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Breaking the Mould: Are We All in the Wrong Party? – Tim Montgomerie, Philip Collins & Ayesha Hazarika

The Politics Festival 2017
Spoken Word / Saturday, 24 June 2017 - 1:00pm / Hall One
£29.50 – £14.50 | Savers £9.50*

Amid rumours of Labour splits and centrist realignment, two prominent commentators who have previously worked in senior political roles ask whether Britain needs a major re-alignment of the parties. After all, what really unites David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith, or Jeremy Corbyn and Tony Blair beyond tribal traditions? Wouldn't those New Labour types be better off in bed with liberal conservatives and liberal democrats, allowing Labour's left to merge with the Greens and an unshackled, red-blooded party of the right. Comic and former special adviser Ayesha Hazarika chairs this exploration of one of the most potent political issues.


Tim Montgomerie
is a political activist, blogger and columnist and former comment editor for The Times. He co-founded the think tank Centre for Social Justice with Iain Duncan Smith, and created and edited the ConservativeHome, a centre-right political blog, until he left to join The Times.

Philip Collins is a columnist and previous chief leader writer for The Times. He is also the chair of the board of trustees at the independent think tank Demos. Before joining The Times he was the Chief Speech Writer for the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, the Director of the Social Market Foundation think-tank and an Equity Strategist at two investment banks.

Ayesha Hazarika is a former Special Adviser to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband and is now a political commentator and stand-up comedian.

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