Douglas Carswell
former member of Parliament; author, Rebel: How to Overthrow the Emerging Oligarchy

Douglas is an optimist, who believes the world is getting better. He favours free markets, accountable government and individual liberty. A founder member of Vote Leave, Douglas believes Brexit marks the beginning of a liberal revolution. Douglas has been at the forefront of the revolt against politics-as-usual, and is a thought leader who has written in depth about digital and political disruption. His book, The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy, anticipated many of the changes that we are now seeing throughout the Western world. His new book, Rebel – how to overthrow the oligarchy was published in April. Douglas worked for Invesco fund management, in their European division, before entering Parliament. Prior to that he worked in commercial television in Italy.

Born in 1971, Douglas grew up in Uganda.

Follow Douglas on Twitter @DouglasCarswell

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