British Politics after the Election: Left Unity summer conference

get packingThe general election has seen a humiliating defeat for Theresa May – now reduced to a minority government Coalition of Chaos – and a huge surge to the Corbyn-led Labour Party, standing on a popular left-wing manifesto. Discussing the next political steps is urgent: how to get rid of the Tories, how to finally defeat austerity and end the attacks on the working class. Left Unity’s summer conference will be one of the first opportunities to debate these questions. It’s taking place in London on 24th and 25th June. All members and supporters are welcome – come and join the discussion.

We will be able to rapidly assess the new political situation and plan our work in the new context. This will also be a pivotal moment in world politics on the central issues we face: Brexit, Trump, war, austerity, the rise of the far right and the destruction of the environment. On the second day we will have open discussion, welcoming guest speakers to discuss the latest developments in defence of the NHS and in solidarity with the residents of Grenfell Tower.

To register click here

If you have already registered for the previous dates, your registration can be transferred or refunded.

To read the Conference agenda and motions click here

To read Standing Orders Committee report from May click here

June 24/25: Summer Conference in London

Saturday 24th June: Policy Conference

Registration 10am to 11am; conference 11am to 5pm.

 Sunday 25th June: Open Discussion

This day was originally planned to discuss changes to Left Unity’s constitution, but in view of the rapidly changing and urgent political situation, our National Council has changed it to be a day of open discussion with others in the wider movement.

Conference 10.30am to 4.30pm

Venue for both days: Tudor Room, Imperial Hotel, 61-66 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BB

(accessible venue, nearest tube: Russell Square on Piccadilly Line)

A pooled fare system will apply (everyone pays the same amount irrespective of how far they have travelled). If you are unable to pay into the pooled fare, or have other support needs, you may contact our access fund. Please email info@leftunity.org

For homestay requests and other enquiries about the Summer Conference please email info@leftunity.org

 


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