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What Were You Thinking: Episode eight

Ruth Smeeth

Former Labour MP and CEO of Index on Censorship

In this episode of What Were You Thinking Laura is joined by Ruth Smeeth, Former Labour MP and CEO of Index on Censorship. Ruth talks about championing free speech and the rise of “Cancel Culture”, her battles with the Labour leadership on anti-Semitism within the party and toxicity in politics today.

You can follow Ruth and Laura on Twitter: @RuthSmeeth and @LauraRound.

In What Were You Thinking former political advisor Laura Round speaks to politicians, opinion formers and business people to find out about the experiences, people and places that have inspired them. What motivates them? Why did they decide to do what they do? What are the most memorable and surprising situations they have found themselves in? The answer is often unexpected.

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