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The Orwell Lecture 2019: Daniel Finkelstein

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The Orwell Lecture 2019: Daniel Finkelstein

How do you predict a modern election? Has politics shifted irrevocably? Since David Cameron's unexpected majority in 2015, elections and referenda have defied expectations, with pollsters and pundits alike surprised by result of the EU referendum and the election of Donald Trump in the US. Boris Johnson's thumping majority in December 2019 was heavily trailed by most polling companies, but the reality came as a shock to many on all sides. In the rescheduled Orwell Lecture, Daniel Finkelstein, who has been on the intimate inside of politics, working in Number 10 as well as in the Lords - but also on the outside as a thoughtful commentator - will talk about the way elections are predicted and strategised.

Daniel Finkelstein, OBE, is the Associate Editor, a Columnist and Leader Writer for The Times. He also sits in the House of Lords as Lord Finkelstein. As well as his weekly political column in the comment section and his Saturday Notebook, he writes the “Fink Tank”.


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