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Shallow Dive

7 EpisodesProduced by Alex Waygood and Murray JonesWebsite

A podcast discussing politics and policy, presented by Alex Waygood and Murray Jones.Music used in this podcast is by the freesound.org user Sub-d, and is licensed under a Creative Commons 0 license freesound.org/people/Sub-d/.

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#4: Immigration Talking Points

The government brings out its plan for a points-based immigration system, the Democratic Party holds yet another debate in its quest to find a nominee to take on Donald Trump, and we ask: is every billionaire a policy failure?


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Further reading:


UCU university strikes.


The government has unveiled its new plans for post-Brexit immigration.


The Economist’s analysis of the effects of the new plans.


The plan will be “points-based” but will be tougher than Australia’s.


There are probably fewer people looking for a job than the government is claiming.


Average wages (adjusted for inflation) have only just returned to the level they were at pre-2008.


Wage growth is still stagnant even so many years after the financial crash.


The Brexit vote was highest in areas where immigration was low.


The government has long struggled to cut migration levels – and that has little to do with our EU membership.


The SNP, rather than the Labour Party, has been the most vocal political opponent of the government’s new policy.


A reckless decision on the coronavirus in Cambodia?


A proposed pipeline in Canada has sparked major protests.


A Reuters investigation into Venezuelan special police.


The New York Times’s investigation on child sexual-abuse material online, part 1.


The New York Times’s investigation on child sexual-abuse material online , part 2.


Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos on what can be done to combat the problem of child sexual-abuse material online, interviewed on the Lawfare podcast.


The Albanian president urges an uprising.


The Democratic debate was fiery.


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