Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable, Conservative Party Politician Liz Truss and Labour Party Politician Richard Burgon debate why the left and right keep harking back to the past.
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"It's the economy, stupid" has been the political truth for decades. But the vote for Brexit and wide support for Corbyn suggest that many would sacrifice growth for social change. Has the economy become less important to us? Are we turning to broader, more socially radical political goals? Or is the weakness of the economy since 2008 the very reason for the shift away from the centre ground?
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Vince Cable: Vince Cable is a British politician and Leader of the Liberal Democrats since 2017 and has served as the Member of Parliament for Twickenham from 1997 to 2015 and since 8 June 2017. He served as the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015.
Liz Truss: Liz Truss is a British politician serving as Chief Secretary to the Treasury since 2017. A member of the Conservative Party, she is the Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk. Truss was Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2014 to 2016 and Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor from 2016 until 2017.
Richard Burgon: Richard Burgon MP (born 19 September 1980) is a British Labour Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds East. He is also the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor.He was appointed as Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister) in September 2015 by new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Burgon was promoted to Shadow Justice Secretary in June 2016 following the organised mass resignations in protest against the leadership of Corbyn.
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