Richard Price, Leyton and Wanstead CLP reviews This Land: The Story of a Movement by Owen Jones. Allen Lane 352 pp £20 I first met Owen Jones in 2000, when aged 16 – preternaturally gifted and confident – he attended a couple of meetings I helped organise. Our paths crossed when he worked for John… Continue reading Nearly Man
By our Unison correspondent Ballots are open for Unison members to vote for a new General Secretary for their union between 28th October until 27th November, with the result due to be announced on 11th January next year. The outgoing General Secretary, Dave Prentis, has been in the role for 20 years, so the election… Continue reading A new leader for Unison
Helen Smith, Beaconsfield CLP, and David Wain, Hayes & Harlington CLP, look at the pros and cons of UBI. Universal Basic Income (UBI) means giving unconditional cash payments to all citizens whatever their income, either replacing or complimenting other targeted welfare benefits or tax allowances. Supporters of UBI argue that the policy is the most… Continue reading Time for UBI?
Keith White, North East Fife CLP, looks at the disruptive behavior of Labour’s right wing in the run up to next year’s elections to the Scottish Parliament. At September’s Scottish Labour Executive (SEC) meeting, a motion of no confidence in leader Richard Leonard, signed by 10 committee members, was moved by Jenny Marra MSP and… Continue reading Plotters at it again in Scotland