Bored by the prospect of ‘dishrag’ Labour conference? Try ‘The Future of the Left’ instead

A new ‘state-of-the-art’ alternative to the Labour Party conference will take place in Liverpool this autumn as the left fights back against Keir Starmer’s drab, Establishment-aligned husk of a party and the ‘limp dishrag’ managerialism he embodies.

‘Beyond the Fringe – the Future of the Left’ will take place over three days from 26-28 September, mixing online and in-person formats, while Labour’s official conference takes place nearby despite Starmer’s unpopularity in a city that despises his alliance with the hated Murdoch S*n. The programme is separate from the ‘The World Transformed’ event.

Speakers will include Audrey White, who famously gave Starmer a dose of Scouse truth when he dared to show his face in Liverpool recently; Stella Assange; former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein; anti-racism activists Marc Wadsworth and Jackie Walker, both unjustly expelled by Labour; Dr Deepa Driver; former Liverpool Lord Mayor and now Community Independent councillor Anna Rothery; Howard Beckett; former Labour MP Chris Williamson; union leader Ian Hodson; former MP Dave Nellist; Labour finance expert Esther Giles; Skwawkbox’s Steve Walker, Socialist Telly’s Kernow Damo and many more.

Among the themes to be addressed at the event include the future of the political left, freedom of speech, the Forde report, the manufactured cost of greed crisis, racism, sexual politics, war in Ukraine, whether Labour has a future, the increase in trade union activism and the secret state, with vigorous discussions among guests holding differing views.

The event will be held in a ‘live online TV format’ with viewer participation. A draft programme is available Programme – Future of the Left. Unfortunately, the need to cover costs means the event cannot be offered free – although that is the plan for future years – and tickets start at £5 for unwaged participants.

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