Left Whingers

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A podcast made by activists for activists! We discuss issues that matter to the left, talk to campaigners, and share our life experiences.

Episode Date
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E20) - The Tory Leadership Race
00:29:17

[All information correct at the time of recording on Saturday 9th July 2022]


Brandon and Cathleen discuss the Tory leadership race, its contenders, and what the Labour Party should do next.


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[Edited by Cathleen]

Jul 12, 2022
In Conversation With... John Denham
00:36:41

Cathleen and Eshaan are in conversation with Prof John Denham, former Labour MP, Cabinet Minister and current academic. He is chair of the English Labour Network which is a campaign group advocating for English identity, devolution and representation within the labour movement. We discuss Englishness, our political system and what it was like to be a Labour Minister.


If you are interested in his work or campaigns you can follow John on Twitter @JYDenham and see his blog the optimisticpatriot.co.uk. To learn more about and support the ELN go to their website englishlabournetwork.org.uk.


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[Edited by Cathleen]

Jul 02, 2022
The Wakefield By-Election w/ Connie Scriven
00:16:33

Brandon and Cathleen talk to Labour activist Connie Scriven about her experience on the doorstep, Simon Lightwood and the Tory candidate's gaffes.


Tory candidate says voters can trust Tories like they do GPs after Harold Shipman


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[Edited by Brandon]

Jun 23, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E19) - Boris Johnson Survives the VONC
00:35:30

Brandon, Cathleen, and Eshaan discuss Monday's Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister and his survival + its implications for the Conservatives and Labour. We also briefly discuss the influence of wealthy party donors on politics and what might be done about it.


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[Edited by Brandon]

Jun 07, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E18) - CBBC's Closure and the DCMS
00:26:13

Brandon and Cathleen try to guess what CBBC theme tune Sharne is singing! We talk about the planned closure of CBBC and the Department for Digital, Media, Culture, and Sport's recent record under Nadine Dorries.


Nadine Dorries raps and mic drops in TikTok video on online safety


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[Edited by Cathleen]

Jun 01, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E17) - The Future Candidates Programme and Boris Johnson's Antics
00:27:06

Brandon, Cathleen and Sharne discuss your reviews! Sharne talks about her experience of taking part in the Future Candidates Programme and we also discuss new revelations about Boris Johnson's antics and #PartyGate.


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[Edited by Brandon]

May 24, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E16) - Eurovision, NATO, the Queen's Jubilee, and Crossrail
00:13:55

Cathleen and Eshaan discuss the week's news! They cover the Eurovision Song Contest, Finland and Sweden's moves toward joining NATO, what their Jubilee dessert would be, and Crossrail.


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[Edited by Cathleen]

May 18, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E15) - The 2022 Local Elections
00:30:23

Brandon and Cathleen are joined by councillor Dylan Tippetts (@Dylan4Compton) and ex-Whinger Ross McArthur (@RossMcArthur7). We discuss Dylan's local council election victory in Plymouth, and Ross gives us the low-down on Scotland's results. We also discuss what the results mean for the rest of the UK's constituent nations.


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[Edited by Cathleen]

May 11, 2022
Hidden Disabilities
00:41:38

"In support of Autism Awareness Month, we wanted to host an episode dedicated to what it’s like to live with conditions that aren’t necessarily visible to people we don’t know.

Hidden Disabilities are conditions that are not immediately apparent to us just by looking at someone - these range from chronic illnesses, to mental health issues, sensory, processing & learning difficulties and even some physical problems.

Globally, 1 in 7 of us live with a disability - and a staggering 80% of those are hidden.

Life with a disability is hard enough, but when you live with a condition that other people can’t see, it becomes even more difficult."

- Sharne


Thank you to Anas (@anasdayehh), Georgia (@Georgia20309570), and Milo (@Milo_Barnett) for joining us to talk about their experiences. We discuss how having an invisible disability can affect your experience of education and work, support networks, and what the government should be doing to help disabled people.


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[Edited by Brandon]

Apr 30, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E14) - MP Trivia!
00:28:39

Cathleen and Sharne discuss little-known MP trivia and guess whether it is true or not! Did Michael Fabricant get held at gunpoint in Colombia? When did Ed Miliband learn to ride a bike? Did two ex-cabinet members' dogs get married?


