This May, David Goodhart’s latest book, The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-war Immigration, earned him the title of ‘too hot for Hay’ when he was ‘shunned’ by the literary festival. The festival director, Peter Florence, went on to describe the book as ‘sensationalist’ and ‘not very good’.
But all was not lost. As event chair Andrew Neil put it: ‘What the Hay festival missed, The Spectator brought to you’, with a special panel on immigration last Tuesday, 9 July.
Goodhart was joined on the panel by the Mail on Sunday’s Peter Hitchens, former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, the former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Trevor Phillips and The Huffington Post’s Mehdi Hassan. Each member of the panel offered their own critiques on Goodhart’s controversial book, which was followed by a Q&A session. The podcast of the entire event is available below to listen or download.
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The View from 22 debate special — 12 July 2013. Length: 1:34:14