White Men Dancing the Podcast: Grenfell, GE17 and the cult of Corbyn

Jessica Straker from Grime4Corbyn and Tory activist and mentor Walaa Idris join MD hosts Kiri Kankwhende and Maurice Mcleod for this special post-election double episode Read More

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GE2017: What’s in a manifesto? | White Men Dancing the Podcast

For this week’s White Men Dancing Podcast Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende get into the manifestos. We ask: – How did the Manchester tragedy impact the campaigns? – Why was there a u-turn on the Tory manifesto? – Should we move towards universal state benefits like school lunches, or means-tested ones? – Tinder or goat… Read More

GE2017: Why should young people vote? ft Marsha De Cordova | White Men Dancing the Podcast

For this week’s White Men Dancing Podcast Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende are talking voter registration and youth engagement. We tackle questions like: Is Grime4Corbyn just the new Blacks for Trump? Are the Tories now the party of the workers? Are the Lib Dems really progressives? Labour’s candidate for Battersea, Marsha De Cordova, joins us… Read More

GE2017: Thought experiments on what lies ahead | White Men Dancing the Podcast

Welcome to the first White Men Dancing Podcast! Each week between now and the election Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende try and make sense of what on earth is going on. In this first episode we talk about how the campaign is going, we ask whether the result is a forgone conclusion, we lament Diane… Read More

White Men Dancing: Disability and other ‘Lifestyle’ Choices

by Kiri Kankhwende  Ahead of this week’s Brussels summit between EU leaders and Turkey, the UNHCR published a six-point plan to address the refugee crisis in Europe, which he UN High Commissioner for Refugees said was “as much a crisis of European solidarity as it is a refugee crisis.” He pointed out that Europe had… Read More

White Men Dancing: We’re all cleaners

By Maurice Mcleod Cleaning the corridor For some, the revelation that black MP for Brent Central, Dawn Butler, had been mistaken for a cleaner by one of her fellow MPs came as a shock. ‘In these prim and proper days, when diversity is shoved down your throat from every angle,’ they ponder, ‘how can anyone… Read More

White Men Dancing: the EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey by Kiri Kankhwende One foot in, one foot out – Britain’s hokey cokey with Europe finally came to a head at the weekend with the announcement that the in/out referendum will be held on 23 June. This referendum has profound implications for Europe and Britain, threatening to imperil the unity… Read More

Our treatment of prisoners condemns us all

by Maurice Mcleod  There’s an old cliché that you judge a society by how it treats its weakest and while this is still a very good measure I’d argue the real test of a society is how it treats it least popular members. In Britain, as in most societies, the people who garner the least… Read More