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Are UK Politics Broken?

6 February 2023
DKUK events

Join us for an evening of learning more about the British system and why Scandinavian elections look so differently to the British system.

Date
6 February 2023
Time
18:00 – 20:00
Venue
Novicell
21-33 Great Eastern Street
London
EC2A 3EJ
United Kingdom
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Price
Free to attend

British politics has never been as chaotic as in the last few months and years – The UK has had five prime ministers in six years and can no longer claim that the current system is strong and stable. But what could be done to upgrade British politics? And why are some parties resisting change while others are keen to adopt European-style multi-party democracy?

Join Journalist Bjarne Norum and Keith Sharp from Make Votes Matter for an evening of learning more about the British system and why Scandinavian elections look so differently to the British system.

Event jointly hosted together with Djøf

  • Speakers

Keith Sharp, Member of the Make Votes Matter Alliance

Keith Sharp is a member of the Make Votes Matter Alliance and has also served some twenty years, in different stints, on the Council of the Electoral Reform Society. He has been a parliamentary candidate and local councillor for the Liberal Democrats. Keith is currently Chair of Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform.

Bjarne Norum, Journalist

Since 2006, freelance journalist Bjarne Norum has closely followed political and social developments in Great Britain and Ireland from his base in London.

Bjarne writes mainly as the UK correspondent for the Danish daily newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad, covering subjects from political analysis to cultural reports, personal interviews, religious news plus a food column for the back page.

Since 2010 Bjarne has been the author of the most sold guidebook to Scotland, published in Danish and Norwegian (“Turen Går Til Skotland”).

Bjarne Norum is a graduate from the Danish School of Journalism and holds a Masters in Anthropology and Cultural Politics from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Prior to moving to London, he has worked as a press officer in Danish Employers Confederation and The Danish Society of Engineers. He has also been business reporter for the farming newspaper Landbrugsavisen.

This discussion will be followed by light refreshments and nibbles

Spaces are limited – DKUK members and Djof members have priority booking