Legal correspondent of the New Statesman and writer of the acclaimed Jack of Kent blog. A practising media solicitor who has acted for Paul Chambers in the TwitterJokeTrial appeal and for Sally Bercow in a libel threat by MigrationWatch.
Can social democracy survive the 21st century?
"I thought the Battle of Ideas was wonderful. Especially the extent and quality of audience participation. I can't imagine how I missed this exciting forum for exchange of ideas in the past. I will certainly not miss another one and look forward already to 2012 Battle of Ideas."
Professor Marilyn Monk, emeritus professor of molecular embryology, University College London