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Listen: Bristol Unpacked, with leftwing rabble rouser and Bristol Transformed co-founder Isaac Kneebone-Hopkins

Isaac Kneebone-Hopkins has been a prominent Momentum activist and is a co-founder of Bristol Transformed, a festival of radical ideas. What next for the left – now on the back foot – in Bristol and beyond? 

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Bristol has long had a reputation as a hotbed of leftie radicals. Most recently, in relation to the movement that was built and surged during Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party. 

Isaac Kneebone-Hopkins has been a prominent activist with socialist campaign group Momentum and is a co-founder of Bristol Transformed, a festival of radical ideas that will return to Bristol on the weekend of 16 June. 

It’s a scene that has attracted fierce criticism from across the party and political spectrum, as out of touch and perhaps a touch sanctimonious, and has been blamed for Labour’s crushing general election defeat in 2019. With Momentum now thoroughly on the back foot, what now for the left in Bristol and beyond? 

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  • There’ll be another time where radical change is going to be possible….now just getting Tories out looks good…and is Starmer and co prepared to face up to the total inefficiencies of profit for shareholders running public utilities like water etc?

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