Campaigning against the Tax Credit Cuts and the Pizza and Politics Café – these are just two events over the next seven days organized by Leeds NW Labour branches.
On Saturday 14 November, our Headinglwy and Weetwood branch will be campaigning against the Tories Tax Credit cuts.
On Wednesday 18 November the regular Pizza and Politics Café run by Otley and Yeadon branch will be hearing about – and debating – democracy in Africa.
Full details of both events below.
We have, of course, been out – week after week – encouraging voter registration in the constituency.
Leeds NW Labour is in full campaigning mode. Come and join us.
Saturday 14 November – 10.30-12.00
Headingley and Weetwood Labour Party will be out campaigning against the Tory Government’s horrific cuts to Tax Credits.
We’ll be meeing at 10:30 outside KFC in Headingley Town Centre, collecting signatures to join the national campaign, and handing out flyers.
Hope you can join us!
Any questions, please contact Councillor Jonathan Pryor on 07515400109
Wednesday 18th November 7.30-9pm
at the Phil Coyne Labour Rooms, Nelson Street, Otley
Pizza and Politics Café: “Bedtime Stories”: Democracy as the Bringer of Development and Peace in Africa? Dr David Harris (University of Bradford)
“Beyond the screaming headlines of the effects on Europe of the latest African (and Middle Eastern) migration ‘crisis’, sensible commentators turn to why people want to make the hazardous journey from Africa to Europe in the first place. For 25 years, democracy has been touted as the means to bring development and political stability, and thus make Africans want to stay at home. However, the late president of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, had this to say: I do not ‘believe in bedtime stories and contrived arguments linking economic growth with democracy’.
This talk looks at democracy in Africa and whether it is providing, or is likely to provide, the platform for development and political stability on the continent.”
The Pizza and Politics Cafes are open to everyone. Hope to see you there.