Robert Peston & Tom Watson: Behind Westminster
In conversation with Toby Mundy
Thursday 16th September 2021, 8-9pm
Baillie Gifford Tent
'A rare view from the inside of the Machiavellian machinations for power . . . Fascinating' Harriet Tyce
The UK's foremost political journalist, Robert Peston and Tom Watson, former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party come together in this event to discuss their ground-breaking political thriller novels.
With their unique insights – Tom from inside the workings of the political machine and Robert reporting on it for many years this promises to lift the lid on the dark web of interests that link politics, finance and the media. Join Robert and Tom as they open the doors to The House and take us down the corridors of Westminster; a place of ambition, hope, friendship and betrayal and find out how much of their fiction is based on truth.
Robert Peston is ITV's political editor, presenter of the politics show 'Peston', founder of the education charity, Speakers for Schools (www.speakers4schools.org), and vice president of Hospice UK. He has written four critically acclaimed non-fiction books.
Tom Watson served as a Minister for Tony Blair and worked at the very heart of Downing Street with Gordon Brown. He was the MP for West Bromwich East between 2001-2019 and was Labour’s deputy leader between 2015-2019. Tom is well known as a campaigning politician.
This event is sponsored by Russell-Cooke Solicitors and WSM.
A copy of the Whistle Blower (Hb: £14.99) and The House (Pb: £7.99) will be included with every pair of tickets.