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Claim the Future was initiated by John McDonnell MP, with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung London. The project aims to ask and answer some of the questions that the pandemic has raised about the economy and society we want to live in and what future there should be for our planet and to link new thinking with campaigning and action on the ground.

Our small team has drafted policy position papers on some of the most pressing economic issues facing our society, with contributions from experts in each field. Individual papers will be released during August and September for discussion and online meetings to launch and explore ideas and plan support for actions.

In October, the various proposals will come together as an alternative economic strategy for discussion and campaigning.

The Team

John McDonnell MP Madeleine Williams Max Harris Andrew Fisher Ali Milani





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Common Knowledge


Common KnowledgeMichael Oswell


Ilyanna Kerr


Blake House



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4pm, 21.01.21Event
Nations & Regions: Radicalising the British State (1)
The first of three sessions bringing together politicians, academics and campaigners from Scotland, Wales & the Regions of England to discuss bringing real power to the people.
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4pm, 03.12.20Event
The Future of Land
This discussion looks at land where it belongs: at the heart of political debate and discussion; and discusses the radical changes needed in the way land in the UK is used and governed.
4pm, 26.11.20Event
A Debt Jubilee
For many people, debt is a crushing issue that has been deepened by Covid-19. Join John McDonnell and CTF as we call for a debt jubilee.