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The Establishment and How They Get Away With It

Ralph Miliband Programme public lecture

Date: Monday 13 October 2014 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Owen Jones 
Chair: Dr. Robin Archer

Owen Jones, one of the most prominent political voices today, sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City. Exposing the revolving doors that link these worlds, and the vested interests that bind them together, Jones shows how, in claiming to work on our behalf, the people at the top are doing precisely the opposite. In fact, they represent the biggest threat to our democracy today - and it is time they were challenged.

Owen Jones (@OwenJones84|) is a political activist, bestselling author and a weekly columnist for the Guardian. He has over 200,000 Twitter followers and appears regularly in broadcast media, including BBC1's Question Time, ITV's Daybreak, Channel 4 News and BBC 2’s Newsnight. This event marks the publication of Owen's new book, The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It|.

Robin Archer is Associate Professor (Reader) in Political Sociology and Director of the Ralph Miliband program at the London School of Economics.

The Ralph Miliband Programme| (@rmilibandlse|) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEestablishment

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