For many years now the Fabian Society has held a ‘Question Time’ style event as its flagship conference event– and this year is no exception.
Taking place on the last night of conference, this event will reflect on the conference and a dramatic year in British politics, allowing attendees a final opportunity to ask questions of politicians and commentators. With the Brexit date rapidly approaching, rising global tensions and Labour and the Conservatives still neck and neck in the polls, it is likely these will be the most pressing questions facing the party and the country.
The event format will be based on BBC Question Time. There will, therefore, be no speeches. We will ask attendees to submit their questions in advance, as well as calling for questions from the audience. The chair will choose questions, and facilitate debate between panellists and the audience.