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British politics is a of a nightmare to keep up with at the moment. Reading every think-piece or news story about how life is getting objectively worse would be enough to make your eyes fall out. That's why we created The British Dream, a podcast that pu

Latest Episodes

The Tories Are Hot For Labour

She'll deny it if you give her the chance... Let's rip up Theresa May's conference speech. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

12 MIN2018 OCT 12
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The Tories Are Hot For Labour

Labour is Preparing For Government

It was good, but is it good enough? Let’s rip up Jeremy Corbyn’s Conference Speech! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

14 MIN2018 OCT 1
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Labour is Preparing For Government

How the British Government Splits Children Up From Their Parents

Earlier in the summer the world looked on in horror as Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance border policy led to the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents. Audio recordings of crying infants and pictures of kids surrounded by border guards could hardly fail to move you. But do we have the moral high ground in the UK? The separation of children from their parents at the hands of the border system is something that goes on in the UK, but it’s much less well known. This week the British Dream talks to Nick Beals from Bail for Immigration Detainees, who tells us the group has tried to help 328 children separated from their parents by the border regime in the last year. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2018 AUG 24
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How the British Government Splits Children Up From Their Parents

How Far-Right Rhetoric Became the New Normal

Are we seeing the normalisation of fascism? There's a disturbing pattern of politicians making extreme statements, columnists writing apologia for racism, and far-right figures taking to the airwaves for soft interviews with sycophantic journalists. On the British Dream this week, Simon Childs chats to Hussein Kesvani about what to make of this new reality, and look at how far-right ideology related to mainstream conservatism and gullible journalism. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

39 MIN2018 AUG 14
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How Far-Right Rhetoric Became the New Normal

Can Northern Ireland End Its Stasis On Abortion?

Remember in the spring when Ireland voted to legalise abortion? People in Northern Ireland do. They remember how everyone looked to Northern Ireland – with its exceptionally harsh abortion laws – and wondered if they would take a similar step. Northern Irish women took to the streets demanding their rights with banners reading “the North Is next”. With the Conservative government being propped up by the anti-abortion Democratic Unionist Party, it felt like the pressure might even topple Theresa May’s government. Then the news cycle moved on, as ever. But today we’re going back there and asking, ‘what happened with that?’ Goretti Horgan is Policy Director at ARK, a social policy hub started by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast Ulster University. She’s an activist and she gave The British Dream podcast the lowdown on the fight for women's rights in Northern Ireland. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MIN2018 JUL 30
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Can Northern Ireland End Its Stasis On Abortion?

How Politics Shaped Grime and Grime Shaped Politics

Grime has gone from a music genre that the police tried to snuff out, to one of Britain’s most in demand cultural exports, all the while maintaining its anti-establishment edge. We spoke to Dan Hancox, author of Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime, about why the genre sounds like a riot that’s about to happen, its adversarial relationship with the state, and its roots in a London taken over by luxury flats and privatised public space. We also chatted about the moral panic currently surrounding Drill and knife crime, and asked whether violent music leads to violence. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

36 MIN2018 JUN 29
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How Politics Shaped Grime and Grime Shaped Politics

Does Brexit Have to Be Like This?

EWhen the British people voted to “take back control” and leave the EU, you have to wonder if they were doing so looking forward to passing references to technocratic policy detail filtered through a Westminster melodrama, a sort of ToryBattle Royale played out by Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson and Anna Soubry, with people’s opinions wielded as a weapon to shut down debate. But here we are. As Brexit shudders on, We spoke toDr Marina Prentoulis, from Another Europe Is Possible, about the politics, the press and the possibilities. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

31 MIN2018 JUN 15
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Does Brexit Have to Be Like This?

What's The Deal With The Left-Wing Anti-Semitism?

In April an obscure, sub-cultural, iconoclastic, left-wing Jewish group called Jewdas made tabloid news by inviting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to a Seder, in which a beetroot was held aloft as attendees shouted "F**k capitalism". In the context of an anti-Semitism scandal that is dogging the Labour party, this was interpreted as further evidence that Corbyn wasn't taking the problem seriously. Somehow, Jewdas themselves ended up being accused of anti-Semitism. We spoke to two members of Jewdas about being front-page news, where left-wing anti-Semitism comes from, and wether things are getting better or worse. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MIN2018 JUN 5
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What's The Deal With The Left-Wing Anti-Semitism?

The Police's Artificial Intelligence Technology Is Going To Get Better At Spying On You

"It was disturbing for us to see young people targeted in this kind of way" Silkie Carlo is a Director at Big Brother Watch,an independent non-profit organisation leading the protection of privacy and civil liberties in the UK. She chats to Simon Childs, Home Affairs Editor atVICE.COM, about how scary the police’s use facial recognition technology is. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MIN2018 MAY 18
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The Police's Artificial Intelligence Technology Is Going To Get Better At Spying On You

Why the Windrush Scandal Was No Accident

“What gets talked about is immigration and borders—what doesn't get talked about is people and people's lives" Gracie Bradley is an Advocacy Officer for Liberty, campaigning for human rights in the UK. She chats to Simon Childs, Home Affairs Editor at VICE.COM, about where the Windrush Scandal fits into the Government's "Hostile environment" project. Recorded 10am on Thursday 26th April 2018. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

