‘The End of the Welfare State’. Sunday 2nd of February from 3:30-6:30pm

Open discussion on issues arising from the film  The Spirit of ’45 by Ken Loach . Free entry

In the face of criminal cuts to public services by the current government we would like to open our space to informal debate and discussion… everybody welcome…
“A welfare state is a concept of government in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens. It is based on the principles of equality of opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life”.

Time Out described The Spirit of ’45 by Ken Loach as consisting of a “compelling mix of interviews, both old and new”, while noting that the theme of the film was as much about “the spirit of modern Britain” and implicit criticism of modern-day politicians, both Labour and Conservative. We invite you to share your views

“The achievements of the ’45 Labour government have largely been written out of our history. From near economic collapse we took leading industries into public ownership and established the Welfare State. Generosity, mutual support and co-operation were the watch words of the age. It is time to remember the determination of those who were intent on building a better world.”
Ken Loach – Director

Free entry

 

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