn years. Plus Ukraine, Russia, China, Scotland, and how to handle Alastair Campbell.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack DavenportThe New European Offer: theneweuropean.co.uk/trip See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Week in Westminster
25/06/2022

The Week in Westminster

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 28:01 Very Popular


Ben Riley-Smith of the Daily Telegraph is joined by Conservative MP Miriam Cates and James Johnson, former pollster in Downing Street for Theresa May to discuss the by-election results in Tiverton and Honiton in Devon and Wakefield in West Yorkshire and what it means for Boris Johnson. Rail strikes and Labour's relationship with trade unions are discussed by Labour MP Zarah Sultana, who joined the picket line and John McTernan, the former director of political operations for Tony Blair. Economists Gerard Lyons, former economic advisor to Boris Johnson when he was London Mayor, and Professor Mariana Mazzucato from University College London debate the state of the economy and what needs to be done. And Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the House of Commons invited the Week in Westminster to his official residence to discuss his latest politically named pet and how he hopes to open up politics to the next generation.

POLITICO's Westminster Insider
Why Britain always hates its leaders in the end

POLITICO's Westminster Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 44:36


In the wake of Thursday's crunch by-election results, Jack Blanchard considers why Britain always seems to turn against even its most popular prime ministers in the end.The Atlantic's Tom McTague and pollster James Johnson discuss the collapse in Boris Johnson's popularity, and whether it's still possible for him to turn things around.And former Downing Street officials Caroline Slocock, Jon Ashworth, Paul Harrison and John McTernan explain how it all went wrong for past leaders such as Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Theresa May. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Keen On Democracy
Azeem Azhar: Why, In an Age of Exponential Technological Change, Does So Little Seem to Change in Politics?

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 35:04


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Azeem Azhar, author of The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology Is Transforming Business,Politics, and Society. Azeem Azhar is the creator of the Exponential View, a global platform for in-depth tech analysis. His weekly newsletter is read by nearly two hundred thousand people from around the world, and his chart-topping podcast has featured guests including Yuval Noah Harari, Reid Hoffman, and Tony Blair. Over the last three decades, Azhar has founded and invested in a number of successful tech companies bought by firms like Amazon and Microsoft. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council, a senior advisor at PwC, and a contributor to publications including the Financial Times, Prospect, and the MIT Technology Review. He served as the Economist's first ever internet correspondent. He lives in London. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
0762: Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera Review

MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 12:57


Nick Hutson talks to Jonathan Cohen about his thoughts on the new satirical musical from Steve Brown and Harry Hill telling the story of Tony Blair - now playing at the Park Theatre in London. 

The Malliard Report
Carla Baron

The Malliard Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 60:37


In the summer of 2005, news headlines were dominated with the death of Pope John Paull II, Tony Blair winning a third term and the very strange case of Natalee Holloway. (So strange in fact, that a Malliard Report known Irish podcast featured an episode on it) Natalee went missing in Aruba after a high-school graduation trip, under very peculiar circumstances and her case was eventually closed in 2012 with no “official” explanation. The case has garnered the attention of many different true crime outlets, investigators, and today's guest. This week Jim welcomes to the show psychic profiler and medium Carla Baron to the show. “Carla became known throughout the globe for her real-life portrayal of a psychic crime fighter, starring in the hit TruTV (formally Court TV) series, “Haunting Evidence,” now in worldwide syndication. Ms. Baron appeared on several episodes of Biography's “Dead Famous.” Her work as a psychic profiler was highlighted on ABC's “Primetime,” and 20/20 for WE. MTV's FEAR was Carla's premiere foray into the paranormal, traveling all over the world on location, filming their documentary segments as official psychic for the haunting reality series. Today, Carla continues to work on cases that strike some sort of personal chord for her. Ms. Baron offers her assistance (pro bono) when accepting missing persons/ murder/ crime cases on an official basis.” Carla is an exciting guest and certainly will be welcomed back so as to share the many experiences and insight that she has. To follow Carla or to reach out to her for your own session, head over to her website carlabaron.net. Remember that listening to The Malliard report is only a small portion of what is available. Head over to malliard.com where you will find past episodes, merch, the live chat every Tuesday night (9 PM EST) and so much more. Remember to rate and subscribe on your favorite podcast app!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

RTÉ - Your Politics
Children's Hospital costs being contained - Donnelly

RTÉ - Your Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 40:49


Appointed in the midst of a global pandemic, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly is again urging people to get their COVID booster as another wave hits. He insists Government will decide the future of Navan Hospital, and recalls marching against Tony Blair, almost moving to Joburg... and learning how to stay out of fights (get a black belt).

