Ever since the financial crash, the left has struggled to articulate a future for Europe that takes into account the needs of all its citizens. But this year, two anti-austerity movements with very different styles shot to prominence and to popularity – Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain. The UK is witnessing the surge of its very own anti-austerity movement and the seismic shift in the politics of the left after Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide victory to become Labour leader. Now with John McDonnell installed as shadow chancellor, a champion of growth without austerity, anti-austerity rhetoric is trickling back into mainstream party politics.
Is this the moment of the radical left? Can Corbyn and McDonnell hope to gain power and implement their anti-austerity vision?
At this pivotal moment in European and UK politics, we bring together Yanis Varoufakis and Paul Mason to discuss the future of the radical left.
Running time: 90 minutes, no interval. Discussion followed by Q&A.
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