York People’s Question Time – A Most Excellent Success

People's Question Time

Having sold out the first venue in a matter of days, the York People’s Question Time found a new venue, the Conference Suite at the Royal York Hotel, following some searching by one of the organizers, but this similarly reached its capacity of 410 after a very short time. The interest all came by word-of-mouth and social media and no formal promotion. This all happened to a background of the Leaders Debate, arranged at the last minute, on TV the same evening. Continue reading

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Owen Jones leads People’s Question Time panel

People's Question Time7pm Thursday 2nd April at the Royal York Hotel
Tickets £5 if you can, free if you can’t – we sold out our first venue, and expect to sell out again. Join us as we ask some big questions: Can we save our NHS from privatisation? – Do strikes work? – What’s the alternative to austerity? – What happened to social housing? – Can we stop cuts?

On the panel will be :

  • Owen Jones, Guardian columnist and author
  • Mark Steel, Comedian and broadcaster
  • Kate Pickett, author of The Spirit Level, director of the Equality Trust
  • George Arthurs, activist, South Yorkshire Freedom Riders
  • Sam Fairbairn, national secretary, People’s Assembly Against Austerity
  • Chair: Emily Park, York People’s Assembly