Geoff Norcott In Conversation with Romesh Ranganathan
To mark the publication of Where Did I Go Right?: How The Left Lost Me
Comedian and writer Geoff Norcott should have been Labour through and through. His Dad was a Union man, both of his parents were disabled, and he even lived on the same South London council estate where they filmed chase scenes for the Bill! So, how was it that he grew up to vote Tory?
Join him in conversation with Romesh Ranganathan as he considers why the working classes have deserted the Left and attempts to understand why he ended up voting for the ‘bad guys’. Geoff will detail his colourful childhood in South London and vibrant family: his mother, a council estate matriarch crossed with Tony Soprano, ever willing to offer frank sexual advice or make life hell for the housing office, and his maverick one-armed dad with blunt homespun philosophies on everything from punctuality to women and a dream to drive all the way around the M25.
Geoff will also explore the big myth about the British working-class that they’re born left-wing and generally stay that way when actually the working-class intention to vote Tory has frequently flirted with the 50% mark and Labour haven’t won the popular vote in England since 2001.
Warm, honest and laugh out loud funny, this event is the perfect place to start if you want to understand why in Britain, blue-collar Conservatism might be here to stay.