Dear Warwick Labourites,
We hope you’re all having a good time and settling in to this new year. As a society we continue to be very busy – and last week’s Youth Unemployment Campaign got people talking around campus and saw a great number of people turn up to our panel on Monday. Similarly, our Lefty Lattes on Feminism was just as busy and thoughtful. Above you can see some of our exec members campaigning in Leamington with Lynette Kelly – keep in touch for more opportunities soon! Here’s what’s coming up in Week 4:
Thursday, 5pm, Terrace Bar: Lefty Lattes: How do we build a One Nation economy?
The big questions as we approach the 2015 election inevitably centre around the economy. What does a ‘One Nation’ economy look like? What should Britain’s economic role in the world be? How do we make the country a fairer place? What should our position be with regards to the parlous state of the nation’s finances? All these questions and more will be discussed as we meet in the Terrace Bar, so come along and have your say as this most important of issues gets the Warwick Labour treatment…
Thursday, 6.30pm, S0.20: Warwick Labour presents: Matthew Watson: ‘Alternatives to Austerity in a Globalised World’
Join us for a wide-ranging and thought-provoking talk on economic policy and the need for a radical alternative by Professor Matthew Watson, leading international political economist and the only Warwick professor to have signed the famous Guardian letter supporting the People’s Assembly against Austerity, a movement making the case for an alternative to austerity across these islands.
With the debate about how the left can respond to the economic crisis continuing apace, this talk by a highly respected political economist should prove a fascinating contribution – and there will be a Q&A afterwards for any queries you many have.
We’ll be in S0.20 (Social Sciences) and it would be great to see you all there!
Also on what’s shaping up to be a very busy Thursday, some of our members will be going to a fundraising evening in Coventry with special guest Margaret Hodge MP – well known as scourge of tax-evading big business and government waste in her role as Commons Public Accounts Committee Chair. She also fought off a challenge from the BNP’s Nick Griffin in 2010! Anyone interested in going to this event should contact exec member Dave Toulson.
That’s all for now – we hope to see you all on Thursday!
All the best,
The Warwick Labour exec