Paul Richards and Katharine Hibbert discuss the final week of politics before the general election. Today they talk to Joss Garman from Greenpeace and Andrew Robinson from the Pirate Party UK who is the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Worcester.
Jam Tomorrow looks at Politics: The Next Generation.
K.Biswas and Rys Farthing are joined by the leading experts from the current generation of young politicos, including feminist blogger Laurie Penny; founder of Liberal Conspiracy and Pickled Politics Sunny Hundal; Editor of Left Foot Forward Will Straw; environmental campaigner Joss Garman; and Chair of Young Labour and Hope not Hate activist Sam Tarry.
Too often young people are chastised as the harbingers of a democratic deficit, and simultaneously as heralding the birth of new forms of democracy, notably in the electronic realm – is the truth somewhere in between, and can this new form of politics bring about lasting social change?
The inimitable Ian Bone, veteran agitator and anarchist, gives the election some scrutiny. Today’s guests are Andy Meinke, editor of Freedom, the oldest British anarchist newspaper and Martin Wright of the Whitechapel Anarchist Group. http://ianbone.wordpress.com/
With a decidedly male body politic and women’s issues marginalised to ‘women’s hour’, we explore what the upcoming election could mean for women. Joining Biz and Rys in the studio are Bronwyn McKenna from Unison, Caroline Lucas Leader of the Green Party, with comments from Kate Bell from Gingerbread, Lynne Featherstone of the Liberal Democrats, Pauline Lucas Chair of the Conservative Women’s Organisation, and long-time Labour supporter Gemma Tumelty.
Steve Parry’s Totally Biased – Election Special 3. Steve bring’s us his apoplectic analysis of the campaigns so far. Helping him wade through the river of media dribble spewed up in the wake of Nick Clegg’s “bone calcifyingly mediocrity”, is fellow traveller and film maker David Tuck.
Steve also talks to prospective parliamentary candidate for Tottenham, Jenny Sutton. Sutton will be talking to Steve on the phone live from the campaign trail, fresh from a hustings debate with Labour Higher Education Minister David Lammy MP.
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Paul Richards, Katharine Hibbert, Joe Kassman-Tod and guests discuss politicians’ promises and the crucial issues driving the 2010 election campaigns. This week they look at arts and culture policy with critic J.J.Charlesworth and the artist Bob & Roberta Smith. Hibbert, Kassman-Tod and Richards also reflect on the second electoral TV debate.
Ian Bone’s By-Election Special