37 MIN2018 APR 27
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Why the Windrush Scandal Was No Accident

Latest Episodes

The Tories Are Hot For Labour

She'll deny it if you give her the chance... Let's rip up Theresa May's conference speech. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

12 MIN2018 OCT 12
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The Tories Are Hot For Labour

Labour is Preparing For Government

It was good, but is it good enough? Let’s rip up Jeremy Corbyn’s Conference Speech! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

14 MIN2018 OCT 1
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Labour is Preparing For Government

How the British Government Splits Children Up From Their Parents

Earlier in the summer the world looked on in horror as Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance border policy led to the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents. Audio recordings of crying infants and pictures of kids surrounded by border guards could hardly fail to move you. But do we have the moral high ground in the UK? The separation of children from their parents at the hands of the border system is something that goes on in the UK, but it’s much less well known. This week the British Dream talks to Nick Beals from Bail for Immigration Detainees, who tells us the group has tried to help 328 children separated from their parents by the border regime in the last year. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2018 AUG 24
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How the British Government Splits Children Up From Their Parents

How Far-Right Rhetoric Became the New Normal

Are we seeing the normalisation of fascism? There's a disturbing pattern of politicians making extreme statements, columnists writing apologia for racism, and far-right figures taking to the airwaves for soft interviews with sycophantic journalists. On the British Dream this week, Simon Childs chats to Hussein Kesvani about what to make of this new reality, and look at how far-right ideology related to mainstream conservatism and gullible journalism. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

39 MIN2018 AUG 14
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How Far-Right Rhetoric Became the New Normal

Can Northern Ireland End Its Stasis On Abortion?

Remember in the spring when Ireland voted to legalise abortion? People in Northern Ireland do. They remember how everyone looked to Northern Ireland – with its exceptionally harsh abortion laws – and wondered if they would take a similar step. Northern Irish women took to the streets demanding their rights with banners reading “the North Is next”. With the Conservative government being propped up by the anti-abortion Democratic Unionist Party, it felt like the pressure might even topple Theresa May’s government. Then the news cycle moved on, as ever. But today we’re going back there and asking, ‘what happened with that?’ Goretti Horgan is Policy Director at ARK, a social policy hub started by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast Ulster University. She’s an activist and she gave The British Dream podcast the lowdown on the fight for women's rights in Northern Ireland. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MIN2018 JUL 30
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Can Northern Ireland End Its Stasis On Abortion?

How Politics Shaped Grime and Grime Shaped Politics

Grime has gone from a music genre that the police tried to snuff out, to one of Britain’s most in demand cultural exports, all the while maintaining its anti-establishment edge. We spoke to Dan Hancox, author of Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime, about why the genre sounds like a riot that’s about to happen, its adversarial relationship with the state, and its roots in a London taken over by luxury flats and privatised public space. We also chatted about the moral panic currently surrounding Drill and knife crime, and asked whether violent music leads to violence. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

36 MIN2018 JUN 29
Comments
How Politics Shaped Grime and Grime Shaped Politics

Does Brexit Have to Be Like This?

EWhen the British people voted to “take back control” and leave the EU, you have to wonder if they were doing so looking forward to passing references to technocratic policy detail filtered through a Westminster melodrama, a sort of ToryBattle Royale played out by Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson and Anna Soubry, with people’s opinions wielded as a weapon to shut down debate. But here we are. As Brexit shudders on, We spoke toDr Marina Prentoulis, from Another Europe Is Possible, about the politics, the press and the possibilities. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

31 MIN2018 JUN 15
Comments
Does Brexit Have to Be Like This?

What's The Deal With The Left-Wing Anti-Semitism?

In April an obscure, sub-cultural, iconoclastic, left-wing Jewish group called Jewdas made tabloid news by inviting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to a Seder, in which a beetroot was held aloft as attendees shouted "F**k capitalism". In the context of an anti-Semitism scandal that is dogging the Labour party, this was interpreted as further evidence that Corbyn wasn't taking the problem seriously. Somehow, Jewdas themselves ended up being accused of anti-Semitism. We spoke to two members of Jewdas about being front-page news, where left-wing anti-Semitism comes from, and wether things are getting better or worse. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MIN2018 JUN 5
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What's The Deal With The Left-Wing Anti-Semitism?

The Police's Artificial Intelligence Technology Is Going To Get Better At Spying On You

"It was disturbing for us to see young people targeted in this kind of way" Silkie Carlo is a Director at Big Brother Watch,an independent non-profit organisation leading the protection of privacy and civil liberties in the UK. She chats to Simon Childs, Home Affairs Editor atVICE.COM, about how scary the police’s use facial recognition technology is. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MIN2018 MAY 18
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The Police's Artificial Intelligence Technology Is Going To Get Better At Spying On You

Why the Windrush Scandal Was No Accident

“What gets talked about is immigration and borders—what doesn't get talked about is people and people's lives" Gracie Bradley is an Advocacy Officer for Liberty, campaigning for human rights in the UK. She chats to Simon Childs, Home Affairs Editor at VICE.COM, about where the Windrush Scandal fits into the Government's "Hostile environment" project. Recorded 10am on Thursday 26th April 2018. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

37 MIN2018 APR 27
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Why the Windrush Scandal Was No Accident