New Economics Podcast: The UK’s political battlegrounds

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Anoosh Chakelian and James Meadway

Last year the UK had three different prime ministers, four different chancellors and five different housing ministers. Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister for close to a decade, recently announced her resignation — and it’s not clear who will replace her. British politics now seems to be permanently tumultuous. And with a general election peeking over the horizon, political parties are gearing up to win over the public.

What are the big ideas influencing UK politics? How much appetite does the public have for change? And what will be the key battlegrounds at the next general election?

Ayeisha is joined by Anoosh Chakelian, Britain editor at the New Statesman, and James Meadway, director of the Progressive Economy Forum.

  • James’ new book The Cost of Living Crisis (and how to get out of it)is out next month 
  • Read Anoosh and Ben Walker’s piece on the the new social groupings of the inflation age” 
  • More on Scottish independence in this article by Jonathon Shafi 
  • Listen to James’ podcast Macrodose 
    Latest from the New Statesman podcast here 

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Image: Simon Walker /​No 10 Downing Street (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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