“In many ways the march of technology has more of an impact on us than politics does.” Philip Collins

Philip Collins is a columnist and writer for the Times, well known for being the chief speech writer to Tony Blair. He has stressed the importance of getting political ideas across clearly, so as not to alienate voters. Philip spent some of his career as an investment banker, ending his time in the City as the highest ranked equity strategist in the smaller companies sector. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at LSE and associate editor of Prospect Magazine, often covering Brexit.

His most recent book, When They Go Low, We Go High, is a passionate defence of the power of public speaking, reminding us that words can change the world. Through analyzing 25 historic speeches Philip tells the story of progress.

"Collins takes some of the finest speeches ever made and breathes new life into words you thought you knew well." Emily Maitlis


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