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Video: Alternatives to Austerity – Defend the Link!

Alternatives to Austerity – Defend the Link – Defend the Welfare State

Labour Representation Committee fringe meeting at Labour Party conference 2013.

Panel: Maria Exall, Ian Lawrence, Neil Findlay MSP, Manuel Cortes, Nancy Platts, Owen Jones, Katy Clark MP, Mark Serwotka and Jeremy Corbyn MP, with a special contribution from Ian Hodson.  Chair: John McDonnell MP.

Recorded: Monday 23 September 2013

  1. Maria Exall Communications Workers Union (CWU) & TUC General Council
  2. Ian Lawrence – General Secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers (NAPO)
  3. Neil Findlay MSP
  4. Manuel Cortes – General Secretary of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA)
  5. Nancy Platts – Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven
  6. Owen Jones – columnist for The Independent
  7. Ian Hodson – National President of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU)
  8. Katy Clark MP – Labour MP for North Ayrshire and Arran
  9. Mark Serwotka – General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
  10. Jeremy Corbyn – Labour MP for Islington North.
  11. View the photos of this meeting

Despite warnings clearly prohibiting the use of flash photography (to ensure full access for disabled people), please note that two flashes occur during the contribution from Nancy Platts with one further flash during each of the contributions from Mark Serwotka and Jeremy Corbyn MP.  This was beyond our control.

This meeting was full to capacity which has impacted the quality of the video footage.  We apologise if this spoils your enjoyment of some excellent speeches.  We encourage the use of microphones at all meetings we organise in order to ensure full access for disabled people.  Unfortunately it was not possible for us to insist that all speakers used the microphones provided.  We also apologise if this affects your enjoyment of the footage.  In future we shall also remind our camera crew to ensure that keyboard users move away from the camera microphone.

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