Highgate Labour is lucky to be hosting Tom Kibasi, director of the Institute of Public Policy Research. He’ll be speaking in depth and leading a discussion on the IPPR’s recent report Time for Change: A New Vision for the British Economy.
Wednesday 15th November
8pm – 9.30pm
@ Boogaloo pub, 312 Archway Road, Highgate N6 5AT
The British economic model needs fundamental reform. It is no longer generating rising earnings for a majority of the population, and young people today are set to be poorer than their parents. Beneath its headlines figures, the economy is suffering from deep and longstanding weaknesses, which make it unfit to face the challenges of the 2020s. The economy we have today is creating neither prosperity nor justice.
This is not inevitable, but the consequence of decisions made in recent decades. The economy exists to serve society, not the other way round. So we can choose to change it, if we have the ambition and determination to do so. If we want to change the economy we have, we need to describe the economy we want.
In this report, the Commission proposes some broad directions and areas for reform. IPPR’s report in 2018 will make specific policy recommendations.
The evening will concentrate on considering the implications of this analysis, presented by a centre-left think tank for Labour Party policy and action.
All are welcome. The meeting will start promptly at 8pm
The Highgate Labour Team