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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Will Tanner. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Will Tanner, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Will Tanner. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Will Tanner, often where they are interviewed.

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Polarisation & The Pandemic - with Prof Graham Smith, Will Tanner, and Tessa van Rens

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A Dialogue & Debate webinar on 'Polarisation & The Pandemic', exploring the extent to which the pandemic has aggravated political polarisation, discussing the potential impact of political divisions on public health, democracy and social cohesion.

This webinar was live-streamed on Wednesday 3 June at 11am. It is presented by our Chief Executive, Dr Edmund Newell, with guest panellists:

Prof Graham Smith - Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster
Will Tanner - Director, Onward
Tessa van Rens - Researcher, Demos
Jun 03 2020 · 51mins
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City Talks: General election special — The towns' election? With Will Tanner and Rachel Lawrence

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The 2019 general election has been framed by many as the towns' election. Both of the main parties regard winning the votes of people living in so-called ‘left behind towns’ in the Midlands and the North as crucial to winning the election.

Why are these towns so important to the election and what are the main parties offering them to win them over? To explore these and other election issues, Andrew Carter is joined by Will Tanner, Director at Onward and Rachel Lawrence Director of Programmes and Practice at the New Economics Foundation.

Nov 29 2019 · 1hr

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Will Tanner, Tom Kibasi, Charlotte Pickles and Polly MacKenzie

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Joining Iain Dale on Cross Question this week are Will Tanner, Director of 'Onward', a centre right think tank & a former adviser to Theresa May, Tom Kibasi,
Director of Director of 'IPPR' (Institute for Public Policy Research), a progressive policy think tank, Charlotte Pickles, Director of 'Reform', an independent think tank for public services, Polly MacKenzie, Director of 'Demos', a cross-party social policy think tank, former adviser to Nick Clegg.
Nov 11 2019 · 47mins
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Bonus: Will Tanner on the center ground of politics

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In this bonus episode, Will Tanner, director of the new, London-based think tank, Onward (and a guest on last week's show) discusses British politics post-Brexit. Tanner was previously an adviser to Theresa May and talked to us about the centre ground of politics as well as the future relationship the UK might have with the EU. 

The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It brings together leading experts working on the most pertinent issues facing Europe and transatlantic relations today. The podcast also highlights the Center’s work and events program, giving listeners access to the rich array of discussions and lectures hosted by the Center each semester.

Music by Sam Kyzivat and Breakmaster Cyclinder: 



Production by Simon Close and Alistair Somerville

Design by Sarah Diebboll

Communications by Charlie Fritz and Laura Rodriguez


Twitter and Instagram: @theeuropedesk

If you would like a transcript of this episode, or have any feedback, please email: theeuropedesk@gmail.com

Sep 03 2019 · 26mins

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#159 - Deep Into Injury Time (With Will Tanner)

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The HuffPost UK politics team take a look at another breathtaking week for Britain staying in Europe. Nope, we're not talking the football, it's Theresa May trying to stay on the field deep into injury time as she seeks Labour's support on the wings for her beleaguered Brexit deal.  

Will Tanner, Director of Tory think-tank Onward joins the team to see what's next, who's on the subs bench and how many more laboured football puns we can shoo into this week's talks.

#politics #europe #brexit #theresa may #local elections #jeremy corbyn #football #jurgen klopp

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May 09 2019 · 21mins
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Will Tanner on the generation gap

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We spend an awful lot of time worrying about the political weather. But behind the day-to-day drama, the political climate is changing too - and in fundamental ways. 

One of the biggest shifts in recent years is the widening generational gap. There have always been differences between younger and older voters, but they are getting harder and harder to ignore. In fact, age – not class or income – is now the best predictor of how someone will vote.

The younger you are, the less likely you are to vote Tory. And that problem for the right appears to be getting worse. So if you want to understand the challenges the Conservative Party face, tackling the generational aspect of modern politics is unavoidable. 

On Monday, Onward, a centre-right think tank, published the latest set of polling on the Conservatives’ generational woes. For this week’s episode of Free Exchange I spoke to Will Tanner, director of Onward and former adviser to Theresa May, about what is driving Britain’s widening age gap, and what the Conservative Party should do about it.  

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Apr 12 2019 · 33mins
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Andy McDonald & Will Tanner

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With the East Coast rail line coming back under state control, Sophy debates the merits of nationalisation with Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald. And she is joined by Will Tanner - a former policy adviser to Theresa May - to discuss whether the Conservative Party has a future. #Ridge
May 20 2018 · 29mins