The Front List: James O'Brien

  • Mon 12 Aug 13:30 - 14:30
  • McEwan Hall
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The Front List: James O'Brien

With the General Election looming (or at least the possibility of its announcement), the political news cycle is in overdrive: each day brings drama, often with mishandlings directly attributed to those who should know better.

James O’Brien, one of Britain’s leading broadcasters, reaches 1.4 million people weekly through his lunchtime show on LBC. Renowned for his blistering analysis and critique, he’s among the fiercest critics of contemporary Britain's management by our current crop of political leaders.

How They Broke Britain is his forensic takedown of the key figures responsible for the UK’s current mess. He’s even updating it exclusively this month to ensure Rishi Sunak can take his place among them (with a chapter longer than Truss’s, but shorter than Murdoch’s). O’Brien systematically connects the dots to damning effect, urging us to demand better as we examine our expectations from 21st-century politicians. Expect sparks to fly as Assistant Editor of the Spectator Isabel Hardman takes the interviewing hot seat. 

Copies of James O’Brien’s new book How They Broke Britain are available to purchase with your ticket (£10.99 RRP - £9.99 when purchased with a ticket). Pre-purchased books can be picked up at the time of the event. There will be a signing with James O’Brien after the event.

BSL interpretation is available on request.

Please note this event takes place at McEwan Hall, Teviot Pl, Edinburgh EH8 9AG. The Front List is presented in partnership with Underbelly.

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