Owen Jones speaking at Edinburgh anti-poverty conference

Places still available at Saturday’s Tackling Poverty conference at Craigroyston Community High School.

We are looking forward to a day of debate and discussion with some great speakers lined up.
Owen Jones, author of ‘Chavs: The Demonisation of the  Working Class’, has agreed to speak at the conference – he recently appeared on BBC’s Question Time.
Kezia Dugdale MSP will be speaking about her motion to parliament on payday loans. It’s coming up for Christmas when money is even more tight, so this will be a topical contribution!
Andy Wightman, author of ‘Who Owns Scotland’ and ‘The Poor have No  Lawyers’ and who appeared as the expert on land ownership in the documentary  ‘You’ve Been Trumped’ will be speaking to the conference about land ownership  and the rights to common land that are being legislated against by the  Government.
Another ‘hot’ topic is fuel prices and fuel poverty. The conference has got this covered too:
The Edinburgh Tenants’ Federation will be holding a workshop on  fuel  poverty and housing.
So a lot of issues, and a lot to debate – the conference takes place at Craigroyston Community High School this Saturday 1st December from 10am – 4pm.