Reform Scotland


Reform Scotland was delighted to host a conversation with Jason Cowley, editor of the New Statesman and author of “Who Are We Now? Stories of Modern England”.

In his vivid and well-received new book, Cowley explores the complexities of contemporary English identity. Spanning the years since the election of Tony Blair’s New Labour government to the aftermath of the Covid pandemic, he investigates how England has changed and how those changes have affected the whole of the UK. His subjects cover class, nation, identity, belonging, immigration, and religion. 

For a Scottish audience which spends a great deal of time debating its own identity, this event was a fascinating insight into its closest neighbour – the UK’s largest, most powerful and often most infuriating and unknowable nation.

Jason Cowley was in conversation with Chris Deerin, Director of Reform Scotland.

This event took place via Zoom on Tuesday 7 June.