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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  • This week on the podcast we discuss: greenwashing, carbon credits, Interpol, and how the EU is lecturing African countries to take sides in the war in Ukraine.
  • This week on the podcast we're talking about a strange week in Strasbourg. We discuss some debates where Mick and Clare did not get to contribute – notably on Israel and Iran, as well as a heated debate over the issue of sending arms to Ukraine.
  • This week we're focusing on Israel. Attacks on Palestinians by Israeli armed forces and settlers have increased dramatically in the past year, meanwhile, within the EU, any criticism of Israel's actions is increasingly being smeared as anti-Semitism.
  • This week on the podcast we discuss the growing anti-China sentiment in the EP and where things are headed in terms of EU-China relations. We also discuss Sajid Khan Nasiri, a young Afghan man who visited the parliament last week to discuss his journey to Europe and the pushbacks he experienced along the way. Finally […]
  • This week on the podcast Mick, Clare and Damien discuss the Ukraine war, one year on and where it could go from here. They also discuss #winegate – the recent media storm that developed around comments made by Mick that he owned wine bars in Dublin.
  • This week on the podcast Mick and Clare are in Strasbourg. They discuss the Nord Stream attack, a debate on the Istanbul Convention on violence against women, a debate on CO2 emissions from cars, and the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes particularly in Syria, where sanctions are preventing aid from getting in to save […]
  • This week Mick and Clare are discussing the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the unfolding humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan where the World Food Programme is not getting the money it needs to distribute food. They also discuss Zelensky’s visit to the Parliament and the need for independence in international organisations and monitoring bodies.
  • This week Mick, Clare and Damien are in Strasbourg. They discuss the 30 year anniversary of the single market; the parliament voting yet again to reject calls for peace; a resolution on the establishment of a special international tribunal to prosecute Russia for crimes of aggression; the protests in Iran; and Clare pays to a […]
  • Mick and Clare are back in the parliament for the last episode before the Christmas break. They discuss their recent trip to Lithuania where they visited journalist Algirdas Paleckis in prison, Julian Assange’s nomination for the Sakharov prize, the US Inflation Reduction Act, the Qatargate corruption discovery in the parliament and the end of Michael […]
  • ** NOTE ** this is part two of Mick and Clare’s interview with Katie Halper, if you haven’t already listened to part I, we recommend you go back to last week’s episode before listening to this one.