Speaking Politics

Our very last consultation of answering your questions, starting with Trump and transferring on to wherein we get our ideas from and what we’ve discovered from all our failed predictions. Plus, had been the Nineteen Nineties in reality the last decade of neglected opportunity? After this, Talking Politics is taking a summer damage. We may be lower back in September with lots of recent matters to speak about. See then you definately!

The second a part of our try and solution your questions, this week covering British politics. Helen and David tackle whether Labour can win, what took place to the Lib Dems, wherein the Greens are heading and what is in shop for the Union. Plus, how much is being held together by means of the Queen and what will occur when she is now not round? Next week, Trump, and lots more.

In the primary of a brief collection of episodes, Helen and David dotheir exceptional to reply your questions about whatever and the whole thing. Here, it’s the geopolitics of vaccines, Germany as a ‘beneficial fool’, the Great Game within the 21st century, oil prices, inexperienced finance and the risks and rewards of ‘Japanification’. Next week, they address UK politics and the future of the Union.

David talks to Ed Miliband approximately the thinking at the back of his new e book Go Big. What are the ideas that have the power to exchange British politics? If they have been proven to paintings someplace else, why are they so tough to make appear? Is it the politicians or the general public who are reluctant to make the shift? Plus, we talk whether the Tories is probably higher at the politics of exchange than Labour.

This week David and Helen take stock of the country of British politics, searching at how the big topics of the final year match collectively. They attempt to be part of the dots between the pandemic and the fraying of the Union, the weak point of the Labour party and the fraught politics of climate exchange, along with the lingering impact of Brexit on the entirety. We also are seeking out your questions on these topics too – please let us understand what you would really like David and Helen to talk about next!

David talks to historian Linda Colley about her new international records of written constitutions:the paper documents that made and remade the modern international. From Corsica to Pitcairn, from Mexico to Japan, it’s an brilliant tale of warfare and peace, violence, creativeness and fear. Recorded as part of the Cambridge Literary Festival.