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Street art of Boris with caption 'Blond ambition'
by Andrew Ryder  |  7th July 2020

Andrew Ryder, author of 'Britain and Europe at a Crossroads', discusses the history that allowed Brexit to take place, and outlines a way forward from this point.…Read more

Art of Clinton and Trump
by Harris Beider and Kusminder Chahal  |  2nd July 2020

Harris Beider and Kusminder Chahal talk about their new book, The Other America: White Working Class Perspectives on Race, Identity and Change, covering the impact of the murder of George Floyd, white privilege, Trump's election and possibilities for building cross-racial coalitions.…Read more

Sign saying 'We are better than this'

Jess Miles speaks with Erik Andersson, author of 'Reconstructing the Global Political Economy', about the impact of COVID-19 and how we interpret it, having hope, what we value, avoiding more austerity and what lessons we should be learning.…Read more

Fist in the air
by Terri E. Givens  |  8th June 2020

Terri E. Givens, author of the forthcoming 'Radical Empathy', explains why we need to move beyond walking in someone else’s shoes to taking action to improve our society, setting out the path to this in six distinct steps.…Read more

Person walking alone
by Keith Dowding  |  14th May 2020

Keith Dowding, author of 'It’s the Government, Stupid', shows that Boris Johnson’s Monday statement on the UK lockdown is only the latest example of the government tactic of blaming citizens for its own policies. …Read more

Street art of Jeremy Corbyn

Dimitri Batrouni, author of 'The Battle of Ideas in the Labour Party', looks at the Labour Party's history of splitting into factions, and the formidable task ahead of Keir Starmer if he is to successfully transform the party to face a new world.…Read more

UK flag with shadows of people
by Marius Guderjan Hugh Mackay and Gesa Stedman  |  24th March 2020

Marius Guderjan, Hugh Mackay and Gesa Stedman look at the impact of the election, Rishi Sunak's budget and developing trade agreements and immigration policy to explore Boris Johnson's increasingly exclusive populism and explain why their account of Brexit and austerity in 'Contested Britain: Brexit, Austerity and Agency' is framed with the notion of agency.…Read more

Neon sign saying 'Nails nails nails'
by Gary Craig  |  16th March 2020

Gary Craig, co-editor of 'The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice' looks at the extent of modern slavery, who is affected and what needs to be done. …Read more

Sign saying 'Keep it in the ground'

Rebecca Willis, author of Too Hot to Handle? The Democratic Challenge of Climate Change, out this month, identifies five things every government needs to do to tackle the climate emergency.…Read more

sign in protest saying 'No more austerity'
by Mo Stewart  |  2nd March 2020

In the Influences and Consequences report, which is the conclusion of the ten-year Preventable Harm Project published by the Centre for Welfare Reform, Mo Stewart shows how US companies and right-wing ideology guaranteed the creation of the preventable harm of the UK disabled community who are unfit to work.…Read more