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Winning voters' trust: how can the left regain the mantle of economic competence

  • Date(s)
    13 December 2011
  • Time
    12:00 - 14:30
  • Location
    Westminster
Winning voters' trust: how can the left regain the mantle of economic competence

This event will explore the crucial issue of how the centre-left in British and European politics can restore its reputation for economic competence drawing on the recent research from Southern Discomfort – One Year On, which identified that Labour has a mountain to climb in winning back voters' trust.

The premium on economic competence has grown since the 2010 election in the light of turbulent events in the global economy and the Euro zone. There can no longer be social democracy in one country and it is essential that centre-left parties consider the international dimension of policy. Restoring growth and prosperity in the UK economy will be powerfully shaped by whether growth and prosperity can be restored in the Euro zone.


Confirmed Speakers
Stephen Beer, senior fund manager, central finance board of the Methodist Church and author of 'Credibility Deficit - how to rebuild Labour's economic reputation'
Kitty Ussher, former director, Demos
Roger Liddle, chair, Policy Network and Labour whip in the House of Lords
Patrick Diamond, co-author of 'Southern Discomfort – One Year On' and senior research fellow, Policy Network
Giles Radice, co-author of 'Southern Discomfort – One Year On' and member of the House of Lords

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