Has Labour Really Changed? The Future of the Labour Party – Virtual Event
David Kogan, David Triesman
In the midst of a global pandemic, the Labour party has a new leader, a new shadow cabinet and a new general secretary. The replacement of Jeremy Corbyn by Keir Starmer is regarded as a new dawn for the party. But how real is this? How can Labour recover from the stain of antisemitism and become an electoral force again? Two experts on Labour’s past discuss its future.
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Sarah worked for Virago Press and was political editor of the New Statesman before joining the Sunday Times in1996. She went on to cover the 9/11 attacks as New York correspondent and the election of Barack Obama as Washington Bureau Chief, before returning to London to edit The Sunday Times Magazine. In 2014 she became deputy editor of the newspaper and has written a weekly column for five years. She leaves the Sunday Times in July 2020 and will be moving back to America to write a book and report on US affairs.
David Kogan has worked in the UK and US media as both a journalist and an executive at the BBC, Reuters, Granada, Reel Enterprises and Wasserman Media Group. He is currently the CEO of Magnum Photos. His first book, The Battle for the Labour Party, published in 1981, remains essential reading about the Labour Party. He lives in London.
David Triesman is a Labour peer and Group Director at the Merchant Bank, Salamanca Group. He sits as a non-executive director at Havin Bank, Funding Affordable Homes and is taking a leading role in the development of a new investment business in Cuba in partnership with Havin Bank. He was a Board Member of Wembley National Stadium and was Chairman of the Football Association. Politically, he served as Under-Secretary of State in the FCO and later in the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and held ministerial roles in Energy, Business and Higher Education, and Europe. Lord Triesman was appointed as a Lord in Waiting to HMQ in 2004.