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Episode 64: Democracy for Sale – Dark Money and Dirty Politics

with Peter Geoghegan

It is no exaggeration to say that dark money is now a major factor in our politics – and the lack of transparency threatens the democratic process. The 2016 Brexit referendum was the pilot episode of a new global horror show: nationalistic politics fuelled by hidden global donors. In this episode hosts Luke Cooper and Zoe Williams talk to Peter Geoghegan on his path-breaking new book, Democracy for Sale. In a jaw dropping discussion he explains how we still have no idea about the ultimate source of the huge amounts of cash that the Democratic Unionist Party and Arron Banks spent in the 2016 referendum.

This podcast is part of an on-going collaboration between the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Another Europe Is Possible.

For more information on the ideas discussed in this podcast check out Peter’s book.

11th September 2020