Ian Dunt | How Westminster Works and Why It Doesn’t
Sat 20 Apr 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Do you want to understand how power operates in Britain? And why the country is in such an almighty mess? Join Ian Dunt as he lifts the lid on British politics and exposes every aspect of the system – from the heights of Downing Street to the depths of the nation’s newsrooms, and from the hallways of the civil service to the green benches of the House of Commons.
In conversation with Melissa Benn
Venue: Palmerston Room at St Johns
Duration: 1 hour
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Ian Dunt spent many years working in the heart of Westminster as editor of Politics.co.uk. He is a columnist for the i newspaper, host on the Oh God What Now and Origin Story podcasts, and regularly appears as a political pundit on TV and radio. He is the author of two previous books – Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now and How to be a Liberal.
Melissa Benn is a writer, journalist, and campaigner. As a freelance writer, her essays and journalism have appeared in a wide range of publications, including The Independent, The Times, Public Finance, Marxism Today, The London Review of Books, Cosmopolitan, and Public Finance. She is a regular contributor to The Guardian and New Statesman. She has published eight books, including two novels. One of Us, published in 2008, was widely praised and shortlisted for a British Book Award in 2008. In September 2013 she published What Should We Tell Our Daughters? The Pleasures and Pressures of Growing Up Female, an exploration of young women’s lives from the perspective of a mother and feminist in mid-life, which was shortlisted for a Politico’s Book of the Year in 2014.