Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Professor Noreena Hertz makes a guest appearance on Channel 4’s 10 O’Clock Live, on Thursday 31st March 2011.

First broadcast: Channel 4, 10.00pm GMT

Watch Noreena debate spending cuts alongside Executive Editor of The Times, Daniel Finkelstein, and journalist Laurie Penny, broadcast from London in front of a live studio audience:

About the programme:

10 O’Clock Live is a weekly comedy and current affairs show hosted by David Mitchell, Lauren Laverne, Jimmy Carr and Charlie Brooker.

The hosts present an intelligent, informative and – most importantly – funny take on the world of current affairs, via a mix of debates, interviews, topical comedy, investigations and opinion pieces.

They are joined by the finest and sharpest minds from comedy, politics, science and culture. Previous notable guests include journalist Johann Hari; Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary; Medhi Hasan, political editor of the New Statesman; Caroline Lucas MP, leader of the Green Party; Bob Crow, General Secretary of the RMT and Lord Robert Winston.

Noreena on Sky News channel’s Murnaghan show

February 18th, 2011 by admin

Watch Noreena, with guests Dame Kelly Holmes and Lord Peter Goldsmith, review the day’s newspaper stories:

Sky News anchor Dermot Murnaghan presents Murnaghan, a weekly agenda-setting news programme with an emphasis on sharp opinion. Highlights include the weekend’s news, top interviews and debate, plus a review of the day’s newspapers.

Noreena on BBC One’s Question Time

February 3rd, 2011 by admin

Professor Noreena Hertz makes a guest appearance on BBC One’s Question Time on Thursday 3rd February 2011.

First broadcast: BBC One, 10.35pm GMT

Watch Noreena, with Immigration Minister Damian Green, Shadow Education Secretary Andy Burnham, former Labour MP Clare Short and Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips discuss the week’s most newsworthy issues, broadcast in front of a live audience in Workington, England. Available for UK viewers only (Video duration: 59.18)


See below for Noreena’s thoughts on the coalition government’s spending cuts. Available for UK and non-UK viewers (Clip duration: 1.28)


About the programme:

Having been broadcast since 1979, Question Time has become something of a national institution. Alongside current host David Dimbleby, the panellists – consisting of a range of high-profile figures in politics, industry, the media and entertainment – debate the events of the day.

But at the heart of Question Time is the audience – both in the studio and at home…

Visit the BBC Question Time website for more information and recent programme highlights.

Newshour debates whether big bank profits are a good or bad thing in the current climate.

Noreena Hertz guest speaks with Allister Heath, editor of City AM newspaper.

Listen to the clip on the BBC World service website

Listen to the podcast (number 29) on the Editorial Intelligence Apple/iTunes website

As anti-globaliszation protests are held ahead of the G8 summit, Cambridge economist Professor Noreena Hertz and Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chair of G8 Business Action for Africa, discuss whether business will aid or hinder Africa.

Listen to the full interview on the BBC Radio website

Billions of pounds of debt owing by African countries has been cancelled, so does that mean much less poverty on the streets and in the villages? Phillip Legraine and Noreena Hertz have both written books on the subject of third world poverty … and come to different conclusions

Listen to the full interview on the BBC Radio website

Economist Noreena Hertz recently launched an attack on Western governments and banks for not cancelling more of the developing world’s debt. She tells Martha why she thinks the people who suffer most as a result of this debt are women and children.

Listen to the full interview on the BBC Radio website




Most of our polls seem to suggest most people share your view that national parliaments have less power than big organisations. Why is it ,Dr Noreena Hertz, that mainstream politicians seem unwilling to grasp this problem?





Firstly, we have to realise that people really feel that you guys are not delivering.




When you say “people”, you’d better be a bit more specific.




Okay, I’ll be a bit more explicit. A survey of 16 to 24-year-olds showed that 71% of them felt that whoever they voted for out of the three mainstream parties, it would make no difference to their lives. Only 44% of people aged between 18 and 24 voted at the last election. There’s a crisis of confidence in politics. I think that’s coming about, and having spoken to some of the protesters who I was observing at the protests today, people feel excluded from the system. They feel that governments have handed over power to big corporations in the market and that they have got no say, and that governments and politicians, who are supposed to be protecting their interests and taking and looking after their concerns, are not doing so.

Read the full transcript on the BBC News website