Episode 61: Are the Conservatives changing for good?
with Paul Mason and Christabel Cooper7th July 2020
The Coronavirus crisis has turned on its head many assumptions about how politics works. It used to be taken for granted that the Tories want to make the state smaller, and the market bigger. But does that assumption still hold? And if not what is the nature of the new Toryism being formed through the course of the Coronavirus crisis? On this episode hosts Luke Cooper and Zoe Williams are joined by journalist and author Paul Mason and data scientist and Labour councillor Christabel Cooper, to discuss how the centre-right is evolving. They place the analysis in a global and historical perspective and ask if Thatcherism is indeed coming to an end, then what happens next? The alternative, sadly, isn’t necessarily better and could even be seen as continuity neoliberalism but with a big dose of nationalism and authoritarianism.
This podcast is part of an on-going collaboration between the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Another Europe Is Possible.
More Podcast episodes
Episode 77: Hope despite retreat? Reflections on five years since the Brexit referendum
with Laura Parker Read more »
Episode 76: Where is Germany going? The future of Europe's sleeping giant after the Merkel era
with Franziska Heinisch and Christos Katsioulis Read more »
Episode 75: European super WHAT? Money and power in modern football
with David Kogan Read more »
Episode 74: Do economies always have to grow? The question facing capitalism
with Tim Jackson Read more »
Episode 73: Fighting for life after Covid: how do our economies need to be redesigned?
with James Meadway Read more »