George Osborne is the Editor of London’s Evening Standard newspaper and was the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2010 to 2016 and First Secretary of State from 2015 to 2016.
George is also the Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, a not-for-profit organisation he established with business and civic leaders to promote economic development in the North of England. He is an honorary professor of economics at the University of Manchester and a visiting professor at Stanford University. He is an adviser to the BlackRock Investment Institute and he is the Chair of the EXOR Partners Council. He received the Companion of Honour from Her Majesty the Queen in 2016.
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” for the Saturday paper, a statistical column on football.
Between 1997 and 2001, he was chief policy adviser to the Leader of the Opposition Rt. Hon. William Hague MP and Secretary to the Shadow Cabinet. In 2001, he was Conservative parliamentary candidate in Harrow West.
Between 1995 and 1997, he was Director of the Conservative Research Department in which capacity he advised Prime Minister John Major and attended meetings of the Cabinet when it sat in political session.
Daniel was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by the City University and joined the House of Lords in the autumn of 2013.
George and Daniel will be discussing the current political and economic situation, as well as recent major developments in both areas.
Tickets available 1st November 2018