We are living through a generation-defining event - a moment of national emergency.

How Britain responds to the coronavirus is critical to its future: economic, political, social, well-being.

But this outbreak isn’t the first pandemic, and won’t be the last.

What seems clear from the history of pandemics, is that nowhere is the same again after one of these. Economies, societies, reel from the shock and then change forever afterwards.

What can the history of pandemics tell us about how Britain should react and how it’s going to change?

How might our society, economy, politics, priorities, values, change?

How alive was the U.K. to the probability of a catastrophic event like this? How ready, or not, were we?

And how will Briton’s relationship and understanding of the role of the State change too?

Joining Tom this week; Dr Liam Fox, former Defence Secretary, International Trade Secretary and GP who is writing a book on the history of pandemics.

Rule Britannia discovers Britains place in a fast changing world.

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