Shortlist Debate 2009: Are political parties bankrupt?

  • Nick Cohen (shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Books 2008 for What’s Left?, longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Books 2010 for Waiting for the Etonians)
  • David Davis MP (Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden)
  • Frank Field MP (Labour, Birkenhead)
  • Douglas Murray (author and commentator)
  • Chaired by Sean Maguire (Editor of Political and General News, Reuters)

This year’s shortlists – of 6 books, 6 journalists and 6 bloggers – were announced before a memorable debate on the effect of the financial crisis on party politics.

  • Orwell Prize for Books Shortlist 2009
  • Orwell Prize for Journalism Shortlist 2009
  • Orwell Prize for Blogs Shortlist 2009
  • Judges 2009
  • Longlists 2009

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