Honesty in politics

UK politics is suffering from a dishonesty crisis. Repeated mistruths and misrepresentations have led to the corruption of standards and the withering of basic ethics. This in turn has fuelled the escalating disengagement of the public from the political process.

This panel discussion will explore how to re-establish the primacy of honesty and truth in politics for the sake of democracy, those it represents, and those elected to serve it.


Lord Puttnam: Lord Puttnam, is a British film producer, educator, environmentalist, and former member of the House of Lords. He is a champion of media reform and a member of the Reform Political Advertising campaign.

Gina Miller: Gina is a business owner and activist who initiated the 2016 R (Miller) Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union court case against the British government over its authority to implement Brexit without approval from Parliament. In 2021 she founded the True and Fair party.

Jennifer Nadel: Jennifer is Co-Director of the think-tank Compassion in Politics which works to instill compassion at the heart of politics. The group’s petition calling for a Bill to ensure politicians are honest with the public received support from over 200k members of the public.

Debbie Abrahams MP (Chair): Debbie is Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth and Co-Chair of the All-Party Group for Compassionate Politics.


March 07, 2023 at 3:00pm - 4pm



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