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Podcast: Why Joe Biden's inauguration sparked 'wokeness' row in British politics

Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Boris Johnson struggled to answer a question about whether the new US leader is 'woke'. On this episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the debate that ensued in Britain, and whether the so-called 'culture wars' pack an electoral punch. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your question on whether Westminster can go on denying another Scottish independence referendum for the remainder of this parliament.

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