Thursday, August 12, 2010
"Challenging Poverty in Changing Times"
The speaker list is "interesting". The Comprehensive Spending Review will be published (I think on the 20th October) a few days latter.
Will Simon Hughes turn out to be a progressive or a conservative - a Lib Dem or a CONDEM MP?
How will he respond to the likely outcomes of the morning workshops?
How will the TUC, its affiliated trade unions, Unemployed worker centres and NGO's work together? I don't think as a rule trade unions and NGO's really understand each other that well.
Is this about organising campaigning and opposition to "cuts" or is it about trying to influence and change policy?
I think we need to do both.