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I miss, I note, I love…

What has changed in your world…?

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Don’t shout at me about Assange

‘Patience is a virtue’, the old saying goes, ‘seldom found in women, and never found in men.’

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Generating Unnecessary Heat

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.

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activism Politics Uncategorized women

It could have been me

It’s been a year since Maria McLachlan was attacked. This guest post by Paula Boulton is an example of the journey many of us have been on in the last 12 months… KG

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Politics prejudice women

Why Come to the Great Gender Debate?

For over 100 years – actually, probably for over a thousand – women have been fighting for equal rights in most societies around the world. That experience means that women already active in such campaigns have a natural affinity for other disadvantaged groups when they stand up for their own rights. So where did what appears to be a ‘women’s rights v trans rights’ stance come from?

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On achieving unity in the midst of battle

Like many women recently, I’ve just seen my life implode. This, surprisingly perhaps, is a good thing.

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Politics women

A message to male ‘feminists’

Oh alright then, if no-one else will – here’s my blog going all lavatorial again…

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economics NHS Politics

No Post Today

Have you noticed just how many services and facilities just shut down the minute their managers saw snow falling from the sky?

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Corbyn Labour Politics

For the Membership, not a Few Toms and Iains

A few things to think about in the queues for the Labour Party conference in Brighton, in September 2017, including why Tom Watson’s speech felt like the end of something Nick Clegg started…

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On reviewing a book I haven’t read

Well I’ve never done this before. The book is Citizen Clem by John Bew. The pic at the top of this article is from the Ken Loach film, Spirit of ’45. When you’ve read this book review, if you’re interested in all the talk of Jeremy Corbyn being like (or not like) Clement Attlee, I suggest you watch that film. It’s probably better than this book, and it’s more likely to contain the information that’s relevant to us today: