The People’s Parliament, a free discussion series held in Parliament and hosted by John McDonnell MP, is holding two more events this week.
On Tuesday 4 March, Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, will be joined by Professor Guy Standing of SOAS and Dr Malcom Terry, Director of the Citizen’s Income Trust, to discuss the merits of the Citizen’s Income, or Basic Income. As a policy initiative, the Citizen’s Income has experienced a surge in popularity of late and Tuesday’s discussion will provide a welcome opportunity to learn more and ask important questions. For more information on the citizen’s income see Basic Income UK or the following article on Novara Media: Do they owe us a living: seven reasons a universal basic income is worth fighting for.
Tuesday 4th March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Committee Room 5, House of Commons. Register your free place here.
On Wednesday 5 March, the People’s Parliament will run for the second time in two days as the topic shifts to student campaigning and the fight against the privatisation of higher education. Speakers include: Michael Chessum, President of the University of London Union; Rhiannon Colvin, founder of Alternative Generation; Sonia Chura, Vice-President University of London IWGB branch/3 Cosas; Olga Nelly Alvarez-Perez of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain and activists from Occupy Sussex and Defend Education Birmingham.
Wednesday 5th March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Committee Room 6, House of Commons. Register your free place here.
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