BYLINE TIMES PODCAST
"A Budget For The Rich?"
Reaction to Kwasi Karteng’s fiscal statement, his first as Chancellor in Liz Truss’s new government. Was it a budget for the rich?Adrian Goldberg hears from Sam Bright from Byline Times and author of Fortress London: Why We Need to Save The Country From Its Capital; plus Jeevun Sandher head of economics at the New Economics Foundation, and NEF, and Dr Jo Michell, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of the West of England. Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg.Funded by subscriptions to Byline Times.
Homes For Ukraine - Six Months On
Adrian Goldberg investigates the government's flagship 'Homes For Ukraine' resettlement scheme, six months after its introduction.Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White.Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times.
Leicester divided by religion
After an eruption of violence between Hindus and Muslims on the streets of Leicester, how much of the tension and rivalry has been imported from nationalists in India? Adrian Goldberg hears from Shockat Adam who grew up in the area where disturbances happened and is now a community activist with MEND – Muslim Engagement and Development. He believes the fires are being stoked by Hindutva – Hindu nationalism based on the sub continent.Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White.Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times.
Trump Supporters 'Sieg Heil' Moment
The place was Youngstown Ohio; the event a Save America Rally; the gesture baffling. As former President Donald Trump listed what he regards as the foreign policy failures of his successor Joe Biden against a background of doomy music and warnings of World War 3 Trump’s supporters raised their right arms in gesture that looked disturbingly like a fascist salute.It wasn’t quite the full Sieg Heil, because those who took part extended their index fingers as well as their arms, but parallels with old Leni Riefenstahl propaganda movies filmed at Nazi rallies were are as terrifying as they are unavoidable. There are, it seems, a significant number of Americans willing to embrace the idea of unquestioning obedience to an authoritarian figure which to the rest of us seems pretty close to fascism. In this episode Adrian Goldberg explores the cult of Trump with Heidi Cuda from the Radicalized Pod Byline Radio and the Byline Times podcast are funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times, our brilliant monthly newspaper…it has the best of our online articles and plenty or material that is exclusive to the print edition.First broadcast via Twitter Spaces @bylineradio Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White.
Should King Charles Pay Inheritance Tax?
Should the new King Charles pay inheritance tax? The Duchy of Lancaster, which will be passed down to him from his mum, Queen Elizabeth II, is worth an estimated £652m.Normally someone of Charles' wealth would have to pay 40% of that to HMRC, but he’s the beneficiary of an exclusion introduced by then PM John Major in 1993 which makes the monarchy exemptHost Adrian Goldberg hears from two top guests:Stephanie Brobbey, founder and Chief Exec of the Good Ancestor Movement, which supports wealthy individuals to redistribute their cash in a socially conscious way...And Symon Hill, who was arrested in Oxford after shouting “who elected him?” at the proclamation of Charles accession to the throne.Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg.Funded by subscriptions to Byline Times.
U.S. Dark Money and the Tory Cabinet
Adrian Goldberg hears from Nafeez Ahmed and Peter Jukes about American “dark money” and its links to new Prime Minister Liz Truss’s Cabinet.You can read the full article here.Produced by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White.Funded by subscriptions to Byline Times.
"Not My King?"
Can you respectfully mourn the passing of the Queen whilst still opposing the institution she represented? These are questions posed by the reaction of the police in different parts of the UK to those who wanted to counter the Royalist narrative being pumped out by most mainstream media. A woman was arrested for holding up an anti monarchist in Edinburgh during the Royal Proclamation; likewise and man in Oxford. Adrian Goldberg hears from barrister Paul Powlesland, who was threatened with arrest outside Parliament after holding up a blank sign in protest at the accession of Charles III. Produced in Birmingham by Adrian GoldbergFunded by subscriptions to Byline Times
Russia On The Retreat
We seem to be at a turning point in Ukraine’s resistance, as Russian troops are forced to flee from dozens of towns and villages outside Kharkiv in the north east of the country – including Kupiansk, an important railway hub and one of Russia’s key supply routes to the east. There are suggestions that the invading forces were outwitted. Russia redeployed troops to Kherson in the south of the country where Ukraine launched another recent offensive…leaving them stretched and vulnerable to swift counter-attacks in the north. Adrian Goldberg gets a view of life inside Ukraine from Zarina Zabrisky from Odessa, who has been to the site of the Chernobyl reactor and marks our card about Zaporozhia nuclear plant.Produced by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White.Funded by subscriptions to Byline Times.
Gorbachev, Putin and the 1999 Apartment Block Bombings
Adrian Goldberg talks to Dr Yuri Felshtinsky who wrote Blowing Up Russia: Terror From Within - a book which alleged that a series of apartment block bombings in Russia in 1999 were false flag attacks engineered by the security services.At the time, the bombings – which killed 307 people - were blamed on Islamist terrorists and were used by Vladimir Putin to strengthen his grip on power, Dr Felshtinsky’s book was co written with former KGB and FSB Colonel Alexander Litvinenko – who was poisoned in London in 2006 in what is widely thought to have been a revenge killing by the Russian state approved by Putin. We can now reveal that the serialisation of Blowing Up Russia in the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta was sanctioned by former Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev.Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White.Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times.