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Video: Let’s Build the Houses – Quick!

Let’s Build the Houses – Quick!

Sussex LRC event for Brighton Fringe 2015

Recorded Saturday 30 May 2015

Housing campaigner Ben from direct action community group Focus E15 calls for people to fight back for housing (copyright Morten Watkins)

Housing campaigner Ben from direct action community group Focus E15 calls for people to fight back for housing (copyright Morten Watkins)

Click on the name of each speaker to view their film clip:

  1. Ben from Focus E15 – housing campaigner and representative from the direct action community group FocusE15  which tweets as @FocusE15 .
  2. Michael Meacher MP – committed socialist, Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton, author of The State We Need, and former government minister, having been Minister of State for the Environment from 1997 – 2003 and previously served as a minister in other government departments.  He writes a thought-provoking blog and tweets as @michaelmeacher
  3. Discussion part 1 – audience comments on the Living Rent campaign and local land shortages, with responses from Michael Meacher MP plus Ben and Ruth (off-camera) from Focus E15.
  4. Discussion part 2 –  audience comments on private renting, taxing property ownership, Labour’s priorities, Land Value Taxation, and the work being done by Islington and Enfield Councils, with responses from Michael Meacher MP and Ben of Focus E15.
  5. Final remarks from Ben of Focus E15 & Michael Meacher MP – preceded by their replies to audience comments on Labour’s future, progressive taxation and the need to take housing stock back into public hands.
  6. View our photos of the meeting
A message of solidarity and support from Michael Meacher MP, Focus E15 housing campaigners and everyone at Sussex LRC’s meeting of 30 May 2015 for PCS representative Candy Udwin, who has been sacked from her job at the National Gallery since staff there began striking against privatisation of their jobs (copyright Morten Watkins)

A message of solidarity and support from Michael Meacher MP, Focus E15 housing campaigners and everyone at Sussex LRC’s meeting of 30 May 2015 for PCS representative Candy Udwin, who has been sacked from her job at the National Gallery since staff there began striking against privatisation of their jobs (copyright Morten Watkins)

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