2017: A review of the political year

Join the Guardian’s joint political editors Anushka Asthana and Heather Stewart for a review of 2017, a year that saw the Brexit negotiations unfold and British politics unravel.


  • Anand Menon, Director of The UK in a Changing Europe and professor of European politics and foreign affairs and Kings College London
  • Diane Abbott, shadow home secretary
  • John Crace, the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer and author of I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall
  • Chris Wilkins, Theresa May’s former strategy director and speechwriter

2017 may be considered the hangover to the tumultuous year before. A snap election in June reversed the fortunes of the political parties, with Corbyn’s unexpected popularity injecting new life into the diminished Labour party. The fallout has seen Theresa May lose her majority in government, a £1bn deal with the DUP, in-fighting on all sides and stalemate in the Brexit negotiations. And as the year draws to a close, allegations of sexual harassment have been hitting the headlines, bringing a new crisis for parliament to weather.

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