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Why Joe Biden’s inauguration sparked a “wokeness” row in British politics

Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the week in politics on the New Statesman podcast.

Following the inauguration of President Biden on 20 January, Boris Johnson struggled to answer a question about whether the new US leader is “woke”. On this episode of the New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the debate that ensued in Britain, and whether the so-called “culture wars” pack an electoral punch.

Then, in You Ask Us, they take your question on whether Westminster can continue to deny another Scottish independence referendum for the remainder of this parliament.

Further reading

Paul Mason on why Boris Johnson’s Conservatives will struggle to adjust to the Biden era

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