Event 32. Steve Richards at the Bridport Literary Festival Saturday 11 November at 4:30pm
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Bridport Literary Festival 2017
The rise of the Outsiders: How Mainstream Politics Lost its Way
Date: Saturday 11 November 2017
Venue: The Electric Palace, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY
Book online or call Bridport Tourist Information Centre on 01308 424901.
Steve Richards is an award winning political commentator and journalist writing for The Guardian and The Independent. He presents BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular guest on BBC1’s Sunday Politics. The Rise of the Outsiders is a landmark book providing a penetrating analysis of the biggest political story of the last 150 years. He argues that despite charismatic outsiders dominating the headlines, the real answers lie in the failure of the mainstream to evolve in a world still suffering from the fallout of the financial crash of 2008. Exploring factors from globalisation and a changing media to rising immigration and stagnant wages, confidence in conventional politics is at an all time low. The talk is guaranteed to be a wide ranging, informative and controversial.