Review of the Papers

Join Sebastian Payne, Journalist, Whitehall editor for the Financial Times and author of Broken Heartlands as he chairs the Sunday morning review of the newspapers with an influential panel of guests including former MP David Gauke, writer Helen Dale and businessman Peter Borg-Neal.
Expect Newspapers, Coffee, pastries and plenty of debate and discussion about what's in the news.
Date Sunday 7th November 2021
Time 11:00 AM
Doors Open 10:40 AM
Venue The Court Theatre
Members earn 3 points per ticket

Sebastian Payne author photo - 700.jpgSebastian Payne

Sebastian Payne is the award-winning Whitehall Editor for the Financial Times.

At the 2019 British Journalism Awards, he was awarded ‘Political Journalist ofthe Year’ in recognition of his work on the FT’s series ‘The Corbyn Revolution’.

Sebastian presents the Payne’s Politics podcast, which was shortlisted for‘News Podcast of the Year’ at the 2020 National Press Awards.

BOOK SIGNING - After the event

Sebastian is author of BROKEN HEARTLANDS - A Journey Through Labour's Lost England. There will be an opportunity to join Sebastian after the Newspaper Review to discuss this book and do a book signing.


Helen Dale

Helen Dale - 450.jpgHelen Dale is Senior Writer at US legal-professional journal Law & Liberty.

She won the Miles Franklin Award for her first novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper, and read law at Oxford and Edinburgh. Her most recent novel, Kingdom of the Wicked, was shortlisted for the Prometheus Prize for science fiction. She writes for a number of outlets, including The Spectator, The Australian, Standpoint, The Critic and CapX.

BOOK SIGNING - After the event

Helen will be signing copies of Kingdom of the Wicked and is willing to take questions after the event.

David Gauke

David_Gauke.jpgDavid Gauke is a British political commentator, solicitor and former politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Hertfordshire from 2005 to 2019. He served in the Cabinet under Theresa May, most notably as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor from 2018 to 2019. First elected as a Conservative, Gauke had the Conservative whip removed on 3 September 2019 and until the dissolution sat as an independent politician.
Gauke served in the Cameron Government as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from 2010 to 2014 and Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 2014 to 2016. During the formation of the May Government in July 2016, he was appointed to the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, where he remained until being appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2017. Gauke was appointed Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor in January 2018.[1] He resigned on 24 July 2019 following the Conservative Party leadership election.

Peter Borg-Neal

Peter-Borg-Neal,-CEO-Oakman-Inns-&-Restaurants - 700.jpgFrom humble beginnings as a 16 year old cellar boy in Reading, Berkshire, to Founder and Chairman of Oakman Inns, Peter Borg-Neal has spent the past 40 years working in every aspect of the pub trade from the front lines, to managerial. This experience has given Peter clear insight into what it means to work in the hospitality sector.

During lockdown Peter became a strong voice for the hospitality industry as businesses were struggling to cope in the difficult circumstances. This included two appearances on BBC Question Time.