Why? We wail, Why?
Why does politics spiral into ever darker pits of cruelty and lies? In an interview by Freddie Sayers (link at the end of the article), author Kate Clanchy, who has recently been the victim of a huge row about what’s racist and what isn’t, has made a good attempt at explaining why some political questions…
Back to reality
Well I ain’t in the Labour Party any more and I am really enjoying re-discovering speaking my mind. Here are three things that need saying everywhere and often, and that it’s damned hard to say in the Labour Party. Anti-semitism? Be VERY careful what you say about anti-semitism, and think very carefully about what you…
The Problem with Wilful Blindness
It’s understandable – it’s well-intentioned. It doesn’t work.
Read this, Sir Keir
Recommend a book to Sir Keir
We are racist, we are sexist, we are classist – really we are
I’m looking around social media at so many of the new intake in Labour in the last years, venting their rage and frustration at being labelled anti-semitic.
More listening – really, really more listening
Having trouble with canvassing, political conversations on Facebook, in the pub or even round the dinner table at home? This could be just what you need…