Croydon Central CLP Fundraising Day - A Very British Coup Megagame

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Ruskin House

23 Coombe Road

Croydon

CR0 1BD

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**** the evening party event has been CANCELLED but the MEGAGAME in the afternoon is STILL GOING AHEAD!***


Join us on Sep 8th for a whole day of fundraising activities for our local Labour CLP. From 13.30, you will be invited to play the megagame put together by the team who are helping Labour politicians to wargame a future Labour government. Yes, a chance to roleplay and recreate "A Very British Coup"!

It is late-1980s Britain and Harry Perkins has just been elected as prime minister of a

radical Labour government. The party might have won the support of the overwhelming
majority of the electorate, but the implementation of its left-wing manifesto pledges will be
fiercely opposed by Tory newspaper moguls, top Civil Servants, the head of MI5 and the
American embassy. There are even some within its own ranks whose loyalty to the cause
is uncertain.

The majority of the players of this megagame take on the roles of the different factions of
the 1980s Labour party. They must compete and collaborate to ensure that their preferred
policies from the election manifesto are prioritised by Harry Perkins’ new government.
Others are playing the malign forces of the deep state whose task is to frustrate and
sabotage the realisation of Labour’s socialist programme.

The action of this megagame is supervised by umpires. The players are not required to
learn any rules to participate in this political simulation.

This megagame was created by Games for the Many and StonePaperScissors. It is
inspired by Chris Mullin’s A Very British Coup novel and TV series.

https://gamesforthemany.org

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/07/richard-barbrook-man-war-gaming-
corbyn-government

http://digital-liberties.coop

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Ruskin House

23 Coombe Road

Croydon

CR0 1BD

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