Matt Chorley Planes, Trains and Toilet Doors: 50 Places that Changed British Politics

Saturday 28 October 2023

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Forget Westminster bust-ups and PMQs, some of the key events that have shaped modern British politics happened not in the cloisters of parliament or Downing Street’s many corridors of power, but in car parks, village halls and seaside resorts where the mundane have played host to the mighty. The hilarious Times columnist and Times Radio presenter takes us from Pitt the Younger’s Putney Heath duel to Margaret Thatcher finding a voice coach on a train and John Major having a dental appointment that cleared his path to No. 10... those chance meetings, untimely deaths or decisions that have changed the course of politics.

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