What Is Left? What Is Right?

Two debates exploring the apparently relentless trend of politics towards the centre and asking whether left/right wing ideologies still have any role in mainstream British political life.

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01What Is Left?2006051020060513

Two debates exploring the apparently relentless trend of politics towards the centre and asking whether left/right wing ideologies still have any role in mainstream British political life.

Recorded before an audience at the Institute for Public Policy Research, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland asks a panel of self-proclaimed left wing idealogues and Labour party modernisers, including Lord Hattersley and Harriet Harman if there is anything left of the left.

02 LASTWhat Is Right?2006051720060520

Recorded before an audience at the Centre for Policy Studies, the editor of The Spectator, Matthew D'Ancona, asks a panel of self-proclaimed right wing idealogues and Conservative Party modernisers, including Lord Tebbit and Theresa May, if anything remains of the Right.