Trusting the demos: Does the public always know best?

Dominic Raab MP will join Demos to discuss the balance between expert and public opinion.

How far do people understand their own interests? And what is the balance between politicians listening and leading on big public debates? These are the dilemmas behind a range of policy debates, from whether people can be trusted with their own pensions, to how best to address public anxiety over immigration. Who know best, the experts or the people?

Dominic Raab MP
Bobby Duffy, Managing Director, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute
David Goodhart, Chair of the Demos Advisory Group
Ferdinand Mount, Political Writer and Novelist                                               Claudia Wood, Chief Executive, Demos (Chair)

This event will take place on Sunday 28th September at 17.30 – 19.00 in Room 107/109at Jurys Inn, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ. Please click here for a map.

For more information or if you have any special access requirements please contact us at [email protected] or on 0207 367 6314.