Episode #13 (Critique of Labour anti-semitism & Tory Islamophobia)

Omar and Tom discuss the anti-semitism “crisis” which has enveloped the Labour Party in the last few months. Is there evidence of institutional racism in the party? What does the empirical evidence show us? What does Zionism mean for Palestinians? Parallels with the US and pro Palestinian politicians like Ilhan Omar? Tory Islamophobia Media coverage […]

Episode #12 (Brexit special – Will it be a General Election or 2nd referendum to break the impasse? What should Labour’s position be in any 2nd ref?)

Theresa May’s Brexit deal was soundly defeated, but what next? Omar and Tom discuss. What is more likely to break the impasse? A general election or a 2nd referendum? Will May get the necessary changes to her deal to win over hardline Tory Brexiteers and the DUP? Extension of Article 50 inevitable? Should Labour keep […]

Episode #11 (Christmas special with Afghanistan veteran Joe Glenton. Talk Harry Leslie Smith, 2018 political highlights & predictions for 2019)

In this Christmas special we have author and Afghanistan veteran, Joe Glenton. We talk about: Harry Leslie Smith who Joe says was as a writer was a rare “powerful working class voice.” Our 2018 political and non-political highlights. The shady Integrity Initiative, recently exposed as a £2m govt funded “charity” through its parent company the […]

Episode #10 (Where have we been?! Chill, we answer that irate question – plus we talk Labour and anti-Corbyn MPs going against party position on Budget & tax reforms)

We’ve been away for 6 months. What the hell have we been up to in that time? Tom and Omar reveal all. What’s behind some anti-Corbyn Labour MPs rebelling against Labour’s position on the Budget and tax reforms?   https://lifefromtheleftpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Episode-10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Episode #08 (Interview and discussion with Jaq Berry, a Critical Care Nurse in the NHS about her role/working conditions, Private companies in the NHS with reference to Carillion and hopes for the future. Also, Tom’s recent visit to The Winnie the Pooh Exhibition at the V&A)

In our first podcast of 2018 we talk to Jaq Berry, a critical care nurse in the NHS about the following in Part 1: What life is like as a critical care nurse and more widely as an NHS staff member during a time of crisis for our nation’s public healthcare service. The knock on […]

Episode #07 (Interview with Patricia Natalia Pino from progressive media outlet, The Pileus about ‘Modern Monetary Theory’ being a monetary reality for governments)

In our last episode before Christmas we chat to Patricia Natalia Pino, a contributor to the economics section of The Pileus, a progressive online news media outlet about the following: Background to The Pileus – challenges and opportunities that they and other new progressive news media outlets face. “If we’re going to have publicly funded media, […]

Episode #06 (Interview with former soldier and author of “Soldier Box” Joe Glenton, Scottish Labour, The World’s Tallest Slide, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

In this week’s episode we talk to Joe Glenton, author of Soldier Box and the 1st British soldier of the Afghanistan war to publicly refuse a second tour. He went AWOL and left the country, but returned voluntarily to fight his case, with the military accusing him of desertion. We discuss the following issues with him: Part 1 […]

Episode #05 (Jewish Voice for Labour, Antisemitism, Balfour Declaration, Theatre Production – My Name Is Rachel Corrie)

In this week’s episode we talk to Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi from the new progressive Jewish organisation, Jewish Voice for Labour about the following issues: Part 1 The origins of Jewish Voice for Labour, the challenges it faces and the key aims for the organisation (http://www.jvl.org.uk). Antisemitism: A very real problem in our society but do false accusations […]

Episode #04 (Labour Conference 2017, The World Transformed, Labour Women’s Conference, Women in Politics)

In this week’s episode we welcome Sam Green, Labour activist and newly appointed Parliamentary Assistant to a Labour MP to discuss the following: Part 1 The Labour Conference in Brighton – Corbyn’s Speech. What were the main themes and was it a speech to inspire people? Media Reaction to Corbyn’s Speech. The World Transformed – […]