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Peter Hitchens is a world respected journalist with over 40 years of experience, and an author of several important books. In a hard-hitting interview, he argues that through Covid we have surrendered our liberty to the state, perhaps irretrievably. Is there any hope for us in the UK? Peter thinks not…
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Peter Hitchens is a journalist and author. Hitchens writes for The Mail on Sunday and is a former foreign correspondent in Moscow and Washington. He has contributed to The Spectator, The American Conservative, The Guardian, First Things, Prospect, and the New Statesman. He is currently a columnist for the The Mail on Sunday. Hitchens has published numerous books, including The Abolition of Britain, The Rage Against God, The War We Never Fought and The Phoney Victory.
Neil Oliver is a television presenter, freelance archaeologist, conservationist, and author. He is best known as a presenter of several BBC historical and archaeological documentary series, including A History of Scotland, Vikings, and Coast. In 2017, he was appointed president of the National Trust for Scotland.
Sir John Redwood
Sir John Redwood is a British Conservative Party politician. Since 1987, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wokingham in Berkshire. He was formerly Secretary of State for Wales in the Major government and subsequently served in the Shadow Cabinets of William Hague and Michael Howard. Redwood is a long-term critic of the European Union and of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union. He supported Brexit in the 2016 EU referendum, and is a member of the British Eurosceptic pressure group Leave Means Leave.
Laura Dodsworth is a journalist, author, photographer and filmmaker, with credits ranging from the Guardian and the BBC to Unlocked, where she hosted a regular weekly show. She is drawn to telling ‘untold’ stories about people and their place in the world. Her new book ‘A State of Fear’ explores how the Government weaponised fear during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Toby Young is a social commentator and the London associate editor at Quillette, for whom he has written since 2017. He has worked for The Times, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and the Spectator. Toby now heads the Free Speech Union, a non-partisan, mass-membership public interest body that stands up for the speech rights of its members.