The Twitter thread that inspired this episode: https://twitter.com/PoliticsJOE_UK/status/1518875483504623616?s=20&t=0ruRoitRy86XyCfx5K7zew


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[Edited by Cathleen]

Apr 27, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E13) - One Thousand Days Of Johnson
00:18:30

Cathleen, Eshaan and Sharne discuss Boris Johnson's lockdown fine "apology" in the House of Commons and Keir Starmer's reaction to it. They also discuss Priti Patel's statement on Rwanda, and particularly her confrontation with ex-PM Theresa May.


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[Edited by Brandon]

Apr 19, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E12) - Boris and Rishi: Rule Makers to Rule Breakers
00:22:32

Brandon, Cathleen, and Eshaan discuss Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak receiving their first fines for breaking lockdown rules. They also talk about the government's sell-off of Channel 4 and what that could mean for media in the UK.


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[Edited by Cathleen]

Apr 13, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E11) - Conversion Therapy and MP Misconduct
00:20:44

Brandon, Cathleen, and Sharne discuss the government's O-turn on conversion therapy. They also chat about David Warburton MP's misconduct and parliamentary standards more generally.


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[Edited by Brandon]

Apr 06, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E10) - 2 Years On From Lockdown 1
00:29:42

Brandon, Cathleen, and Eshaan talk about what they would do differently if we were about to go into lockdown again. They also debate how well the government's communications conveyed vital messaging about lockdowns during the pandemic and discuss the first 20 fines issued by the Met Police related to #PartyGate.


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[Edited by Brandon]

Mar 29, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E9) - Our Spring Statement
00:22:37

Brandon, Cathleen, and Eshaan talk about what they would like to see in the Chancellor's Spring Statement. We discuss energy policy, wealth redistribution and NIMBYism.


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[Edited by Cathleen]

Mar 23, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E8) - What's in our basket? Changes to the Consumer Price Index (CPI)
00:26:51

Brandon, Cathleen, and Eshaan discuss changes to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and share what goods they would like to see added to the index.


What is the CPI?

Changes to the CPI


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[Edited by Cathleen]

Mar 16, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E7) - Short-term Solutions to the Cost of Living Crisis
00:25:31

Brandon, Cathleen, and Eshaan begin today's episode by discussing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's address to the House of Commons. Then we look at YOUR short-term solutions for tackling the rising cost of living. Thank you for all of your suggestions.


TUC's "Join A Union" tool

Listen to our last episode on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


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[Edited by Brandon]

Mar 09, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E6) - The Invasion of Ukraine and Changes to Education Policy
00:26:53

Brandon, Cathleen, and Sharne send their prayers to those fighting in Ukraine and anyone affected by the conflict. They then discuss this week's education policy announcements and today's NUS walk-out.


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[Edited by Cathleen]

Mar 02, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E5) - Lord Moylan's Response
00:28:58

Brandon and Cathleen talk to Lord Moylan (@danielmgmoylan) about his spat with the Yorkshire Post, giving him an opportunity to respond to last week's episode. We also discuss his time working with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his role as a peer.


Listen to last week's episode on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


The original Yorkshire Post article can be read here.

Read the Yorkshire Post's A Valentine's Day Love Letter to Lord Moylan.


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[Edited by Cathleen]

Feb 23, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E4) - The Conflict in Ukraine and "Levelling-up" Yorkshire
00:22:33

Brandon, Cathleen, and Eshaan discuss the crisis in Ukraine. Then, they look at why the Yorkshire Post has beef with Lord Moylan over his comments about "levelling-up".


The original Yorkshire Post article can be read here.

This was Lord Moylan's response.

Read the Yorkshire Post's A Valentine's Day Love Letter to Lord Moylan.


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[Edited by Brandon]

Feb 16, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E3) - The Cost of Living Crisis
00:21:29

Cathleen, Eshaan and Sharne discuss the cost of living crisis and threats to our democracy.


