Socialist campaigners hold austerity debate

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Campaigners against Government austerity measures are holding a one-day conference in Sheffield to ‘examine the challenges thrown up by 21st century capitalism’.

The event will take place on Saturday and has been organised by South Yorkshire supporters of the socialist Morning Star newspaper.

Keynote speakers include London Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn, South East Region TUC secretary Megan Dobney, Morning Star editor Richard Bagley and Communist Party of Britain general secretary Robert Griffiths.

Bernard Ogley, South Yorkshire Morning Star organiser, said: “The conference will look at the challenges ahead for the Labour Party, the trade union movement and Britain’s only daily socialist newspaper, the Morning Star.

“Delegates will also consider the outlook for progressive politics and socialism in Britain and across the world in the 21st century.”

The conference, at St Andrew’s Church rooms, Hanover Way, between 10am and 4pm, will ‘examine the challenges for the labour and trade union movement in the face of the onslaught against ordinary working people and some of the most vulnerable sections of society unleashed by austerity politics’.