Citizen's Income Talk

17 April 2020

Malcolm TorryCitizen's Income is defined as the unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every individual as a right of citizenship. The current coronavirus is highlighting the issues with our current social security system, with nearly a million people applying for Universal Credit over the space of a couple of weeks. Society cannot return to ‘business as usual’ once this current pandemic is over.

A basic income for everyone would enable a parent to have time off work to care for children and provide for those with caring responsibilities. Entrepreneurs would be able to start a business, and workers in low-paid jobs or on zero-hour contracts would have security. A basic income would also remove the trap built into our current system that withdraws benefits very steeply when people start work.

The Green Party of England and Wales supports Universal Basic Income for all citizens of this country and are delighted that Malcolm Torry has agreed to take part. We believe that implementing this policy would "open the door to opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach and liberate people from job insecurity."

Link to a You tube video for the Q&A part of the Citizen's Income Talk: https://youtu.be/xVFOir5tW88

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Green Party Meetings

All Green Party members are welcome to come along to our monthly meeting to discuss our plans for Worcester and Worcestershire.

Our next meeting starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday 19th August. Our monthly business meetings will now be online via Zoom. Please contact Nick Weeks by email if you would like to attend. If you need any help setting up Zoom, please get in touch.

For more information, contact Nick via email or telephone 07586 814499.

Events

 

Tuesday 7th July 7pm: "Averting the Insect Apocalypse"

Talk by Dave Goulson.

Dave Goulson will explain why insects are in decline, and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens into oases for life, and second by fundamentally changing the way we grow food.

See Events page for more information.

Wednesday 22nd July 6pm: The Fold Talk/Tour

Talk about organic gardening / tour / talk about the Fold Farm.

See Events page for more information.

Petition: Cycle parking at Worcester City Museum

https://www.change.org/p/worcestershire-county-council-cycle-parking-at-worcester-city-museum

Worcester City Museum has no public cycle parking. The City Museum is situated on a cycle lane. Cycle parking would mean that City Museum visitors can make sustainable transport choices and help ease the City's traffic congestion.