Identity politics has become ever more influential. While the left champions identities based on sexuality or race, the right reasserts the nation. But does our desire to belong to one tribe or another make conflict with others inevitable? Could we do away with tribal allegiances and see ourselves as part of the same human family? Or are group identities based on class, race, sexuality or nationality the only effective vehicles for political change?

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett joins the director of the ResPublica thinktank Phillip Blond and the Shadow Women & Equalities Secretary Dawn Butler to dispute the politics and perils of identity.

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