The Progressive Britain Podcast is the podcast with the opinion that progressive politics can change the world.
From the MPs in the Commons, to political organisers on the ground, our guests come from all over and make change happen everywhere. We're at the cutting-edge of British politics, bringing you updates and analysis from inside Westminster and across the country.
There's no topic too difficult for our witty and incisive team: host Henna Shah and regulars Alison McGovern MP and Stephanie Lloyd. From Brexit to Baby Trump blimps – they've covered it all.
EXTRA: Dealing in deeds not words
Wednesday was one of the darkest days in the history of the Labour party. In this week’s review show acting director Stephanie Lloyd and events manager Katie Curtis discuss the Panorama programme on antisemitism in the party. They take an in depth look at the issues that came out of the programme, the party’s response…
90. The price is (hard) right
A bumper show: in part one Stefan sits down with Alison and Stephanie in Alison’s podcast *suite* to talk about the impact of the recent world cup, who’s funding the Conservative candidates and what that says about them, Labour’s NDA row and the return of Rory Stewart. In part two, Henna sits down with Fahmida…
EXTRA: Kick Out Chris
Henna and Stefan sit down on a sunny day in Westminster to talk about what happens next to Chris Williamson, the Twitterisation of the Labour party, and which fantasy policies the Tories are debating this week. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
89. ‘Allez! Allez! Allez!’ with Stephen Doughty MP
Henna speaks to Ally and Stephanie about their world record breaking trip to France over the weekend, why Ally is combatting hunger with #makingendsmeet, and why we desperately need an independent complaints process. PLUS Stefan speaks to Stephen Doughty MP about (amongst more important things) Cardiff City FC, Europe, and big tech. Learn more *EP…
EXTRA: Future Britain Group with Darren Jones MP
Stefan Rollnick sits down with Darren Jones MP, convenor of the Future Britain Group, to talk about what it’s like to be the first Darren elected to parliament, why the Future Britain Group is important, and what a Green New Deal would actually look like. *Join our campaign to resuspend Chris Williamson: Kick Out Chris *Subscribe…
88. Politics in the era of the meme with Oli Dugmore
Henna and Stefan are joined by Ally and Oli Dugmore, head of news and politics at JOE, to discuss political communication in the era of the dank meme, whether anyone but Boris can sink his chances of becoming prime minister, and whether anything will have changed in the Year 3000. Learn more: *Matthew Goodwin on…
EXTRA: The people vs climate change
Henna sits down with Stefan to talk about the climate crisis and how progressives should be making the argument, how Labour can be the party of Remain without just being the party of Remainers and what comes next in the Tory hunger games. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
87. Change starts local with Tom Neumark-Jones
In part one, Stefan sits down with Alison McGovern to talk about Boris Johnson’s many middle names and then Henna sits down with Tom Neumark-Jones to discuss why all change starts local, how to reclaim the concept of community, and why progressives should be hanging out at their local GP surgeries. PLUS we discuss who…
EXTRA: Two years on
Henna and Stephanie discuss the legacy and inaction on Grenfell, why a no-deal is getting ever more likely, and the possibility of a Jez v Jez election showdown.
86. Bondfield, Boris and Brexit with Rachel Reeves MP
Henna, Alison and Stephanie are joined by Rachel Reeves to discuss the very first female cabinet minister, why unicorns are the Tories’ favourite animal, and whether it’s creepy to stick a photo of Margaret Thatcher on a podium. Learn more: *Buy Women of Westminster *Submit a motion to your local Labour Party on Brexit