#festivalofideas Our Voices: Jack



1) What is your name?
Jack Brindelli

2) How old are you?

3) Where are you from and where do you live?
I’m from Great Yarmouth, and I live in Norwich, Norfolk.

4) What makes you happiest?
Nothing makes me happier than being with my family and friends. It’s cliched I know, but they are both my connection to the world and my protection from it.

5) What inspires you?
What inspires me is the way that no matter how warn out and beaten down any of them get in austerity Britain, they have never lapsed into blaming those who suffer alongside them – that despite every inch of civil society seemingly being geared toward racist scapegoat, they remain tolerant, inclusive, human.

6) What drives you up the wall?
What drives me up the wall is that no established political party seems to want to fight their corner, whilst they clamour to represent a bigoted minority of voters.

7) Describe in three words the society you want to live in.
Wont. Back. Down.