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Racism, Nationalism & The Miners Gala

Last week I was in Durham at the miners Gala. I stood in the sun and watched 1000’s of people, parade with their brass band, waving banners proudly displaying the name of some colliery or union & playing fantastic brass music to the delight of the crowd. 929 more words

Jessie Jacobs

Letter to the editor: why do men write in more than women?

John Humphreys asked on this morning’s Radio 4 Today programme, why don’t women write letters to newspapers?

He asked the question after it was revealed that Professor in Journalism, Linda Clarke, of Westminster University revealed a startling statistic. 158 more words

Labour Party


The government has been trumpeting that economic recovery is under way: according to figures published by the Office of National Statistics, unemployment in the UK fell by 121,000 in the three months to May; the rate of unemployment fell to 6.5% from 6.6% in the three months to 31 March, l the lowest level in nearly six years; the number claiming jobseekers allowance has fallen to 1.04 million; and more than 78% of men and 68% of women are now in work. 596 more words

Croydon TUC

Ed Miliband makes a statement concerning #Israel’s attack on #Gaza (#UK #MiddleEast @UKLabour)

The Labour leader, Ed Miliband has said that his party opposes Israel’s incursion into Gaza.

Speaking to the Huffington Post after his visit to the White House on Monday Miliband said that the incursion into Gaza is likely to help Hamas’ recruiting efforts and undermine Israel in the eyes of the international community. 369 more words

Government & Politics

Fat taxes have support

A NZ Herald/Digi Polls finds support for fat taxes: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11298134

To have any real behavioural impact a fat tax needs to be at least 20%: … 6 more words

Exempting Healthy Food From GST

Unions vote against ending austerity in 2015

We’re reproducing another article by Jon Lansman of Left Futures. A behind-the-scenes supporter of Shiraz, who holds a senior position in one of the major unions, recommends Jon’s stuff as the best informed and most incisive commentary there is on the Labour-union link. 348 more words


Nepotism Alert - Emily Benn

“People might ask how I can know anything about ‘the real world’ given who my family are and the fact I am the granddaughter of Tony Benn” 978 more words