Beyond the Noise: Aaron Bastani on Corbynism and the British state

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

THIS week, Jamieson is joined by Aaron Bastani, co-founder of Novara Media and author of the forthcoming ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’, about Corbynism and its relationship to the crisis of the British state, Scottish independence and Brexit.

– 1:18 How does Aaron understand the phenomenon of Corbynism and why does he place faith in the project?

– 8:24 Is Corbynism an advance on the Scottish independence movement in terms of ideological radicalisation?

– 19:50 Is leaving the European Union an important part of the project of diminishing the UK as a power?

-32:31 Has the left been disorientated by the Brexit crisis and does this threaten the Corbyn project.