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Brexit: populism and progressive politics

Dr Katy Hayward addresses the question of the Irish border

In October 2017, the Green European Foundation and Green Foundation Ireland held a workshop on ‘Brexit: Populism and Progressive Politics’, in Queen’s University Belfast. The Combination went along to film some of the discussions.

Watch some of Queen’s University’s experts on Brexit address the issues here.

More to follow…

1 January 2018

Connections and Combinations Part 3: Strangford

Dodo, Mount Stewart

In the final part of the trilogy, Maurice returns to his home town, Newtownards, to look at the material traces of the legacy of Empire visible even in a small town near Belfast, and argues that it is time to connect the dots between a range of crises and combine to democratise the political economy.

Watch the video here.

23 December 2017

Connections and Combinations Part 2: Manchester

Posters from the People’s History Museum, Manchester

In the second film in the series, Maurice visits ‘Cottonopolis’, as Manchester was known in the 19th Century, to explore its place in the history of the industrial revolution – as well as the evolution of the democratic movement.

Watch the video here.

(For details of the first film, see below).

 Election Breakdown 2017

The panel at our #GEBreakdown

The Combination invited a panel to reflect on the General Election at a discussion event on 20 June. We put together this video showing an edited selection from their contributions. The panel featured (left to right) Geraint Ellis, Queen’s University Belfast; Ellen Murray, Gender Jam NI and Green Party NI; Stephen Baker (Chairing for the Combination); Liz Nelson, Belfast Feminist Network; Brian Campfield, NIPSA; and Robin Wilson, independent researcher and journalist.

Watch the video here.

For more on the event, read Jenny Muir’s report here.

2 August 2017

Connections and Combinations

In the first of a projected series taking the long view of how we got where we are today, Maurice Macartney presents a vlog largely shot on a recent brief visit to Brussels. The city is one of the wealthiest, on aggregate, in Europe, and is a by-word for political power. Yet there are also pockets of poverty and marginalisation neighbouring the site of the great European Institutions. One of them, Molenbeek, was the area from which terrorists recently launched attacks in Paris and in Brussels itself. But it has a perhaps surprising connection with the industrial cities of northern England. Follow the link below to watch the video.

Connections and combinations part 1: Brussels (ComVid1)

31 December 2016