What Future Britain?
Afua Hirsch, Richard Seymour, David Goodhart & Douglas Murray
Chair: Toby Mundy
Sun 8th Oct 2017, 12.15-1.15pm
Baillie Gifford Big Tent, Festival Site
Our panel of political experts discuss why the political landscape has shifted so rapidly, and what it will mean in practice for the electorate in the coming years. Politics in the West has become unpredictable and tumultuous. In recent years, voters have deserted the political centre like never before. Whether it’s Trump, Brexit, Le Pen, Tsipras, or even Corbyn, why have outsiders and populists flourished on the far left and the far right?
Afua Hirsh is an award-winning author, journalist and barrister. Her first book Brit(ish) will be published in 2018.
Richard Seymour author, Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics, online editor, Salvage.
David Goodhart is the author of The Road to Somewhere.
Douglas Murray is the author The Strange Death of Europe.
'Get into BookFest' rate for under-18s: £7.50
Note: this event was previously advertised with Steve Richards, who has unfortunately had to withdraw