White Men Dancing the Podcast: GE2017 last-minute debates

In our final podcast before the 2017 UK general election, Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende debate the debates! Read More

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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

Remembering 2016 – a year of political progress and awakening

by Maurice Mcleod  Martin Luther King famously said, “The arc of moral universe is long but it bends towards justice” – meaning eventually the good will win. Last year it often felt like the arc was actually just a loop, a never-ending cycle of hope, disappointment and despair. But although it may seem as if the… Read More

Forget Labour’s List – There’s a Tally of Government Incompetence to Keep Track Of

by Kiri Kankhwende    You’ve probably heard all about Labour’s list, leaked to the Times, which ranks party MPs on a spectrum of supportive to hostile. On the face of it, it’s easy to understand why, even when you’ve won a resounding mandate from party members but a group of MPs seem hell-bent on undermining… Read More

Jeremy Corbyn: One of Them, or One of Us?

by Shane Thomas Anyone remember, “I agree with Nick”? Come on, it wasn’t that long ago. Have a think… yeah, that’s right, April 2010. This guy. I knew you’d remember. For what ended up as little more than a political intermezzo, Nick Clegg briefly threatened to have a transformative effect on British politics. While that… Read More

Labour leadership contest: A marked shift towards the right

by Neda Tehrani Last week saw the start of the Labour leadership contest, which now continues to take shape. Harriet Harman, Labour’s current acting leader, has argued for the importance of an open debate that prioritises public inclusion in Labour’s future, over and above the need to find swift opposition in the form of a… Read More

Why aren’t politicians talking about racial discrimination in the job market?

by Maya Goodfellow   “My whole life is a shambles, everyone’s life is affected.” In an age of insecure work, this isn’t an uncommon statement to hear. Poverty pay, zero hours contracts and workers who feel powerless are easily found in the UK job market. But an often-ignored reality is that Black, Asian and Minority… Read More

“It’s an exciting time to be a politician”: Interview with Reema Patel (Labour Councillor)

by Kiri Kankhwende Reema Patel is a councillor in Barnet and the Secretary of the Fabian Women’s Network. She also sits on the Labour Party’s Disability Labour executive committee and has campaigned on a number of issues, including libraries, housing rights for domestic violence survivors and better working conditions for care workers. 1. What first… Read More

Small Politics

by Kiri Kankhwende Most political commentators agree that the UK is on the verge of one of the most unpredictable elections in recent years. We’re told that it’s no longer “business as usual”, that no party is likely to win a majority this time around and possibly for the next few General Elections to come.… Read More