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[Edited by Cathleen]

Feb 09, 2022
One Year On: In Conversation With... Jackie Weaver
00:33:15

One year after she became a viral sensation, we talk to Jackie Weaver about life, politics and what she has in store for this year.


To visit the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) website, click here.

To purchase Jackie Weaver's new book, You Do Have The Authority Here!, click here.

To book tickets for Jackie's The Comedians' Council event, click here.


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[Edited by Cathleen]

Feb 05, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E2) - Sue Gray's Update
00:22:49

Brandon, Cathleen and Eshaan respond to Sue Gray's update and play a quiz on some of PM Johnson's gaffes over his career.


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[Edited by Brandon]

Feb 02, 2022
Whinging Wednesday (S4 E1) - Sue Gray's Report
00:18:44

Brandon, Eshaan and Sharne anticipate what's going to be in Sue Gray's report and discuss the Labour Party's next moves.


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[Edited by Brandon]

Jan 26, 2022
Season 4 Premiere
00:36:24

Get to know Brandon, Cathleen, Eshaan and Sharne ahead of the podcast's 4th season!


We introduce ourselves by playing two truths and a lie - revealing who is and who isn't a master fibber! We then play a #PartyGate quiz and chat about the last week's politics.


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[Edited by Brandon]

Jan 19, 2022
Finding Labour's candidate for South Yorkshire Mayor
01:04:03

Don't know who to vote for in Labour's South Yorkshire Mayor selection? Don't live in South Yorkshire but want to learn more about this vibrant region's politics? This hour long special episode is for you. We interview each of Labour's 4 candidates to be South Yorkshire Mayor to learn more about them and their campaigns.


We have helpfully provided you with timestamps of each interview if you want to listen to a particular candidate:

00:58 Rachael Blake

16:30 Oliver Coppard

31:54 Lewis Dagnall

45:38 Jayne Dunn


You can also find out more about our candidates by visiting their websites below:

> Rachael Blake's website <

> Oliver Coppard's website <

> Lewis Dagnall's website <

> Jayne Dunn's website <


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Jan 12, 2022
Hello 2022 - Our predictions for the next year
00:26:37

Hello 2021! In our first episode of the year we discuss our predictions for 2022. Want to hear our ideas about what will happen in UK politics? US politics? International affairs? and inevitably see us proved wrong by time? Listen to this episode!


This was sadly Ross's last episode. We are so grateful for all that he has done for the podcast and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.


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Jan 05, 2022
Goodbye 2021 - A look back at the year
00:45:05

GOODBYE 2021! Brandon, Cathleen, and Ross discuss this year's news. We cover as much as possible in as little time as possible.


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Dec 31, 2021
Holiday Special - A Very Whingers Christmas
00:38:43

In this holiday special we are joined by Adam Allnutt (@AdamAllnutt), Lauren Davison (@Lauren2212x) and Will Barber-Taylor (@WBarberTaylor) to talk about this year's positive news!

We discuss the great leaps that humankind has made in technology over the last year and the vital social progress that has been made too. This is a great episode to listen to if recent news has been getting you down.


Buy Philip Normal's La T-Shirt: https://philipnormal.shop/products/la-t-shirt


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Dec 22, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 13) - Bo Jo's in the mud.
00:39:58

In this new episode of Whinge With Us, Brandon and Cathleen talk about all things politics. The episode starts with us discussing the Nationality and Borders Bill making its way through parliament and what it will mean for the UK's asylum and citizenship policy. We then move on to talk about Boris Johnson and this Tory government's latest gaffes. We discuss falling public confidence in the government and what that means for Labour and the future of British politics.


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Dec 15, 2021
In Conversation With... Dan Jarvis MP
00:36:58

We talk to Dan Jarvis, Member of Parliament for Barnsley Central and current Mayor of South Yorkshire. We discuss how he got into politics, his role as mayor, the government's response to Afghanistan and the future of the Labour Party.


Buy 'Long Way Home' by Dan Jarvis.

Click here for Dan's website.


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Dec 08, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 12) - Tis the season of shuffles and strikes!
00:41:34

We chat about all things shuffles and strikes in the latest episode of Whinge With Us. The episode starts with an emergency recording post-Shadow Cabinet reshuffle. Then we talk about strike action taking place across the country, including that of the UCU. Finally, we talk about Boris and his love for Peppa Pig.


