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Event: Populism and extremism in Greece, the Netherlands and the UK

15 January 2013

Our editorial partners Counterpoint  are delighted to organise an event with Tristram Hunt MP on populism and extremism in Greece, the Netherlands and the UK. The event will take place on January 21st from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Grimond Room of Portcullis House, Westminster, London. openDemocracy readers are welcome but places are limited. See event and booking details.

The panel is chaired by Tristram Hunt MP and also includes Aristos Doxiadis, Manos Matsaganis, Yvonne Zonderop, Sunder Katwala, and Catherine Fieschi. See the Reluctant Radicals' partnership page for further examination of the kind of risks that generate support for xenophobic populist parties, as well as the kind of risk these parties pose in political and policy terms.

Is Britain breaking up?

With Scotland voting on Thursday in an election that could lead to a second independence referendum and increased talk of a 'border poll' in Northern Ireland, could the United Kingdom be on the verge of breaking up? And why? Where does England fit in this story?

Join us for this free live discussion at 5pm UK time, 6 May

Hear from a panel of experts from across Britain's political divides about the union's past, present and future:

  • Sarah Creighton Writer and lawyer from Belfast
  • Matthew O'Toole Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for South Belfast
  • Adam Ramsay openDemocracy main site editor
  • Richard Wyn Jones:Professor of Welsh Politics, Cardiff University
  • Chair: Peter Geoghegan openDemocracy UK investigations editor and author of 'The People's Referendum: Why Scotland Will Never be the Same Again'
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