Watch David Goodhart, British journalist, commentator, and author, in our latest RSA Spotlight - the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event!
David Goodhart suggests that a new social division has been created: between the mobile ‘achieved’ identity of the people from Anywhere, and the marginalised, roots-based identity of the people from Somewhere. This schism accounts for the Brexit vote, the election of Trump, the decline of the centre-left, and the rise of populism across Europe.
On the 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU – arguably one of the most unexpected and momentous decisions ever taken by the electorate. One year on, and the situation is still uncertain.
The Inclusive Growth Commission, chaired by Stephanie Flanders, is an independent, impactful inquiry designed to understand and identify practical ways to make local economies across the UK more economically inclusive and prosperous.
Acclaimed academic Professor John Hills, and Guardian journalist and author Tom Clark join forces to investigate the realities of the welfare state in the post-recession era of austerity.