The Rest Is Politics
Question Time: Ukraine, Tony Blair, and foreign languages

The Rest Is Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 26:35


Join Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart for the third edition of 'The Rest is Politics: Question Time', where they answer your questions on the situation in Ukraine, the role of former world leaders in politics, and their multilingual capabilities.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comEditor: James HodgsonProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Rest Is Politics
Keir Starmer, Northern Ireland, and disagreeing 'agreeably'

The Rest Is Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 52:42


Join Rory and Alastair as they discuss the performance and future of Keir Starmer, what they both think of Wes Streeting, Rory's appearance on BBC Question Time, austerity, what Labour needs to do to win, train strikes, Tony Blair, Northern Ireland, the ERG, Liz Truss, and disagreeing 'agreeably'.Reading list:Paul Krugman - The Austerity DelusionAnton Spisak - Fixing the Northern Ireland Protocol: A Way ForwardInstagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack DavenportThe New European Offer: theneweuropean.co.uk/trip See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

RTÉ - News at One Podcast
Taoiseach says UK protocol plans are 'anti-business and anti-industry'

RTÉ - News at One Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 5:30


We hear from Jonathan Powell, former Downing Street Chief of Staff under Tony Blair and Good Friday Agreement negotiator

The Rest Is Politics
Johnson wounded, monarchy, and the West Bank

The Rest Is Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 44:51


Boris Johnson's no-confidence vote, Tory backbench anger, the Platinum Jubilee, the Queen's relationships with PMs, Rory's defence of monarchy, Tony Blair's royal faux pas, the West Bank, Bethlehem, Dundee, Northern Ireland, Colombia, and Xi Jinping. Join Rory and Alastair for discussion of all of the above and much, much more.To listen to our sister podcast, The Rest Is History, and their special episode on ‘How Prime Ministers Fall', simply go to Apple or Spotify:Apple: apple.co/3Nkvo8VSpotify: http://spoti.fi/3mj4O47Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack DavenportThe Week:theweek.co.uk/rest See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
0760: Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera Interview with Steve Brown

MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 51:13


Nick sits down with composer/lyricist Steve Brown to discuss the proper art of songwriting when it comes to his previous projects including I Can't Sing, Spend Spend Spend, Spitting Image and his new musical - TONY! The Tony Blair Rock Opera.

Now I've Heard Everything
J. Craig Venter

Now I've Heard Everything

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 12:45


Can the guy who just barely graduated from high school become one of the world's 100 most influential people? Well, it doesn't very often, to be sure. But that is the short version of the story of Dr. J. Craig Venter, who led the first draft sequence of the human genome some 20 years ago, Venter founded the company Celera Genomics, which found itself in a very publicized race with the international Human Genome Project to produce that map. And by summer 2000, Venter was a VIP guest at a White House announcement featuring President Clinton, British prime minister Tony Blair, and a host of other high-level dignitaries. Venter was widely hailed around the world as a leading figure in the scientific community . In 2007, Venter wrote his autobiography, a book called A Life Decoded. And that's what I met him.

RTL Matin
"Elizabeth II : après le jubilé de Platine, bientôt le jubilé de Sapin"

RTL Matin

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 4:46


Philippe Caverivière face à Denis MacShane, ancien ministre des Affaires Européennes dans le gouvernement de Tony Blair. Ecoutez L'oeil de Philippe Caverivière avec Philippe Caverivière du 02 juin 2022

L'oeil de...
"Elizabeth II : après le jubilé de Platine, bientôt le jubilé de Sapin"

L'oeil de...