Listen to the episode where we talked to the new Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Wes Streeting MP, by clicking >> here <<

Check out our episode with Cat Smith MP by clicking >> here <<


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Dec 01, 2021
Tackling Gambling Addiction w/ Matt Zarb-Cousin
00:29:28

We talk to Director of Clean Up Gambling and the Coalition Against Gambling Ads, and co-founder of the Gamban App, Matt Zarb-Cousin (@mattzarb). We discuss what a gambling addiction is, how someone with or at risk of a gambling addiction can access help and what more the government could be doing to tackle the issue.


Download the Gamban App by clicking here.

Visit the the Clean Up Gambling website by clicking here.

Visit the Coalition Against Gambling Ads by clicking here.


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Nov 24, 2021
Stand Up and Serve Again w/ Jonny Ball
00:38:21

We talk to founder of Campaign Force UK and host of the Veterans In Politics Podcast, Jonny Ball (@jonnyball79). We discuss what Campaign Force UK does, how we can get more veterans into politics and the benefits of having those who served in the armed forces serve again.


Visit the Campaign Force UK website by clicking here.

Listen to the Veterans In Politics Podcast by clicking here.

Join the Labour Friends of the Forces mailing list by clicking here.


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Nov 17, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 11) - Sleaze strikes back!
00:30:09

In this episode of Whinge With Us we are joined by Panny Antoniou (@panny_antoniou) to talk about recent news. We discuss Owen Paterson MP and Tory sleaze. We also look through your answers to our question, "what would you do if you were in No. 11 Downing Street?".


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Nov 10, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 10) - Let's Go Brandon!
00:43:59

In this new episode of Whinge With Us, we are joined by Amy Dwyer (@AmyDwyer23) to talk about recent news and events! We discuss the recent Budget and Facebook's new rebrand and a new trend taking the USA by storm.

Lyndsay Hoyle suggesting that Rishi Sunak should resign: https://youtu.be/7XrWpVUjQlw

Nick Clegg and Mark Zuckerberg clip that will make you cringe here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDCtkB1IZWk&t=25s

Let's Go Brandon song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06bhL_HcDbo

(The Left Whingers don't agree with this trend btw)


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Nov 03, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 9) - Rats and Polar Bears
00:40:54

In this new episode of Whinge With Us we are joined by George Fairhurst (@FabianFairhurst) to talk about recent news events! We discuss the increase in COVID-19 cases, what's to be expected at COP26, fake news on social media and Chris Mitchell from GMB's viral videos (you'll understand the episode title once you've listened).


Read more about Glasgow's giant blow up rat here.

Read more about Clarion the COP26 polar bear here.


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Oct 26, 2021
Statement on the passing of Sir David Amess
00:00:41

Due to this week's events we will not be releasing an episode.


We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to David Amess’s family, friends, colleagues, constituents and everyone that knew him. We were shocked and appalled by the news last Friday and saddened by the loss of an MP who truly cared about his constituents.

Oct 19, 2021
Reflections on Labour Conference
00:40:54

Brandon and Cathleen reflect on the Labour Conference, its highs and its lows, its significance and our experiences. We also discuss the "Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution" documentary and what the next Labour government might look like.


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Oct 13, 2021
In Conversation With... Mark Pinsley
00:42:23

We talk to our first guest from the States, Mark Pinsley! He is running to be the Democratic Party candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate. We talk about why he is running for PA State Senate, the condition of US politics and what the UK and US left can learn from one another.


Here is Mark's campaign website.

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Oct 05, 2021
Left Whingers at Labour Conference 2021 (Day 4)
00:39:53

A new episode LIVE from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton!


We are joined by George Aylett to talk about what we've been up to, what we expect from Keir Starmer's speech on Wednesday, and the future of the Party.

Sep 28, 2021
In Conversation With... Paul Mason
00:54:03

We talk to British commentator and journalist, Paul Mason! We discuss the Labour Party Conference, the future of the left, and his new book on the threat of modern fascism.


