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Coronavirus! Climate! Brexit! Trump! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting: Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman and Helen Thompson talk to the most interesting people around about the ideas and events that shape our world: from history to economics, from philosophy to fiction. What does the future hold? Can democracy survive? How crazy will it get? This is the political conversation that matters ...
 
"Sorry there - could I get a Pint of Politics and a pack of bacon fries? Cheers" Jordan & Evan bring you your weekly round up of politics and current affairs in Ireland. Our goal is to create and develop conversation and engagement amongst our generation in area affecting their lives and their futures. All feedback and bar snacks welcome.
 
Breaking Britain is a podcast produced by the Europe's Borderlands Research Group at the European and International Studies Department in King's College London. Hosted by Russell Foster and Alex Clarkson, it will explore the pressures unravelling the unity of Britain and reopening the future of the island of Ireland in a European context. In each episode we will discuss the challenges reshaping a disunited kingdom as well as a wary republic with scholars and commentators who can provide expe ...
 
A critical but mostly overlooked aspect of both contemporary and historical political violence is the role diaspora communities have played in the planning, organization, financing, and execution of acts of terror. Members of the American Irish, Canadian Sikh, Swiss Tamil and Australian Croat diasporas—to provide just a sample—have all been powerful agents in the terrorist activities perpetrated in the name of their national and religious communities. The Diaspora Politics and Transnational ...
 
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In what should have been a big final week of term at Westminster, Boris Johnson had to abandon plans for a big announcement on social care reform. Instead, ministers tried to come up with a series of exemptions to the Covid isolation rules. Plus, how a new front has opened in the ongoing war of attrition with the EU over the Northern Ireland protoc…
 
With Northern Ireland still feeling the effects of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal more keenly than elsewhere in the union, we discuss the challenges for the unionist and nationalist communities and the province's future status with Dr Thomas Leahy of Cardiff University.Thomas can be found on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/thomasdmleahyFor all the l…
 
The 2020 election marked the end of an era in Irish politics, with Sinn Féin winning the most votes for the first time ever and the previously dominant parties reduced to a fraction of their former strengths. In today’s episode Hugh is joined by Pat Leahy and UCC’s Dr Theresa Reidy to look back at the last general election and how it broke the moul…
 
Suzanne Lynch arrived in the US to take up her new role as Irish Times Washington correspondent ten days after Donald Trump's inauguration. As she prepares to leave the US capital this week for a new role in Brussels, she talks to Hugh about what it was like to report on the most extraordinary presidency in US history.…
 
Suzanne Lynch arrived in the US to take up her new role as Irish Times Washington correspondent ten days after Donald Trump's inauguration. As she prepares to leave the US capital this week for a new role in Brussels, she talks to Hugh about what it was like to report on the most extraordinary presidency in US history.…
 
In our first summer special, Sebastian Payne speaks to the leader of the Scottish Labour party Anas Sarwar about countering Nicola Sturgeon, how he intends to revive his party’s prospects and leadership in lockdown. They also discuss whether Labour is truly a unionist party and if Sarwar will budge his stance against another independence referendum…
 
With the Royal Welsh Show cancelled for a second straight year, Welsh rural life has again lost one of its main opportunities to raise issues affecting its communities and workers. In this pod we look at this important area of welsh life as it arguably faces one of the most difficult periods in its history and are joined by:Alex Heffron, a farmer i…
 
This week, London Editor Denis Staunton engaged in a brief, yet courteous Twitter exchange with former Downing Street advisor Dominic Cummings. Here he tells Hugh the details behind their interaction and about Cummings’ latest musings on Brexit and the Northern Ireland protocol. But first, Hugh is joined by Jennifer Bray and Jack Horgan-Jones to di…
 
This week, London Editor Denis Staunton engaged in a brief, yet courteous Twitter exchange with former Downing Street advisor Dominic Cummings. Here he tells Hugh the details behind their interaction and about Cummings’ latest musings on Brexit and the Northern Ireland protocol. But first, Hugh is joined by Jennifer Bray and Jack Horgan-Jones to di…
 
With parliaments heading into recess we dip into the Hiraeth mailbag to discuss some listener questions, including the state of British governments, Keir Starmer, Plaid Cymru, revelations from 1997, monarchy and, briefly, flags (but not the ones you're expecting). As mentioned in the episode, this is a link to the episode of Martin Shipton Meets...…
 
K is for the Koran – in which regular hosts Lorna Bogue and Saoirse McHugh are joined by Dr. Ingrid Mattson, London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at Western University in Canada and Dr Gasser Abdelal– Lecturer and Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University B…
 
With the Dáil term drawn to a close, Pat, Harry and Jen join Hugh to answer our listener's questions about politics. But first, Pat recalls the influential political career of former minister and founder of the Progressive Democrats Des O'Malley, who has died aged 82.توسط Inside Politics
 
With the Dáil term drawn to a close, Pat, Harry and Jen join Hugh to answer our listener's questions about politics. But first, Pat recalls the influential political career of former minister and founder of the Progressive Democrats Des O'Malley, who has died aged 82.توسط Inside Politics
 
The UK is pressing ahead with the easing of all lockdown measures on July 19, despite coronavirus infections hitting 50,000 a day. How has Downing Street got itself into a mess over masks? Plus we discuss Boris Johnson’s major speech on ‘levelling up’ and ask whether anyone is wiser about what it’s all about. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Sara…
 
