A Life in Politics
A Life in Politics
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As former Prime Minister and our longest-serving Chancellor, Gordon Brown has been a guiding force for Britain and the world over 40 years. His memoir, My Life, Our Times, reflects candidly on an extraordinary career from New Labour’s 1997 landslide electoral victory, to the 2008 global financial crisis and the historic 2014 Scottish and 2016 European referendums. He talks about this and more – the coalition negotiations of 2010, Britain and Europe – as well as his many years at the Treasury where he equipped Britain for a globalised economy, introduced the minimum wage, gave independence to the Bank of England and refinanced the NHS.
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Booking opens Mon 16 October 2017. This event is free, but booking is essential. Online booking is via Eventbrite and managed by Festival of Ideas. Please use the contact function in Eventbrite or get in touch with any booking queries.
We have restricted the number of tickets that can be booked to one per transaction. This has been introduced in an effort to stop people automatically booking multiple tickets without confirming if they have guests to go with them. We hope this will help to limit the number of ‘no shows’ at the events, which currently run at around 35% of bookings. If you need more than one ticket, you can click on the booking link again. The little extra effort involved will hopefully put off those who don’t really need more than one, but not those who do.
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