Major Debate on EU: Saturday 2nd April, 12-3pm

Hub Community Centre, 405 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank G81 2TX

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Dear Editor

A major debate is planned for West Dunbartonshire organised by the trades unions in the area. The question under discussion will be whether to leave or stay in the European Union.

Unlike discussions in the mass media which focus on UKIP and ruptions in the Tory party, this debate will concern itself with what is in the best interest of the working class - In or Out?

Questions that need answered are:

- Does a "Social Europe" counter EU austerity economics?

- Is the EU a force for peace?

- Would leaving result in large scale job losses?

- Can the left change the EU from the inside?

- Is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) integral to the wider politics of the EU?

Speakers are:

For Leaving - Dr Nigel Griffiths, former Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and Scottish Organiser of Labour Leave. Alex Smith former Labour MEP.

For staying - Gil Patterson SNP MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie. Gail Casey Labour candidate for Scottish Parliamentary Elections for Clydebank and Milngavie.

The debate will take place on Saturday 2nd April, 12-3pm in the Hub Community Centre, 405 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank G81 2TX. Free teas/coffees available.

The meeting is supported by the local branches of UNISON, UNITE, GMB, EIS, CLYDEBANK TUC, AND THE PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY.


Tom Morrison
Clydebank TUC