Click here for Paul Mason's Twitter.

Buy "How To Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance" here.


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Sep 28, 2021
Left Whingers at Labour Conference 2021 (Day 3)
00:25:59

A new episode LIVE from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton!

We talk about what we have been up to, events unfolding in the Conference Hall and the leadership's latest policy announcements.

Sep 27, 2021
Left Whingers at Labour Conference 2021 (Day 2)
00:38:06

Our new episode live from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton!

Sep 26, 2021
In Conversation With... Wes Streeting MP
00:38:56

We talk to Labour MP for Ilford North and Shadow Secretary of State for Child Poverty, Wes Streeting MP! We discuss his route into politics, what Labour can do to tackle child poverty when in government, the current Labour leadership, and his advice for people wanting to get more involved in politics.


Click here for Wes' website.


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Sep 22, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 8) - Changing Attitudes
00:31:42

In this new episode we discuss the legacy of 9/11 and dissect the recent reforms to Social Care. We also talk about transphobia in the Labour Party and condemn the leadership's lack of concern for our trans comrades. In between these serious topics we chat about ABBA's new releases and what we think about them.


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Sep 14, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 7) - Olympics fever!
00:31:22

In this new episode we are captured by sporting fever! We discuss the Olympics and Team GB's success and touch on the sad departure of Messi from Barcelona. We share our thoughts about COVID-19 restrictions coming to an end and whether we have made use of our new freedoms. We also discuss the IPCC's report into climate change and how we can deal with the "code red" threat to humanity (we try to keep it as light as possible).


The Art of Resilience Audiobook | Ross Edgley | Audible.co.uk

BBC iPlayer - Gold Rush: Our Race to Olympic Glory


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Aug 11, 2021
What is Proportional Representation (PR)?
00:23:36

In this episode, Cathleen talks to Owen Winter (co-founder of Make Votes Matter) about what PR is, its advantages and disadvantages, and how it can be achieved.


Labour For A New Democracy's website

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Aug 03, 2021
The Future of the Young Fabians
00:36:29

We talk to Mark Whittaker (Chair of the Young Fabians) and Nicki Adeleke (Young Fabians Women's Officer) about the Fabian Society and the future of its youth wing.


Join the Fabian Society here: Fabian Society

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Read "Labour in the Culture Wars" here.

Read "Counter Culture" here.


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Jul 28, 2021
In Conversation With... Olivia Blake MP
00:29:26

We talk to Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam and Shadow Minister for Nature, Water and Flooding, Olivia Blake MP! We discuss what brought her into politics, what Labour can do in government to tackle the climate crisis and her advice for people wanting to get more involved in politics.


Click here for Olivia's website.


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Jul 23, 2021
Winning in East Devon w/ Cllr Jake Bonetta
00:19:23

In this episode we talk to the new young councillor for Honiton St. Michael's (East Devon District Council), Jake Bonetta.

We ask him how he established his presence in the local area and beat all odds to become the area's new councillor at only 19!

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Jul 13, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 6) - Kim possible?
00:27:03

In this new episode, we talk to young activists, Rhiannon and Tom, about their experiences campaigning in Batley and Spen. Brandon, Cathleen and Ross also dissect Labour's result in the constituency and talk about Hancock's recent escapades and resignation.


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Jul 07, 2021
Red Talk - Amy Dwyer on the need for Political Education
00:07:47

Amy Dwyer talks about the need for conceptual political education in schools and how it will benefit our democracy.


Amy is Chair of the Young Fabians Education Network and University of Manchester Young Fabians, follow her on twitter.


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Jul 02, 2021
Why is there no new episode this week?
00:06:33

In this very short episode, we explain why there is no new Left Whingers episode this week.


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Jun 29, 2021
In Conversation With... Cat Smith MP
00:18:39

We talk to Labour MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood and Shadow Secretary of State for Young People and Democracy, Cat Smith MP! We discuss what brought her into politics, how Labour can earn young people's vote and her advice for people wanting to get more involved in politics.


Click here for Cat's website.


