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Socialist Party debate with the UK Independence Party

Saturday 14 February, at 6pm

52 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UN

(Nearest Tube Stations, Clapham North and Clapham Common.)

"British Jobs for British Workers?" will be a topic of debate on Saturday 14 February between Magnus Nielsen, of the UK Independence Party, and Danny Lambert, of the Socialist Party which has its offices at 52 Clapham High Street where the debate will take place.

UKIP wants Britain to leave the EU. The Socialist Party wants a world without frontiers. Elections to the European Parliament take place on 5 June.

Magnus Nielsen will be arguing that everyone in Britain has a common interest and should go it alone against the rest of the world. Danny Lambert will be arguing that workers in this country have more in common with workers in other countries than with employers in Britain, and that there is no national solution to global problems such as the environment, wars and, now, the world-wide depression.

The debate starts at 6pm and admission is free.

For more information, contact spgb@worldsocialism.org or visit the SPGB website.

3 comments:

Highlander said...

Please tell me this is gonna be available to watch after the event in a similar fashion to the Ian Bone debate.

Darren said...

H,

not sure if there are plans to film the debate but if they do indeed film it, I'll be sure to let you know.

Darren said...

From SPGB userlist, Spintcom:

'Comrades,

At 6.15 the representative from UKIP had not arrived so Danny made a 20
minute opening address and was being asked a question when, at 6.35, Magnus
Nielsen arrived having been delayed by a problem on the underground.

The debate then properly commenced with the title "Is the pound (£) worth
saving?" with Nielsen expressing a preference for that type of currency
above all others. Clearly there was never going to be a meeting of minds
when Danny informed him that, as Socialists, we had no preference as in the
society we want there will be no need for any means of exchange.

A lively discussion followed on a range of issues, only tenuously linked to
the subject matter. Quite evidently though the tenor of the meeting ran in
our favour with no sympathy whatever expressed for the opinions of the UKIP
representative.

Fifteen members and sixteen non-members were in attendance (with 8 'new
faces').
A total of nearly £50 in combined literature sales and collection was taken.

Regards,

DC'