“Talking about the fact that we are in a universal, global story of privilege and unaccountability, in which some countries are doing better than others, but that we won’t resolve any of the important issues unless we work together. This is what I feel most passionate about.” Guinevere Poncia caught up with Helen Pankhurst, women’s rights activist and an expert in international development, ahead of her appearance at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, appeared before a Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday following the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford who alleged the nominee had sexually assaulted her at a party. Whilst it seemed the confirmation would go ahead despite what many saw as a credible testimony by Ford, this was plunged into doubt after Jeff Flake called for an FBI investigation. Matthew explains the twists and turns of this hearing.
It's been quite a year in politics. The TalkPolitics team give their thoughts on 2017, and express their hopes for 2018.