Under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, Labour moves further to the left. For the first time since the 1970s, socialism is back on the agenda, and in an historic first, it defines the leadership. But clashes of ideology, tactics and styles have been the story of the Labour Party for the last 70 years and traditional leadership is often thought to fail. Could things be different with Corbyn? Join author and journalist David Kogan as he examines the party’s history from 1979 to the present.
The 40-year conflict within Labour is a fascinating story dominated by powerful political operators. Based on his book, Protest and Power: The battle for the Labour Party, David chronicles the battles within the party and the schisms between idealogues and pragmatistists. Are the fissures within the Labour Party destined to keep Labour in opposition?
About the speaker
David Kogan has worked in the UK and USA media as both a journalist and a senior executive at the BBC, Reuters Television, Granada, Reel Enterprises which he founded, Wasserman Media Group and Magnum Photos. His first book, The Battle for the Labour Party, published in 1981, remains essential reading about the Labour party.