News Roundtable   Nov 25, 2022

Starmer, Strikes & Scandals

With Marina Purkiss, Larry Sanders, James Schneider and Andrea Hodgkinson


In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright is joined by political commentator, Marina Purkiss, author and ecosocialist organiser James Schneider, Green Party politician Larry Sanders, and political commentator Andrea Hodgkinson.

The conversation kicks off with the panel discussing the leak of a Swiss-model Brexit deal and debating the motivation for leaking the possibility of pursuing this type of trade agreement with the EU. They look at the Labour Party’s current stance on Brexit – are they moving towards anti-migrant politics? They question Keir Starmer’s tactics and insistence on staying as bland as possible to appeal to more voters.

The panel discussed the winter of discontent in the UK, with upcoming strike action in the health, travel, and mail industries. They question the effectiveness of the government’s plans to boost the economy – could this be the end to the Conservative’s 12-year run in Number 10?

The panel touched upon the updates on Baroness Michelle Mone’s PPE corruption scandal that resulted in the Tory peer receiving £29m from a company she helped to secure a large government contract. They reviewed the scope of fraud and corruption and the consequences for the Baroness. 

All this and much more debated on this week’s Wright on the Nail!


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Episode published: Nov 25, 2022

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