In Praise of Social Democracy

This afternoon, I took part in a discussion held at the University of Liverpool to discuss Social Democracy. The Panel (pictured left) consisted of myself with (Lord) Roy Hattersley, former Deputy Labour Party Leader, Stephen Twigg MP (West Derby) and Peter Kilfoyle, former MP for Walton.

The debate was excellent and many good contributions were made from the audience made up of students, activists and members of the public.

The basis of the debate was a paper written by Roy Hattersley and University of Liverpool Lecturer Kevin Hickson (above, right). The article In Praise of Social Democracy is currently freely available at: