We have traded goods across continents for centuries, in some cases for thousands of years.  But it was in the 20th century that globalisation came of age with most primary goods being sourced internationally.  Now there is challenge to this phenomenon - from every part of the political spectrum.  Localism is the word on the lips of brexiteers, the left and the greens.

Do we need to urgently pursue localism as a necessary response to inequality, excess, and a global crises of resources?   Or is globalisation a positive force enriching our experience, and  localism conservative and backward looking leading to higher prices, fewer goods, and radically lower living standards?

Former Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, Spectator journalist Kate Andrews and author of Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation Grace Blakeley lock horns over the future of globalisation. 

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