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Party conferences 2013

Counterpoint is delighted to announce its events at this year’s UK party conferences.  In partnership with the Barrow Cadbury Trust, we will be hosting ‘Britain’s populist moment?’ a discussion of Julian Baggini Counterpoint pamphlet A very British populism‘.  Is Britain becoming more like Europe and giving in to populist politics? what should Labour and Conservative responses be to the rise of UKIP? Is this ‘populist moment’ about the UK’s relationship to Europe? is it about the economic squeeze? or are the causes rooted in the failure of mainstream parties to connect with voters? Come and join the debate.

The event will be held at both the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences. Please see below for details on both panels.

‘Britain’s populist moment?’ at Conservative Party Conference

The event will take place on 29 September 2013, from 17:30 to 19:00 at Exchange 2 & 3, Manchester Central. Refreshments will be provided. Click here for further details.

Confirmed speakers include:

Julian Baggini, Philosopher and writer, author of ‘A very British populism’;

Sajjad Karim, MEP for North West England;

Timothy Kirkhope, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber;

Emran Mian, Director, Social Market Foundation;

Sebastian Payne, The Spectator, Online editor

Tim Bale, Chair in Politics, Queen Mary University;

Catherine Fieschi, Director , Counterpoint, will chair the event.


‘Britain’s populist moment?’ at the Labour Party Conference

The panel will take place on 25 September 2013, from 12:30 to 14:30 at the Lancaster Room, Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton. A sandwich lunch will be provided. Click here for further details.

Confirmed speakers include:

Julian Baggini, Philosopher and writer, author of ‘A very British populism’;

Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow and Shadow Minister for Crime Prevention;

Owen Jones, Columnist for The Independent;

Peter Kellner, Political commentator and President of YouGov;

Duncan Weldon, Senior Economist, Economics and Social Affairs Department, TUC;

Catherine Fieschi, Director of Counterpoint, will chair the event.


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