This week we discuss how and why mental health has become a growing political issue. What are the differences in the way the political parties approach this problem? Is it something that unites or divides people across generations and classes? And what can politicians do to help us cope? Plus we talk about whether politics itself has become a more stressful job than it used to be. With Helen Thompson and Chris Brooke.
Tagged with “labour” (3)
Speaker(s): Jeremy Corbyn
Chair: Dr Robin Archer
Recorded on 17 May 2016 at Old Theatre, Old Building
Trust and belief in politicians is low, while the crash has broken the idea that each generation will be better off. How can we rebuild hope? Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) is Leader of the Labour Party and MP for Islington North. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE’s most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband’s spirit of free social inquiry.
Following on from the subjects discussed in the series so far, writers Will Wiles and James Bridle joined Ben Vickers to discuss the relationships between visibility, labour, aesthetics and technology, from the relationship between class and hi-visibility workwear to Internet Eyes and distributed automation.