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What Matters? 3: Prof Guy Standing

The Real Agenda Network

Release Date: 07/06/2020

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In the first of this new podcast series Inequality Bites, Professor Kate Pickett, co-author of the seminal book The Spirit Level, talks to Wanda Wyporska of The Equality Trust about the book’s key findings more than a decade on. Kate & Wanda revisit the crucial link between inequality & health in the context of a pandemic that has proven that we’re not “all in this together”. Inequality Bites is produced by The Equality Trust www.equalitytrust.org.uk distributed by The Real Agenda Network www.realag

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How could 18 million households could save on their tax bills? Today Andrew Dixon, a former Goldman Sachs executive & now founder of Fairer Share, a campaigning group proposing the Proportional Property Tax talks to Tom Burgess about replacing the outdated council tax & archaic stamp duty. Plus how an 87 year old vicar was posthumously awarded the Long Term achievement prize at the National Campaigner Awards & why the majority of voters in favour of rebalancing the tax system. www.realagenda.org

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Has Britain lost its way? Gavin Esler, writer, former BBC Newsnight presenter talks to Tom Burgess about how constitutional reform is essential. He gives an exclusive first look into his 2021 book “How Britain Ends” & how to avoid it! Plus in other news: who thinks Britain should be reset, how council tax & stamp duty could be abolished (yes please) & how the legacy of the late Rev Paul Nicolson continues with campaigns for compassion at the heart of politics www.realagenda.org

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Baroness Ruth Hunt former CEO of Stonewall, editor of The Book of Queer Prophets, talks with Matt Hawkins, co-founder of Compassion In Politics about the changing perceptions of LGBT+ rights, the often toxic nature of Twitter, & the policies she would introduce if she became a govt minister, politics, and cultural change. What Matters? is a podcast from Compassion in Politics for The Real Agenda Network .compassioninpolitics.com www.realagenda.org

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Should we raise or lower taxes, or just rebalance the tax system?  Robert Palmer Exec Dir of Tax Justice UK talks with Tom Burgess about a new report called Talking Tax. There is now more support for a range of taxes on wealth especially amongst Tory voters, will the chancellor listen? Plus what did Frances O’Grady  think was morally wrong and a Times columnist thought could put good businesses out of business.  www.taxjustice.uk www.realagenda.org

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Catch Up: Compass talks to Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Exe at the New Economics Foundation. She is also a key partner in a 350-strong coalition of civil society leaders demanding the Government to #BuildBackBetter, from unions to faith groups to NGOs. With Miatta, we dig into what a new social & economic settlement could look like & how we win it. It’s Bloody Complicated is a new podcast series created by Compass which campaigns for a Good Society, now available on The Real Agenda Network. www.realagenda.org

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Catch Up: Compass talks with Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy MP. about community responses to the crisis, being 'porous' & learning from 'the other side', Labour leadership, & hope for the future. It’s Bloody Complicated is a new podcast series that features thinkers, politicians, journalists, & community activists from across the progressive spectrum, created by Compass which campaigns for a Good Society, now available on The Real Agenda Network. www.realagenda.org

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Professor Guy Standing tells us why the time has come for the government to introduce a basic income for UK citizens, what that would look like, and what the trials of basic incomes across the world have taught us. What Matters? is a podcast from Compassion in Politics, the think tank that works to bring more compassion into public life, produced by Kitty Horlick for The Real Agenda Network, podcasts for progressive change. www.compassioninpolitics.com www.realagenda.org