Laura Smith, Ian Lavery and Jon Trickett, three leading lights of the working-class left, have launched their No Holding Back podcast today after a string of popular Zoom discussions and interviews. Here’s what they say about it:
We are excited to tell you that we are launching our new series of podcasts as part of our No Holding Back initiative. With bold ideas and blunt analysis, we discuss contemporary politics, culture and society through the lens of working class communities – our communities.
It is no secret that electoral success among working class communities was the main reason Boris Johnson won a landslide at the last election. The key to removing him lies in Labour rebuilding its rapport with the section of society which has always been the backbone of the labour movement.
The declining appeal of Labour among working class communities has been happening for 25 years. And Peter Mandelson’s assessment that the working class “have nowhere else to go” has demonstrably proven to be false.
In our pilot episode, we explore the declining working class voices at Westminster.
We ask if there will be another Dennis Skinner. We look at some of the things necessary to put right the disconnect between Labour and its working class roots. We also discuss the changing nature of class, work and culture, in all its diversity.
Please find below a link to our podcast. It is the first in a series of 10 before Christmas. We would be delighted to discuss it further with you, and would be grateful for any exposure you would give this in your channels.
Jon Trickett MP
Ian Lavery MP
Cllr Laura Smith
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