Heather Brooke is the award-winning campaigner who revealed the scandal of MP’s expenses after campaigning for five years for the information to become public.
She argues that we cannot call ourselves an informed electorate without information.
We need information to understand decisions, to participate in policy-making, to be true citizens in a democracy.
Join Heather Brooke at the RSA to discuss secrecy, surveillance, propaganda and the expenses affair that fatally undermined our political system.
Suggested hashtag for Twitter users: #rsainformation
When & Where
For more than 200 years, the RSA has provided platforms for leading public thinkers. That tradition lives on in our free events programme.
What can I expect when I attend your events?
Our events typically last between one hour and one hour fifteen minutes, the speaker or speakers will present for the first half of the event before we open the debate up to you in the audience. You are welcome to ask a question or make a comment but please try to be concise and to the point so other members of the audience can get involved in the discussion too.
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