The challenge of unifying a country divided
26 May 2019 | 9:06 am
Bloomberg’s Anna Edwards sits down with Mayoral Director for External and International Affairs for the Mayor of London, Leah Kreitzman; Transparency Campaigner and SCM Direct Co-Founder, Gina Miller; and Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute Head of Political Research, Gideon Skinner at the Bloomberg Equality Summit in London for a discussion of how to unite rather than divide in an age of divisive social media and political brinkmanship.
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