As Russiaphobia hits new highs the British political class and neoliberal media have stooped to new lows.
This week on Renegade Inc we talk to Jay Assad, Syrian refugee and founder of Startup Kitchen and The Refugee Company. Like many refugees, Assad is an entrepreneur who started a company and began employing people as soon as he arrived in Europe. He joins us to discuss the moment he made the decision to leave his homeland and family, making the crossing to begin a new life and business in the Netherlands, and what form refugee programs should take going forward to prevent a Europe that is divided against itself.
Kids Company was one of the most recognised and loved charities of our time. But after a stream of negative media stories about lavish spending and mismanagement, national sentiment reversed almost overnight, and its founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, once regarded as Britain’s most successful, colourful and inspirational charity leader, became in the eyes of the media, a disgrace. In the first of a two-part series, Batmanghelidjh joins us on the show to reveal what really pushed Kids Company to the wall.
The Head of Content at the Chartered College of Teaching (CCoT), Kate Hodge, this week released a bizarre statement of apology on behalf of its chief executive, Dame Alison Peacock (pictured above). The Dame was a guest on an episode of Renegade Inc. about the future of education called ‘Are the kids alright?’ In this statement, Hodge claimed – falsely – that Peacock was not aware that our independently produced television show is syndicated to and airs on RTUK.