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How do politicians from the Conservative and Labour parties think about what a fair society looks like? Are their differences intractable, or are there areas with as-yet unrealised potential for cross-party consensus? If we can find common ground between the fairness principles and priorities of those on the left and the right, what might this look like in terms of concrete policy solutions?

In his new book, Free and Equal: What Would a Fair Society Look Like? Daniel Chandler builds on the philosophy of John Rawls to argue for a society that protects free speech and transcends culture wars, limits the influence of money on politics, and builds a more just economy that operates within the limits of the planet.

Join our panel, hosted by the Policy Institute and the Fairness Foundation, to discuss this vital and urgent issue.


  • Daniel Chandler, economist and philosopher, author of Free and Equal
  • Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Chair, Labour Party
  • John Penrose MP, Chair, APPG for Inclusive Growth
  • Ryan Shorthouse, Executive Chair, Bright Blue
  • Suzanne Hall, Director of Engagement, Policy Institute at King’s College London (chair) 

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