Tag: Leah Levane
Is party politics beyond redemption?
When even the best Labour councillors are hamstrung by a dysfunctional Party and Yellow is yet another shade of Blue — then you find Greens are not necessarily good for you… I joined a proudly socialist CLP in 2016, when we all saw the Party moving to the left. I was Vice-Chair in the 2017…
Why lefties need a big book about anti-Semitism
this book is a valuable, unique reference book – Moshé Machover I’m not Jewish, and until I joined the Labour Party, I was for the most part unaware which of the people around me were Jewish. By contrast, I found out which of my new Labour Party associates were Jewish very quickly, mostly when they…
What is the difference between work and slavery?
Freedom of association – that is, the right to organise. The right to join a union. 2. Freedom to withdraw your labour – that is, the right to strike, and 3. An administration that treats the unemployed with respect, and provides for their basic needs. We have already lost the last one – the DWP…
Thirty Years Ago
***Long Read*** I’ve been reading a report called Blood Sweat and Tears, about a project in the 1990s, instigated to address rising racial tensions, crime and related problems on an estate in Bermondsey. I have this temptation to make a terrible joke first, and I think I’m going to give in to it, and say…
The Housing Headache
Councillors Leah Levane, Tania Charman and Andy Batsford discuss housing in Hastings and Rye