Jamie Susskind

Jamie Susskind


Jamie Susskind is a barrister and the author of the award-winning bestseller ‘Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed’ by Tech (Oxford University Press, 2018), which received the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2019, and was an Evening Standard and Prospect Book of the Year. With fellowships at Harvard and Cambridge, the Evening Standard has written that Jamie “could be one of the great public intellectual rock stars of our time.”

Jamie speaks around the world about politics and technology, and appears regularly on the media. Recent engagements include Microsoft, Google, Harvard, Stanford, various professional services firms, investor and private conferences, and all the main literary festivals. He is equally comfortable delivering set-piece speeches to large crowds as he is in discussion in more intimate settings.


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The first Q asked by a Gallup poll in Great Britain, Jan 1937: “Do you consider that the grounds of divorce should be made easier?” Yes 58%, No 42%

For years, Jeremy Corbyn's supporters claimed the Jewish Labour Movement fabricated anti-Semitism concerns about him when they really just didn't like his Israel politics.

The Jewish Labour Movement just nominated the chair of Labour Friends of Palestine to succeed Corbyn. https://twitter.com/Freedland/status/1228288877602967553

Great to be speaking on home turf! @gavinmansfield

Thanks to @AliStibyHarris I’ve been reading about the role of authority figures in defending democracy. If we can combine their moral leadership with the defence of institutions which embody our values, ‘norms can shift at the speed of social life’. https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/how-norms-change

Why is “robust action to eradicate the scourge of antisemitism” under the heading “effective opposition to the Tories”?

Lisa Nandy unveils sweeping action plan for eradicating antisemitism in Labour:
- Leadership hopeful tells JC there has been 'no independence at all' in party's current disciplinary processes.
@UKLabour @lisanandy
https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/lisa-nandy-unveils-plan-for-tackling-antisemitism-if-elected-labour-leader-1.496575 via @jewishchron

Where is the famous monument to the odysseys that forged modern Britain, asks @joshglancy https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/the-sunday-times-magazine/britain-needs-a-proper-museum-of-migration-so-we-can-discover-who-we-really-are-6rxnp7f75?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1581250772

the left’s patriotism would appear more persuasive would be if it appeared genuine and heartfelt rather than a political strategy adopted to win elections

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Palwin No. 5 | https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/culture-news/298268/harry-potter-translated-yiddish

Ken Loach described the Panorama documentary on Labour anti-Semitism as "propaganda from people who were intent on destroying Corbyn" and defended discussion of Holocaust denial as "I think history is for all of us to discuss".

You really couldn't make this stuff up. https://twitter.com/SRTRC_England/status/1224709350213718023

When I was an intern in Congress, I stepped into the same carriage as John McCain and his aide. His aide instructed me to step off

As Valentine's Day approaches, everyone deserves to find someone who looks at them the way Mike Pence looks at Donald Trump

We need a new word for the former special advisor - Nick Timothy, James Schneider - who takes their party to ruin and then confidently takes to the airwaves to lecture others about what to do

I don't know why Prime Ministers always choose the most beautiful of places then shove a plain background in the TV shot. Like when Theresa May went to Florence and the backdrop was just white board and she may as well have been in Function Room C at the Premier Inn in Kettering https://twitter.com/paulwaugh/status/1224286765340667905

My tweets earlier have roused a lot of feeling all round. Maybe I shouldn’t have been so strident, particularly because I’m trying to look for (even little) ways for us to come back together.