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In conversation with Honorary Professor of Politics John Bercow

04 Feb 2020

Blackwell's are hosting the event at Manchester Central Library on Tuesday, 18 February

Blackwells John Bercow

As well as being the former Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow is an Honorary Professor of Politics at the University.

He will be in conversation with Phil Williams discussing his new autobiography Unspeakable as well as giving his opinions on many of the leading figures of this era, from Tony Blair to David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson. Unspeakable is John Bercow’s characteristically forthright and incisive account of his unique vantagepoint into British politics.  

When Bercow retired as Speaker of the House of Commons on 31 October, he had become one of the most recognisable and iconoclastic figures in British politics, and had created a vacancy of huge importance. As Speaker since 2009 he had a ringside seat during one of the most febrile periods in modern British history, presiding over the Commons while it had to contend with key issues such as austerity in the light of the financial crisis; the coalition government between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats; and of course the most intractable problem of all - how to deliver on the 2016 referendum decision that Britain should leave the EU.

Tickets for this event are £8 or £25 for a book and ticket bundle (plus booking fee). Book online.

Doors open at 6.30pm and seating is unallocated.

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