Saturday 30th October
10.45am to 3.45pm


Discussion: Global Crises and Responses from the Left


Climate crisis, shifts in global power, Covid pandemic and economic shocks, ongoing wars, race, gender and class divides pushing immigration. In response populist movements of right and left varieties and mixed fortunes for socialist and social democratic parties. What lessons can be drawn from international experiences?

  • Glyn Ford (former Labour MEP)
  • Marina Prentoulis (Author, activist, academic at UEA)
  • + 1 other speaker TBC
  • Chair: Don Flynn (Chartist managing editor)
  • 12.30-2.00: CAN LABOUR WIN AGAIN?
    The role of ‘work’ in rebuilding Labour

    What are the social forces that can bring Labour into government? Is work and the working class the right focus for a revival of socialism? Loss of traditional ‘red wall’ seats and Scotland, keeping cosmopolitan cities, winning in the Midlands and southern England: What strategy is needed to pull together a winning coalition of forces to defeat an authoritarian, populist ultra right Toryism?

    Capitalism is experiencing the shocks of a pandemic and underlying tremors from earlier financial crisis. What are the opportunities and challenges for the left and Labour in forging an economy and society that works for all?

  • Dennis Leech (Emeritus Professor of Economics, Warwick)
  • Jon Cruddas (MP for Dagenham and Rainham and author of The Dignity of Labour)
  • Bryn Jones (co-author of Alternatives to Neo-Liberalism)
  • Ann Pettifor (political economist and Director, PRIME)
  • Chair: Mary Southcott/Mike Davis (Chartist EB)
  • 2.30-3.45: CHARTIST - THE YEAR AHEAD (supporter-subscribers only)
    Extending our reach in print and online
    Making democratic socialism relevant in the 21st Century
    Review, challenges & plans
  • Editor’s report
  • Finance, subscription, website reports

  • Chair: Duncan Bowie (Chartist EB)