The People's Question Time | 9 October


Can we save our NHS from privatisation? - Do strikes work? - What's the alternative to austerity? - Why is there always money for war? - What happened to social housing? - How can we stop the cuts?

The panel will include:
Russell Brand, Comedian and Activist
Natalie Bennett, Leader, Green Party of England and Wales
Mark Serwotka, General Secretary, Public and Commercial Services Union
Ava Vidal, Comedian
John Rees, People's Assembly & Stop the War Coalition

Chaired by: Steve Turner, Unite the Union

Plus comment from:
Lutfur Rahman, Mayor, Tower Hamlets

At a time when poverty and inequality continue to rise, and all major parties remain committed to a programme of cuts and privatisation, join us at the People's Question Time where we will be discussing how we create a movement to challenge this.

Do you have a question for our panel? Submit one when registering for a chance to put it to the event.

This event comes just days before hundreds of thousands of people will come together to demand an alternative to austerity at the 'Britain Needs a Pay Rise' national demonstration on Saturday 18 October and strike action starting on Monday 13 October.

If you can't make it to York Hall, don't worry. The event will be live streamed here.

October 09, 2014 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
York Hall, 5 Old Ford Rd, London E2 9PJ
People's Assembly · · Press enquiries: 07850 177637 Office: 020 8525 6988

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  • David Thorman
    commented 2016-01-08 15:51:57 +0000
    Hi. Feeding my brain is my tv. Informed people like will be vital to our movement. Do you want me to write an essay to start each discussion? Soon I’ll be a crowd funded journalist.
  • Rik Boland
    commented 2014-10-09 20:01:35 +0100
    well said why there always enough money for weapons and nt enough for nhs
  • Sam Thomas
    commented 2014-10-09 18:58:44 +0100
  • Mina- Carole Izza
    commented 2014-10-09 18:51:52 +0100
    does anyone know?
  • Mina- Carole Izza
    commented 2014-10-09 18:48:35 +0100
    where is the link for live streaming?
  • Mike Martin
    commented 2014-10-09 16:48:46 +0100
    Can you please tell me where to find the link to the live stream? And can questions be submitted to the panel if you are not attending in person?
  • Waffle Burger
    commented 2014-10-09 15:30:23 +0100
    can i use the digital eventbrite smart phone ticket thing? i don’t have a printer.
  • Julie Riley
    commented 2014-10-07 16:24:32 +0100
    Can you pay on the door?
  • People's Assembly
    commented 2014-09-30 17:40:44 +0100
    No age restriction – come along!
  • Ruth Tott
    commented 2014-09-30 17:14:56 +0100
    Great Idea but it’s in London. So no real change then.
  • Jon Maiden
    commented 2014-09-30 15:02:43 +0100
    Daznez – there should be ample room for discussion about reform of the monetary system within all of these questions: What’s the alternative to austerity? – Why is there always money for war? – How can we stop the cuts?. The Green Party have already been campaigning for the creation of money to be removed from private hands (see so your views should be adequately represented on this panel.
  • Nicholas Cliff
    commented 2014-09-30 14:46:47 +0100
    Don’t you think that making employers pay 2 national insurance stamps if they insist on employing foreign nationals above British people, the second stamp would cover the cost of keeping a brit on the dole?
  • People's Assembly
    commented 2014-09-29 15:10:52 +0100
    It costs £5 or £2 concessions to cover the cost of hiring the venue, lighting etc. and we won’t be making money from the event.
  • Kevmarie Llewelyn
    commented 2014-09-23 12:13:01 +0100
    What can we do about the lack of coverage on Tv regarding Demos etc. I really think we should have mass demos, not only in london but in every shire of the country on the same day, for every group that is against the government for what ever reason. There are lotesof people who cannot get to London but would travel closer.
  • People's Assembly
    commented 2014-09-18 15:23:36 +0100
    Yes, there will be a live stream of the event
  • @pplsassembly tweeted this page. 2014-09-17 17:55:04 +0100
    Have your questions answered at The People's Question Time, 9 October, 6:30pm at York Hall
  • The People's Assembly Against Austerity posted about The People's Question Time on The People's Assembly Against Austerity's Facebook page 2014-09-17 17:55:04 +0100
    Have your questions answered at The People's Question Time, 9 October, 6:30pm at York Hall

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