So the Scots decided to stay in the UK, but the huge turnout, and the massive number who seemed to be voting against the Tory- dominated Westminster machine, and for the possibility of creating a more fair and equal society in Scotland, have shaken up the British political scene. The October Taking Soundings meeting provides an opportunity for us to discuss the nature of this shake-up and the fall-out from the Scottish campaigns. Adam Fusco will be speaking on the consequences of the Scottish referendum.
The Hannah Mitchell Foundation presents three events:
SCOTLAND DECIDES………..BUT WHAT KIND OF DEMOCRATIC FUTURE DOES THE NORTH WANT?
Scotland will hold a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom on Thursday 18th September – we consider the wider implications for the UK and in particular the North of England at these events:
LEEDS: Thursday September 11th at the Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 1UR at 7.30pm. Speakers include Prof. Jeff Henderson, Dr Ying Ho, and Paul Salveson
MANCHESTER: Monday September 15th, at the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street M2 5NS at 6.45pm. Speakers include Dr Andrew Blick, Jenny Cronin (Hannah Mitchell Foundation), Richard Carter (Yorkshire First). Chaired by Dr Andy Mycock. This event is organised jointly with Unlock Democracy.
Coming up: Saturday September 21st: Hannah Mitchell Foundation Labour Conference Fringe Meeting: Northern Democracy? Yes please!
Starts 4.00pm Town Hall Tavern, Tib Lane Manchester M2 4JA. Chaired by Anne Baldwin. Speakers include Linda Riordan MP for Halifax , Cat Smith (PPC Lancaster and Fleetwood), Lee Sherriff (PPC Carlisle)
All events are free. More details www.hannahmitchell.org.uk