Event Date: 11 November 2015
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD
Polly Toynbee in Conversation with Tony Wright
Polly Toynbee is a major figure in contemporary British political journalism. A sharp observer of politics, she is a columnist for the Guardian, has been BBC social affairs editor, columnist and associate editor of the Independent, co-editor of the Washington Monthly and a reporter and feature writer for the Observer.
Her most recent books are Better or Worse?: Has Labour Delivered? (2005); Unjust Rewards: Exposing Greed and Inequality in Britain Today (with David Walker, 2008); Cameron’s Coup (with David Walker, 2015)
Professor Tony Wright is Professorial Fellow in Politics at Birkbeck College and Professor of Politics at UCL. MP for Cannock Chase from 1992 to 2010, he chaired the Reform of the House of Commons Committee (publishing the report ‘Rebuilding the House’ in 2009). He chaired the Public Administration Committee of the House of Commons from 1999 to 2010. He has been co-editor of Political Quarterly since 1995.
NB: Due to a technical fault, the first 60 seconds of this recording are missing – we are very sorry about this.