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 4:46


Philippe Caverivière face à Denis MacShane, ancien ministre des Affaires Européennes dans le gouvernement de Tony Blair. Ecoutez L'oeil de Philippe Caverivière avec Philippe Caverivière du 02 juin 2022

RTL Matin
Jubilé d'Elizabeth II : "Elle est très polie et aime taquiner un peu", raconte sur RTL Denis MacShane

RTL Matin

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 9:48


Il a été Ministre des Affaires Européennes dans le gouvernement de Tony Blair. Il a rencontré la Reine Elisabeth à plusieurs reprises et il a écrit que la Monarchie doit se moderniser pour survivre. Ecoutez L'invité de RTL avec Alba Ventura du 02 juin 2022

London Walks
Today (June 2) in London History – 70 Years

London Walks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 14:56


Podcasting is Praxis
E142 - We've Got Tony Blair at Home

Podcasting is Praxis

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 85:59


Rob's back so you're all invited to dive head-first into the empty concrete pool of Wes Streeting Thought, right after a detour through the absolute shambles that is "partygate" (not a gate) and a new tourist attraction in the North. Also we reinvent bin collection. Join us on the Patreon for a measly 5 quid Pod Cast David - @SanitaryNaptime Rob - @CountRthe Jamie - @anxietycowboy James - @anarchonbury

For the Many with Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith
326. The Greased Piglet Escapes

For the Many with Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 91:21


Iain Dale & Jacqui discuss the Sue Gray report, Rishi Sunak's energy cost rescue plan, the inisterial code, the Texas shooting, Claudia Webbe, Tony Blair's big Macron-esqu conference, the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and much else. Smut quota: Low to middling.

The Red Box Politics Podcast
Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera

The Red Box Politics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 34:17


Matt Chorley speaks to Steve Brown who co-wrote 'Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera" with Comedian Harry Hill, as well as the actors playing Gordon Brown and Princess Diana.PLUS: James Forsyth and Melanie Reid discuss Rishi Sunak's latest economic support package. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Brexitcast
Monkeypox Business

Brexitcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 33:06


What is it and how worried should we be? James Gallagher has the latest, as 11 cases of monkeypox are confirmed in the UK. Sue Gray's Partygate report is expected next week. Adam is joined by Alex Forsyth and former Downing Street Director of Comms, Craig Oliver, to talk it through. And what do you get when you mix politics with theatre? A Tony Blair rock opera, apparently! Harry Hill and his writing partner, Steve Baker, tell all. Today's Newscast was made by Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

The Malliard Report
Carla Baron

The Malliard Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 59:52


In the summer of 2005, news headlines were dominated with the death of Pope John Paull II, Tony Blair winning a third term and the...

Fareed Zakaria GPS
Tony Blair On Ukraine, Putin & NATO; A Panel On World Crises

Fareed Zakaria GPS

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 38:01


Tony Blair joins Fareed in London to explain how Putin's war in Ukraine has redefined NATO as Finland and Sweden prepare to apply for membership. Then, Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, and Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of the Economist, discuss how the war in Ukraine has united and divided the world…plus put the world at risk for a global food crisis. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

That's Dope! Podcast
A Genuine Guy

That's Dope! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 77:49


One of our favorite YouTubers, Super Eyepatch Wolf, came through on the podcast and it is a banger. Starting off with his process into how he got into his hardest hitting videos, we then get into the real nitty-gritty: which Sonic games are actually good. We get into if YouTubers are real people, what we wish we could do if we could live life again, and so much in this packed episode! 1- intro 2- COVID Restrictions 5- Garfield 7- research for making content (Berserk) 14- romance in video making 17- AoT video and what makes a hero feels real 20- favorite things and putting on others 24- Dr Eggman as an interesting villain 25- Sonic games and Tony Blair moment 28- meeting gf 30- YouTube Brain 36- New Game+ IRL/learning wrestling 45- passion projects 47- changing tracks in life 51- manga to binge (One Piece, One Punch Man, JJK) 54- eye for detail 56- authentic self vs YouTube persona Special Guest: Super Eyepatch Wolf.

Current Affairs
A View of British Government From the Inside w/ former Labour MP Chris Mullin

Current Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 52:36


Chris Mullin served from 1987 to 2010 as a Labour MP in the British parliament. During that time, he kept a daily diary of his observations, which has since been published in three acclaimed volumes. The diaries trace the rise and fall of Tony Blair's "New Labour." Mullin himself was associated with the party's left (he edited Tony Benn's book Arguments for Socialism and was the only member of Blair's government to vote against the Iraq war) but found himself trying to tread carefully to use the powers of government effectively. His diaries raise valuable questions about how an ordinary person trying to do good in government can negotiate the thorny ethical dilemmas that come with being close to power.Mullin is also the author of the novel A Very British Coup (adapted into a popular miniseries), about what happens when a socialist government takes power in the UK, and is known in Britain for his crusading journalistic effort to free the wrongly accused Birmingham Six, a case from the 70s that is still making headlines to this day.In this conversation, we talk about the frustrations of navigating bureaucracy, the catastrophe of Blair's support for the Iraq war, and whether a socialist government would indeed face the kind of existential threats that Mullin has written about in his fiction.Edited by Tim Gray.

