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The EHRC report and antisemitism with Dena Ryness and Michael Rubin

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

For the last five years, Jewish Labour members had been told by many within the party that the issue of antisemitism was manufactured and exaggerated. The EHRC report into institutional racism in the Labour party acted as a vindication for those members and for others in the Labour movement who knew the extent of the…

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Uncovered: Jacqui Smith, Strictly Come Dancing Star!

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

As the first female Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith draws on her experience to tell us her thoughts on how the government has handled the crisis and where the home office seems to be moving on immigration. We also discuss her role as Deputy Minister for Women and Equalities and her current position on the Labour…

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US Election Special, Part II with Tiara Polite

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

For the second of two US Election Special episodes, Frankie speaks to her old friend and roommate Tiara Polite, Digital Organiser for Our Future Florida, who’s on the ground in one of the crucial swing states for November 3rd. They talk voter suppression, Biden’s campaign tactics and the Latinx vote. Tiara gives a firsthand perspective…

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US Election Special, Part I with Amanda Renteria

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

Joe speaks to Amanda Renteria, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 National Political Director. They talk about the state of the American social safety net and the state of American democracy before jumping into what to expect in November. Amanda’s experience from the 2016 campaign lends her strong credibility on this year’s election and her expectations may well…

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Britain’s War with Daniel Todman and Rachel Reeves

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

Why was World War Two such a pivotal moment in Britain’s national story? How did Labour benefit from the war and its role in the coalition government? And what can national crisis in the 1940s tell us about the Covid crisis today? Tune in to the first episode of the Progress History Project with Nathan…

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Uncovered: Left Out— The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

Gabriel Pogrund and Patrick Maguire have written the smash hit political book of the summer. Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn profiles the figures, the friendships and the arguments that defined the period of catastrophe between the 2017 and 2019 elections. In their interview with Frankie and Joe they answer some criticisms,…

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Labour must learn to speak the language of aspiration once again

Ollie Middleton In 2015, when campaigning as a parliamentary candidate, I remember several conservations with voters who were concerned by Ed Miliband’s proposal to introduce a tax on ‘mansions.’ Despite living in homes that fell well short of the £2 million thresholds, meaning they stood to gain from the policy, the voters said the ‘mansion…

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Bridget Phillipson on how Labour can win again

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

At the inaugural Labour to Win convention, Shadow Cabinet member, Bridget Phillipson MP, gave a thoughtful and rousing speech on the electoral problems faced by Labour coming off a historically general election result and staring at 4 more years of Tory government. Here’s her speech in podcast form— it was too good for us not…

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