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Trump, Brexit and Post-Truth Politics: What next?

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Tuesday 17 January 2017, 6.30PM to 8.00pm

Speaker: Sophie Gaston - Head of International Projects and External Affairs at Demos, Julia Rampen - editor of The Staggers, The New Statesman's online rolling politics blog and Ralph Buckle - Senior Associate at Institute of Economics Affairs

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The political earthquakes of 2016 have shaken the complacent preconceptions of the liberal establishment. The polls said they couldn’t win, but they proved wrong. Communities became divided, families ruptured, and nations turned inside out. But the signs were there. For years there has been a growing dissatisfaction with increasing global migration, anger at the nil economic rewards promised by globalisation, and an irreconcilable relation between the political elite and those they serve. How do we make sense of 2016 politics? What does it mean for our future in Europe and the future of our political culture?
 
The York Union is proud to host a panel discussion which explores the rising culture and politics of fear in Western politics, the reasons for the unexpected Trump victory, and the rejection of expert advice. Throughout the discussion the audience and panelists will judge the implications of 2016 politics for tomorrow.
 
Joining us:
  • Sophie Gaston, Head of International Projects and External Affairs at Demos
  • Julia Rampen, editor of The Staggers, The New Statesman's online rolling politics blog
  • Ralph Buckle, Senior Associate at Institute of Economics Affairs
 
Our debates, as usual, are as intelligent as our audience; so please join us for what should be a lively, engaging and much needed debate. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
To cover the expenses of hosting this event, we have a suggested donation of £2 from students and £4 from members of the public. The York Union is a strictly not-for-profit organisation run by a small group of volunteers.

Location: Room P/L/002, Physics

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

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