The Morning Star, the biggest and longest running socialist newspaper in the UK, has their Scottish spring conference on Sunday 28 March 2021 from 1 to 4pm online on Zoom.
The theme is economic democracy and Scotland’s crisis of development.
On the day join on Zoom — use passcode 025155.
Chair: Lynn Henderson, Scottish Secretary of PCS.
1pm: Post-COVID challenges and the labour movement
- Roz Foyer – The role of the TU movement
- Michel Roberts – Debt, unemployment, inflation
- Steve Turner – The challenge of de-industrialisation
- Lorna Slater – The challenge of climate change
2pm: Democratic intervention in the economy after Brexit?
- Paul O’Connell – Johnson’s neo-liberal Brexit: Can the mold be broken ?
- John McDonnell – A democratic model for economic regeneration
- Beth Winter MP – Powers for the nations and regions
3pm: In or out the UK/EU – potential for democratic economic advance
- George Kerevan – The independence option
- Denise Christie – Public services and the Growth Commission Report
- Pauline Bryan – Progressive Federalism, the Referendum and the Third