PODCAST : Seumas Milne, Polly Toynbee and Martin Kettle join Tom Clark to preview this year’s political party conference season beginning this weekend with the Liberal Democrats and Ukip hosting their annual get-togethers.
Presented by Tom Clark and produced by Phil Maynard
Attendances may be down and genuine debates a thing of the past, but party conference season is still a major focal point on the political calendar. This weekend the Liberal Democrats gather in Brighton while Ukip host their get-together in Birmingham (the parties are polling neck-and-neck in a recent YouGov poll).
They’ll be followed by Labour’s conference in Manchester the following week as Ed Miliband attempts to bridge the gap between his party’s soaring popularity and his own more modest personal ratings.
Then David Cameron will round off the season with his closing speech to the Conservatives in little under four weeks’ time. But will his conference have already been overshadowed by trouble-making Boris Johnson?
In the studio to decipher it all: Guardian columnists
and Polly Toynbee.
4 thoughts on “Politics Weekly podcast: party conference season preview ~ Any hope for disabled people?”
something needs to be done urgently to help the elderly and disable all three parties forgot that they have a vote too.it’s disgusting the way the elderly and disabled are being punished for a crisis that they didnt create,it’s about time the mp’s started to relise that they work for us not the other way around!!i havent seen 1 mp stand up to atos a company that are killing people and our mp’s are standing by letting them.i think ukip will get alot of voters this time because all the current mp’s are only interested in lining the own pockets and letting the poor suffer
mps should hang their heads in shame at whot they allow to happen but no they still got their snouts in the trough while we miss meals loose houses and they call themselvesa christians shamefull jeff3
They Should be Made to Realize that No Decent Person will Vote for Them particularly
the Rich Peoples Tories and Liberal Dictatorcrats whilst the Demonic Persecution of
the Poor and Vulnerable Continues
We Need Mountains of Political Action to Reverse the Mountain of Madness of
the Past Diabolical 2 Years of the Tory Tyrants in Office and the Public in General
like Gormless Sheep Fiddling About whilst Rome Burns or should be Troy as so
many Gormless People let the Trojan Horse of the Tories into office with the Liberal
Democrats as Sheep Lobby Fodder as the Tories do Not have a Parliamentary Majority
We would Ultimately be Better Off with Common Sense Justice and Humanity towards
the Poor and Disabled as State Policy as Opposed to the Divide and Rule Consensus of
No Choice of Political Parties and the Resultant Misery and Oppression
Kindness and Charity Not Cruelty and Capitalism
Three Things to Protect the Poor and Vulnerable from Total Deprivation/Hunger Starvation/Homelessness
1) Constitutional Protection for the Welfare Benefits of the Poor and Vulnerable
in the United Kingdom which to Undermine will be Viewed as a Crime against
2) Constitutional Bar upon Assessment Harassment
3) Constitutional Right to a Place of Residence