Rich and Carola have accepted the fact that the EU will probably implement their whole Green Deal before the Dithering Team finishes reviewing it. But undaunted by the extensiveness of the deal, they soldier through two policy areas which shoul
In this third of four episodes, Rich and Carola explore sustainable industry, as part of the EU’s Green Deal? As Carola says, faffing time is done. They talk about digital agriculture, algae, sweat, bioenergy, the textile industry, electro
Union’s Green Deal was announced by Ursula von der Leyen back in 2019 and voted in by the European Parliament in January of this year. In this second of three (or will it be four?) episodes, Rich and Carola explore EU's Sustainable Agriculture
(now correct upload) Union’s Green Deal was announced by Ursula von der Leyen back in 2019 and voted in by the European Parliament in January of this year. In this first of three episodes, Rich and Carola touch on the politics of getting to th
This is the third part of their exploration of the UK Labour Party’s “Green Industrial Revolution”, which was part of their 2019 Manifesto. Rich and Carola give their thumbs up and thumbs down for various policy sections. Bringing back essentia
This is the second part to their exploration of the UK Labour Party’s “Green Industrial Revolution”, which was part of their 2019 Manifesto. Rich and Carola give their thumbs up and thumbs down for various policy sections. Bringing back essenti
In their journey to find the perfect Green New Deal, and having put the bar high with the Green Party’s GND covered in the last two episodes, they move on to the Labour Party’s vision for a Green New Deal. The UK’s Labour Party integrated their
Recording this on Super Saturday, and not going to the pub, Carola and Rich are exploring the second half of the GND of England and Wales, and although they cannot agree on whether the six headings represent ‘pillars’ or ‘categories’, they agre
Carola and Rich are exploring the GND of the Green Party of England and Wales. It is so comprehensive that they had to discuss this over two episodes.
This deal covers
FORESTRY AND FARMING
In this episode: Could Britain move from a Furlough in lockdown to a Universal Basic Income (UBI) ending up in a green economy? It seems to solve so many weaknesses of the current schemes, especially considering our climate catastrophe just aro
As we all prepare to move into a new socially distanced world, Carola and Rich debate how exactly the economy should be rebooted. Introducing the theme of the season, they are already dithering when deciding on the name of the theme, or is it a
The UK general election has come and gone. We are still here but have a bit of a post-election blues. We also will Brexit by the end of the month (gulp). But we also have some plans for the next phase of our podcast and thus we will take a shor
Carola and Rich imagine four different outcomes of the General Election. With this, they prepare themselves for the worst, the best, the ‘meh’ and the ditheringly ‘ughhhh’.
Last minute manifesto checks? Here are some links:
Sky News - Gener
Rich and Carola continue to explore all sorts of mobile apps that help people get to grips with what the EU is all about. They test their ability (in a game) to tax a country in order to ensure its citizens' happiness. It does not go too well,
One of our short 'ditherings'.
Nothing important, nothing timely. We just captured the moment we discussed our own coffee and tea habits, and how this small part of our culture has something to say about the more significant aspects of UK vs
DitheringE is going digital(er). Rich and Carola are exploring all sorts of mobile apps that help you get to grips with what the EU is all about.
Whether you want to test your knowledge of European capitals, recite the articles of the chart
Ursula von der Leyen’s agenda for the European Commission. This is a big chapter and - we fear - a long episode. The last chapter (and last of our episodes on v.d.Leyen’s political guidelines) is all about democracy; about securing our democrac
Carola is still working from sunny but cold Turku in Finland, and Richard joins from rainy UK. They cover the fifth chapter of the guidelines, starting by making sense of the controversy around the commissioner titles, especially the commission
Carola and Rich join across two seas, Carola connects from Turku in Finland, and Rich is still in dizzyingly chaotic Brexitland. But they don’t let the current stunts by Boris Johnson, a parliament prorogation and (non-)constitutional battles p
Having just come off recording the third take of this episode (yes, finally this has also happened to us), Rich provides a silly start to the show. They both explore Von Der Leyen’s agenda for a Europe fit for the Digital Age, including 5G Stan
Rich and Carola discuss the published priorities ("Political Guidelines") of incoming EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen and cover her vision of an “EU economy that works for people”. Many feel-good policies are mentioned, such as fa
Rich and Carola are discussing the published priorities of incoming EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen. As they have different views on her leadership, this discussion should be interesting, especially has they get stuck into the EU G
Last chapter! Rich and Carola are celebrating with an extra-long episode (sooorrrry)….bickering about the ‘bindingness’ of charter articles and which of these have to be respected (rights) and which have to be observed (principles). They then g
Rich and Carola chat about Ulrike Guérot’s concept of a future “Republic of Europe (still under construction)”, exploring contradicting meanings of the concept of sovereignty in the context of a European Union (state vs people). Guérot’s concep
Rich and Carola tackle their most challenging EU Charter article yet, the one about Justice. The amount of silences, fumblings and ditherings demonstrate how much they feel out of their depth but, as loyal EU citizens (still), they have a go.
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