Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Democracy Debate: What Comes Next?

Caroline Lucas, Laurie Penny, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Tony Janio and David Runciman with chair Polly Toynbee

*Please note, the panel for tonight's debate has changed.
Due to illness, Caroline Lucas is replaced by Davy Jones, Green Party Member and standing for Kemptown constiuency.

Following the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump, the rise of the right in Europe and the refugee crisis, Western societies are looking more polarised than ever. Is the system capable of tackling the real economic and environmental threats we face? And what comes next?

Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee chairs a panel of top thinkers and politicians to debate the future of our political system including Caroline Lucas MP, Green candidate for Brighton Pavilion, Labour candidate for Brighton Kemptown Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Tony Janio, Conservative group leader elect of Brighton and Hove City Council, the New Statesman columnist and author Laurie Penny and David Runciman of the University of Cambridge.

Supported by The Guardian. Co-produced with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

Books & Debate
Sat 13 May, 7.30pm


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