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James Meadway Interview: “There are ways to end neoliberalism globally that are not progressive, and this will (increasingly) be the terrain the left is fighting on.”

James Meadway is a former advisor to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. Previously, he was the Chief Economist at the New Economics Foundation and he is currently writing a book on left wing economics. In his interview with this website, he outlines the principles of Corbynomics, discusses a Green New Deal and explains why he thinks MMT would be such a misstep for…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 8: Progress

Jasper & Joe sit down with Henna and Stefan of Progress to discuss their recent rebrand and the state of centre-left politics. Beth joins us for an in-depth look at her interview with Jo Swinson on trans rights, and Eugenie extols the wonders of Comic-Con. iTunes Link RSS Feed Host: Jasper (@jasper_ch) Panel: Joe (@steamedhamms) Beth (@languesbians) Eugenie (@meemstd) Guests: Henna Shah (@hennashah94) Stefan…

Review: People’s Republic of Walmart

In his 2016 book ‘An American Utopia,’ the renowned Marxist theorist and critic Frederic Jameson suggested that Walmart may, counterintuitively, offer a guide for a post-capitalist future. Now, Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski have expanded on this provocation in their new book ‘People’s Republic of Walmart’, which attempts to reexamine the achievements of modern multinational capitalism through a socialist lens. Walmart, with…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 7: Trade Policy and Porn

Eugenie (@meemstd) interviews Sarah Manavis (@sarahmanavis) of The New Statesman to discuss the government’s attempted porn block and what it means for individual privacy. Plus, Jasper (@jasper_ch) speaks to David Lawrence (@dc_lawrence) of the Trade Justice Movement to break down what the future of British trade could look like, as well as the relationship between Christianity and left-wing politics. iTunes Link RSS…

Jo Swinson Said Trans Rights

In recent years, the Mumsnet Q&A has become a staple of British politics. Senior politicians such as David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon have all run the gauntlet of answering questions from the parenting website’s users at some point or another. Interviews typically range from light-hearted personal questions – “what is your favourite biscuit” being a favourite which Gordon…

Autism in the UK

Earlier this year, at the age of 25, I discovered that I am within the estimated one percent of the UK population that is on the autism spectrum. Like many autistic adults who receive a delayed diagnosis, I have found the revelation to be earth-shattering and emotionally exhausting. Finally being diagnosed as autistic caused a lifetime of traumatic experiences to flood into…

The Social Preview: Brecon and Radnorshire by-election

It was meant to be a relatively quiet year in Welsh politics, with the Labour – Liberal Democrat coalition in Cardiff Bay trundling on after the election of new First Minister Mark Drakeford. Meanwhile Plaid Cymru’s new leader Adam Price planned to take the time to find his feet and modernise the party, starting a ‘root-and-branch’ review of its internal machinery. With…