The last straw:
Has Covid-19 finally broken freedom’s back?
Lord Daniel Hannan in conversation with Professor Simon Haines.
In a wide-ranging discussion Professor Haines and Lord Hannan discuss liberal democracy. They tease out what Brexit has meant for Britain’s freedoms in relation to trade and sovereignty. They discuss threats to freedom posed by China and Russia and they consider the impact of cancel culture on freedom of self-expression. Most pressingly, together they discuss COVID-19, and just how many freedoms have been removed in its name.
Speaker profile: Lord Daniel Hannan
The Right Honourable The Lord Hannan of Kingsclere, is a best-selling author, columnist, and political figure. Lord Hannan has written nine books, including the New York Times best seller Inventing Freedom: How the English Speaking People Made the Modern World.
He is a columnist for several newspapers including the UK’s The Sydney Telegraph; and has been published in The Australian newspaper and The Wall Street Journal. He was a founder of Vote Leave in the UK, and sat as a Conservative Member of the European Parliament for 21 years. He now serves on the UK Board of Trade, and is a Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party, responsible for its international relations.