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14/05/2015
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Do Public Services Have A Future? – 7pm, Tuesday 19 May

How Labour Can Make Our Votes Count 2pm, Saturday 23 May

Let’s Build the Houses – Quick! – 2pm, Saturday 30 May

Refreshments available half an hour in advance of start times at all events

Download and display our poster covering all three of our 2015 Brighton Fringe events

Download and display our poster covering all three of our 2015 Brighton Fringe events

 

JohnMcDonnell MPAll the fun starts at 7pm next Tuesday, 19 May, in the South Wing conference room at Community Base, when  you can join LRC National Chair John McDonnell MP, Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the campaigning PCS Union, and Laura Watson, spokeswoman for the English Collective of Prostitutes, to discuss how we stop Cameron’s Tories treading the same old path on pay and the public sector. 

 

IMAG0943Austerity has devastated public services and increased inequality. The Coalition used a global financial crisis caused by unregulated corporate and personal greed to ideologically attack public services, pay and pensions.  As even the OECD says the UK must redistribute wealth to boost our economy, discuss how by uniting together trade unionists, Labour members and community campaigners we can defend jobs, our public services, welfare state and communities.  Do public services have a future?  Unite to ensure that they do.

This meeting is the LRC’s fringe meeting for PCS conference 2015.

 

Download and display the poster for our PCS fringe on Tuesday 19 May

Download and display the poster for our PCS fringe on Tuesday 19 May

 

Jeremy Corbyn_05.10Next at The Brighthelm Centre at 2pm on Saturday 23 May, we discuss how Labour can make our votes count.  With no real economic recovery under austerity and Cameron only having a tiny Tory majority, there’s still much that Labour MPs can do to push, push, push the Tories in parliament, as well as to lead opposition to cuts nationwide.  Join Jeremy Corbyn MP, Nancy Platts and firefighters’ leader Matt Wrack (FBU General Secretary) to discuss the major changes Labour can bring about by opposing austerity and tax cuts and instead calling for increased public investment and wealth redistribution

Nancy PlattsEveryone will benefit from restoring our communities, public services, welfare state, NHS and economy. We must ensure that Labour makes our votes count.  Come along to this meeting to discover some definite ideas as to how we can do this.

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Michael Meacher MPFinally, back at Community Base, at 2pm on Saturday 30 May we discuss different solutions to the housing crisis with Join Michael Meacher MP and Saskia O’Hara (Focus E15).  We say let’s build the houses – quick!  Unlike Labour, Cameron’s Tories have no real plan of action for this.  Is this because high rents and house prices suit the Tories?

Housing is a basic need for all.  It must be met.  Our local housing stock is old, insufficient, often of poor quality and inaccessible to many, while strong demand means we suffer some of the highest private rents and house prices in the country.  Can we build our way out of the housing crisis, or do local land shortages mean we need different solutions?  What should we demand from our elected representatives? Is it effective to take direct action ourselves?  Cheer on the resolution of firefighters who have decided to defy callouts to evictions.  And what about proposals for a Land Value Tax?

 

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Get your tickets now for our upcoming Brighton Fringe events, which are all priced at £5 (waged) or £3 (concessions) per event.  Contact us if you want to buy tickets with no booking fee or if you are a PCS member applying for a free ticket for the meeting on Tuesday 19 May.  Alternatively, tickets for all our Brighton Fringe events are available via the Brighton Fringe Box Office online or on 01273 917272.

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We hope to see you at our LRC events during Brighton Fringe 2015.  If you’re undecided, take a look at the main speakers from our 2012, 2013 and 2014 Brighton Fringe events via Sussex LRC TV .  Here’s one recommendation:

Tony Benn at Brighton Fringe 2012; (c) Morten Watkins

Tony Benn at Brighton Fringe 2012; (c) Morten Watkins

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