My own personal blog. UNISON National Convenor & London Regional Council Officer & Chair of its Labour Link, Newham Councillor for West Ham Ward, Vice Chair of Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, Pension trustee, Housing & Safety Practitioner. Centre left and proud member of Labour movement family. Strictly no trolls please.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
"It's the economy, stupid" Sunday Night Live 31 Jan 2016
Night Live: It's the economy, stupid 5pm, 31st Jan 2016
As applicable now as it was during the 92 Democrat
US Presidential election campaign, ‘It’s the economy, stupid’
remains a de facto slogan of our times.
continuing financial spasms occurring across all major markets
amidst fears that China is heading into a
recession; the world economy facing the prospect of another
2008-style crisis; and criticisms that the Bank of England are sleepwalking
into another financial meltdown despite Osborne’s talk of 2016
being ‘mission critical’ for the UK economy, this Sunday Night
Live session with key economic figures and ahead of the March
budget, will explore:
How realistic is it to reduce economic
inequality in a financialised global economy where national
governments are limited?
What are the disruptive consequences of
technology plus implications for inequities in the wider
Labour market including persistent wage stagnation?
Can governments create balanced and
What exactly is New Economics?
join next week’s Sunday Night Live session following a week when
the Labour Party has announced a series of public events to broaden the
debate around economics in Britain, and inspire members of the
public to talk about economic ideas in the hope they will inform
Labour policy, plus a Fabian Society conference speech
by Corbyn who placed addressing economic inequality at the heart
of Labour’s renewal.