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Polly Toynbee and David Walker – The Only Way is Up

The Only Way Is Up
Polly Toynbee and David Walker

October 18 @ 14:00 15:00

Political change is coming. But the new Westminster government’s inheritance looks grim. We’re all in it together, the Tories used to say. But they look set to bequeath sharp social divisions, vastly increased inequality, a stagnant economy and unfulfilled commitments on climate change – and all this at a time of unprecedented international tension.

The Only Way is Up gives us a ready reckoner on how to repair the damage and set the UK on the path to sustainable growth. Combining the latest data with expert analysis across health, children’s services, the economy, environment, policing and defence, Polly Toynbee and David Walker tell the story of what went wrong during the Tories’ wild ride and what must now be remedied.

Polly Toynbee is a journalist, author and broadcaster. A Guardian columnist and broadcaster, she was formerly the BBC’s social affairs editor. She has written for the Observer, the Independent and Radio Times and been an editor at the Washington Monthly. She has won numerous awards including a National Press Award and the Orwell Prize for Journalism.

David Walker is contributing editor of Public, the Guardian’s website for senior managers of public services. David has commented on public policy and management since stepping down last year as managing director, communications and public reporting at the Audit Commission. David is a member of council at the Economic and Social Research Council, where he chairs the methods and infrastructure committee. He is a trustee of the Franco-British Council and of Longview. He is a visiting professor at City University, London. With Polly Toynbee he is author of The Verdict, did Labour change Britain?

This event is kindly sponsored by Porter Dodson

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