Posts by Progress

98. Narratives of hate with Cristina Ariza

In 2002, Anders Breivik, a computer programmer in Norway, began a nine-year plan to finance his 2011 terrorist attack – where he would take the lives of 77 people. Ninety minutes before the attack Breivik sent out a mass email with a far-right manifesto entitled 2083: A European Declaration of Independence.  Now, nearly nine years…

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97. General election now with Darren Jones MP

Henna Shah is joined by Progress director Nathan Yeowell, and Darren Jones MP to discuss the imminent possibility of a general election, the constitutional impact of the government’s actions, and what Labour progressives should be doing right now. 

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96. The next step for Progress with Nathan Yeowell

In the last of our special series of interviews over recess, Henna sits down with new Progress director, Nathan Yeowell. Aside from a very serious conversation about the future of social democracy in the Labour Party, and the role of Progress today, we cover everything from Pontypool politics, to the 1992 election, and why Barbara…

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95. The future of Israel with Daniel Levy

In this very special episode of the Progressive Britain podcast, Stefan Rollnick speaks to the president of the U.S Middle East Project, and previous Israeli negotiator with Palestine, Daniel Levy. They talk about what Zionism means to him, why the Israeli left is struggling to make itself heard, and how this fits into Labour’s antisemitism…

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94. Fighting for nature with Paul Powlesland

Henna meets Paul Powlesland, barrister and Extinction Rebellion activist, for the second of our summer interviews, where they discuss everything from his beginnings as a young Tory, to convincing BP to save the planet, and how to advocate for the rights of ancient trees.  Learn more: *Lawyers for Nature *Extinction Rebellion

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EXTRA: fire and fury

Join Henna and Ally as they discuss what Boris’ premiership means for Brexit and the country, why progressives should still have hope AND what your choice of ice lolly says about you. 

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92. Bridget Phillipson: the fight to stop Brexit

Henna and Stefan sit down to talk about Gordon Brown’s collaboration with HOPE not hate and the IPPR to stop a no deal Brexit from the bottom-up. Then Stefan heads over to Portcullis House to speak to Bridget Phillipson about why she decided to join the fight against Brexit, frustrating stereotypes about ‘The North’ and…

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EXTRA: #TheNorthIsNext with Stella Creasy

In this week’s extra show, Progress interim director Stephanie Lloyd sits down with Stella Creasy to talk about her fight to extend abortion access to the women of Northern Ireland, going public about her miscarriage and Donald Trump’s latest comments about ‘The Squad’.  Be a progressive: Donate to the Abortion Support Network Support JLM –…

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91. Champagne superover with Pearl Sangha

Henna, Stephanie and Alison are joined by Pearl to talk about the dismantling of the welfare state, Donald Trump and criticising our allies, and what the hell we should do when Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.

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