Posts Tagged ‘UK politics’

Kirsten Bayes and Katie in our “studio” for this interview.

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On this episode we are joined by Kirsten Bayes, who discusses Blair and Brexit, ongoing racism in the UK and the importance of progressive movements setting a positive agenda rather than being reactive. This discussion will continue next episode and you can hear Kirsten discuss Brexit on our show previously on episode 139.

We saw this article on Brexit and racism on the tube in London – see the link below for more pics from our trip to the UK.

We also discuss our trip to the UK – you can view some photos from our trip here. We focus on London and Edinburgh, and specifically we cover the Spotify playlist for our podcast that we created while we were away, doctors vs “doctors”, the seagulls are loose, inequality in Scotland and private gardens, getting shit-faced, doing the graveyard shift, they get their news 3 days late in Scotland, Edinburgh comedy and Barnaby the rich homophobe, and vegan/vegan-friendly restaurant recommendations for Edinburgh: NovaPizza Vegetarian Kitchen, Affogato and The Caffeine Drip. See Katie’s photos and reviews on Happy Cow for more.

We thought that these private gardens were a good example of inequality in Scotland – see the link above for more pics from our trip to the UK.

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Clips:

Frank Turner ‘I Am Disappeared’, Bill Hicks ‘Hooligans’, Discussion with Kirsten Bayes, Dark Place ‘Night in Glasgow’, The Real McKenziesSmokin Bowl’.

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You can listen to this episode above and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (54mins, 41MB).

On this episode we’re joined by anti-war activist Kirsten Bayes from the other side of the road (or perhaps world) to discuss Brexit.

To hear more from Kirsten, check out episode 185 of Which Side Podcast and episode 35 of our podcast. Be sure to follow @KirstenBayes and @StopTheArmsFair on Twitter!

We also discuss the (lack of!) election result in the Australian federal election, Linda Burney, Pauline Hanson, Sammy J on privilege and disadvantage, Dio Wang – leader of the Palmer United Party?, and the dangers of the possibly upcoming same-sex marriage plebiscite – check out episode 135 for more on this.

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Clips:

SmoshBoxman for President’, Interview with Kirsten Bayes, FaithlessDon’t Leave’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features the end of our discussion with Kirsten, focusing on what people can do to make positive change post-Brexit, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

 

cat in hat

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We’re joined by politics junkies Jen Perry and Kieran Massie. In the first part of the episode we discuss the #libspill and gender, farewell Tony Abbott (and his shit eating face), analyse what will (or won’t!) change with Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister, and mention the results of the Canning by-election.

friends with abbott

Gender and the leadership spill – a lot of criticism about the spill has been directed at Julie Bishop rather than Malcolm Turnbull.

In the second part of the episode we discuss UK politics including Scottish nationalism and socialist backbencher Jeremy Corbyn becoming leader of the British Labour Party. For more on Scottish nationalism and the rise of the Scottish National Party (SNP), see Mhairi Black’s maiden speech to parliament (embedded below). She is 20 year old SNP politician who unseated a Labour candidate in her district.

We finish the episode by looking at the Australian Greens mainstreaming and moving to the right – using the example of a recent portfolio reshuffle.

Check out Jen’s blog! You can also hear Jen discuss intersectionality, animal rights and feminism on our 48th episode.

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Clips:

BBC NewsAustralia PM Tony Abbott ousted by Malcolm Turnbull’, Steve Ballmer being Ridiculous, The Smith Street Band ‘Wipe That Shit Eating Grin Off Your Punchable Face’, 30 RockOh No, My Period!’, ChildbirthI Only Fucked You as a Joke’, Billie Holiday ‘Strange Fruit’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on Australia’s new Prime Minister, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*Politricks in the title is kinda stolen/borrowed/modified from the Dead Prez song ‘Politrikkks’ – check it out, and their other songs!