Alastair Campbell, former Director of Communications and Strategy for prime minister Tony Blair

“Politics has never been more important and yet despite the mind-blowing volume of mainstream and social media coverage and debate about politics, there is a huge problem of disengagement. Fake news in the so-called post-truth age is merely exacerbating the problem.
Particularly in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, it’s becoming increasingly clear that better political education and awareness is needed. For representative democracy to thrive, we need people to be engaged, vocal, and presented with all sides of the argument. TalkPolitics is a very welcome voice in an important age for politics.”