This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Joana Ramiro in the garden of The Betjeman Arms near King’s Cross St. Pancras. I first met Joana on New Year’s Eve, 2015, when she was a Morning Star columnist. Joana had decided to spend the evening in unison with The Labour Campaign to End Homelessness outreach mission, which she wrote about here.

It would be fair to say Joana and I represent different traditions in the Labour Party, although, as you’ll find from the podcast, we’ve more in common than people might assume. When we first met, Joana was toying with the idea of joining the Labour Party. Now she has at last bitten the bullet!

The podcast covers a range of topics and is in two parts. We talk about the Corbyn ‘project’, why the commentariat didn’t see Labour’s strong electoral performance coming, Brexit, and much, much more.

I will confess that we were both rather tired before and after the interview. I had just got back from a stag do, although I don’t know what Joana’s excuse was. Still, we had a good time and I hope that, in listening to our witterings, you will too.

Part 1.

Part 2.

Joana tweets at @JoanaRamiroUK

Sam Stopp

Sam Stopp is a Labour councillor in the London Borough of Brent and is the Chair of The Labour Campaign to End Homelessness. He has written regularly for LabourList, LeftFootForward, Progress Online and Open Labour. He tweets @CllrStopp.