Writing in the New Statesman, former Labour prime minister Tony Blair argues that “without total change, Labour will die“. The intervention is a blistering critique of Keir Starmer’s leadership from his predecessor.
In this episode of the New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss why Labour is in crisis, and to what extent Blair and other left-wing grandees including Peter Mandelson are right to argue for root-and-branch transformation of the Labour party.
Then, in You Ask Us, they take listener questions on whether the Greens can become the third party in Westminster politics.
How to listen to the New Statesman podcast
1. In your browser
You can use the player above to listen in your browser right now. The New Statesman podcast publishes twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays. All episodes are published to newstatesman.com/podcasts on the day of release. Subscribers to the New Statesman can access episodes a day early, in our subscriber edition.
2. In a podcast app
The New Statesman podcast is available on all major podcast apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast, Google Podcasts, and more. Search ‘New Statesman podcast’ in your favourite podcast app, and subscribe or follow to make sure you receive episodes as soon as they publish. While you’re there, please leave a review for the podcast – it helps others find the show, which in turn makes it possible for us to keep making it.
3. On your smart speaker
If you have an Amazon Echo, Google Home or Apple HomePod smart speaker, ask it to “play the latest episode of the New Statesman podcast”. The same command also works with virtual assistants on mobile devices.
To sumbit a question for You Ask Us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org