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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Notes on Belief

On June 14, Tim Farron announced his intention to resign as leader of the Liberal Democrats, citing unfair media coverage surrounding his Christian faith. In this podcast, Aidan argues that beliefs matter and that religion does not exempt anyone from reasonable scrutiny. You can tweet Aidan with your thoughts @theaidanproject.

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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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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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AMA: UK General Election

In the very first Aidan Project AMA (Ask Me Anything) episode, Aidan is joined by journalist, podcaster and activist, Joshua Thomas, to answer listener questions on the forthcoming 2017 UK General Election. For more information on Joshua, you can find Joshua’s YouTube channel, Disputandum, at http://bit.ly/2spdKaOAidan will be back the day after the election with thoughts on the results and what it means for the United Kingdom.

From the inbox:

Is Jeremy Corbyn an IRA sympathiser?

What happens to Corbyn in the event of a Conservative landslide?

If there is a hung parliament, what is the process?

Are there any possible coalitions that could form an opposition to the Conservatives?

What type of result justifies May’s decision to call an election?

Why aren’t there more independent MP’s in parliament?

Should May have taken on a leader’s debate?

How damaging are policy gaffes on TV and radio? (Diane Abbott)

Is there an issue with anti-Labour bias from the BBC?

How damaged has Corbyn been on the issues of anti-semitism within Labour, and regarding Trident?

Where has Nigel Farage vanished to?

What do you make of the lack of progressive debate within the left on immigration?

Will “covfefe” play a part in this election?

Who do you think will win the election?

You can always send questions via www.AidanCoughlan.org or you can tweet @theaidanproject.

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