Steve Webb MP will be amongst those responding to Jon Cruddas at the Compass Summer Lecture on the future of Social Democracy.
On the one hand with the crisis of capitalism and the systemic failure of free markets, coupled with the election of Barack Obama in the United States, centre-left politics is getting far more interesting and it would seem that the opportunity for seismic change is greater now than at any point for a generation, indeed some including Compass have called this a ‘centre-left moment’. Yet on the other hand across Europe we’ve seen the resurgence of right-wing parties to the electoral demise of those on the left, and here in Britain we’ve paid witness to the growing threat of hard-right parties like the BNP.
Head over to the Compass website to get a ticket. The event will take place from 6pm – 7.30pm on Tuesday 8 September 2009 at the LSE Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych, London WC2A 2AE.