Podcast Ep. 30: Taiwan elections, #OscarsSoWhite and New Year’s in Cologne

RD E30 Taiwan elections, #OscarsSoWhite and New Year's in Cologne

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Tsai Ing-wen’s victory in the Taiwanese elections, the all-white shortlist for this year’s Oscars and the events of New Year’s Eve in Cologne in Germany dominate the discussion this week for the Right Dishonourable.

Firstly Jazza uses his extensive knowledge of Taiwanese politics to break down what Tsai and the Democratic Progressive Party will do with the country, particularly in relation to China.

Next we turn to why the #OscarsSoWhite, and why Jimmy isn’t too fussed about it.

Last we cover the attacks in Cologne perpetrated by migrant men against young women, which has thrown up a few problems for liberals and progressives making the case that Europe should keep its doors open in the wake of the migration crisis.

Image Credit – Tsai Ing-wen, March 2009 by David Reid; Somewhere Inside the Machine, January 2014 by Robert Couse-Baker; Cologne, Germany, July 2011 by Michael Rastetter

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