Podcast Ep. 70: Tony ‘The Bear’ Blair Launches Brexit Reunion Tour

Right Dishonourable 70 Tony Blair

With Tony Blair urging the people to “rise up” against Brexit, Labour MP Diane Abbott complaining about bigoted online abuse, and PewDiePie accused of anti-Semitism, it’s been an uproarious week in politics.

Joining us to chew this over are the ladies of DAS Podcast, Ruby Pabani and Charlie Brades-Price, whose excellent periodical podcast sees feminism take on the likes of beauty, pregnancy and the Internet.

Image credit – Tony Blair by World Travel and Tourism Council

Podcast Ep. 43: Labour’s Anti-Semitic Meltdown & Elections Across the Pond

RD E43, Hillary Clinton, St Pauls in London, Ken Livingstone

An explosive row within the Labour party about anti-Semitism, the upcoming elections across Britain and the latest happenings in America’s White House race are the three topics this week.

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Oliver Letwin’s memo was a Thatcherite document, not a racist one

Oliver Letwin, September 2013 by Policy Exchange

The annual cache of old Whitehall documents provides much-need rations for the starving press over the quiet weeks around Christmas and New Year, and this year a memo from 1985 concerning race riots is proving particularly nourishing.

On the menu is Oliver Letwin, current chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (a trust fund for Lizzie Windsor) and former policy wonk in the Tory government of Margaret Thatcher, for penning a memo in November 1985 on the social malaise in inner cities that led to riots in Tottenham and Brixton.

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Bahar Mustafa and #KillAllWhiteMen, or when equality activists don’t understand racism

Bahar Mustafa, No White-Cis-Men Pls

Racism, n.

A belief that one’s own racial or ethnic group is superior, or that other such groups represent a threat to one’s cultural identity, racial integrity, or economic well-being; (also) a belief that the members of different racial or ethnic groups possess specific characteristics, abilities, or qualities, which can be compared and evaluated. Hence: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against people of other racial or ethnic groups (or, more widely, of other nationalities), esp. based on such beliefs.

Oxford English Dictionary

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