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    Five minutes with George Galloway: “The West is guilty of deep, laughable hypocrisy over Crimea”

Five minutes with George Galloway: “The West is guilty of deep, laughable hypocrisy over Crimea”

George Galloway is a long-time anti-war campaigner and MP for Bradford West, having won a 2012 by-election as a member of the Respect Party. In an interview with Stuart Brown and Joel Suss, editors of EUROPP and the British Politics and Policy blog, he discusses events in Ukraine, the future of UK foreign policy, the Snowden revelations, and Scottish independence.

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    Five minutes with Nigel Farage: “The European Parliament elections may ultimately decide whether we get a referendum on EU membership”

Five minutes with Nigel Farage: “The European Parliament elections may ultimately decide whether we get a referendum on EU membership”

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has campaigned for the UK’s exit from the EU since the early 1990s. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown and British Politics and Policy at LSE’s editor Joel Suss, UKIP leader Nigel Farage discusses the importance of the upcoming European Parliament elections in May, the party’s future prospects at the 2015 UK […]

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    Five minutes with Angus Deaton (Part 2): “Those of us who were lucky enough to be born in the right countries have a moral obligation to reduce poverty and ill health in the world”

Five minutes with Angus Deaton (Part 2): “Those of us who were lucky enough to be born in the right countries have a moral obligation to reduce poverty and ill health in the world”

Angus Deaton recently came to the LSE to discuss his new book, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality. Here he discusses his arguments regarding the usefulness of foreign aid and our moral obligation for reducing poverty and ill health in the world.  In your new book you write that “foreign aid is doing more harm than good and it is undermining countries’ […]

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    Five minutes with Angus Deaton (Part 1): “If the rich can write the rules then we have a real problem”

Five minutes with Angus Deaton (Part 1): “If the rich can write the rules then we have a real problem”

Angus Deaton is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. In this interview, he discusses his new book with Joel Suss, Managing Editor of the British Politics and Policy blog. Your new book is titled “The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality”. What is the great escape? What are the origins of inequality? The great escape is two […]

Five minutes with Peter Kellner: “History could repeat itself in a British referendum on EU membership”

If there were to be a referendum held on the UK’s membership of the European Union, how would British citizens vote? EUROPP‘s Managing Editor Stuart Brown spoke to Peter Kellner, President of YouGov, about current polling trends, the lessons from previous UK referendums, and the factors, such as David Cameron’s plan to renegotiate the UK’s membership, which might have a significant impact […]

Five minutes with Ann Pettifor: “The UK is plunging down a metaphorical rabbit hole into the fantasy world of easy (if dear) money”

Ann Pettifor is Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME) and a fellow of the New Economics Foundation. She will be speaking at the LSE tomorrow as part of the department of law’s Islamic finance lecture series on the subject of ‘ethics, interest and finance’. In this interview, she discusses the UK’s ‘so-called’ economic recovery and the high levels of private sector debt. Can […]

Five minutes with Anthony Giddens: “The European social model can and must survive the crisis”

What does the Eurozone crisis mean for the future of Europe? In an interview with EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown, Anthony Giddens discusses the content of his new book, Turbulent and Mighty Continent: What Future for Europe? He outlines the structural factors underpinning the crisis, the benefits of EU membership, and why maintaining the European social model as a social […]

Five minutes with Robert Skidelsky: “Capitalism is a means to an end, the end being lifting humanity out of poverty in order to enable it to lead the good life”

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick and the biographer of John Maynard Keynes. His new book, co-authored with his son Edward Skidelsky and entitled How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life, brought him to the LSE for a public lecture. In this interview, he discusses economic insatiability and ‘the good life’ […]

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