DEFICIT, DEBT AND DEMOCRACY
Why is the deficit so large? What is the truth about the national debt? Is austerity really necessary and could we choose to abandon it? Is the welfare state affordable and can it be sustained in the long term?
Most of us know little about our government and how it is financed, despite the impact it has on all our lives. We get snippets of information from the news, but rarely in a form that we can really understand. Even senior politicians can be seen commenting on the country’s grave financial situation while clearly having no idea what they are talking about.
Martin Wheatcroft, a contributor to this year's Institute of Fiscal Studies Green Budget, in conjunction with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and a former Chief Accountant for National Grid plc, will speak about the Government’s financial situation and its implications for democracy in the UK.
With over twenty years of business experience he believes strongly in the importance of communicating financial information in a simple and understandable way. In this talk, Martin will set out clearly the state of the Government’s finances, where they are heading and what they mean for democratic choices in the years to come.
This is an open event, hosted by the Oxford City Branch of Oxford West & Abingdon Liberal Democrats. There is no charge to attend.
Please RSVP below to reserve your place for a fascinating and informative talk that will go to the heart of modern politics.
For those interested in continuing the discussion afterwards, there will be a hot supper available at a cost of £10 (including wine). If you would like to attend the supper as well, please let Heather Bliss (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 554 063) know so that we can prepare sufficient food.
30 Polstead Rd
Oxford OX2 6TN
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