Not Your Cup of Chai is a podcast by Kiran Opal about activism, politics, and culture, from an international, progressive, socialist and no-BS perspective.
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**UK ELECTION IS 8 JUNE** Visit https://MyNearestMarginal.com to find your nearest marginal, canvassing sessions, carpool & meet other activists. Ways of voting (UK): https://www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk
In Episode 20, I speak with Steve, a disabled political activist from the UK. We discuss the upcoming General Election in Britain, and the differences between the currently ruling Tories under Theresa May, and the increasingly popular Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn. Steve speaks as someone who is directly affected by the domestic policies of austerity, healthcare cuts, and disability cuts and housing shortages that the Tories have brought in during the past 7 years. We also delve into the relationship between Theresa May and the Tories and Donald Trump, and discuss a bit about US and Canadian politics. Show notes: ~ Labour Manifesto http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/manifesto2017 ~ Tory Manifesto https://www.conservatives.com/manifesto ~ Theresa May claims selling arms to Saudi Arabia helps ‘keep people on the streets of Britain safe’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/arms-sales-saudi-arabia-theresa-may-staunch-defence-keep-people-streets-britain-safe-a7230836.html ~ Tories block publishing their own report on terrorist funding report amid claims it focuses on Saudi Arabia http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/home-office-terrorist-funding-report-saudia-arabia-focus-not-publish-conservatives-government-a7766381.html ~ Labour vows to suspend UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-labour-party-vows-suspend-arms-sales-saudi-arabia-51514796 ~ Labour will block the sale of weapons to repressive regimes if it wins the election http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-party-british-weapons-sales-saudi-arabia-jeremy-corbyn-yemen-war-bae-systems-cluster-bombs-a7709076.html ~ Saudi Arabia Lavishes Conservative U.K. Officials With Gifts, Travel, And Plum Consultancies https://theintercept.com/2017/06/04/tory-uk-saudi-arabia-gifts-money/ ~ Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘difficult conversations’ with Saudi Arabia and Gulf states over extremism funding http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-saudi-arabia-extremist-funding-terrorism-gulf-states-qatar-isis-al-qaeda-labour-a7773451.html ~ Tories vow not to increase income tax for UK’s richest – despite having refused to make the same pledge for taxpayers on lower incomes http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-tory-tax-policy-rise-income-tax-national-insurance-higher-earners-general-election-2017-a7770581.html ~ Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/theresa-may-internet-conservatives-government-a7744176.html ~ The US Bernie Sanders campaigners lending Jeremy Corbyn a hand https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/30/the-us-sanders-campaigners-lending-corybn-hand-bernie-momentum?CMP=share_btn_tw ~ Visit https://MyNearestMarginal.com to find your nearest marginal, canvassing sessions, carpool & meet other activists Thanks for listening ~ please subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher and share and review us if you like. -Kiran
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