Eugenics row rears it’s ugly head in No 10: Politics Weekly podcast | Politics

After it was revealed that Downing Street advisor Andrew Sabisky had previously suggested that intelligence is linked to race, and made other controversial comments, he promptly resigned. However, his recent hiring by chief aide Dominic Cummings’ in a drive to employ more “misfits and weirdos” in No 10 has called into doubt their vetting process. It has also raised questions about Cummings’ role in Downing Street and what Boris Johnson’s refusal to comment means.

Earlier this week, a report revealed that ‘Red Wall’ voters might not have liked Labour’s plans to tax the very wealthy more, and instead prefer the idea of taxes being fairer across the board – supporting modest tax hikes and closing of loop-holes.

Also; the Labour deputy leadership race continues, with Angela Rayner and Dawn Butler coming under the spotlight for expressing support for a pledge calling several organisations “trans-exclusionist hate groups”. Trans rights are a continuing battle for Labour, but the argument is soon to come to the Conservatives as the government prepares its proposals for how to reform the Gender Recognition Act.

Last but not least, we look at the subject of Helen Lewis’ new book Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights in the context of women in the Labour and Conservative parties.

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Labour Leadership Hustings Takes Place In Camden.



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