Rathbones and The Spectator debate: ‘Is party politics broken?’

We are delighted to be working with The Spectator as lead sponsor of its 2016 debate series. These debates will allow us to demonstrate our impartial, fact-based analysis as well hear from leading protagonists on important current issues.

We will co-host three events this yearThe first was an entertaining and informative debate on the EU referendum – ‘Should Britain leave the European Union?'– held at The London Palladium in April.

Our second event was  ‘Is party politics broken?’ which took place on Wednesday 13 July at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL.

The EU referendum’s ‘Leave’ result is the single biggest blow to global mainstream politics since the second world war. The battle has revealed a great split in Britain. How can a country - and a Conservative party - that has been bitterly divided be reunited? 

As anti-establishment movements swell on both the left and the right, are we entering a new political age that will lead to a domino effect around the world? Or will the established parties manage to maintain the status quo?

Expect an evening of lively debate as The Spectator discusses the future of the political landscape in the UK and the EU after Brexit, and the implications across the Atlantic.

Speaker line-up

We were delighted that such an informed group of speakers addressed the motion, ‘Is party politics broken?’ The debate was chaired by Andrew Neil, chairman of The Spectator. Our speakers were:

  • James Forsyth, political editor, The Spectator
  • Ben Page, CEO, Ipsos MORI
  • Colleen Graffy, lawyer and former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy for Europe and Eurasia
  • Sir Simon Jenkins, chairman of the National Trust and columnist for The Guardian

Attendees will received a copy of the below booklet, "Is party politics broken", which can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.

For further information, please contact info@rathbones.com.


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