The World Transformed - Left Coalitions: when they work and when they don't
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Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:30
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As part of The World Trasnformed - a political festival running parallel with Labour Party conference - Janine will be making the case against lash-ups with non-socialist, non-working-class parties. Details here.

Some believe that Labour’s best chance at defeating the hard right and winning the next election is to go into coalition with other parties. For others the risks of compromising Labour’s policy platforms are simply too high at a time when many are looking for radical alternatives. In this session we’ll unpack the pros and cons.

Speakers:

Caroline Lucas MP
Caroline is MP for Brighton Pavilion, former leader and co-leader of The Green Party.

Janine Booth
Janine Booth is a railway worker and RMT activist, trade union trainer, writer and poet, and is Trade Union Liaison Officer of Hackney South Constituency Labour Party.

Laura Basu
Laura Basu is Europe Editor for openDemocracy's ourEconomy section, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Utrecht University, and Goldsmiths, University of London.

Ronan Burtenshaw
Ronan Burtenshaw is the editor of Tribune Magazine.

Clive Lewis MP
Clive is the Labour MP for Norwich South and Shadow Treasury Minister for Sustainable Economics.

ORGANISERS: Open Democracy
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