Has the Left stopped thinking?

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Since thumping the next election into the nether regions of 2010, Gordon Brown has yet to outline new New Labour’s big ‘vision’. Is it there struggling to get out, or has the well of new Left ideas dried up?

We’ve organised a debate, in association with Reuters, to find out.

“Has the Left stopped thinking” will be held at Reuters next Wednesday (26th) from 6/6.30-8pm (see www.theorwellprize.co.uk).

Denis MacShane MP, Will Hutton (Work Foundation, The Observer), Matthew Parris (The Times), Peter Hitchens (The Mail on Sunday) and Jean Seaton (Westminster University) will argue it out, chaired by Sean Maguire (Editor, Political & General News, Reuters).

Following the debate Jean Seaton, the chair of the Orwell Prize, will announce this year’s shortlists – for the author and for the journalist who have most successfully achieved Orwell’s aim of making political writing into an art.

There is limited seating but if you’d like to come you’re welcome to email me at martin.moore@mediastandardstrust.org and, if there are any places left, I’ll put your name down.

Written by Martin Moore

March 20th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

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  1. I think the underlying question here might be – is there a Left?

    James Williams

    22 Mar 08 at 2:22 pm

  2. Absolutely. Or even, is there a left Left? (please excuse the pun, I couldn’t resist)

    Martin Moore

    25 Mar 08 at 4:50 pm

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