The Break up of the UK? sponsored by Scottish Left Review
Saturday 20th September, 4:30 pm.
Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester
CONVENTION OF THE LEFT
The Convention of the Left will host a Question Time style discussion about the implications for the left of the possible break up of the UK. The London based left have been slow to pick up on the escalating political divergence between Wales, Scotland and England. This session will for the first time ever bring together socialists from Plaid Cymru, The Scottish National Party, Scottish Socialist party the Labour Party and Respect with a variety of different perspectives. But most importantly there will be opportunities for participation from the floor.
THE PANEL SPEAKERS:
Leanne Woods AM – Plaid Cymru;
Chris Harvie MSP – Scottish National Party;
Rupa Huq -A sociologist with an interest in suburbia and identity; Rupa has stood for Labour in parliamentary and European elections;
Gregor Gall - author of “The Political Economy of Scotland, Red Scotland, Radical Scotland”;
Andy Newman, contributor to the anthology “Imagined Nation – England after Britain”
CHAIRED by Declan o’Neill