I didn’t like the Ten Pledges our leadership candidates were signing up to, so…
Here are ten pledges the Labour leadership contenders might like to sign up to.
I’m an outsider by nature – I hate party politics. Whether it’s best to fight for sanity from within or without is a lifelong poser.
What’s it like, if you live out in the sticks, in a constituency where it appears to be wall to wall true blue?
There are so many people trying to use bullying and false accusations as political tools lately that when I heard Waterstones had backed out of a book launch during Labour Party conference, I went straight to my local indie bookshop and ordered it.
If you’re a Labour Party member – have you taken a motion to your CLP about Self-ID or anything related to GRA? That’s how party policy will get changed. There was no such motion at last years LP conference, nor at the Women’s Conference in Telford.
I’ve always liked Eastbourne – but thought of it as a gentle sort of place, for walking and thinking. I now have it filed under words like ‘exciting’, ‘friendly’ and – yes, ‘socialist’.
Battles rage all around us in political parties, in councils, in Trade Unions and special interest groups. Often, the passion of the battle is a membership infuriated by the discovery that the organisation that holds their loyalty is acting against their beliefs.
We are in a state of denial about what happens to us when we get old, or sick, or poor. In the case of the elderly, this has been our silent shame for decades.
I went to watch the HBC cabinet meeting tonight (7th Jan, 2019) because everyone’s been up in arms in recent weeks over an apparently outrageous decision by our council to build large solar arrays on beautiful bits of the countryside around our town.