Join us as Nick Clegg discusses the tectonic shifts in our political landscape over the past year.
One year ago as Between the Extremes, Clegg’s widely-praised insider’s dissection of the coalition government came out, politics was changing. Now it has changed. But the Brexit and Trump victories have only reconfirmed the liberal belief that, if the future is to work, politics must occupy rather than desert the middle ground.
Whether or not the recent referendum was an act of national self-immolation, it was undoubtedly a lightning conductor for the clash between a politics of anger or grievance and one of moderation.
And if you thought coalition government was a brief and unBritish interlude – think again. We are en route to far-reaching realignments. Navigating our future will rely more than ever on collaboration and a politics of reason.
This liberal vision has a renewed sense of purpose and a voice: to reclaim the dangerously eviscerated centre ground before it is too late. It will need candour and courage, qualities acknowledged as characterising one of our least tribal politicians in an age of tribalism. Whatever your persuasion, come and listen.