A couple of weeks ago, I gave the 9th Annual Beveridge Lecture to the Social Liberal Forum.
I was honoured to be asked to give this lecture, as the first non-Liberal ever to do so, and I decided to speak about Social Liberalism in the 21st Century, and the increasing need for Progressive Alliances across the political spectrum in order to facilitate real, lasting, democratic change.
My talk spanned from the history of different political traditions working together to create change; capitalism, economic growth and what it means to be ‘progressive’; the crisis of democracy; and the challenges ahead (political, economic, environmental and of course, relating to public health).
I believe that we must work together, and challenge each other, if we are to create a politics of hope that has freedom and equality for all at its heart.
You can watch the video/recording of the full event here: https://www.socialliberal.net/podcasts