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The New Politics And Its Personal Effects

The New Politics And Its Personal Effects

2016 ended with  seismic political explosions but 2017 is when those choices start to have their impact. These political decisions were driven by a variety of factors including anger, a desire fir change and of course a real belief that this choice was the better one. For those who selected the other options however both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have been traumatic. On our latest show we take a look at the personal impact these have had.

Gary Markwick is a UK Palm Reader who, across a 20 year career, has read the palms of thousands across the world. In recent years he has been based out of Camden Market in London but has also started giving palm readings online to clients across the world.  Gary has seen an increase in requests from people in the US for palm readings  since the election of Donald Trump. He attributes this to a feeling of uncertainty over the future and discusses this with us.

Another group feeling uncertainty are EU citizens resident in the UK. Under European law citizens of one EU country can travel and live in another EU country without any requirements for visas. However the Brexit vote has left the position of these people in limbo. After Britain finally leaves the EU in 2 years time will they need Visas? What about those who have lived in the UK for a decade or more?
immigrationpropertreport.com help provide the Property Inspection Reports that are required by all Visa applicants in the UK and they too have seen an increase in requests, this time from EU citizens fearful that they will need to go through the visa process in the near future.

On This Weeks Show: The Joshua Tree

On This Weeks Show: The Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree was released 30 years ago in 1987. On the anniversary of its release U2 have announced a new tour “Joshua Tree 2017” during which they will be playing the full album. This is the first time they have done anything like this and its prompted us to take a fresh look at their classic.

We are devoting a full program to examining the album. Not only will we be playing it in its entirety and discussing the individual tracks in depth but we will be examining the album in a wider context.

 

What was its impact? What were the influences and who did it, in turn, influence? Is it really the classic most people regard it to be?

 

The Joshua Tree was released at a time when the cold war between the US and the Soviet Union looked like heating up with proxy wars in Central America in full flow. This influenced the album strongly (“Bullet The Blue Sky” and “Mothers of the Disappeared”).

But many of the tracks were much more personal, like “One Tree Hill” which was in memory of one of the crew.

Join us for all the music of the album, along with information and a wide discussion of the contradictions and place of U2’s The Joshua Tree