reform

EU Reform: What’s In It For Me?

‘Europe for us all’ Fabian conference: Brighton
1pm, Saturday 19 March 2016
Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1YD

2.45pm: EU Reform: What’s In It For Me?

  • Kelvin Hopkins MP Labour MP for Luton North
  • Tracey Hill Councillor, Brighton and Hove council
  • Richard Angell Director, Progress
  • Kyalo Burt-Fulcher Regions officer, Young Fabians
  • Chair: Melanie Davis Former chair, Brighton and Hove city Labour party

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What are the first year challenges for a UK Labour government and how does it over come them?

5.30pm, Saturday 14 February 2015 | Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, SA1 4PE

Owen Smith MP Shadow secretary of state for Wales
Ann Jones AM Chair, children, young people and education committee
Richard Angell 
Director, Progress
Mary Wimbury Parliamentary candidate for Aberconwy
Chair: John Bayliss Chief whip, Swansea council

This May Hurt a Bit

First published on ProgressOnline

This May Hurt  a BitWith a star-studded cast, This May Hurt a Bit at London’s St James’ Theatre is the perfect mix between a party political broadcast from Michael Foot’s Labour party and a Guardian reader’s dinner party.

While the actors were second to none, their script was simplistic and lacked the depth that the debate on our NHS deserves. Glib claims that ‘Nu Labour’ followed seamlessly from Thatcherism and that the coalition government’s pernicious reforms are somehow the realisation of Blair’s vision before them, betray the real truth. It is for someone else to point out the fact that it is this sloppy logic that would also say that all changes and charges in the NHS started with everyone’s favourite Labour government, the very founders of the NHS, as they imposed prescription charges in 1951.

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