Former MP And Government Minister Anna Soubry on How Politicians Failed to Predict the EU Referendum, Why Emotion Will Always Win Over Reason, and What She Really Wanted to Tell the Thugs Who Harassed Her on the Campaign Trail.
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Deliberate, brazen and direct, Anna Soubry is one of the most outspoken figures in UK politics, and yet she’s also someone who refuses to get her fingers dirty in the cesspits of populist extremism. In this week’s Power Done Differently episode, the former barrister, journalist, MP and Government Minister joins me as we dissect the decline, and tribalisation, of the Liberal Democrat party, the Remain side’s failure to use emotion when campaigning for a second EU referendum, and why women in political offices are both criminally underrepresented, and then over-scrutinised. Anna also shares her experience of abuse, harassment and death threats in the wake of fellow MP Jo Cox’s murder. Unapologetic yet empathetic throughout, Anna showcases a brand of political leader who we’ve not seen much of in recent years. It makes you wonder, where have all the good ones gone? An antidote to our polarised political climate, listen now for a much-needed dose of sensibility and reason.
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