THIRD AND FINAL UK ELECTION LEADERS’ DEBATE AIRS LIVE ON CNN INTERNATIONAL AND CNN.COM TODAY AT 3.30P ET
CNN Press Release - ECONOMY-FOCUSED DEBATE WILL ALSO AIR LIVE ON CNN.COM LIVE
With a week before the UK goes to the polls, the British economy is at the forefront of the final discussion among leaders Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg. The third and final 90-minute debate will be broadcast live on CNN International and CNN.com/Live today at 3.30p ET.
The network has also enlisted an expert panel to give perspective on the outcome of the economy-focused debate. Paul Marshall, who co-founded one of Europe's most high-profile hedge funds, Marshall Wace, in 1998; Andrew Roberts, an award-winning author, historian and contributor to many British papers; and Will Hutton, one of today's pre-eminent economics commentators, will join presenter Becky Anderson at 5p ET during a specially extended ‘Connect The World’.
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About The Panel:
Will Hutton, Executive Vice Chair, The Work Foundation
Regularly called on to advise senior political and business figures and comment in the national and international media, Will is today one of the pre-eminent economics commentators in the country.
He began his career in the City, as a stockbroker and investment analyst before moving to the BBC, where he worked both on radio, as a producer and reporter, and on TV as economics correspondent for flagship current affairs programme Newsnight. Prior to joining The Work Foundation, Will spent four years as editor-in-chief of the Observer, for which he continues to write a weekly column. He also regularly contributes to the Guardian and the Financial Times.
Paul Marshall, Co-founder of Marshall Wace
Paul Marshall co-founded Marshall Wace in 1998, and it has become one of Europe’s most high-profile hedge funds. Marshall has been the Chairman of the City Liberal Democrats and the Liberal Democrat Business Forum. He founded the independent liberal think tank, CentreForum and is said to be an advisor to Nick Clegg. He unsuccessfully ran for Parliament in 1987 for the SDP-Liberal Alliance in Fulham, England.
Andrew Roberts, Historian
The Observer newspaper describes Andrew Roberts as “one of the greatest historians of our time”. He has published a number of best-selling books on the history of British politics, and has won the Wolfson History Prize, the James Stern Silver Pen Award for Non-Fiction and the Emery Reves Award. He appears regularly on British television and radio, writes for The Sunday Telegraph and reviews history books and biography for The Spectator, Literary Review, Mail on Sunday and The Telegraph. He sits on the boards or advisory councils of a number of think-tanks and pressure groups, including The Centre for Policy Studies, The European Foundation and The Centre for Social Cohesion.