Live: Labour MP Suspended, Tory Group Want to Scrap Inheritance Tax
Labour MP Geraint Davies has been suspended after sexual harassment allegations have come to light. Plus: a group of Tory MPs want to scrap inheritance tax entirely; and a homeless shelter in east London has been raided by riot police. With Aaron Bastani and Barnaby Raine.
Live: Rail Strikes Hit England, Sunak Weighs in on AI Warning, Disability Benefit Shocker
Rail strikes have again hit services across England, with ASLEF and RMT unions taking industrial action over pay, job security and passenger safety. Plus: a shocking story about the DWP rejected disability benefit claims; and artificial intelligence experts have delivered their strongest warning yet about the developing technology. With Richard Hames and Ash Sarkar.
Live: Media Cover-Ups: Nick Cohen’s Sexual Misconduct & the Philip Schofield Scandal
Accusations of cover ups at ITV and the Guardian – is British media finally undergoing its #MeToo moment? Plus: surprise! The government hasn’t handed over Boris Johnson’s unredacted WhatsApps With Moya Lothian-Mclean and Shon Faye.
Live: Sunak Mulls Food Price Caps, Met Police to Stop Answering Mental Health
Rishi Sunak is reportedly drawing up plans to introduce price caps for basic foods. We speak to James Meadway about what this means. Plus: the Met police have announced they will stop answering mental health calls; and Labour announce a great policy on fossil fuels. With Moya Lothian-Mclean and Dalia Gebrial.
Downstream: Corporations Control the Government: Here’s How. Aaron Bastani Meets Matt Kennard
Most of you will agree that corporations have undue influence over our democracies, but exactly how this influence is exerted is tricky to illustrate – and that is by design. Behind innocuous sounding acronyms and worthy sounding trade agreements are the real cogs that allow the global corporate machine to corrupt societies and our guest […]
Live: Clueless Hunt Says More Economic Pain ‘Acceptable’, Drakeford Slams UK Government,
Jeremy Hunt has said he would find a recession “acceptable” in order to fight inflation. Plus: Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford has slammed the UK government in the wake of riots in Cardiff; and a London borough council has become the first local authority to role out a particular transformative policy for young people for […]
Live: Robert Jenrick Exposes Tory Agenda on Migration
Net migration to the UK has hit another record level, but are record migration figures really a cause for concern? Plus: will the new Ofgem energy cap lower your bills? And does Ron DeSantis stand a chance at being the Republican nominee for US president? With Moya Lothian-Mclean and Mike Bankole.
Live: Boris Johnson Under Fire Again, Police Give Statement After Cardiff Riots
Boris Johnson is back in the spotlight after new claims he broke lockdown rules whilst he was prime minister. Plus: the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission is under investigation for transphobia; and South Wales Police give a statement outlining the events that led to the death of two teenage boys in Cardiff, […]
Live: Braverman in yet Another Scandal, Riots in Cardiff See Cars Ablaze
Live: Suella Braverman in Another Scandal, Lula’s Ukraine Comments at G7
Home secretary Suella Braverman is facing questions over whether she broke the ministerial code in her handling of a speeding offence. Plus: Just Stop Oil receive a surprising new backer; and Lula’s appearance at the G7 sparks debate over the Ukraine war. With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.
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Live: Starmer Leaves Black Labour MPs Scared of Losing Whip
Black MPs have told Channel 4 News they’re too scared to speak out about racism for fear of losing the Labour whip. What the hell is going on in Keir Starmer’s party? Plus: a viral video shows Just Stop Oil protestors assaulted; and Matt Hancock insists he is a human being. With Michael Walker and […]
Live: We’re All Being Screwed by Water Companies, Corbyn Gets Good News
Water companies have issued an apology over sewage dumping and announced higher consumer bills will pay for infrastructure improvements. Plus: BT have announced tens of thousands of job cuts and are set to replace a fifth of them with artificial intelligence; the cost of living crisis continues, but Tory MP Brendan Clarke Smith has the […]
Live: Rent Reform Finally on the Horizon, 1.5C Warming Now Inevitable
Michael Gove has finally announced reforms he says will protect renters from dodgy landlords. Is it good enough? Plus: 1.5C of warming to global temperatures is now inevitable according to climate scientists and record temperatures are almost guaranteed over the next five years. We speak to Climate scientist Ella Gilbert. With Michael Walker and Dalia […]
Ash Wednesday: The Novara Media Guide to Laundering Your Reputation
It doesn’t matter how badly you’ve messed up the country: the UK media is always on hand to help disgraced politicians back into the establishment. Tony Blair, Theresa May and Alastair Campbell all enjoy the favourable opinion of the nation’s journalists, in spite of everything they did with power when they had it. And if […]
Live: Gove & Fascism at Shambolic National Conservatism Conference
The second day of the National Conservatism conference has seen eyebrow raising speeches from Douglas Murray and warm words about the event from Michael Gove. Plus: A record number of people are out of work due to long-term illness; and how should online misogyny be tackled? With Moya Lothian-Mclean and Ash Sarkar.
Downstream: What We Need Is Trans Power Now | Ash Sarkar Meets PhilosophyTube
Ash Sarkar is joined by Abigail Thorn ( @PhilosophyTube ) to discuss the differences between content creation on YouTube and performing at the theatre, Shakespeare and the experiences of being a trans content creator.