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Jun 22, 2021
Red Talk - Lauren Davison on Prison Reform
00:12:32

Lauren Davison talks about the need for prison reform and why the narrative on criminal justice needs to change.


Lauren is a criminologist, Labour activist and founder of the Labour Coalition for Justice Reform, follow her on Twitter and check out her LinkedIn.

Follow the Labour Coalition for Justice Reform on Twitter.


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Jun 18, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 5) - It's Coming Hame!
00:31:44

We are back with another episode of Whinge With Us! We talk about the boundary review, what's next for Starmer, UNITE's elections and the Euros.

The boundary review: Boundary Commission for England website


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Jun 15, 2021
In Conversation With... Tan Dhesi MP
00:22:38

We talk to Labour MP for Slough and Shadow Minister for the Railways, Tan Dhesi MP! We discuss what brought him into politics, Labour's plans for the rail network and his advice for people wanting to get more involved in politics.


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Click here for Tan's maiden speech.


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Jun 08, 2021
Red Talk - Panny Antoniou on Bio-diversity and Rewilding
00:06:44

Panny Antoniou talks about the positive impact that increased bio-diversity and rewilding could have on climate change.


Panny is Chair and co-founder of Labour Doorstep and co-chair of Open Labour Climate, follow him on Twitter.


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Rewilding Britain

The Wildlife Trusts


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Jun 05, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 4) - Season 2 Finale!
00:42:42

Our final Whinge With Us episode of the series is a perfect mix of serious and silly. We begin by talking about recent news events; the European Super League's failure, Tory sleaze and Starmer's confrontation outside a pub in Bath.

Later in the episode we play Policy Hot or Not where we take it in turns to throw out random policy ideas and decide whether they are "hot" or "not". We debated bringing in fan ownership of football clubs and improving our nation's transport network.

We also have a look back at our favourite moments of the series and reflect on where our podcast is heading.


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Apr 28, 2021
Earth Day Special
00:29:15

We talk to 3 Labour and environmental activists - Marie, Mhairi and George - about SERA (Labour's Environmental Campaign) and the Green New Deal.


"White Heat of the Green Revolution" by the Young Fabians Environment Network >>Event Registration<<

Learn more about SERA by going to their website: SERA - Labour's Environment Campaign

Follow George's podcast Red Roses Reporting on Twitter @RedReporting


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Apr 21, 2021
In Conversation With... Tracy Brabin
00:29:09

In this episode we talk to Labour's candidate for West Yorkshire Mayor and current MP for Batley and Spen, Tracy Brabin! We discuss what brought her into politics, what her plans are for the mayoralty and her advice for people wanting to go into politics, as well as much much more!


Tracy's campaign website: Tracy Brabin for West Yorkshire Mayor (tracy4mayor.org.uk)


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Apr 14, 2021
Standing to be a councillor
00:21:53

In this episode we speak to a couple of fantastic Labour council candidates - Amy and Tina - about what it is like running for elected office as a young person. We ask them what the selection process was like, what their worries are and how ready they feel going into the May local elections.


You can support their campaigns by following them on their social media below:

Amy's Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmyDwyer23

Amy's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PenworthamLabour

Tina's Twitter: https://twitter.com/TinaBhartwas

Tina's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TinaBhartwasLabour


To sign up to vote: Register to vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

To register for a postal vote: Apply for a postal vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


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Apr 07, 2021
In Conversation With... Lord Jack McConnell
00:36:13

In this episode we talk to former First Minister of Scotland, Lord Jack McConnell! We discuss what it was like being First Minister, how Labour can win back Scotland and his advice for people wanting to go into politics, as well as much much more!

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Mar 31, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 3) - Pointing at potholes.
00:42:51

Like all of our Whinge With Us episodes, this one is a perfect mix of serious and silly. We begin by talking about recent news events; the Salmond Inquiry, Sarah Everard's vigil, the #KillTheBill protests and Hartlepool's by-election.

However, later in the episode we play Policy Hot or Not (25:40) where we take it in turns to throw out random policy ideas and decide whether they are "hot" or "not". We debated everything from Yorkshire Independence to potholes!


