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The New Politics of the People

November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

From a warehouse in Manchester to a pub in Essex, from the outskirts of Glasgow to a racecourse in Durham, author and journalist Jack Shenker will be discussing his book: Now We Have Your Attention: The New Politics of the People where he uncovers the root causes of our current crisis and the future direction of British politics through the lives of ordinary individuals.

Taking us deep into communities hollowed out by austerity and decades of economic disadvantage, among a generation crippled by precarious work and unaffordable housing, he shows where chaos at Westminster ultimately springs from – and how disillusionment with it is fuelling a passionate engagement with politics of a completely different kind: local, personal, effective and utterly fearless. Shenker draws on exceptional access to campaign groups, activist movements and grassroots gatherings throughout the country – including unique access to Momentum, who have re-radicalised the Labour party from the outside in – to introduce us to the citizens and leaders of tomorrow: people who are changing things for themselves.

Jack Shenker (@hackneylad) is an award-winning reporter on radical politics and protest whose work as been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize.

Florian Foos (@FlorianFoos) is Assistant Professor of Political Behaviour in the LSE Department of Government.

The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) is home to some of the most internationally respected experts in politics and government; producing influential research that has a global impact on policy, and delivering world-class teaching to our students.


London School of Economics


London School of Economics