From the Arab Spring to the economic autumn, the politics of our world has rarely seemed so unpredictable. But it is possible to see a better world and a way that we can shape it together. Douglas Alexander MP explores the powerful trends which promise to reframe our world and asks whether we have a politics fit for the new now. Talk followed by a conversation with Simon Mayo.
Douglas Alexander MP is the Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. He has held cabinet posts under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, including Secretary of State for Scotland (2006–07) and Secretary of State for International Development (2007–10). He is the Member of Parliament for the Paisley & Renfrewshire South constituency, having first been elected to parliament in 1997.