Perspectives - The Future of our Political Parties

Fri 19 July 2019

with Nick Robinson & Martin Moore

The shock referendum results of 2016 marked the start of one of the most turbulent periods in modern-day British politics. From David Cameron’s resignation to the ongoing Brexit saga, it is clear that the last three years have irrevocably reshaped the UK’s political landscape. But what must the main parties do to adapt and survive in such a difficult climate? Academic and author Martin Moore joins journalist and broadcaster Nick Robinson to discuss the future of our political parties.

Nick Robinson is the BBC’s former political editor. Throughout his career he has worked on several BBC news and political programmes. He was Political Editor of ITV News 2002 to 2005 before returning to the BBC as its political editor from 2005 to 2015. During this time he covered two general election campaigns, the formation of the first coalition in 75 years and the referendum on Scottish Independence.

Martin Moore is director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, and a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. He was previously founding director of the Media Standards Trust (2006-2015) where he won a Knight News Challenge award and a Prospect Think Tank award. He writes extensively on the news media and on public policy.