Birmingham Labour


Fabian Society Event on 8 March: New Economy - Responsible Capitalism

Tickets: £10 (including light lunch and refreshments) payable at:


Keynote speaker: Stephen Timms MP, Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)


Other speakers:  Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills),

Gisela Stuart MP,  Kerry McCarthy MP,  Patrick Diamond (Policy Network), James Hallwood (Chair, Young Fabians), Sophie Robson (Young Fabians), Coun Stewart Stacey (on the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility) and Andrew Coulson (Birmingham Fabians)

“Responsible capitalism” is one of Ed Miliband’s big ideas. 

In principle it affects almost every part of public life: support for innovation etc, energy companies, banking, transport, pension funds, the NHS which is increasingly involved with private companies, construction, the armed forces, immigration, training/education, local authorities, etc etc.  


The roots of responsible capitalism lie deep in Labour history: the utopian ideas of progressive capitalists such as Richard Owen and Titus Salt, the trade unions, George Bernard Shaw, the Webbs, and the Quaker tradition of the Cadburys and Frys. But what does it mean to be a progressive company in today’s globalised world,  and how can the Labour Party make clear its support?


Starting with a keynote speech by Stephen Timms, a series of speakers will give their views on what responsible capitalism means for them.  There will be plenty of time for discussion and reflection. 

So come along and join in the debate  This is your opportunity to get involved and to influence some of the Labour Party’s leading strategists.


For more information and to book a place for £10  go to

Or  contact Andrew Coulson at or 0121 475 4615


March 08, 2014 at 10am - 4pm


The Priory Rooms Meeting and Conference Centre
Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF, United Kingdom, Google map and directions
location for The Priory Rooms Meeting and Conference Centre


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