Sunday, December 3, 2017

Our December Discussion Meeting - now postponed

Please note that due to weather conditions this meeting has been cancelled. It will, however, take place instead on Sunday 14th January. 

TOPIC :           IS OUR DEMOCRACY BROKEN ? HOW CAN WE FIX IT ?

SPEAKER :     VICKY SEDDON

TIME :             8pm to 9.15pm

DATE :            SUNDAY,  10th DECEMBER

VENUE :         CONTACT CLUB, SNAPE HILL LANE, DRONFIELD S18 2GT



Vicky was National Treasurer of her trade union the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) (now merged with AUT to form UCU) for seven years and had a long term career involvement with Sheffield Hallam University. She chaired the national group "Unlock Democracy" for 9 years, standing down last year. She campaigns to encourage greater participation by the public in democratic processes through the body "Sheffield for Democracy" of which she is the coordinator.  She will raise matters such as the reform of the Lords, the need for decentralisation, media bias and whether we need proportional representation. And if referendums are a good idea.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Our November Discussion Meeting


TOPIC :           FUTURE INVESTMENT FOR INDUSTRY AND EMPLOYMENT

SPEAKER :     ALISON MARTIN

TIME :             8pm to 9.15pm

DATE :            SUNDAY,  12th NOVEMBER

VENUE :         CONTACT CLUB, SNAPE HILL LANE, DRONFIELD S18 2GT
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Alison was a Derby City Councillor and Cabinet member until 2016; she's a member of the East Midlands Labour Party Regional Board and stood as Labour Candidate for Mid-Derbyshire in the recent General Election - reducing the Tory majority and increasing the Labour vote by 5,759. Relevant to her topic, she is very much aware that Labour is setting up a Taskforce to look into tackling problems which have arisen in former coal mining areas such as North Derbyshire and will lead a discussion on how the questions of jobs and investments can best be addressed.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Standing Without Clapping - Assessing Corbyn's Labour

An article of mine with the above title has just appeared on the web-site of Independent Labour Publications. It is the successor organisation to the Independent Labour Party. I have had links with them for over 40 years. Click here to find both the article and them.
 

From : Harry Barnes. 


Hat Tip - Matthew Brown