Britain Alone: The Path from Suez to Brexit

Thursday 20 May 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Assembly Rooms
£10 (excl. fees)
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Where does Britain stand in the world today and how did we get here? Financial Times chief political commentator and journalist Philip Stephens talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his profoundly perceptive study of Britain’s post-war role on the global stage.

Drawing on decades of personal contact and interviews with senior politicians and diplomats across the globe, Britain Alone examines a nation struggling to admit it is no longer a great power.

Britain Alone begins with the humiliation of Anthony Eden’s Suez crisis and spans the decades right up to Brexit.

‘Admirably lucid and measured…’ David Kynaston


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Event information:
This event will be socially distanced. Our venues were built by previous generations to house large gatherings, so they are adaptable for use adhering to socially distanced rules, with their spacious rooms and high ceilings. Further instructions of audience guidelines will be communicated closer to the festival and will adhere to the government guideline. Audience and artists’ safety is paramount. To read our COVID secure guidelines, please click here

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Britain Alone by Philip Stephens