In the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts, I speak with Professor Phil Cowley, one of Britain’s leading political scientists, co-author for several general elections of authoritative Nuffield study and someone who casts the net so widely in his research that I occasionally appear in his footnotes.
Phil’s been on my list of possible guests for a while, but I particularly wanted to talk to him now as he’s currently living in Hong Kong, somewhere that’s been much in the news here in the UK for comparisons over how coronavirus is being tackled in each place.
We also talk about what this all means for British politics, and Phil’s picks for books to read at the moment.
- Martin Kettle’s piece on the possible (non-)impact of coronavirus on politics.
- Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World by Laura Spinney – Amazon / Waterstones.
- Agent Jack by Rob Hutton – Amazon / Waterstones.
- Electoral Shocks: The Volatile Voter in a Turbulent World – Amazon / Waterstones.
- Phil Cowley’s excellent books – Amazon / Waterstones.
- Phil Cowley on Twitter.