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Labour: A Party of Reform or Transformation?

Mon 23.09.19
7:30pm – 9pm

It’s four years since Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party. Labour policies now proudly prioritise human needs over private profit, however, on the whole they mostly concentrate on ameliorating the worst aspects of capitalism rather than looking to break with this system entirely. Join panellists to discuss what it will take for Labour to become a transformational party and what the party can do to bridge short term priorities for achieving greater social justice with a longer term vision for a post-capitalist world.


Leo Panitch is a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy at York University. Co-Author of ‘The End of Parliamentary Socialism’ with Colin Leys.

Bhaskar is Founding Editor and Publisher of Jacobin, Publisher of Tribune Magazine and Author of the Socialist Manifesto


Fran Boait is Executive Director of Positive Money and Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Gloucester

Hilary Wainwright is a British sociologist, political activist and socialist feminist, best known for being editor of Red Pepper magazine.

PCS Policy Officer and member of the New Lucas Plan project


The World Transformed is a 4-day festival of art, music and politics, running alongside the Labour Party conference in Brighton, working to build left power both inside and outside of parliament.

Jacobin Magazine is a leading voice on the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics and culture.

Red Pepper is a quarterly magazine and website of left politics and culture. We’re a socialist publication drawing on feminist, green and libertarian politics. We seek to be a space for debate on the left, a resource for movements for social justice, and a home for open-minded anti-capitalists.

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