Article published: Wednesday, April 28th 2010

Last week, Manchester MULE held our own election themed debate at The Yard Theatre in Hulme. We brought together the panelists Hilary Wainwright (Red Pepper Magazine), Polyp (political cartoonist) and Raph S (Shift Magazine) to discuss democracy and voting on the eve of the 2010 elections.  Here is part one of our video series covering the debate.

Over the coming days we’ll be posting exclusive videos in a three part series – here is part I.

MULE Election Debate: Why Vote? Part I from Manchester MULE on Vimeo.

MULE would like to say a big thank you to the panel, all those who attended and all those who helped with filming.

Hosted by Banji Ojo
Filmed by Anna, Bryony, Mick and Pablo
Edited by Siobhan and Tim

Title music by Cash for Your Stories

Many thanks to The Yard Theatre, Hulme

and Hilary Wainwright of Red Pepper, Raph of Shift Magazine and Polyp

More: Election, Manchester


  1. Parliament is a shell where corporations and banks exercise their will.

    Can you talk about democracy without talking about Socialism? The working class need to exercise democratic control of the levers of economic life.

    Comment by Joe on May 1, 2010 at 5:54 pm
  2. Polyp makes the case that capitalism will do it’s up most to prevent true social change. And that any country that has tried has failed. What about Cuba. They threw out the corrupt US corporations and the capitalist state of America is still trying to destroy Cuba. But a socialist state still exists, though an authoritarian one. But since the withdrawal of Soviet support it is moving more to the co-operative, social model we would all like. This might of happened earlier if the Americans had let Cuba function freely instead of trying to bring about it’s destruction. So there is hope and a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Comment by Patrick Sudlow on May 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm

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