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45: Getting women into power

Episode 45: Getting women into power Since 1997, the number of women councillors in the country has barely risen, falling far behind the proportion of female MPs. How do we improve that? Conor Pope asks Katie Curtis and...

Extra: Episode 44 Review

Extra: Episode 44 review Will the Tories have the principles to hold Boris to account for his comments on the burqa? Could it trigger a proper investigation into Islamophobia in the Tory party? And is Jean-Luc Melenchon...

44. The last summer as we know it?

Brexit could increase the cost of European holidays by 31 per cent, cost thousands of jobs, and take a billion pounds out of the exchequer in lost tax revenue. Conor Pope speaks to Richard Angell, Henna Shah and the...

Fighting fascism: The rise of the far-right

Conor Pope speaks to Richard Angell, Henna Shah and Hope Not Hate’s Gurinder Singh Josan about how the far right diversified its tactics, the use of terror, the alliance of Ukip and Steve Bannon, and why we still have...

Can we make law good?

42. Can we make law good? Jo Maugham QC talks to Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Henna Shah about his work at the Good Law Project, trying to enact progressive change through the courts – and how he might get a £1bn for...

The Progressive Britain Podcast on Conservative party conference

Voter ID: rigging the system?

The trials forcing voters to bring identification with them to polling stations could start reversing the rising turnout levels in British general elections. So what should we do about it? The Electoral Reform Society’s...

HMS Brexit on the rocks 

40. HMS Brexit on the rocks  Following a dramatic day of resignations from the Tory frontbench, Alison McGovern joins Sam Bright and Stephanie Lloyd to discuss the fall out and what this means for Brexit. <span data...

Happy birthday? NHS at 70

The NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary next week. How has it changed, what has stayed the same, and what challenges does the service face for the next 70 years? Conor Pope, Richard Angell and Alison McGovern discuss...

Neglect: The sixth giant

37. Neglect: The sixth giant The idea was missing from the founding of the welfare state, but how do we now build a care system fit for the 21st century? Alex Smith, founder of the Cares Family, and Mary Wimbury, chief...

Is liberal democracy dying?

Yascha Mounk speaks to Conor Pope, Alison McGovern and Richard Angell about why the number of democracies in the world is falling – and whether Trump, Brexit and populism spells the end for liberal democracies the world...

A custom-made deal for Britain?

32. A custom-made deal for Britain? Could Tory splits over the customs union give progressives the opportunity to set the agenda – and what would that look like? Conor Pope, Alison McGovern and Richard Angell discuss...

Trans rights: the next frontier for equality

Richard Angell and Stephanie Lloyd speak to trans rights activist and Labour NEC candidate Heather Peto about her experiences of discrimination, making the law fairer, and Tom Daley’s Commonwealth comments. You can also...

How new power is changing politics

Alison McGovern and Richard Angell talk to Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms about the grassroots, internet-driven movements that are now shaping politics. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark”...

Podcast: Political oratory: a lost art?

Philip Collins joins Conor Pope and Richard Angell to discuss what made him interested in the craft of political speeches, how he became a speechwriter, and what makes Jeremy Corbyn a surprisingly good orator. Further...

Mental health: parity of esteem?

Conor Pope is joined by Alison McGovern MP, Luciana Berger MP and mental health professional Joanne Harding to discuss whether we are getting better at talking about mental health, and what effect that is having on...

Free movement: can it be changed?

The only possible way to stay in the single market is to win over public support for freedom of movement. So what changes can be made within free movement to give us more control over our borders? And is reform to free...

Big tech

Conor Pope, Alison McGovern, Rafael Behr and Sam Bright discuss how innovation in technology has changed the way political campaigns are run, what the ‘new basics’ are for an online campaign and whether it is realistic...

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