6: Survival of the Kindest: Ed Straw – Looking at it in the Round

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Ed and Julian discuss Ed’s career, from advising Thatcher’s and Blair’s governments on public sector, to Chair of Relate, to his life now and his commitment to making change on the ground. Ed’s experience and understanding highlights that party politics does very little and that in order to make change we need to start locally.

They visit the new reserach showing how power corrupts, where compassion and humility can fit into politics, and how to stay active and hopeful when facing climate crisis, rampant inequality, and stagnant politics.

Things mentioned on the episode:

Ed Straw’s Website

Stafford Beer
Wildcat Strikes
The Compassion Project

Ed Straw Twitter

Julian Abel can be found on Twitter

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