Episode #19: Elections, Part II

 Images (CW): A baby outside a British polling station //  logo by @3Dperson  // People marching for a second Brexit referendum // Swedish election posters from the Green Party, the Liberals, the Moderates and the Social Democrats

Images (CW): A baby outside a British polling station // logo by @3Dperson // People marching for a second Brexit referendum // Swedish election posters from the Green Party, the Liberals, the Moderates and the Social Democrats

Emma and Charlotte discuss populism and polarisation, how economic precarity and racism aren’t mutually exclusive, and what is happening in Sweden right now. Plus: Charlotte’s guide to the ‘no-go zone’ of Tower Hamlets…

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FOOTNOTES

Life is short, though I keep this from my children.
Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine
in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways,
a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways
I’ll keep from my children. The world is at least
fifty percent terrible, and that’s a conservative
estimate, though I keep this from my children.
For every bird there is a stone thrown at a bird.
For every loved child, a child broken, bagged,
sunk in a lake. Life is short and the world
is at least half terrible, and for every kind
stranger, there is one who would break you,
though I keep this from my children. I am trying
to sell them the world. Any decent realtor,
walking you through a real shithole, chirps on
about good bones: This place could be beautiful,
right? You could make this place beautiful.
  • “Don’t Mourn, Organise!” are words attributed to Joe Hill, a Sweden-born US-based trade unionist and songwriter who was executed in Utah in 1915. Emma once won her team first place at a quiz during a Nordic labour history conference by knowing that Joe’s original name was Joel Hägglund.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Charlotte recommends ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’, which will be in a cinema near you right now and probably for the foreseeable;

  • Emma recommends The Good Fight, which is no longer available on All4. But here’s a Diane Lockhart gif instead:

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