Episode 28

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8th Sep 2020

Is Democratic capitalism still working? with Tim Loughton MP

Trust in Politicians, our Institutions and our current form of Corporate Capitalism is at its lowest level for a generation. Time for a rethink? This episode of Old Fox Young Fox features Tim Loughton MP, exploring the UK's democratic process and reflecting what the future may hold. How do normal people get involved in Politics? How are MPs elected? What is it like being in Government and how do we ensure the next generation engage with the process?

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

– Edmund Burke 

Topics covered:

  • How do you get into Politics?
  • What is the process to get elected?
  • What is it like being in Government?
  • What is it like being a cabinet Minister?
  • Is our Democratic system failing us?
  • What comes next with Covid-19 and Brexit in our midst?
  • What does the future hold for Politics in the UK?

About our guest

Tim Loughton MP is a British Conservative Party politician and former banker, who has been Member of Parliament (MP) for East Worthing and Shoreham since the 1997 general election. Loughton was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families from 2010–2012. Tim has been vocal at many points of his career and is quick to point out inconsistencies in the practice of MPs, as well as sharing his own fair share of contraversy besides.


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Old Fox Young Fox
A show that explores the impacts of a rapidly changing world.
Old Fox Young Fox is an intergenerational conversation where hosts Jeremy Woolwich and Oliver Happy talk through themes impacting our lives, viewed through the lense of different generations and guided by acknowledged experts.

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Baby Boomers, Millennials, Generation X, Y & Z. Blockchain, The Circular Economy, Social Media, AI, Gamification, Brexit, Modern Elders, Happiness, The Gig Economy, The Climate Emergency, Fake News. All present opportunities and threats.

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Oliver Happy

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Oliver works in tech and enjoys building things that help improve people’s lives. Oliver is the Young Fox in the Old Fox Young Fox podcast (and definitely isn't ready to be called a 'Middle Fox'), co-host of Problem Busters and host of Gone Workabout. Oliver recognises the value of the new world view learning from the wisdom of the old and loves sharing good ideas.

Jeremy Woolwich

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Jeremy Woolwich is a marketing, communications and strategy consultant with over 30 years of experience. His practice Independent Perspective Ltd. helps companies both global and local, tackle common challenges, plan for change and evolve. Jeremy is our Old Fox and is damn good at it. However the world has changed since Jeremy cut his teeth in business and as the speed of change gathers pace, he is intrigued by the new and emerging trends that are shaking the foundations of how business get things done and the challenges they present to individuals, management teams and the wider community. Jeremy reads widely and enjoys developing strong, educated opinions on things that matter.