What’s Next For British Politics? Find out at #RaworthsLitFest

Spider Woman Lady Hale

As the UK’s third Prime Minister since 2019 takes the reins of political power, Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival asks: What’s next for British politics?

From snap elections to Brexit negotiations, navigating a global pandemic and seemingly endless political scandals emerging from behind Parliament doors, it’s been a busy decade in Westminster. Will recent events force us to change course?

BBC news correspondent Carole Walker and radio producer and journalist Phil Tinline discuss what the next decade holds in store at their panel, What’s Next For British Politics? on Saturday 22 October at 5.30pm at The Crown Hotel.

Carole Walker has worked at the heart of the British political establishment for over 20 years, often fronting major events such as British General Elections. An expert on the twists and turns of Brexit, she has covered the biggest political stories in recent history. Her latest book Lobby Life: Inside Westminster’s Secret Society explores how the relationship between the Lobby and political parties has shaped the country over the last century.

Acclaimed documentary maker and BBC Radio 4 producer Phil Tinline specialises in mining the points where history, politics, ideas and culture meet to cast new light on the present. His recent book, The Death of Consensus: 100 Years of British Political Nightmares, draws on the political crises of the last century to show how apparent catastrophes can clear the path to a new era.

Secure your seat at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, the hot ticket on the national festival circuit, and dive into the latest political, cultural and social hot topics with leading figures from the heart of Westminster.

What’s Next For British Politics? | Saturday 22 October 2022 | 5.30pm | The Crown Hotel, Harrogate | £15

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Climate Change, Technology and Justice 

Climate change, technology and justice: Three of the biggest challenges facing the world today. As every day brings new stories about extreme weather events, lethal autonomous weapons systems and international human rights imbalances, Professor A.C. Grayling asks if we will ever reach global agreement on how to solve them.

For The Good Of The World with Prof. A.C. Grayling| Thursday 20 October | 5.30pm | The Crown Hotel, Harrogate | £15

Smashing the glass ceiling with Lady Hale

Spider Woman Lady Hale won global fame as the President of the Supreme Court when she found the prorogation of Parliament to be unlawful. Yet that dramatic moment was merely the pinnacle of a career as a smasher of glass ceilings and pioneering reformer. Join her on an unconventional journey from a small North Yorkshire village to the most senior judge in the country.

Lady Hale: Spider Woman | Sunday 23 October | 11.30am | The Crown Hotel, Harrogate | £15

The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival runs from Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 October 2022 in its celebratory 10th anniversary year. More announcements are to be made soon. Find out more and book tickets here.

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