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Debate Friends Meeting House - Meeting Room
Debate Friends Meeting House - Meeting Room

Left Coalitions: when they work and when they don't

Sun 22.09.19
3pm – 4:30pm

Some believe that Labour’s best chance at defeating the hard right and winning the next election is to go into coalition with other parties. For others the risks of compromising Labour’s policy platforms are simply too high at a time when many are looking for radical alternatives. In this session we’ll unpack the pros and cons.


Caroline is MP for Brighton Pavilion, former leader and co-leader of The Green Party.


Janine Booth is a railway worker and RMT activist, trade union trainer, writer and poet, and is Trade Union Liaison Officer of Hackney South Constituency Labour Party.

Laura Basu is Europe Editor for openDemocracy's ourEconomy section, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Utrecht University, and Goldsmiths, University of London.

Ronan Burtenshaw is the editor of Tribune Magazine.

Clive is the Labour MP for Norwich South and Shadow Treasury Minister for Sustainable Economics.


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