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IQ2: The Left has right on its side at the Emmanuel Centre

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Time 19:00
Date 21/02/18
Price £30

Left or right? Could you ever switch sides? Join IQ2 and their panel of speakers and decide for yourself.

The Left has always championed a fairer, more equal society and fought to protect the weak from the strong. But do its adherents really care, or are they just bathing in the warm glow of virtue signalling? And is it actually the Right, with its emphasis on freedom of choice and the value of tradition, that has the best interests of society at heart? So, why not join IQ2 and a panel of speakers for and against the motion and decide for yourself.

Speakers:

George Monbiot - Guardian journalist and polemicist, whose bestselling books include Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain; The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order and most recently Out of the Wreckage, which argues for a new politics based on scientific findings which prove that humans are by nature supreme altruists and cooperators.

Allison Pearson - Award-winning columnist and chief interviewer on the Daily Telegraph, known for her outspoken views. Her bestselling 2001 novel I Don’t Know How She Does It defined modern life for the working woman and was turned into a film starring Sarah Jessica Parker.

Roger Scruton - Britain’s leading philosopher of Conservative thought. He has published more than forty books on philosophy, aesthetics and politics, including How to be a Conservative; Where We Are: The State of Britain Now; and Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left.

Chair and remaining speaker to be announced...