Britain Standing at The Crossroads
A debate chaired by Ivor Gaber (Professor of Political Journalism, University of Sussex)
Panellists: Katy Balls (The Spectator), Stephen Bush (The New Statesman), Anand Menon (Director of The UK in a Changing Europe)
This year sees Britain ‘standing at the crossroads’. We face a raft of issues all of which are likely to have a significant impact on our politics. The most immediate is the pandemic and its after-effects on almost every aspect of our lives. Then there is the growing reality of Brexit and how it will affect our economy and our politics, particularly its likely impact on the Union; all of this against a background of the climate emergency. And finally, a rapidly changing political environment in which traditional dividing lines have all but disappeared. Plenty for our panel, who come from a wide range of political perspectives and bring experience of journalism, academia and think-tankery, to get their teeth into.