#41 – Westminster Briefing

In this edition of the Aidan Project, Aidan is joined by John Ashmore, chief reporter for PoliticsHome, to discuss the latest developments in British politics. Is Theresa May on borrowed time? How relevant is Tony Blair? Plus a look at Grenfell, Brexit, terrorism, Donald Trump potentially visiting the UK, and much more. PoliticsHome describes itself as the most viewed and valued specialist online news source in Parliament. You can find the web site at www.politicshome.com. You can find John on Twitter @smashmorePH.

You can tweet Aidan with your thoughts @theaidanproject. As noted in the podcast, ‘Notes on Mrs. May‘ serves as something of a prequel to this episode.

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#36 – Project Extra: A.C. Grayling

In this edition of the Aidan Project Podcast, enjoy exclusive, previously unreleased, audio from A.C. Grayling’s Q&A session, following his ‘Fighting for Europe’ speech, held at the University of Suffolk, England, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. In this podcast, Grayling comments on how good a deal the United Kingdom currently has with Brussels, ‘pusillanimous MP’s’, the lack of knowledge within the UK about the European Union, and more. You can catch the entire A.C. Grayling speech on the episode ‘A.C. Grayling: Brexit Can Be Stopped’.

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#34 – Notes on Mrs. May

Strong and stable leadership, indeed. Theresa May can surely not long survive this debacle. The votes have been cast and the results are in. In this edition of the Aidan Project Podcast, Aidan offers his thoughts on the 2017 UK General Election. What does this result mean for the United Kingdom? What happens next? Will Nigel Farage answer the hard-line Brexit distress call and return to frontline politics? Tweet Aidan with your thoughts @theaidanproject.

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#33 – A.C. Grayling: Brexit Can Be Stopped

In this edition of the Aidan Project Podcast, enjoy an exclusive recording from A.C. Grayling’s impassioned ‘Fighting for Europe’ speech, held at the University of Suffolk, England, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. A.C. Grayling says that Brexit is not a done deal and that it can be stopped, or at the very least, reversed. Grayling also offers his thoughts on the UK General Election, the British press, David Cameron, Theresa May, and much more. Anthony Grayling MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSL, FRSA is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. Grayling had previously written that, “When the lies and self-interest and manipulations of the Brexiters have been defeated, the future of the UK will be as in a full partner with its European friends and allies in the EU.” Grayling expands on his case for resistance in this thought-provoking talk. Aidan would like to thank A.C. Grayling (http://acgrayling.com/), the Suffolk EU Alliance (https://www.suffolkeualliance.co.uk/) and the University of Suffolk (https://www.uos.ac.uk/) for allowing this event to be recorded.

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The Westminster Bubble

The people of the United Kingdom go to the polls on Thursday, June 8 to cast their vote in the General Election. In an upcoming podcast, I will run through the key policies and pledges from the major parties to provide a non-partisan, aide memoire of what each party is standing for. With returning guest,  political commentator, Joshua Thomas, I will also run down the results of the previous election (which seems like another era entirely), along with profiles of the party leaders and the key debates which are driving the election narrative.

Do you have a question on the manifestos, the election process, or perhaps the inescapable, looming Brexit issue which led to the Conservatives calling for this early election?

You can send a question via Twitter (@theaidanproject) or leave a question below. I will get through as many of them as I can.

The podcast will be released on Wednesday, May 31, eight days before the election. Following the result, I will release a short commentary on Friday, June 9 detailing the political landscape we in the UK find ourselves in.

Furthermore, I am hoping to provide a first-hand summary, perhaps even audio, of Professor A.C. Grayling’s speech regarding Brexit when he visits East Anglia’s University of Suffolk next month. And still further, if schedules permit, I am looking to speak to Dr. Benedict Beckeld again in the near future, perhaps reflecting on the UK political scene, as we did regarding the United States following the stunning election win of Donald Trump last November. If you have not listened to the episode, I would say it is the best Aidan Project Podcast thus far, where, as ever, no punches were pulled in the pursuit of honest conversation.

So, please stay tuned, or should I say, please stay subscribed?

Aidan