The ‘People and Power: Populism, Fascism and How to Defend Democracy’ is a series of panel debates taking place in early 2019 in the South West about creeping fascism and the rollback of democracy in post-Brexit Britain, with journalists, experts, and cross-party politicians.
What is the difference between fascism and populism? Rooted in today’s world, internationally and in the South West of the UK, this tour will look at the current political landscape and investigate the rise of the far-right, increased polarisation, and the rise of post-truth. It will ask what are the warning signs of fascism and what can we do to defend democracy?
These resources provide further details about this campaign:
2019 tour dates:
24th January: Stroud.
The Stroud Seminars and the ‘People and Power tour’ present this event, starting at 7pm at the lovely Lansdown Hall in central Stroud. Molly will be joined by Alim Baluch from Bath University and Adele Owens from Refugee charity Garas. Barbara Imrie from Stroud Seminars will chair the event.
26th of January: Plymouth.
Join us at 7pm at Ocean Studios in Royal William yard in Plymouth. Molly will be joined by Luke Pollard MP, Lamprini Rori from Exeter University , and one special guest tbc.
1st February: Swindon.
Join us at 7pm at the Central Community Centre in Swindon. We’ll be joined by Alex Runswick, director of Unlock Democracy, Labour MEP for the South West and Gibraltar Clare Moody, Aurelien Mondon from Bath University, and of course Molly. Poppy Leeder from Swindon Green Party will chair the event.
2nd February: Gloucester.
Join us at 7pm at the Quaker Meeting house in Gloucester. Alongside Molly, we’ll be joined by Alex Runswick, director of Unlock Democracy, and Professor of History at Oxford University James McDougall.
8th February: Bournemouth.
Details of time, place and guests coming up.