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Mar 24, 2021
St. Patrick's Day Special
00:33:39

In this episode we talk to two UN Youth Delegates - Conn (Republic of Ireland) and Tara (Northern Ireland) - about their roles and Irish politics. From how COVID-19 has been treated on either side of the border and Brexit to how young people across Ireland are being represented internationally, we get through a wide variety of topics!

To get in touch with Ireland's UN Youth Delegates or keep up with their campaigns:

Twitter: UNYouthIRL

Facebook: UN Youth Delegates Ireland


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Mar 17, 2021
Trans Rights Are Human Rights
00:28:16

In this episode we speak to a couple of amazing activists - Lilla and Morgan - about their experiences being trans/ non-binary and what challenges their community faces. We discuss transphobia in mainstream parties and the media as well as how trans people can be supported. As a podcast we stand in full solidarity with our fellow LGBTQ+ activists.

Also, thank you to Lauren for joining us on this podcast, it was great to have you back.

For more information and support, you can follow:

Mermaids: https://twitter.com/Mermaids_Gender

Labour Campaign for Trans Rights: https://twitter.com/Labour_Trans

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Mar 10, 2021
In Conversation With... Carwyn Jones MS
00:30:10

In this episode we talk to former First Minister of Wales and current Member of the Senedd, Carwyn Jones! We discuss what it was like being First Minister, how Labour can continue to win in Wales, as well as advice for people wanting to go into politics, and much much more!

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Mar 03, 2021
Why you should join a trade union
00:28:49

In this episode we talk to three young trade unionists, Kate, Miriam and Toby, about why trade unions are relevant today and how they can help you out as a young worker.

Find a union tool: Find a union for you | TUC


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Feb 24, 2021
In Conversation With... Billy Bragg
00:31:35

In this episode we talk to musician and activist, Billy Bragg! We cover everything from his musical influences to the effects of Twitter on politics, from how we can reframe the debate around patriotism to Ross' haircut. This is definitely one to listen to!


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Feb 17, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 2) - We have no authority here.
00:34:23

This episode is a great mix of serious and silly. We answer questions sent in by you, our audience (including a discussion about Universal Basic Income) and discuss what the upcoming local elections have in store for Keir's Labour in our "Keir Watch" segment.


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Feb 10, 2021
How to look after your mental health
00:26:44

In this episode we talk to Ralph Berry, the Delivery Network Manager for ‘Live Well Leeds’ and Sha-aib-ali a junior doctor in Hammersmith Hospital about how we can all protect our mental health locked down in these dark months. We this episode is reassuring and provides you with some top tips for mental wellbeing. We are in this together.


Samaritans Tel: 116 123

Text SHOUT to 85258. It is a free, confidential, and anonymous mental health text support service. For more information: https://giveusashout.org/

YoungMinds is a mental health support service for young people. Tel: 0808 802 5544. For more information: youngminds.org.uk


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Feb 03, 2021
HIV Awareness with the Terrence Higgins Trust
00:26:40

In this episode we talk to the Terrence Higgins Trust's Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Richard about his role at the charity, Channel 4 series It's a Sin, and HIV Awareness.


Click here to donate to the Terrence Higgins Trust: Terrence Higgins Trust (tht.org.uk)

It's a Sin resources: It's a Sin resources | Terrence Higgins Trust (tht.org.uk)

Terrence Higgins Trust direct helpline: 0808 802 1221

For more advice and information: info@tht.org.uk


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Jan 27, 2021
Growing up in the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Community
00:29:46

In this episode we speak to a couple of amazing activists - Chris (from Travellers Against Racism) and Luke (from the Labour GRT Campaign) - about their experiences growing up in the GRT Community, and the challenges that GRT people face living in the UK.

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Jan 20, 2021
Whinge With Us (Episode 1) - Keir we go!
00:38:02

This episode is a great mix of serious and silly. We answer questions sent in by you, our audience and discuss Keir Starmer's latest appearances in our "Keir Watch" segment.


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Jan 13, 2021
A Beginner's Guide to Rent Strikes
00:33:39

We spoke to two of Bristol's rent strikers - Louis and Saranya - about their experiences taking part in/ organising a rent strike and how you could replicate their success at your university.

