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Unleashing Demons: the inside story of Brexit

November 14, 2016 @ 18:30 - 20:00

Speaker: Craig Oliver

Chair: Professor Tony Travers

As David Cameron’s Director of Politics and Communications, Craig Oliver played a prominent role in the campaign to keep Britain in the EU. His book, Unleashing Demons: The Inside Story of Brexit, tells the inside story of that campaign – with a frank analysis of the mistakes made. This talk promises to be a fascinating insight into the most important political events since World War Two.

Before entering 10 Downing Street as Director of Politics and Communications, Craig Oliver was an award-wining journalist. His roles included editing the BBC’s News at Six and Ten, Controller of the World Service and Executive Editor of ITV’s flagship news programmes.

Tony Travers is director of LSE London at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a professor in the School’s Government Department. Research interests include public finance, sub-national administration and London government. In 2013, he chaired the London Finance Commission (initiated by the Mayor of London) and is currently an advisor to committees of the UK Parliament.  In 2004 he published The Politics of London: Governing the Ungovernable City and, last year, London’s Boroughs at 50.

This event is part of LSE’s ‘After Brexit: the future of the UK in Europe’ series. An exploration of the issues raised by the UK’s vote to leave the European Union through lectures, panel discussions and debates. The series will cover the broad range of political, economic, legal, and social issues as preparations for the negotiations on Brexit are underway. Brexit represents an unprecedented agenda for Europe and an historical milestone for the British state: as such, the need for informed debate is paramount.

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This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.


November 14, 2016
18:30 - 20:00


LSE ‘After Brexit: the future of the UK in Europe’ public lecture series


Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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