The 2020 election marked the end of an era in Irish politics, with Sinn Féin winning the most votes for the first time ever and the previously dominant parties reduced to a fraction of their former strengths. In today’s episode Hugh is joined by Pat Leahy and UCC’s Dr Theresa Reidy to look back at the last general election and how it broke the moul…
 
Boris Johnson has announced that all remaining lockdown restrictions will end on July 19 in England, but is he acting too hastily with Covid-19 cases rising so quickly? Plus, we debate whether a new form of English patriotism is emerging through the Euro 2020 matches and what this means for Conservative culture warriors. Presented by Sebastian Payn…
 
Labour’s Ivana Bacik looked on course to top the poll in the Dublin Bay South byelection since tally figures on Friday morning put her on 30%. She went on to top the first count more than 1,000 votes ahead of Fine Gael’s James Geoghegan. Bacik’s win gives her party its first moment of electoral good news in a decade and leaves the government partie…
 
Labour’s Ivana Bacik looked on course to top the poll in the Dublin Bay South byelection since tally figures on Friday morning put her on 30%. She went on to top the first count more than 1,000 votes ahead of Fine Gael’s James Geoghegan. Bacik’s win gives her party its first moment of electoral good news in a decade and leaves the government partie…
 
The new (ish) Welsh Government has published its Programme for Government, legislative programme, and updated roadmap for the future of the United Kingdom in the space of just over a week. To discuss their plans for reforming the UK and governing Wales, we are joined by Gareth Axenderrie of The National.You can find Gareth here: https://twitter.com…
 
Our final session of answering your questions, starting with Trump and moving on to where we get our ideas from and what we've learned from all our failed predictions. Plus, were the 1990s really the decade of missed opportunity? After this, Talking Politics is taking a summer break. We will be back in September with lots of new things to talk abou…
 
The Government is coming under increasing pressure from all angles, as it wrestles with the toughest decisions for months on how to manage the pandemic. The hospitality sector desperately wants indoor dining to resume on July 19th, but there is growing concern among public health advisers at the prospect of a surge in cases driven by the Delta vari…
 
The Government is coming under increasing pressure from all angles, as it wrestles with the toughest decisions for months on how to manage the pandemic. The hospitality sector desperately wants indoor dining to resume on July 19th, but there is growing concern among public health advisers at the prospect of a surge in cases driven by the Delta vari…
 
In the wake of its departure from the EU and its growing internal tensions, the UK's relationship with the wider world is undergoing a process of transformation. Still coming to terms with longstanding legacies of the British Empire as well as a recent merger of the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, …
 
Sir Keir Starmer was given a reprieve after Labour clung on at the Batley and Spen by-election this week. What does it mean for his leadership? And was Matt Hancock's breaking of lockdown rules to blame for the Conservative party's failure to win? Plus, we discuss what kind of health secretary Sajid Javid might be and how his return to the cabinet …
 
The second part of our attempt to answer your questions, this week covering British politics. Helen and David tackle whether Labour can win, what happened to the Lib Dems, where the Greens are heading and what's in store for the Union. Plus, how much is being held together by the Queen and what will happen when she is no longer around? Next week, T…
 
One of the biggest changes in the new government is the Ministry of Climate Change, including transport and housing. After twenty years of devolution is this a moment to cheer for environmental campaigners or will the scope of the portfolio exceed the capacity of the government to deliver on its objectives? Indeed, is the government focussed enough…
 
On Thursday July 8th, voters in Dublin Bay South will cast their votes in a byelection, triggered by the resignation of former Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy. What might the results tell us about the wider political picture here in Ireland and will this be an early indicator for the next general election? To take a look back through some pivotal byelec…
 
On Thursday July 8th, voters in Dublin Bay South will cast their votes in a byelection, triggered by the resignation of former Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy. What might the results tell us about the wider political picture here in Ireland and will this be an early indicator for the next general election? To take a look back through some pivotal byelec…
 
In this mini-series marking five years since the UK's referendum on EU membership and Wales's surprising vote to join England in voting 'Leave', we speak to three voices with different experiences of that day and the subsequent period of reflection.In this episode we speak to Robert Griffiths, Chair of the 2016 Lexit Campaign and General Secretary …
 
In this mini-series marking five years since the UK's referendum on EU membership and Wales's surprising vote to join England in voting 'Leave', we speak to three voices with different experiences of that day and the subsequent period of reflection.In this episode we speak with Rachel Trezise, author of 'Easy Meat', a novel set in the Rhondda that …
 
In this mini-series marking five years since the UK's referendum on EU membership and Wales's surprising vote to join England in voting 'Leave', we speak to three voices with different experiences of that day and the subsequent period of reflection.This episode features Siôn Tomos Owen, presenter of BBC Radio Cymru's 'Beth yw'r ots gennyf i am Brex…
 
The UK eased travel to several holiday destinations this week, but will they welcome British tourists? And when are vaccination passports being introduced? Plus we reflect on five years since the Brexit referendum and how it has reshaped the country, its economy and the political parties. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Jasmine Ca…
 
In the first of a short series of episodes, Helen and David do their best to answer your questions about anything and everything. Here, it's the geopolitics of vaccines, Germany as a 'useful idiot', the Great Game in the 21st century, oil prices, green finance and the risks and rewards of 'Japanification'. Next week, they tackle UK politics and the…
 
One of the most notable new members of the Senedd following the 2021 election is Sam Kurtz, who represents Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire as a distinctly 'Welsh' Conservative. We speak to Sam about his background, the relationship between Wales and the UK and his new brief as spokesperson for rural affairs and the Welsh language.You can fi…
 
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