Sam Fowles – Cambridge Literary Festival
Palmerston Room, November 20, 2022 2:00 pm
Leadership and democracy are being debated in the UK as never before. Those we vote into government have little ability to lead and nothing but contempt for the democratic system.
To discuss why the leadership of the UK is at an all time low and to contemplate potential solutions we are joined by Simon McDonald, the Former Foreign and Commonwealth Office permanent under-secretary who decided to set the record straight on Chris Pincher and prompted the events which led to the resignation of Boris Johnson. He will discuss this and offer his clear-sighted views on leadership with Sam Fowles, a barrister who was part of the team who took Boris Johnson to court over his illegal proroguing of Parliament.
Chaired by Melissa Benn.