Lord Falconer, Young Voters, And The Top 100 Planks of the Year
The Independent Republic of Mike Graham
We speak to former Labour Lord Chancellor Lord Charlie Falconer about what's gone wrong in the Labour Party. Esther Krakue from Turning Point UK explains what young voters want. And it's time for Mike to release the Top 100 Planks of the Year list.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
British politics is in full-on meltdown mode. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost a series of key votes on Brexit, AND his parliamentary majority. He’s now seeking a general election in mid-October to let British voters decide whether Brexit should happen, come what may, at the end of next month. But will the Labour opposition agree to a snap poll? Stephen Sackur interviews former Labour cabinet minister Lord Falconer. Is Labour in any fit state to win an election amid Britain’s Brexit chaos?
Lord Falconer, Michael Walker, Gillian Keegan and Mark Fox
Cross Question with Iain Dale
Joining Iain Dale on Cross Question this week is Lord (Charlie Falconer, Former Labour Justice Secretary; Michael Walker, Editor at Novara Media; Gillian Keegan, Conservative MP for Chichester and Mark Fox, Businessman.
Lord Falconer, often known as Charlie Falconer, is a Labour peer. His long career in British politics includes stints as Lord Chancellor and Minister for the Millennium Dome.When he met Becky Milligan for lunch, which for him consisted of two apples and two cans of Diet Coke, he expressed his concerns about the Labour Party and the pleasure he takes in buying clothes now he's lost so much weight.
Oldie of the Year Awards: Sir Roger Bannister, Michael Buerk, Lord Falconer, Ian Lavender, Bridget Riley and Ken Dodd
The Oldie Podcast
The 13th Baillie Gifford Oldie of the Year Awards was held at Simpsons-in-the-Strand on Tuesday 3rd February 2015. Our winners were Sir Roger Bannister (Long Distance Runner of the Year), Michael Buerk (Jungle Survivor of the Year), Lord Falconer (Slimmer of the Year), Ian Lavender (Stupid Boy of the Year) and Bridget Riley (Stripe Artist of the Year). Ken Dodd was announced as our Oldie of the Year 2015.