Politics Theory Other
Excerpt - Jeremy Gilbert on New Labour's early days

Politics Theory Other

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 3:10


The 2nd of May marked the 25th anniversary of New Labour's coming to power and the election of Tony Blair as prime minister. I spoke to Jeremy Gilbert about how he viewed the New Labour project at the time and about how the Blairites succeeded in winning support within the party, despite a distinct lack of enthusiasm for their neoliberal policy agenda. We also talked about why Jeremy disagreed with Stuart Hall's analysis that saw New Labour as a hybrid project containing both neoliberal and social democratic threads. And finally, Jeremy explained why, in spite of the defeat of the Corbyn project he believes the broad left is in a much stronger position than it was a decade ago.

So what you're saying is...
Abortion, Blair's Legacy 25 Yrs On & Will Canada's Woke Gov't Ban Dying Soldiers Access To Priests

So what you're saying is...

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 51:44


On this week's #NCFNewspeak, host Emma Webb is joined by the New Culture Forum's senior fellow, Rafe Heydel-Mankoo, historian and broadcaster. Topics discussed today include: * America's abortion debate blows up as the Supreme Court's draft decision overturning "Roe v Wade" is leaked to the press. What's going on, how does this play into the wider culture wars and what are the implications for the UK? * #TractorGate & #GrowlerGate: Has the storm surrounding porn in Parliament and Angela Rayner's legs been completely overblown? Why is the Conservative Party pushing for 50% of its MPs to be women? Is Parliament unsafe for women or, as Rafe argues, are women now enjoying the best time in Parliament? * We have just marked the 25th anniversary of Tony Blair's first election as Prime Minister. What is his legacy? From mass immigration to devolution and "the long march", was Blair the worst Prime Minister we've had? * A Canadian government report has just made a remarkable attack on religious liberty. The report, which attempts to root out discrimination in the Canadian Armed Forces, recommends banning Catholic, orthodox Jewish and Muslim chaplains on the grounds that they are male only and these religions do not approve of paganism and polytheism. ---------------- SUBSCRIBE: If you are enjoying the show, please subscribe to our channel on YouTube (click the Subscribe Button underneath the video and then Click on the Bell icon next to it to make sure you Receive All Notifications) AUDIO: If you prefer Audio you can subscribe on itunes or Soundcloud. Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-923838732 SUPPORT/DONATE / JOIN OUR MEMBERSHIP SCHEME The NCF Channel is still very new and to continue to produce quality programming we need your support. Your donations will help ensure the channel not only continues but can grow into a major online platform challenging the cultural orthodoxies dominant in our institutions, public life and media. You can join our membership scheme or donate in a variety of ways via our website: http://www.newcultureforum.org.uk It is set up to accept one time and monthly donations. JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Web: http://www.newcultureforum.org.uk F: https://www.facebook.com/NCultureForum/ Y: http://www.youtube.com/c/NewCultureForum T: http://www.twitter.com/NewCultureForum (@NewCultureForum)

OH GOD, WHAT NOW? Formerly Remainiacs
Neil Kinnock on How to Fight the Good Fight

