Depraved New World -In conversation with John Crace

St Mary's Church Bruton

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The last few years of post-Brexit politics never failed to deliver John Crace with material for his Guardian sketches. After a sold-out event in Exeter, John is now joining us at St. Mary’s Church in Bruton, Somerset. In conversation with Ritula Shah, he will reflect on the many tumultuous and often humorous moments of the past few years, including various Prime Ministers, and some heated parliamentary debates.

From Partygate and Boris Johnson’s farewell to Jeremy Corbyn handing over Labour’s leadership to Keir Starmer – John will take us on a hilarious tour of the whirlwind world of post-Brexit Britain. John is Chief Sketch Writer at The Guardian and author of Depraved New World: Please Hold the Government Will Be With You Shortly.


John Crace

Chief Sketch Writer at The Guardian

The Guardian’s parliamentary chief sketch writer has been on the frontline of the last ten bonkers years of politics, from U-turns to the revolving door of Number 10, and from party-gate to Brexit blithering. John’s brilliantly acerbic political sketches have provided the nation with a much-needed injection of humour.

He is the author of  A Farewell to Calm, Decline and Fail, I, Maybot, and Depraved New World: Please Hold, the Government Will Be With You Shortly.

Ritula Shah (chair)

Lead Presenter, The World Tonight
BBC Radio 4

Previously producer of Today and presenter of Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, Ritula Shah became the lead presenter of The World Tonight in 2013.