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Kent and Sussex activity this Sunday (24 September)

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Kent and Sussex activity this Sunday (24 September)


BRIGHTON - Coverage of the Labour Party conference - Brighton Centre, King's Road, Brighton  BN1 2GR

Local and London comrades and supporters will have a stall and be distributing literature outside the Labour Party conference venue from 11.30am this coming Sunday.

Contact phone numbers on the day: 07568 538920; 07507 949053

It is also hoped to cover the conference on Tuesday evening (26th).


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FOLKESTONE - SPGB Social @ The Lime Bar Café, 46 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1JU - from 6pm.

https://www.facebook.com/LimeBarCafe/

Entertainment by Diane Dunn  (a mix of biographical originals & rock/blues/folk covers).

Please contact 07971 715569 if you would like to come...

 1 person, playing a musical instrument and guitar

Diane Dunn

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Three members set up a stall for four hours near the Labour Party Conference venue to distribute leaflets to Labour Party delegates and other passers-by. No problem getting people to take them or to engage in political discussion. As anticipated, there were many new Labour Party members attending a Labour Conference for the first time who were more interested in ideas than in becoming MPs or local councillors, them asking “why don’t you join the Labour Party and help us change it?” and us replying “you can’t make capitalism work 'for the many not the few'”. Others recognised us from previous LP Conferences.

No sign of SWP or SPEW. They must be lying low for the time being. The only Trots around were “Socialist Appeal” and the AWL. Others distributing leaflets were anti-Corbyn “moderates”, which must have been a bit of a come-down for them after ruling the roost for so long. Two demonstrations passed by, one to “Save the NHS” and a much bigger anti-Brexit one chanting “Exit Brexit” and “Liberté” (clearly some people are really pissed off that the xenophobes won the referendum).  Sold £17.50, or rather, since the police said we hadn’t got a licence to sell, in donations as we couldn’t prevent people taking a pamphlet and leaving a donation. The best selling pamphlet, rather surprisingly, was Anton Pannekoek’s “Marxism and Darwinism”.
 In the second photo the tall man with red hair and beard pointing is the Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyne.   Note the party's table banner occupying an unusally elevated and prominent position.  
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It seems the LP conference could be covered tomorrow (Wednesday 27th) after all, but I'm waiting to hear from a London comrade who may be able to help support a Brighton comrade running the stall outside the venue.

But are there any other takers? 11.30am till 3.00pm...

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STOP PRESS - The Party will have a stall outside the LP conference venue today (Wednesday 27th) for a couple of hours from 11.30ish.

Venue: Brighton Centre, King's Rd, Brighton BN1 2GR

Directions: About 13 minutes walk from Brighton rail station

Contact numbers 07568 538920; 07801 819564

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I think the bloke in the suite with the ginger hair   and beared (post #2 ) is  Corbyn's left hand man :) By the way thanks for the report.

 

 

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Two comrades ran a stall outside the LP conference again today.  Very successful few hours of activity although not quite as busy as on Sunday.   However, the remainder of the estimated 800+ leaflets were given out, more debates were had and there was an increase in 'donations' at £26.30.  Total literature sales for the two days stands at almost £44.00.  Four names were added to the list of contacts.

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