The State of the UK

John Lanchester and Fintan O’Toole in conversation with Martina Fitzgerald

Available now to watch online, or listen on the First Thought Podcast.

Our nearest neighbour seems to be in an ongoing state of division and uncertainty for the last number of years, a situation which has been further exacerbated by the COVID–19 pandemic. With the arrival of Brexit, a distinct possibility before the end of this year, where to next for an increasingly disunited kingdom?

John Lanchester, novelist and journalist, known for explaining the 2007 financial crisis to us all and Fintan O’Toole, one of Ireland’s best–known journalists, known for explaining Brexit and its roots to us all, are joined in conversation by Martina Fitzgerald, author of Madame Politician, a study of Irish female politicians.

John Lanchester participated in this event via video.

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