Going nowhere? Staying local in a global village

The newest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary includes the word, ‘staycation’, a vacation taken in your home country. David Cameron took one in Cornwall last summer and has urged Britons to follow his lead. Should we give up on the gains of a more global world and do likewise? Panelists don’t agree in this vital debate filmed at the Battle of Ideas. The speakers are: Philippe Legrain, author, Immigrants: your country needs them; John Adams, emeritus professor of geography, University College London; Michelle Di Leo, director, FlyingMatters,     Dr Peter Heller, technology consultant, Innovationszentrum Niedersachsen GmbH, Germany. The chair is Peter Smith, director of tourism, St. Mary’s University College, London.

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