‘The UK in Europe – new perspectives’

…And the Politics of Lies

This meeting was held on Thursday 15th July 2021

Virtual meeting with Alex Andreou and Annette Dittert

Jointly hosted by Oxford for Europe and Grassroots For Europe

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The pain of Brexit is growing by the month. Yet our Government and the popular press continue as if it were a triumph. Current evidence is that public opinion in the UK is remarkably resistant to evidence. How is the UK seen by others? In this meeting we have been getting the perspectives of two political commentators who were born in other EU countries and live in England.

Annette Dittert

Annette Dittert is a foreign correspondent and passionate filmmaker for ARD German TV. She became known to a wide audience as a bureau chief and correspondent in Warsaw, later in New York and London.

Poland remained an affair of the heart. London became her adopted home. She set up tent in the UK capital for the first time in 2008 to lead the ARD London office as head correspondent. It remained her home, even after she ended her tenure in 2014 to travel across the world as a special correspondent for ARD. In 2019, she returned to London and her position as head correspondent and bureau chief of the ARD studio. 

Annette Dittert was awarded two Grimme Awards for her films. In 2004, she received the Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Award for reporting on Poland. nd Boris Johnson, you will have heard her as one of the journalists asking challenging questions.

Website: https://annettedittert.com/

On Twitter: @annettedittert

Author of Ein tiefer Blick in die englische Seele (A deep look into the English soul) and London Calling: als Deutsche auf der Brexit-Insel (As a German on Brexit Island)

Annette Dittert

Alex Andreou

Born in Greece, Alex has been living in the UK for many years and is a man of many parts. He is best known to us for his writings, being a regular contributor to the Guardian and New Statesman, among others. You may have come across him through Remaniacs and its more recent incarnation, Oh God what now! Among his many other talents he is trained in law and economics and is an actor (Sturdy Beggars Theatre Company), and he enjoys cooking and writing about it. He is the inaugural winner of the Jane Grigson Award for his book The Magic Bayleaf.

Further info:

https://www.globalplayer.com/podcasts/42KijH/ https://www.theguardian.com/profile/alex-andreou https://www.newstatesman.com/writers/318640

On twitter: @sturdyAlex

Author of: The Magic Bayleaf

Alex Andreou

Chair: Lizzy Price

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