Join the Backbench for student-centric hustings in the run-up to the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary Elections. Hosted by Carter Wickham and Jonas Dein this debate tackles a series of important student questions such as mental health, drug policy and disability policy.
Angus Roberston - SNP
Carole Ford - Liberal Democrats
Kate Nevens - Green
Miles Briggs - Conservatives
Sarah Boyack - Labour
What more prominent topic could there be then lockdown itself? Sir Desmond Swayne TD VR has been an outspoken activist of the government's COVID-19 response. In recent weeks he's been accused of being an 'anti-vaxx supporter' or accusing the government of 'manipulating the numbers.' With the help of health expert Dr Mark Hellowell, we take a step back and examine - what actually has been the pros and cons of the government response to the pandemic? Check out more at backbenchpodcast.com
Today's radio show discusses an increasingly pressing issue: Scottish independence. Featuring Labour MP Ian Murray and Edinburgh University constitutional expert, Daniel Kenealy, we interrogate whether Labour have a plan to prevent the breakup of the Union.
This week's Backbench combines features both expert and elected. Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Senior Academic Lecturer at Edinburgh, Jan Eichhorn, meet to discuss Labour's economic strategy. We cover economy, COVID, Brexit, and the important 'what next for Labour' question. Listen below on Spotify. Available on your favourite streaming platform!
On this episode of the Backbench, Jonas and Carter interview the Speaker of the House Commons, Sir Lindsey Hoyle. We talk to the Speaker about the effects of Covid-19 on his role, partisanship and the US Capital Insurrection. Check out our blog on backbenchpodcast.com
2021 is starting off the right way with a relaunch of Edinburgh Political Union's podcast; The Backbench. Join Carter Wickham and Jonas Dein throughout the year as they interview academics, politicians and students, discuss current political affairs and explore the significance of world events! Check us out on backbenchpodcast.com for our new student blog.
We cover the new Manifestos from everyone EXCEPT the Tories, Bolivian chaos, Chilean human rights abuses, the Iranian internet blackout, and the American impeachment process! Join us for a good chat and review of this week in politics.