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Is Britain collapsing? With Armando Iannucci | Westminster reinvented

The writer, satirist and animator Armando Iannucci returns to the New Statesman Podcast to co-host our third series of Westminster reinvented. In six special episodes, Iannucci explores parts of British public life he believes are broken and is joined by guests from inside and outside Westminster to figure out how to fix things.

In this episode, Iannucci and Anoosh Chakelian, the new statesman‘s Britain editor, examine whether the UK is falling apart. In 2010, the Conservative Party came to power promising to fix ‘broken Britain’. Now, as unions strike across the country, the NHS crumbles and communities increasingly step in to deliver vital services following a 37% cut in funding for local councils , we ask ourselves: how can Britain continue like this?

Our special guests are Michelle Dornelly, founder of Children with Voices, who runs Hackney Community Food Hub, and Emilie De Bruijn, who set up Hartlepool Baby Bank.

The panel discusses why these two women founded frontline services for their local communities, the lack of resources, the dangers of burnout, and why the state sits still and relies on their goodwill, as well as what can be done to fix it. the problem.

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