Transformative left economics

Old Steine Gardens: Big Tent (TWT pass required)

Winning the case for transformative left economics
A Claim the Future and Progressive Economy Forum event

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Facing environmental breakdown and a global pandemic, the need for a radical overhaul of our economic system has never been clearer. But following Labour’s defeat in the 2019 general election, the route to winning the changes needed has looked more uncertain. What bold new proposals and policies should the left be making in these unprecedented times, and how can we win them here in Britain?


  • James Meadway, Director, Progressive Economy Forum (chair)
  • John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington
  • Carolina Alves, Research Fellow in Heterodox Economics, University of Cambridge
  • Antonia Jennings, Associate Director, CLES
  • Matthew Brown, Leader, Preston City Council
  • Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies, SOAS, Co-Founder of the Basic Income Earth Network