Tag: Labour

Chatter #165 – Alex Mays on The Breakthrough Party and Breaking The Two Party System

The Breakthrough Party launched in January 2021. It was founded by Alex Mays. He grew up in Brighton but now lives in Manchester. Mays was previously a chef, but in 2015 he retrained as a journalist. He now works as head of creative at a social media company. It was his retraining which…

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Chatter #80 – Ruaidhri O’Donnell on Life Inside Corbyn’s Labour Party

Ruaidhri O’Donnell, the former Labour staffer and head of the 2019 battle bus, was my guest on today’s show. I first met Ruaidhri when we were briefly working in the same restaurant in Belfast when I was at Queen’s University. Since then he has gone on to work for Open Europe and then…

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Chatter Episode 46 – Andrew Lewin on Making the Case For Labour to Support a People’s Vote

Andrew Lewin, the head of Labour Remain, was our guest on today’s show. He has been campaigning to ensure that there will be a meaningful debate on the Labour Party Brexit policy at this summer’s Labour Party conference. We had a great conversation about the possibility that there could be a ‘People’s Vote’…

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Free Public Transport For Under 25s Could Transform A Generation

Last year we had a conversation with Northern Irish MLA Kelly Armstrong about her attempts to breathe new life into public transport in Northern Ireland. The main issue was and remains that using the bus or train isn’t seen as the natural option for anyone with access to a car. Public transport is…

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Maybe The Media Expected More From Labour

In the wake of the 2018 local election results, the general consensus amongst the mainstream press as that no-one had really won the local elections. The BBC reported Labour being pleased despite not making major gains, declaring that there was “no clear winner”, there has been a lot of discussion on Twitter and…

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Chatter Episode 27 – Annabel Mullin on Advance and Reforming The UK Political System

Annabel Mullin of Advance was our guest on today’s show. Advance is a brand new political party formed out of the ashes of the Grenfell disaster that will attempt to show people that there is another way, that politicians need not be corrupt and incompetent and that government (local and national) can work…

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