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FPC read-out on conference preparations

June 12, 2020 3:00 PM

Virtual Conference

Vice-chair of the party's federal policy committee Jeremy Hargreaves posted a summary of the committee's two most recent meetings in the dedicated Facebook Group (link below). In particular with regard to conference in September, Jeremy reported:

"We also had a first discussion this week about what motions FPC might plan to submit for the virtual autumn conference. We will plan to develop motions on the government's response to the current crisis, and on plans for Brexit, as well as one arising from our working group on the "nature of public debate", which proposes policy on important aspects of how information is being used and misused during the current crisis. We plan to submit a motion setting out a strong position on racial inequality and on how as a party we can lead in tackling that. Finally we will plan to put together a motion on a number of aspects of how our systems of government, at all levels, have been shown to be wanting in the present crisis and how they need to be reformed. Unsurprisingly, we expect this to have a strong theme of decentralisation. Clearly as always the decision about which, if any, of these motions make it to the conference agenda will be taken by the conference committee (FCC). As always it is open to any other group of party members also to submit their own motions on any topic for the virtual conference in the usual way."