Basic income has steadily grown in both popularity and controversy over the past few years - with numerous experiments being carried out across the globe and advocates varying from socialists to Elon Musk. In the UK, Labour’s John McDonnell backs the idea - proposing that we trial it in certain locations should Labour come to power. What are the merits and risks of this radical notion and what do we as a left movement think about it?
Final speaker TBC
Guy Standing is a Professorial Research Associate at SOAS University of London and a founding member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network
Campaigner with DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts) and Black Triangle Campaign.
Barb Jacobson is a welfare rights advisor who has been organising around women’s, housing and health issues for over 35 years; she’s been involved with Basic Income UK and Unconditional Basic Income Europe since 2013.