UK Politics BlaBlaBla

UK Politics BlaBlaBla

By Joshua Eichler-Summers
A highly opinionated fairly centrist unrigourously fact-checked UK politics podcast
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5: The problem of short/medium term cost minimisation in UK politics
There is a choice: deal with an instance of a problem or fix the dynamics which are causing the instance to occur. It's always cheaper in the short term to do the former, but almost never cheaper in the long run. This government doesn't think long term, it doesn't make the investments required to solve the dynamics that cause problems. I argue that this is a bad decision. UK Politics BlaBlaBla.
10:42
June 24, 2020
4: How political party design could allow politicians to be more authentic
We are all fed up with insincerity in uk politics; politicians sticking to the party line when they don't agree with it and not answering questions. What if a political party could be designed in a way to avoid this problem. Today I explore the seeds of an idea about how to solve this issue. UK Politics BlaBlaBla.
08:39
June 22, 2020
3: The government should use better visuals to explain what we're allowed to do during COVID
The 5 o'clock briefing and lots of words lost in subsequent articles; this is not the best way to explain permissions during a pandemic. I discuss a better alternative, and how that could be used in other areas of government too. UK Politics Blablabla.
09:10
June 21, 2020
2: The UK government did not treat the population like adults during COVID, and it should have
We were under-informed about coronavirus. This cost lives and left people shocked by the realities of the condition and unprepared to deal with it. A good government should respect the ability of its population to understand complex issues. UK politics blablabla.
07:29
June 20, 2020
1: What the UK government's COVID19 app fu*k up reveals about Brexit
Well, we fu*ked up the app! But this reveals more about how the government thinks than might be obvious. This goes all the way from the COVID response to Brexit. Listen to learn :). UK Politics BlaBlaBla.
09:45
June 19, 2020