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21 September 2016

The NS Podcast #173: Mandates, minorities and the Moreno scale

The New Statesman podcast.

By New Statesman

This week, Helen and Stephen review Labour’s pre-conference predicament: will Corbyn be elected with a bigger mandate than last time? They also explore why Labour’s support increases when people see themselves as British rather than English. George joins from the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton with thoughts on Tim Farron. And you ask us about the US election: would Bernie have done better?

(Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, George Eaton)


Labour leadership Contest: 00.08
Read Stephen and George on what happens when Corbyn wins again

Shadow Cabinet elections and the NEC:  09.15
George writes about Corbyn’s NEC opponents

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English nationalism: 12.33
John Bew contemplates an “English revolt”

Tim Farron: 19.19
Read more about Farron’s conference performance

Bernie versus Hilary 25.08
Watch Bernie brocalists boo mentions of Clinton


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