Top Of The Policies on Defence/Security with Jim Murphy MP/Labour Friends of the Forces (Westminster, 26/03/12)

***TOP POLICY WAS DAN FOX’S ‘CYBER RESERVES: STRENGTH THROUGH EXPERTISE.’
NO.2 WAS JEREMY CORBYN MP’S ‘SCRAP TRIDENT’ POLICY
NO.3 WAS LEE GIBBS’ POLICY ON HELPING UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE GAIN WORK IN THE TERRITORIAL ARMY***

Following the recent publication of the Labour Party’s Shadow Defence Review, please join us for the first event of the Defence Team’s policy review. Chaired by Jim Murphy MP, the Shadow Defence Secretary, this is your opportunity to have your policy idea heard by Labour’s Defence Team, at an event using PragRad’s innovative Top Of The Policies format.

TOTP on Defence/Security is held in conjunction with Labour Friends of the Forces, who have said that anyone coming in the Top 5 on the night will be offered the chance to write up their idea for the LFF website.

The policy context of the evening is the Shadow Defence Review, which can be read here.

Details of the event:

2 minute policy ideas for the future of

UK Defence & Security policy

A joint event with LABOUR FRIENDS OF THE FORCES

  • 2 MINS PER SPEAKER TO PRESENT A POLICY IDEA (up to 20 speakers)
  • 2 MINUTES Q&A PER POLICY
  • ONE VOTE – ONE TOP POLICY ON DEFENCE/SECURITY

WHEN? 6.30pm-8.30pm, MONDAY 26 MARCH

WHERE? THE BARLEY MOW (pub), 104 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London, SW1P 2EE ***In upstairs function room***

5-10 Mins walking distance from Parliament

REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED – FREE ENTRY – LABOUR MEMBERS/SUPPORTERS WELCOME

SPEAKERS: Introduction from PragRad Chair, John Slinger and Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy MP.

***PRIZES FOR TOP POLICIES***

To  have the chance to present your 2 minute policy idea on the on the night, please send your idea in the following format:

– Headline

– Explanation (1-2 sentences)

– How you wish to be referred to on the night (ie job title, organisation, etc)

Send to PragRad Chair, John Slinger john.slinger@pragmaticradicalism.co.uk, or use the comment form below. @PragRad @JohnSlinger

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John Slinger

About John Slinger

Chair and co-founder of Pragmatic Radicalism. Consultant at strategic communications consultancy Quiller Consultants (Westminster). Vice-Chair of Rugby Constituency Labour Party (http://www.rugbylabour.org/). 'Pop-up' writer (see http://slingerblog.blogspot.com). Member of Progress and Unite. Trustee Director of Carers Support Service (Warwickshire charity running young carers projects). Fellow of Humanitarian Intervention Centre (http://hicentre.org/). Executive Committee member of Labour Friends of Iraq (http://www.labourfriendsofiraq.org.uk/). Formerly worked for Ann Clwyd MP in the House of Commons. Twitter @JohnSlinger