Podcast Ep. 45: Digital Democracy, Sadiq Khan vs. Donald Trump & Queen vs. China

RD E45 Trump v Khan, Digital democracy, Queen v China

Britain’s dispiritingly analogue democracy, Sadiq Khan’s rebuttal to Donald Trump’s travel ban on Muslims, and Queen Liz berating “rude” Chinese officials are the three topics this week.

Joining your regular hosts are Antonio Weiss, a Labour councillor, and Gabriel Huntley, a former advisor to Labour’s Chuka Umunna, who together penned a piece for Prospect discussing online voting, crowdsourcing policy and open data – our first topic.

Next we look at London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan, who rejected an offer from presumptive US presidential candidate Donald Trump to be exempt from his Muslim travel ban. Apparently, it’s just a “suggestion”.

Rounding things off we return to Britain’s Queenie, who described Chinese officials as “rude” in private remarks widely publicised by the media, at least in the UK. Is this fair?

Image Credit – Donald Trump, March 2013 by Gage Skidmore; Computer Keyboard, January 2011 by Marcie Casas; and Xi Jinping, March 2015 by Thierry Ehrmann

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