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

Turn Up and Turn Out: why you should vote in the General Election

Registration to vote in the General Election on 8th June will close on May 22nd, you can register at gov.uk/register-to-vote. It’s quick and easy, and at the moment it’s one of the most radical things you can do Elections are supposed to be the apex of democratic process – so why do they feel like… 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

General Election: Seven weeks to save Britain

By Maurice Mcleod  So Theresa May has done it. After saying the country needed stability and that she would let Parliament run its course, she’s had her head turned by positive opinion polls and she’s going for a land-grab general election on 8 June. With all theatre she is becoming known for, she announced on the… Read More

Lost in the Shuffle: The BBC’s UK election night was a blow for diversity

The BBC’s UK election night was a blow for diversity by Emmanuel Akinwotu There was an irony in the brilliant BBC coverage of the most dramatic UK election in memory. It focused on a spectacular and momentous change in British politics. But it was mostly covered by white males. In the upheaval of the election… Read More

The pro-Tory business letter: a reminder that politics shouldn’t be dominated by a privileged few

by Maya Goodfellow   It’s only a handful of weeks until the general election and politics in the UK feels as stale as it was a year ago. Politicians grapple back-and-forth about who is the best man to be the PM, because when it comes down to it the real choice is between two white… Read More

The musing of a romantic liberal – Interview with Ruwan Uduwerage-Perera

Ruwan, who is of mixed-heritage descent (Sri Lanka/British Jewish), is a former national and international advisor and a campaigner in the fields of community cohesion and equality and diversity issues within the British police service. He is also a founding member and the first elected General Secretary of the National Black Police Association (UK). Ruwan… Read More

BME communities should get on the bus and vote at this year’s General Election

by Colin Joseph The OBV eXpress bus could be coming to a town near you over the next month or so as part of Operation Black Vote‘s drive to get BME communities to vote in this year’s General Election. Until April this year, the OBV eXpress is set to visit towns and cities across the… Read More