Join us to discuss “The five pillars of a Labour future”

‘Pint and Politics’ session: The five pillars of a Labour future

Labour wins when it points the way to the future – the plan for a welfare state in 1945, Wilson’s ‘white heat of technology’ in the 1960s, or New Labour’s embrace of the ‘third way’. But how can Labour best own the future today?

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The 1942 the Beveridge report envisioned a welfare state designed to slay five ‘giants’: “want”, through social insurance, “disease” through an NHS; ”ignorance” through the reform of education; “squalor” through better housing ; and “idleness” through full employment. But what are the giants of today? What are the five questions that we need to answer to inform a clear vision of a Labour Britain? Are they the same giants in new form, or are our challenges fundamentally different? Does our vision need to be remedial or do we need a more imaginative vision in forging future prosperity? In these informal sessions we will aim to come up with five pillars of a Labour future through comradely discussion and debate.

Join us for a drink and a chat on Wednesday April 5th, 7.30pm at ‘The Canmore’ 25 Canmore Street Dunfermline KY12 7NU