How Does This Country Work?

at Rabbits Road Institute

date

what

with special guests/topics

05/07/2017

workshop

Lucy Finchley-Maddock

12/07/2017

workshop

Imke Henkel

19/07/2017

workshop

Ellie Knott

26/07/2017

workshop

(invited Georgia)

18/9/2017

Excursion to Parliament

11/10/2017

Meeting to discuss next term

Rose, Mustafa, Sahra, Rawnak

25/10/2017

workshop

On government structures

8/11/2017

workshop

How does the EU work?

22/11/2017

workshop

With Mustafa Korel on How to run a campaign

6/12/2017

workshop

How does the London Assembly work? Ross

20/12/2017

workshop

Visit to Bank of England?

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Holidays

Until January

at Resort Studio Margate as part of Soft Borders

22/07/2017

Workshop

Rosalie and Hettie O’Brien

Incl making educational placards

23/07/2017

Digesting Politics

With Keep it Complex - Make it Clear

23/07/2017

PMQ LARP

 with Sarah Jury, Hamish MacPherson

at William Morris Gallery as part of Be Magnificent

8/07/2017

Workshop

Rosalie

Question

Who could we ask to talk about this?

How does government work? What are the structures? National, Local, International?

What does the London Assembly do?

Florence Eshalomi? https://www.london.gov.uk/people/assembly

Ross Jardine Labour group at London Assembly

What is the alt right?

Sb from hope not hate?

https://hopenothate.org.uk/contact/

What is universal credit?

How do you run a successful campaign>?

Mustafa Korel

What is an academy school? Who manages them?

Who owns our data?

How does an issue become a law? How do laws get made?

Invite Lucy again?

What is the EU? How does it work?

What inspires you to hold/seek public office?

What is social housing?

What is money?

What is a pension?

What is the welfare state?

What is investigative journalism?

How did corporations become people?

What is prevent?

How are local councils funded?

What was the GLC?

http://glcstory.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GLC-Story-zine-Sept-2017-smaller.pdf

Invite in Linda Bellos  - I think she speaks very well about the funding of small organisations.

What is an utopia? Can we imagine a different political system?

How many and what kinds of courts are there in Britain?

Trips

Bishopsgate Institute

Bank of England (or any bank)

City Hall


All questions from Margate workshop

  1. How does this country work?
  2. What is politics?
  3. Am I already doing it?
  4. Or is it done to me?
  5. How are laws made?
  6. Where do facts come from?
  7. Who is the prime minister?
  8. Why should I vote?
  9. How did I get the vote?
  10. Why am I paying tax?
  11. Should I give up activism?
  12. Can I run for MP?
  13. How can I contact my MP?
  14. How many political languages are there?
  15. How much does a trade negotiator earn?
  16. What is the minimum wage?
  17. What is privatisation?
  18. What happens if we leave the EU?
  19. What is a Tier-2 visa?
  20. What did the 2016 Immigration Act change?
  21. Why are there public and private schools?
  22. How are Lords appointed?
  23. What’s the difference between MPs and councillors?
  24. Who writes the Daily Mail’s headlines?
  25. Who writes the Guardian’s headlines?
  26. How are the news filtered on facebook?
  27. Are statistics facts?
  28. How can we hold people accountable?
  29. Why does Britain have a two-party system?
  30. Is the BBC impartial?
  31. What is the Prevent programme?
  32. What is a green paper?
  33. What is a white paper?
  34. What is Empire 2.0?
  35. Why does the UK have no time limit on immigration detention?
  36. Can I have my British citizenship revoked?
  37. Does signing petitions change anything?
  38. How do I become a civil servant?
  39. Why are only 2% of the UK population in a political party?
  40. How do we normalise?
  41. Why do we constantly compare the UK to the US?
  42. What does austerity mean?
  43. What is the difference between an inquiry and an inquest?
  44. What do politicians do all day?
  45. How do politicians sleep at night?
  46. How does the parliamentary system work?
  47. What is the Hansard ?
  48. What is filibustering ?
  49. What is a devolved government?
  50. What is a confidence and supply agreement?
  51. What is a select committee?
  52. Why do we call it “Great Britain”?
  53. What is white supremacy?
  54. How can I make a freedom of information request?
  55. What is free movement?
  56. What is the UK’s current level of public spending?
  57. What is a welfare state?
  58. What is a meme?
  59. Why do we have a queen?
  60. Why do so many women who have experienced domestic violence end up in prison?
  61. What is the Human Rights Act?
  62. What’s the difference between human rights and socio-economic rights?
  63. Why do we have the NHS?
  64. What is the NHS’ “internal market”?
  65. What is a deficit?
  66. Why is GDP used to measure the economy?
  67. How do government cuts affect local authorities?
  68. What is the difference between an expat and an immigrant?
  69. Why did nobody vote for proportional representation in 2011?
  70. Why can’t I vote online?
  71. Who runs food banks?
  72. What is identity politics?
  73. What’s the difference between left and right?
  74. What do people mean when they say Blairite?
  75. What is neoliberalism?
  76. What’s a public-private partnership?
  77. What are the signs of a democratic breakdown?
  78. How can I access legal aid?
  79. What is secularism?
  80. What is political literacy?
  81. How should politics be taught?
  82. Do we have to chose between security and liberty?
  83. What is the “overton window”?
  84. What is populism?
  85. Do we have a meritocracy?
  86. What is a trade union?
  87. What is a tax haven?
  88. What is a think tank?
  89. Who are Serco and G4S?
  90. Where does the money for campaigns come from?
  91. How much does an election cost?
  92. What are we doing about climate change?
  93. What’s a SPAD?
  94. What is article 50?
  95. Are the police an independent body?
  96. How can pension funds get raided?
  97. What has changed since the 2008 financial crisis?
  98. What is the 1922 committee
  99. How should this country work?


Finances

SPENDING

INCOME

200

Fee Rose Nordin for design

600

Fee Rosalie for William Morris Gallery workshop/Create

500

Fee Rosalie Margate

50

Materials for WMG workshop

400

Fee Hettie

1600

Funding from  Soft Borders/ACE

200

Fee Hamish

55

Ticket Sales RR

200

Fee Adam

600

Fee Rosalie for RR

300

Fee Sarah

150

Funding from A-N for Digesting Politics

0

Fee Imke (exchange)

0

Fee Ellie (donated)

0

Fee Lucy (exchange)

200

Materials Margate

0

Accommodation Margate

200  

Transport

50

Materials RR

200

Materials Margate

50

Folders WMG

0

Marketing

150

Food for brunch Margate

300

publications

300

Fee Rosalie WMG

3,050

End of funding

3,055

27

Tea and coffee parliament visit

Cab RR - home 25/11