Free

Punk, Politics & the People's Vote to Leave the EU

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Wheatsheaf Pub

25 Rathbone Place

Fitzrovia

London

W1T 1JB

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

Brexit Creatives are excited to present a conversation between the author, journalist and punk vocalist Garry Bushell and the RMT’s Brian Denny, who as well as being a journalist and musician was nominating officer for the No2EU electoral coalition led by Bob Crow. Garry and Brian are working-class patriots who were greatly influenced by anti-establishment punk bands such as The Clash, and both have come under attack for their principled stances over the UK’s membership of the EU and other issues in the past.

Garry and Brian will discuss the failure of punk bands and protest singers in general to challenge the establishment propaganda and smears centred around the referendum and the people’s vote to leave the EU. They will talk about the true nature of the EU and the Left’s refusal to follow its traditions and properly represent the masses in the debate. The current climate of conformity, censorship and bullying via social media will also be considered.

Please expect a friendly and lively discussion with time set aside for audience questions and thoughts. As with all Brexit Creatives events there will be plenty of time to socialise after the talk.

Doors open at 7pm and the discussion begins at 7:30, with the bar open until 11pm downstairs.

Suggested donation: £3 cash on the door.

Garry Bushell is a former rock writer who cut his teeth covering punk, ska and rock between 1978 and 1985 for Sounds, Britain’s best-selling music paper of the early 1980s. He has written four novels, hosts three shows for Second City Radio and sings with punk band The Gonads. Garry is Britain's longest-running contemporary Fleet Street columnist at 33 years. He has appeared on more than 1,000 TV shows and still writes for the rock press. His non-fiction books include Cockney Reject and Dance Craze: Rude Boys On The Road.

Brian Denny is a Euro-critical journalist and the author of numerous pamphlets and articles on what he describes as the ‘dictatorial, neoliberal and imperialist nature’ of the EU. In addition to The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, he is a member of Trade Unionists Against The EU and was a close friend of the anti-EU union leader Bob Crow. Brian is a singer-songwriter whose song ‘Empire’s Son’ about his grandfather Herbert Nuthall, who was killed during the First World War, can be found on YouTube.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The Wheatsheaf Pub

25 Rathbone Place

Fitzrovia

London

W1T 1JB

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved