Who do you trust?

In the wake of financial, phone hacking and sexual abuse scandals, the London Press Club and YouGov ask: who do you trust?

Tomorrow night (November 25), a top panel drawn from business, politics and the media will discuss those issues and more in front of a full house at Glaziers Hall. The results of a YouGov poll on public trust will also be revealed on the night.

The panel will include:

  • Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s former spin doctor, who has followed his headline-making book Power Trip with Omnirambles described by the Daily Telegraph as the political book of the year.
  • Paulette Rowe, managing director of Barclaycard’s Global Payment Acceptance division and chair of the Mayor’s Fund for London
  • Paul Connew, media commentator and former SundayMirror editor and News of the World deputy editor, currently media adviser to child sex abuse survivor campaign groups
  • Michael Hayman, co-founder of campaigns firm Seven Hills, the Holmes Report’s EMEA Corporate Consultancy of the Year for 2014, and of StartUp Britain, the national initiative for early-stage enterprise supported by the Government.

The debate will be chaired by Anne McElvoy, public policy editor at The Economist, columnist with the Evening Standard and broadcaster with the BBC.

Doug Wills, chairman of the London Press Club, commented: “After our previous events on investigative journalism and paywalls, we’re delighted to team up once again with YouGov to debate this timely and poignant question.”

Founded in 1882, the London Press Club has been reinvigorated over the last year with regular debates, Q&As and social evenings with top speakers at exclusive venues, as well the annual awards and Press Club Ball, which last month raised a record £40,000 for the Journalists’ Charity.

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Richard Dymond

Honorary Treasurer and Director of the London Press Club and the London Press Club Ball.

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