Austerity - is there an alternative?

location for Clements Hall


October 30, 2015 at 7pm - 9:30pm


Clements Hall
Nunthorpe Road
York YO23 1BW
United Kingdom
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Between now and 2020 the Tories plan to bring in unprecedented cuts in public spending, hitting everything from benefits and tax credits to local council expenditure. On Friday October 30 at Clements Hall, York LP is fortunate to be able to bring together two of the country's top experts to lead a debate on the economics and politics behind austerity.

Professor Gulcin Ozkan is a Professor of Economics at York University specialising in the impact of austerity on both the economy and the general public. An engaging and passionate speaker, she knows how to convey complex ideas to a general audience.

John Wrathmall was until recently Head of Economic Policy at the Labour Party, working closely with Ed Miliband and Ed Balls. He offers an insight into the thinking behind Labour's economic platform for the 2015 election, why more of the public voted for pro-austerity parties, and looks at what the party needs to do to establish credibility by the 2020 election

They will each give short introductory talks before the meeting is opened up for questions and discussion from the audience.

Please don't come expecting dry economic lectures. The debate on how we deal with austerity is central to the question of how Labour rebuilds itself as a credible and radical alternative to the Tories.

The meeting is free for Labour Party members and supporters but donations to party funds will be most welcome.

Clements Hall, on Nunthorpe Road, will be open from 7:00pm and a bar will be available serving both alcoholic drinks, and teas and coffees. Please arrive in good time so we can start promptly at 7:30pm.

The hall is fully accessible, but if you have any special access needs please let us know. Disabled badge holders can normally park outside the hall.

The nearest car park for other drivers is on Nunnery Lane, about five minutes walk away.

Places are limited so please book in advance using the form below.

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