Endorsements

“‘This is an important project, and I very much welcome the attempt to push at the boundaries of discussion about difficult subjects without the baggage of partisan assumptions. If there is a vacuum at the centre of British politics, or more generally British public debate, it needs to be filled with new ideas, which means rigorous thinking and breaking accepted rules. I look forward to being part of a new conversation.’ 

John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator at The Independent, visiting professor at King’s College, London, and author of ‘Tony Blair, Prime Minister’, @JohnRentoul

“Internet discourse has curiously widened and contracted debate, ideas and critical thinking. Platforms that can provide alternatives and/or sit alongside the narrowness of electronic debates are a welcome addition. Freedom of thought will only survive if we fight in its defence against authoritarianism. I welcome and look forward to the Unfinished Revolution.” 

Amina Lone, Co-Director of the Social Action Foundation and former Labour Party politician, @Amina_Lone

‘We’re having a battle for the “soul” of the left right now. What we need is open, honest conversation. Unfinished revolution wants to make that happen. I’m delighted to be involved.’ 

Helen Pluckrose, Editor of Areo Magazine, and Co-author of the “Grievance Studies” Probe (with James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian) @HPluckrose

‘I’m supporting the Unfinished Revolution Project because, as a councillor in a deprived area, I want to see an open, honest and frank conversation about regeneration.’ 

Cllr Barbara Blake, Labour councillor, Haringey, @barbarablake51

‘I am very much looking forward to working on the ‘Unfinished Revolution’ project next year. Our politics is too often defined by scripts. Polished answers with no real meaning dehumanises our public discourse and only causes frustration and division. This project will bring about some much needed honesty and clarity, which is sorely lacking in our society right now.’ 

John Woodcock, Independent MP, @JWoodcockMP

‘The Unfinished Revolution Project is an inspiring way of taking forward Philip Gould’s magnificent legacy in a new social, cultural and political context that demands unflinching honesty, intellectual rigour and principled commitment from all of us. I’m honoured to be associated with it.’ 

Matthew d’Ancona, Editor-In-Chief of DRUGSTORE CULTURE, @MatthewdAncona

‘You’ve got the gift of asking questions and you shouldn’t be afraid to use it! I back the Unfinished Revolution because I believe fervently that questions have the power to ignite deep thinking and the quest for truth. Collectively we should do all we can to challenge each other, find common ground, test ideas, explore solutions and excavate the basis of our own beliefs until we reach the magma of our deepest ideas. Any platform that enables this to happen has my full support”. 

Dolly Theis, Programme Director, Big Tent Ideas Festival, Director of 50/50 Parliament Campaign and Ph.D Student, and former Parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party, @dollytheis

‘I’m really excited to be involved in the Unfinished Revolution Project because I believe there is a desperate need for new ideas and a new vision to help our country and our world tackle the huge challenges we face over the coming decades; climate change, the left behind, extreme poverty and the return of great power rivalry. My hope is that the Unfinished Revolution can serve as a platform to highlight some of those ideas that are so desperately needed to help us all realise a better world.’ 

Chris Coghlan, NGO founder, former diplomat and former counter terrorism officer, @_Chris_Coghlan 

The current political environment makes it really difficult to have thoughtful, nuanced and challenging discussions about the big issues facing out country and communities. I’m delighted to be taking part in a project that seeks to help address that deficit and come up with ideas for the future.” 

Sarah Hayward, Political writer, former Labour Party politician and Labour Leader of Camden Council, 2012 to 2017, @Sarah_Hayward