Are we really taken in by all this 'call me Dave' political sincerity? Journalist and author Eliane Glaser dissects the party conference pomp and spin with the expert help of Stephen Tall, editor of the Liberal Democrat Voice, and some damning YouTube footage.
What does ‘spin’ look like in an age of transparency?
In an age of online democracy and people power, politicians hold down-to-earth press conferences in tractor factories and broadcast their fondness for the humble pasty. But award-winning journalist and author Eliane Glaser argues that this 'call me Dave' sincerity is actually spin's modern mutation: deception disguised as openness and 'engagement'.
Speaker: Eliane Glaser, writer, radio producer, and honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London.
Chair: Stephen Tall, editor of the Liberal Democrat Voice and research associate at CentreForum.