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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
Part 1 We discuss the implications of the EU Withdrawal Bill which was passed recently in the UK parliament. The public sector pay cap has been removed for police and prison officers, but why is it far from good news for these public servants? Imagine being a pub landlord, taking over the lease of a […]
In this week’s show we cover: Part 1 The events at Charlottesville and the subsequent political fallout before moving onto the horrific terrorist attack in Barcelona and asking is it possible to prevent such attacks? Tom’s recent visit to Calais where he volunteered for Help Refugees and hear his interview with Josh Hallam from the […]
We start our podcast series with an overview of how we got into following politics more closely and what other issues Life From the Left will cover.
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