In Episode 14 of apolitical we speak with George Foulkes, the former Labour MP and MSP who now sits in the House of Lords as a life peer. We chat about his early involvement with politics; his views on Iraq, including the morality of regime change and where he believes criticism is due; the challenges facing Labour in Scotland; and his original definition of the term ‘cybernats’.
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Amongst the topics we discuss with George on the podcast are:
• What drew him to politics and to Labour in particular;
• The highlights of his long career as a parliamentarian;
• His biggest regrets from his time in Parliament;
• Whether he still believes supporting the war in Iraq was the right choice;
• The major aspect of that conflict he believes is open to valid criticism;
• Who he supports for the leadership and deputy leadership of Labour in Scotland and in the UK;
• The challenges facing Labour in Scotland; and
• The original definition of “cybernats” (you might be surprised by this one…).
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George Foulkes’ Blog
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