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The Brexit Bind: What Should Labour’s Position be?
Another Europe is Possible

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The EU referendum divided the nation, splitting society into two seemingly immovable camps defined by Leave or Remain. In GE2017 Labour united both sides of the divide around a vision for economic transformation, while remaining ‘constructively ambiguous’ on Brexit. Yet as ‘no-deal’ becomes more likely, some argue Labour must move firmly to oppose this Brexit. Others say this will undermine Labour’s electoral base and further shackle the UK to neoliberal economics. What’s the solution? Join us and find out.

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Full session recording by New Internationalist. (2018-09-22)


Ann Pettifor
Economist // PRIME - Policy Research in Macroeconomics

Ann Pettifor is a political economist, author, fellow of the New Economics Foundation, and director of PRIME – Policy Research in Macroeconomics. Since 2015, Ann is a senior economic advisor to the Labour Party. She is famous for her work on debt and the international financial architecture, leading an international campaign which resulted in the cancellation of $100 billion of debt owed by the poorest countries.

Paul Mason

Writer, author and film-maker. As economics editor at Newsnight, then Channel 4 News he covered the global financial crisis, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and the Gaza war. His bestselling book Postcapitalism has been translated into 16 languages. His play Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere was televised on BBC Two in 2017.

Costas Lapavitsas

Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies; and former member of the Hellenic Parliament for the left-wing party Syriza.

Mary Kaldor

Professor of Global Governance at the London School of Economics