Join Instigate Debate and the Independent for a night of live debate.
Is The Party Over? - London Union Chapel / Monday 26th April
Expenses scandal/no electoral reform/corporate lobbying/the special relationship/media magnates for tea: Are they all the same? Does your vote actually matter?
Debate these issues and more with a panel featuring the RT Hon Harriet Harman MP, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Simon Hughes MP, Peter Tatchell and Jeremy Hunt MP. With music from The Magic Numbers, SHLOMO (Beatbox Vocal Artist), Rose Elinor Dougall, and Very Special Guests, and comedy from Tommy and the Weeks. Jon McClure of Reverend and the Makers will host the event, and John O'Sullivan is the Debate Host.
We also need people to submit a 100 word argument on why (or why not) 'the party is over' - on why political parties and the present political arena cannot provide the positive changes the electorate seek, or 100 words outlining why a party political system is essential. Submit your 100 word entry to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it in the comments below and the best two arguments will be submitted as motions on the night.