LibDemVoice.org ‘Fairer? For Whom?’ fringe with Evan Harris, Susan Kramer, Will Straw (and me) – Listen Again

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2010

The second of the LibDemVoice.org conference events took place Sunday lunchtime at the conference arena in the mysteriously unsignposted Hall 1B (which appeared to be nowhere near either Hall 1, nor Hall 1C).

After weeks, months even, of careful planning and preparation by Helen Duffett, both our format and our speakers fell through about a fortnight ago — at the last moment, in conference planning times, as guest passes have to be booked weeks in advance.

(Image courtesy Alex Foster.)

So our sincere thanks are due to two of our very best former MPs, Evan Harris and Susan Kramer, and to editor of Left Foot Forward, Will Straw, for being such damn good sports and agreeing to come and speak at short notice, and so interestingly.

We chose a deliberately general title — with the hook of how the Lib Dems can promote the fairness agenda from within the Coalition and beyond — to allow our speakers to take the conversation in whatever direction they fancied. And riff they did.

It was a genuinely fun debate to chair, with lots of genuinely stimulating points raised. If you missed it, you can listen to it below. If you were there, thanks for coming and why not enjoy it all over again… secure in the knowledge that Evan does actually make it in the end.

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/libdemvoice/fairnessfringe-fin.mp3[/podcast]
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