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The Oxford Debates. The Lobby and Crony Capitalism CANCELLED

Tamasin Cave and Isabel Hardman Chaired by Stephen Law

Saturday, 6 April 2019

4:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£8 - £13.50

Author and campaigner Tamasin Cave and political journalist Isabel Hardman debate whether the lobbying industry is corrupting political life?

Are lobbyists a force for good – allowing different interest groups to gain the ear of political decision-makers? Or are lobbyists for other nations and for big business often working against the interests of the UK? In A Quiet Word, Cave argues that the voice of public interest is being drowned out by the word in the ear from the professional persuaders of the lobbying industry. And if you have never heard about them, that is because the most effective lobbying goes unnoticed.

Cave is author of A Quiet Word: Lobbying, Crony Capitalism and Broken Politics in Britain and a campaigner with Spinwatch. The Mail on Sunday called A Quiet Word ‘a timely account of how voters are conceding power to a silent industry’.

Hardman is a political journalist and the assistant editor of The Spectator. She was named Journalist of the Year at the 2015 Political Studies Association’s annual awards. She is the author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians.

Discussions are chaired by Dr Stephen Law, philosopher, editor of The Royal Institute of Philosophy Journal Think – Philosophy for Everyone and author of The Philosophy Gym and The Complete Philosophy Files.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Steer Oxford Botanic Garden