The Independent debate: Is our democracy under threat?

Simon Kelner, Editor-in-Chief of The Independent invites you to participate in a debate on the state of our democracy
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Speakers include:

* Clare Short, MP for Birmingham, Ladywood

* Patrick Burns, Political Editor, BBC West Midlands

* Roger Alton, Editor of The Independent

* Steve Richards, Political Editor of The Independent

* Johann Hari, Columnist for The Independent

6.30pm, Wednesday 10 June 2009.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square.

Tickets are free and include complimentary drinks on arrival. For your place please email

Please put the word ‘DEBATE’ in the subject line.

Spaces are limited.