Ruth Porter argues against the motion in a New Statesman Centenary Debate

As part of the New Statesman‘s Centenary Debates series, on 18 April the NS held a debate with the motion “This house believes the left won the 20th century”. Speaking for the motion were NS deputy editor Helen Lewis, author and columnist Simon Heffer, and NS contributing writer and Huffington Post political director Mehdi Hasan. Opposing were Times comment editor Tim Montgomerie, Institute of Economic Affairs communications director Ruth Porter, and Independent columnist Owen Jones. The chair was New Statesman editor Jason Cowley.

Listen to the full debate here. Segment starts at 29.45.