One Party After Another: the disruptive life of Nigel Farage

Hosted by the LSE European Institute, School of Public Policy, and LSE Library

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Michael Crick

Michael Crick


Professor Tony Travers

Professor Tony Travers

Join us for this talk with journalist and broadcaster Michael Crick who will be speaking about his new biography One Party After Another, which explores how Nigel Farage did it, despite never once managing to get elected to British parliament.

Nigel Farage is arguably one of the most influential British politicians of the 21st century. His campaign to take the UK out of the EU began as a minority and extreme point of view, but in June 2016 it became the official policy of the nation after a divisive referendum.

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Meet our speaker and chair.

Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) has been a journalistfor 40 years, serving as Washington Correspondent of C4 News; a reporter on Panorama; and political editor of Newsnight. Crick's books include Militant (about the Trotskyist Militant tendency) and biographies of Arthur Scargill, Jeffrey Archer, Michael Heseltine, Alex Ferguson and David Butler, the father of British election science. He was Royal Television Society Specialist Journalist of the Year in 2014 and again in 2018, when he also received the Charles Wheeler award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcast Journalism.  

Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy and Visiting Professor in LSE Department of Government.

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