British politics in crisis: Post-Brexit, how do we reclaim the soul of our country? - with Gavin Esler and Gina Miller

Brexit can be seen as part of a wider pattern of political decline - waning trust in politicians and institutions, erosion of standards in public life, the rise of populism and misinformation.

In this webinar, we'll hear from acclaimed journalist and author, Gavin Esler, whose recent book Britain is Better Than This explores what lies behind recent political failures, and pro-Rejoin political leader Gina Miller.

The discussion will cover what's gone wrong in recent years - but, more importantly, how we can revitalise our democracy as part of the long-term campaign for a renewed relationship with Europe. Dr Mike Galsworthy will be in the chair.

More on the speakers

Gavin Esler is a journalist, television presenter and author who was a main presenter on BBC Two's, Newsnight, from January 2003 until January 2014, and presenter of BBC News at Five on the BBC News Channel. Since 2014 he has served as the Chancellor of the University of Kent. In September 2023, Gavin released his latest book - Britain Is Better Than This: Why a Great Country is Failing Us All.

Gina Miller is a business owner and legal campaigner who initiated the 2016 R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union court case against the British government over its authority to implement Brexit without approval from Parliament. A passionate advocate for social and political reform, she is also the leader of the True and Fair Party.

Dr Mike Galsworthy - Chair of European Movement UK, co-founder of Scientists for EU, founder of the Bylines Network of citizen journalism, and a media commentator about the effects of Brexit on the UK, particularly on science.

Date: Monday, 18 March
Time: 6.30-8pm (UK time)
Where: Online
Price: Free

The webinar will be streamed live and attendees will have the chance to put questions to the speakers. A replay will be available to watch on our YouTube channel the day after the event.


March 18, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8pm





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  • Scott Daniells
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