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York Left Discussion Group (YLDG)
Thu 20 October 2016, 19:30 – 21:00 BST
York Left Discussion Group (YLDG) is a new group open to all. We meet monthly to discuss ideas of common interest (7.30pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month; Snug bar, Royal Oak, Goodramgate.
The Organiser will be away for the October meeting, so that one may be a very small one. In November we shall be looking at issues that can unite those on the left with Green Party and other ecological policies. Please pass the message round to your friends.
YLDG meetings are open to all, particularly those of a Left or Green persuasion. Topics will vary, e.g.:
- Brexit: What next?
- Land Reform
- The Chakrabarti Report into racism
- Universal Basic Income (UBI)
- Corbynism after Corbyn
- “Socialism in one city (York)” ?
- …. whatever members choose!
Please tell your friends, and come!
================= We first met on 29th June: brief report below.
York Left Discussion Group (YLDG) P R E S S R E L E A S E (date: 30 June 2016)
Heworth Group argues that referendum result should be overturned
A new Left/Green discussion group met on Wednesday evening in the Shoulder of Mutton, Heworth, to discuss the various crises precipitated by last week’s referendum. Lots of different views were expressed.
Some felt that an alliance of anti-Tory parties is needed to demand a change in the referendum result via a democratic general election.
Most agreed that the Labour Party had missed an “open goal” by triggering a leadership crisis when the Conservative Party was in such disarray. Others felt that Jeremy Corbyn “had to go”.
Migration was recognised as an important issue that politicians of all shades have failed to grapple with. But the main issue was agreed to be the “Westminster bubble” and the current government’s austerity programme – these have led to general anger which is now being exploited and turned into aggression against migrants. (And most Britains are migrants in one way or another.)
The group now meets monthly at 7.30 pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month (Snug bar, Royal Oak, Goodramgate)
Details: John Bibby: 01904-330334; www.YLDG.eventbrite.co.uk