OH GOD, WHAT NOW? Formerly Remainiacs

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 69:11


Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock talks Westminster sleaze, Starmer's fighting spirit and tussles with the ultra-left. He and the panel unpack the rot in Government and the decline in standards – which he suggests could undo Johnson in the long run. Neil also reflects on his own time heading up Labour, while addressing what the party needs to do now and for the future. “Keir Starmer is not Kinnock, or John Smith, or Tony Blair. He is in fact Keir Starmer.” – Neil Kinnock “I think that Keir was probably born mature.” – Neil Kinnock “Keir is not a warrior but a consistent relentless fighter, and that's why he's a forensic lawyer. That's why in his case, he says: ‘Don't get mad, get even.'” – Neil Kinnock “Labour leaders most of the time have to manage their parties to an extent that other party leaders don't have to do.” – Neil Kinnock “Compromise for a realistic political leader is like oxygen for human beings.” – Neil Kinnock “If you live in the real world, as you must, a life without compromise is unlivable.” – Neil Kinnock “It's no good Labour leader's whinging about mistreatment from the press.” – Neil Kinnock "Labour has a galaxy of meaningful policies, but no overall mission.” – Neil Kinnock "Blair's fall from esteem was almost Greek in dimension." – Neil Kinnock "Elections are won and lost over years, not weeks." – Neil Kinnock  https://www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Ian Dunt and Ros Taylor. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Alex Rees, Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant Producer: Elina Ganatra. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Intelligence Squared
Who Are We Now? Exploring English identity, with Jason Cowley

Intelligence Squared

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 45:50


Jason Cowley is Editor of British political weekly, The New Statesman. He's also an author and his latest book, Who Are We Now? Stories of Modern England, is a timely reflection on the identity of his home nation. The book follows both individual stories of everyday life and the broad arc of national politics over the past 25 years spanning the ascent of the Tony Blair government to Tory austerity, Brexit and the pandemic. Hosting the discussion is Kavita Puri, journalist, broadcaster and author of the book and radio programme, Partition Voices, which explores issues of identity within the British Asian community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2813 - The Liberalism "Revolution" & The "End" Of History w/ Luke Savage & Rana Abdelhamid

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 75:30


Emma hosts Luke Savage, staff writer at Jacobin Magazine, to discuss his new book The Dead Center: Reflections On Liberalism And Democracy After the End Of History.  Then, Emma is joined by Rana Abdelhamid, candidate for Congress in New York's 12th Congressional District, to give us an update from the campaign trail. Luke and Emma begin by looking at what the "end of history" means, and how this period, that they were both born into, came to establish a ubiquity of neoliberalism's status quo in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union and the decline of fascism. They dive particularly into the assimilation of liberals, particularly in the US and UK, into the ideology following the decade of the 80s that saw overwhelming conservative success, looking to Tony Blair and his ability to both channel the zeitgeist of the status quo, and present himself as a transformational figure. This leads them to the Obama era, marking the beginning of the end of the “end of history” in the wake of the financial collapse, and the “ideological universalism” that he employed to fit himself into the center of history and culture, bolstering his transformational status while committing to his conservative politics. They then briefly touch on the role of other political staples of early 2000s culture, such as The Daily Show and the West Wing, and how they created this belief in a commitment to systems, with a cultural rejection of the right, that simply is not a plausible way for politics to function. They wrap up the interview by looking at the role of liberal incompetence, and how the Democratic party in the US manages to consistently act as though they have no power over the system that they control, and the role this played in first bolstering the Bush administration's inadequacy, then pushing Obama's inaction, and finally helping Trump's candidacy along, even pushing forwards his role in 2024. Then, Emma talks with Congressional candidate Rana Abdelhamid on serving NY-12, committing to a progressive agenda that serves her constituents, and how it feels to take on an incumbent that actively looks away from her own district. Emma also dives into Biden's vocal support of workers' collective bargaining, particularly in the Amazon case, Chuck Todd apologizes for broadcasting such nonsense, and Jen Psaki does her best to remind people that it was JUST verbal, he's not going to actually do anything about it. And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon and Matt as Emma does all she can to fend Dave from Jamaica away from online sports betting, Candace Owens calls out those mentally unstable adult predators, as she puts her trust in those attempting to legalize child marriage in Tennessee. Rep. Raul Ruiz goes in (though not all the way) on the gas and oil industry's disaster capitalism with the invasion of Ukraine, Steve from Audubon discusses Disney and the right's homophobia,  and Sean Hannity subtly calls for the execution of George W Bush. Gregory from OK gives us some exciting updates on his campaign, Matt touches on the influence of American neoconservatism on Putin's Russia, and Eddie from Ft. Worth discusses not being pro-murder, plus, your calls and IMs! Pre-order Luke's book here: https://www.orbooks.com/catalog/the-dead-center/ Donate to Rana's campaign here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rana-mr Purchase tickets for the live show in Brooklyn March 26th and Boston on May 15th HERE:   https://majorityreportradio.com/live-show-schedule Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Support the St. Vincent Nurses today! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada. https://www.patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) 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