Veteran campaigner Tatchell and ‘economic dictatorship’ in the UK

Lewes news
Lewes news

Veteran campaigner Peter Tatchell will be the guest speaker at The Headstrong Club in Lewes next month.

He will argue that Britain is an economic dictatorship when he appears at The Elephant and Castle on May 16 (8pm).

Mr Tatchell says it’s time the economy was democratised to bring it into closer alignment with the political system: employee and consumer directors on the boards of private and public institutions, employee control of pension funds, employee share issues for increased productivity and the legal right of employees to buy out their companies and turn them into co-operatives.

Mr Tatchell has been campaigning since 1967 on issues of human rights, democracy, civil liberties, LGBT equality and global justice.

In 2009, he co-proposed a UN Global Human Rights Index, to measure and rank the human rights record of every country – with the aim of creating a human rights league table to highlight the best and worst countries and thereby incentivise governments to clean-up their record.