Independents 4 change

A brand new political podcast from Ireland’s two best-known independent left wing MEPs, straight from the belly of the EU beast. Unfiltered by mainstream media they grapple with the problems at the very heart of the European project.

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  • We’re coming to you little late with some updates from last week. We discuss the recent vote on Ukrainian accession to the EU, the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the EU Emissions Trading System, and finally, inflation and spiralling inequality.
  • This week Mick, Clare, Damien and special guest Aoife are discussing: food and fuel scarcity resulting from the war, a recent survey on opinions in Europe which found that a majority of European citizens favour peace over punishing Russia, this week's vote on the sustainable finance taxonomy and the reconvening of the EU- Catalunya dialogue.
  • It’s been a busy week in Strasbourg. Mick, Clare and Damien discuss a vote on an important climate change file – Fit for ’55 which collapsed this week after it was watered down beyond recognition by some of the far-right groups in the EP. We also discuss the war in Ukraine and the fact that […]
  • This week on the podcast we're discussing the latest in the European Parliament. First the EU Taxonomy for sustainable investments and the repercussions of classifying gas and nuclear as "sustainable". We also discuss increasing militarism with Denmark's decision to become involved in European Defence and moves by Sweden and Finland towards NATO membership; migration and […]
  • 3 months into the war in Ukraine nothing has changed and everything has. This week we’re discussing media coverage of the war and access for journalists, global increases in military spending, the war being fought on the level of narrative and information, NATO expansion, and the International Criminal Court.
  • A few weeks back Mick and Clare were interviewed on Think For Yourself with Ewan MacKenna. They discuss the war in Ukraine and the debunk some of the accusations that have been levelled at them by the Irish media.
  • This week we're discussing the changing dynamics of the war in Ukraine and the international community’s response along with the insulated world of the media. Also covered is a recent event we hosted in the Parliament about the criminalisation of migrants and legal discussion the trials of Akif Razuli and Amir Zahiri. A school from […]
  • This week Daly and Wallace are back in Strasbourg and they're discussing all that went on at this week's plenary. First a debate on the impact the war in Ukraine will have on the EU economy as well as some recent comments Pope Francis made about the war which sound very familiar… We also discuss […]
  • This week we’re discussing: the impact EU membership has had on Irish fishing and the changes that need to happen; the revolving doors phenomenon between the EU institutions and lobbying organisations; new attempts to regulate the environmental and human rights impact of corporations, military transport, and finally EU plans to switch to LNG gas.
  • This week Mick and Clare discuss their recent trip to Lesvos for the trial of Amir Zahiri & Akif Razuli, the asylum seekers in prison in Greece, charged with people smuggling. Their appeal has been postponed, yet again, meaning eight more months before they can challenge their sentence. We're also discussing Frontex, the European border […]