EPLP programme of pop-up discussions at Labour Party Conference 2019


This year at the Labour Party Conference, the European Parliamentary Labour Party will be doing something different - we'll be running a series of pop-up discussions on various topics on the theme of "Remain and Reform".

In addition to Labour's MEPs making the case for us remaining in the European Union and outlining reform ideas across a range of areas, we will be joined by guest speakers including GMB general secretary and leading trade unionist Tim Roache, Labour MP and now shadow Treasury minister Anneliese Dodds and Italian MEP Brando Benifei, bringing us the persepective from the rest of the EU.

All the debates will take place at our stand - number 119/120, on the upper level overlooking the seafront - where you can also pick up our latest leaflets outlining some of our achievements in key areas, from tax to climate change and workers' rights to equality, and the policies we're working on to reform Europe and ensure we remain in the EU.

The current schedule for the pop-up talks is:

Saturday 21 September 4:00pm:
Can pay, will pay: How the EU is leading the fight against tax avoidance
Neena Gill MEP (Labour MEP for West Midlands and member of the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee)
Ann Pettifor (Director, PRIME Economics)

Sunday 22 September 11:30am:
The tech giants and the rise of populism - how do we reclaim cyberspace for democracy
Claude Moraes MEP (Labour MEP for London and member of the European Parliament Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee)
Taranjit Chana (Chair, GMB Race)
Mike Katz (Chair, Jewish Labour Movement)

Sunday 22 September 2:30pm:
Standing up for gender equality: Making our voices heard in the Brexit debate
Jackie Jones MEP (Labour MEP for Wales and member of the European Parliament Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee)

Sunday 22 September 4:00pm:
Why trade unions should be leading the campaign against Brexit
Jude Kirton-Darling MEP (Whip of Labour's MEPs. Labour MEP for North-East England and member of the European Parliament International Trade Committee)
Tim Roache (General-Secretary, GMB)

Monday 23 September 10:00am:
Brexit: Where are we, what happens next, and how do we win the debate?
Richard Corbett MEP (Leader of Labour's MEPs, Labour MEP for Yorkshire and Humber and member of the European Parliament Constitutional Affairs Committee)
Brando Benifei MEP (Partito Democratico MEP and member of the European Parliament Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee)

Monday 23 September 11:30am:
No jobs, no skills, no control - how do we challenge the Artifical Intelligence dystopia
John Howarth MEP (Labour MEP for South-East England and member of the European Parliament Budgets Committee)

Monday 23 September 4:00pm:
Fighting for our future: How do we mobilise young people to fight Brexit?
Julie Ward MEP (Labour MEP for North-West England and Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Culture and Education Committee)
Rania Ramli (Chair, Labour Students)

Tuesday 24 September 11:30am:
Climate SOS: How Brexit risks turning an emergency into an apocalypse
Seb Dance MEP (Deputy Leader of Labour's MEPs, Labour MEP for London and Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee)
Melanie Smallman (Co-Chair, SERA)

Tuesday 24 September 2:30pm:
Just Transition - jobs for the future
Theresa Griffin MEP (Chair of Labour's MEPs, Labour MEP for North-West England and member of the European Parliament Industry, Research and Energy Committee)

Tuesday 24 September 4:00pm:
Anneliese Dodds MP (Labour MP and Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury)

More guest speakers to be confirmed - for the latest news and updates, follow @LabMEPs, and follow all our MEPs at twitter.com/LabMEPs/lists/labour-meps - and you can submit your reform ideas at eurolabour.org.uk/reform.

We look forward to seeing you in Brighton!

Friday, September 20, 2019

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