Building the Good Society

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Campaign group Compass is holding its annual conference at the Institute of Education in London on 25th June.

The Robin Cook Memorial Conference will bring together over 1000 centre-left activists, campaigners and thinkers, for discussion and debate.

The event will feature over 90 speakers including: Jon Cruddas MP; Caroline Lucas MP; Chuka Umunna MP; Prof Richard Sennett; Baroness Prof Ruth Lister CBE; Polly Toynbee, The Guardian; Mehdi Hasan, New Statesman; John Harris, The Guardian; John Kampfner, Index on Censorship; Hilary Wainwright, Red Pepper; Frances O’Grady, TUC; Paul Mason, BBC; Peter Kellner, YouGov; Andrew Simms, nef; Deborah Grayson, Climate Rush; Kat Banyard, UK Feminista and many more.

Left-wing blogs will be hosting their own debates for the first time.

Liberal Conspiracy, Left Foot Forward and LabourList will join UKuncut, Action Aid, Child Poverty Action Group; the Co-Operative Party, 38 Degrees, The Electoral Reform Society, The Equality Trust, Fabian Society, Friends of the Earth, Green Party, Greenpeace, Oxfam, Progress, Red Pepper, Republic, Searchlight, Shelter, Robin Hood Tax Campaign, Social Liberal Forum, Unions 21; UK Feminista, World Development Movement and many others in holding events.

For once we\’ve got them all gathered in one place it\’ll be easy enough to pack them off to somewhere where they can do no more harm.

Any of those internment camps on the Isle of Man still available? Anyone finished work on a teleportation machine yet?

19 thoughts on “Building the Good Society”

  1. Hey, just noticed! No mention of the Murphmeister there.
    Is his new money-making gig for Forbes eating into his time? He keeps raking it in he’s going to having tax problems. Maybe he should get himself a good accountant.

  2. The Robin Cook Memorial Conference will bring together over 1000 centre-left activists, campaigners and thinkers, for discussion and debate.

    If they act and think in the same way as Robin Cook did, it should be described as

    The Robin Cook Memorial Conference will bring together over 1000 centre-left recidivists, freeloaders and drinkers, for discussion and debate.

  3. “The Robin Cook Memorial Conference”: how I laughed. When Labour won in 1997 I entertained my acquaintance with lurid predictions of what fate would befall Groper Cook, based on intelligence gained during my Edinburgh years. It’s only a pity that it’s not called the “The Robin Cook Memorial Congress”.

  4. Robin Cook should be memorialised as the genocidal fascist war criminal he was. He told parliament 2 months before the Kosovo war that it was not the Serbs but the NATO armed KLA who were engaging in genocide – 2 months later he supported a criminal war to assist themm in that and indeed to allow them to dissect thousands of living people to steal their body organs.

    His alleged anti-war staus over Iraq was, if you read his speech, not because he thought the war immoral but because the EU wasn’t supporting it.

    I would like to think he is burning in Hell. The fact that all these “leftists” are assembling in the name of a genocidal war criminal shows what they mean by “left” these days.

  5. …to allow them to dissect thousands of living people to steal their body organs

    In Kosovo? I guess there must have been a market for unrefrigerated body parts covered in dirt.

  6. I was going to say tweak the large hadron collider to create a black hole there, but considering the vast concentration of incredibly dense material I suspect one will form spontaneously.

  7. A chance for the S*S to show how good they are.

    Argh! no, no! I didn’t say that! Somebody might take it seriously. I might be investigated. I love them really.

  8. Presumably it is a criminal offence to suggest that a low-yield neutron bomb might knock out the attendees without damaging any of the valuable property in the vicinity.

  9. “bomb might knock out the attendees without damaging any of the valuable property in the vicinity.”

    They say no-one is worthless. And they’re right: all that body fat rendered into bio diesel is worth thousands at today’s pump prices.

  10. Surreptitious Evil

    I have to say, especially given the dearth of readily available low-yield neutron devices, sometimes you just have to accept a degree of collateral damage for the greater good.

    So the question becomes an economics one – can we estimate the Net Present Value of removing quite so many influential ignoramuses from their positions of influence. And thus size any hypothetical device to be value positive.

  11. ,,, building a good society without gas or electricity or oil-based fuels….in these latitudes, that equates to starvation

  12. Genocidal fascist war criminal?

    Get a grip.

    Womanizer and wonky pol maybe. But only some weird serbian fantasist could call him genocidal.

    You’ll be repeating nonsense about organ-snatching next.

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