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Jan 06, 2021
In Conversation With... Emma Hardy MP
00:20:46

We spoke to Shadow Minister for Higher and Further Education, Emma Hardy about tuition fees, covid-19 and more!


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Oct 20, 2020
Young Labour Chair *Election Special*
01:13:23

In this episode, we held a hustings for the 3 Young Labour Chair candidates - Cathleen Clarke, Eluned Anderson and Jess Barnard. As always, we put to them questions from our Left Whingers community - which you can sign up to here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMLAK4ToIrbV-twI02PSpc6KjnUUBZFctJrl0JoJx3rJFb4g/viewform

We talked about transphobia, antisemitism and much more!

Ballots will be dropping soon! 

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Oct 11, 2020
Fabianism and the Labour Party
00:39:59

We spoke to Adam Allnutt (Chair of The Young Fabians),  Amy Dwyer ( NW Young Fabians Womens' Officer & University of Manchester Young Fabians Chair), Amber Khan (Editor of the Young Fabians Blog) & George Fairhurst (Chair of Yorkshire and Humber Young Fabians).

Issues discussed include the benefits of being a Young Fabian, what Fabianism means to them, and how Fabianism fits into the Labour Party today!

Like what you heard? You can join the Fabian Society here: https://fabians.org.uk/membership/join/

Also visit the Young Fabians website here: http://www.youngfabians.org.uk/

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Credit to Leyton for our brilliant theme music - you can find more of his work here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EoEk5ulYJgi3F56orFFWb?si=78tQvMSHTIWOStzMQET7uQ

Sep 22, 2020
Labour Party Culture and Young People
00:36:54

We spoke to Elliott from Campaign for Dual CLP membership (https://twitter.com/ForClp) to discuss how the campaign could benefit young members. We also spoke to fantastic activists Imogen, George, Janine and Dhruv about their experiences as young people in CLPs and online. 

As always, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Left_Whingers

Credit to Leyton for our brilliant theme music - you can find more of his work here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EoEk5ulYJgi3F56orFFWb?si=78tQvMSHTIWOStzMQET7uQ

Aug 19, 2020
In Conversation With... Clive Lewis MP
00:38:18

We spoke to Labour MP for Norwich South, Clive Lewis about the COVID-19 pandemic, cross party working and much more! Thank you to Shaan, Brandon and Ardeel for joining us to ask questions, and to Leyton for suggesting a question to ask. 

As always, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Left_Whingers

If you have any ideas for podcast guests in the future or you would like to appear, email us on queries@leftwhingers.co.uk

Credit to Leyton for our brilliant theme music - you can find more of his work here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EoEk5ulYJgi3F56orFFWb?si=78tQvMSHTIWOStzMQET7uQ

Jul 29, 2020
Black Lives Matter
00:41:10

We spoke to 4 brilliant activists - Khadeejah, Natalie, Amen and Abdi - about Black Lives Matter, racial inequalities in British politics and about their lived experiences in Britain. 

As always, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Left_Whingers

Find out more about the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK context here - https://blacklivesmatteruk.com/ where you'll find great resources and info. 

Credit to Leyton for our brilliant theme music - you can find more of his work here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EoEk5ulYJgi3F56orFFWb?si=78tQvMSHTIWOStzMQET7uQ


Jul 14, 2020
LGBTQ+ Rights in Modern Britain with LGSM's Mike Jackson
00:42:09

Left Whingers spoke to the brilliant Mike Jackson - a founding member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners - about everything from Pride the move, Section 28, Inclusive sex education and the Gender Recognition Act. If you fancy supporting LGSM and picking up one of their fabulous t-shirts, click this link: https://housmans.com/product/pits-perverts-t-shirt/

We were also joined by two amazing activists - Elsie Greenwood (co-chair of LGBT Labour Scotland) and Jason Parkinson (LGBTQ+ activist) -  to hear their perspectives and experiences. 

As always, thank you to Leyton for our theme music - you can check out his Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EoEk5ulYJgi3F56orFFWb?si=xIL8pUGGSuaMrqOfNmG2og

Find us on twitter: @left_whingers

Jun 30, 2020