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What Does Brexit Mean for the Left?
Wed 12 April 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
The second event from Interact MCR ...
What does Brexit mean for the left?
Whilst the arguments for and against will undoubtedly rage a while longer, it appears Article 50 is all but triggered and Brexit really will mean Brexit.. But what does this mean for the British left?
The spirit of Brexit has been claimed by the Trump movement in America and by right wing parties across Europe, but what was the vote truly about and how will its legacy unfold? Should we be celebrating a proud victory for democracy and freedom or lamenting a reactionary blow to fraternity and progress..
Closer to home, in siding with the EU and the Tory Government the Labour party have found themselves on the wrong side of a historic uprising and passionately at odds with many in its heartlands. Is there a progressive case for Brexit, should it have been made and could it be the elusive antidote for the rightwing populism threatening to engulf western politics?
Whatever you perspective come, take a peak over the parapet, and join us on the 12th of April at Texture in Manchester's Northern Quarter to interact and explore the opportunities and pitfalls that lie ahead of this bold venture into the unknown..
The format is as follows,
1. We will offer each or our speakers 15 minutes to make their case/observation.
2. There will be a Q and A session lasting roughly an hour in which the audience can elaborate on or challenge the ideas put forward by the speakers.
3. We will facilitate a 'speed dating' style rotation of our audience, encouraging them to engage in the subject of the event with complete strangers and hear different points of view they might not otherwise encounter. This section is largely for our audience but it would be great if you wanted to take part too.
Joining us on the 12th of April at Texture to explore the opportunities and pitfalls facing the left in Brexit Britain will be,
Graham Stringer MP - Member of Parliament for Blackly and Broughton
Tom Slater - Deputy Editor of Spiked-Online
Angeliki Stogia - Councillor for Whalley Range, Manchester City Council