PODCAST: The World This Week - 6th October

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ON this week’s edition of The World This Week, we take a look at the violent reaction of the Spanish Government and the road ahead for Catalonia; the United States’ refusal to back a UN resolution condemning the use of the death penalty for the “crime” of same-sex relations; we discuss that speech by Theresa May; MEPs slam the UK Government and vote to delay trade negotiations; and we look ahead to the Common Weal housing conference. 

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Highlights from this week’s programme:

  • Catalonia

As the events of Sunday’s referendum on Catalan independence sink in, we take a look at the violent reaction of the Spanish Government, and the road ahead for Catalonia - with the help of Martin Anderson MEP who was part of the international delegation overseeing the vote. 

  • US vote not to condemn the death penalty for LGBT people

The United States is facing widespread criticism for refusing to back a UN resolution condemning the use of the death penalty for the “crime” of same-sex relations - we look at the justification given by the US.

  • Theresa May’s speech & the Conservative party conference

It’s no secret that Prime Ministers spend a long time planning their annual party conference speeches - but was this how Theresa May wanted her big comeback speech to be remembered? We look back at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester and ask just how tenable Theresa May’s position is now. 

  • MEPs slam UK Government over lack of progress in Brexit negotiations

It wasn’t just Theresa May’s speech that made it a difficult week for the UK Government, MEPs voted overwhelmingly in support of a motion to delay Brexit trade negotiations in a debate that saw blow after blow being delivered to the UK Government. 

  • Life in the Private Rented Sector

We’ll talk to Common Weal’s head of policy Ben Wray about Common Weal’s report on the social impact of life in the private rented sector and the Common Weal housing conference

Picture courtesy of Jack Foster

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