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How to make politics better - with Neal Lawson - Ep 4

February 17, 2020 Richard Docwra Episode 4
Making the world better
How to make politics better - with Neal Lawson - Ep 4
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Making the world better
How to make politics better - with Neal Lawson - Ep 4
Feb 17, 2020 Episode 4
Richard Docwra

My conversation in this episode is with Neal Lawson. Neal is a political commentator and a director of the centre-left pressure group Compass. He was an adviser to Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, is the editor of the political journal Renewal and has regularly appeared on TV and in newspapers to talk politics.

Neal, like many people, feels that traditional politics is broken, and that to get a better, fairer and more sustainable future for everyone, we need to build a new vision of politics that is rooted in people’s lives, relationships and communities. A ‘bottom-up’ approach, where politicians listen to people, give them more power and shape policy based on their needs, rather than the current ‘top-down’ approach where ‘politicians know best’ and impose policies on the population. 

In this conversation we explore the work Neal does and why it matters - as well as how we can all have hope and work towards a better future, even in difficult times. 

I hope you enjoy the episode! Please subscribe to the podcast and share it with everyone!

Show Notes

My conversation in this episode is with Neal Lawson. Neal is a political commentator and a director of the centre-left pressure group Compass. He was an adviser to Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, is the editor of the political journal Renewal and has regularly appeared on TV and in newspapers to talk politics.

Neal, like many people, feels that traditional politics is broken, and that to get a better, fairer and more sustainable future for everyone, we need to build a new vision of politics that is rooted in people’s lives, relationships and communities. A ‘bottom-up’ approach, where politicians listen to people, give them more power and shape policy based on their needs, rather than the current ‘top-down’ approach where ‘politicians know best’ and impose policies on the population. 

In this conversation we explore the work Neal does and why it matters - as well as how we can all have hope and work towards a better future, even in difficult times. 

I hope you enjoy the episode! Please subscribe to the podcast and share it with everyone!