Liberal Britain 2035: Health, Wealth, and Power
Join us for the Annual Conference of the Social Liberal Forum, Saturday 18th July, 2020
Now is the hour to seize the political initiative. What is the new social liberal agenda for the next twenty years? There is a real opportunity for the SLF to provide a radical narrative for dealing with the challenges of the next decades. Drawing on our rich tradition we have important things to contribute.
Come and join us on Saturday 18th July as we begin the process of fleshing out a new vision that will inspire a generation to work together to build a good society.
Big challenges confront us: the technological revolution, environmental emergency, and geopolitical transformation are defining the age. Automation and robotics are transforming our relationship with the world of work. Public data is being harvested for private profit on a massive scale. Our democracy is being undermined by huge inequality and the dissemination of fake news. Bio-diversity collapse is accelerating and the world is doing nowhere near enough to limit global warming to less than the 2℃ envisaged by the Paris agreement. On the international stage, the president of the United States is abandoning the liberal order and a new illiberal superpower, China, is perfecting a high-tech form of mass surveillance and control at home and exporting it abroad.
The right wing model based on deregulation and market forces, which ignores the demands of health, environmental sustainability, and a sense of belonging, is discredited and has failed. Never has there been a time when the social liberal vision of a society based on what Paddy called the empowered citizen has been more needed.
Come and join us on 18th July and participate in the discussion that will kick off our new programme of work. Daisy Cooper our new Lib Dem MP for St Albans is a key note speaker. She is joined by Clive Lewis MP the Labour MP and Leadership candidate who made electoral reform a central theme of his campaign.
Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London, N7 6PA
The venue is just a few minutes from Holloway Road Tube Station, which is two stops from King’s Cross / St Pancras on the Piccadilly line.
Full price: £40
Youth (under 26): £10
Rates include tea, coffee & lunch.
You may book at the Concession rate if one of these applies:
- You are in full-time education
- You are receiving state benefits due to being unemployed, the dependent spouse of an unemployed person, or you are on income support
- If your main source of income is the state pension
- If you are wageless or on a low income
You may book at the Youth rate if you are under the age of 26.
The Concession and Youth rate are offered on an 'honour system' basis - we do not ask for proof of eligibility.
However, the Concession and Youth rates are loss-making for us so we ask conference-goers to please only select the reduced rate tickets if the criteria genuinely apply to you. Thank you.