Kent County councillor, Karen Constantine, looks at the plight of traveller communities in Kent. The newest and temporary traveller site in Kent was set up on the roughly tarmacked and windblown, long redundant, ferry car park on Ramsgate’s Port. An inhospitable and exposed location under a towering cliff. Such was the hostility of some of the local… Continue reading The last bastion of inequality
Keith White, North East Fife CLP, looks at the elections to the Scottish Parliament on 6th May. Following our worst ever performance in Scottish Parliament elections, Anas Sarwar (Leader) and Jackie Baillie (Deputy) have claimed a bright new beginning. After tacitly, some say enthusiastically, endorsing tactical voting to stop the SNP, we have 22 (two… Continue reading Not so Bonnie Scotland
Barry Rodin, recently re-elected Disability Officer for Orpington CLP, looks at how Labour can support campaigns for disability rights. There are over 14 million disabled people in the UK. Yet, according to Scope’s research, nearly half the population do not know a disabled person. In reality, large numbers of disabled people continue to be excluded… Continue reading Empowerment, not barriers
Stephen Beckett Labour Briefing Editorial Board member The result of the general election came as a shock, it was an upsetting shock, it was a painful shock and many exhausted activists are still in mourning. Who lost, Labour, obviously. Our party lost 2.5 million votes compared to 2017. But the Lib Dems despite gaining 1.5… Continue reading Don’t mourn, organise!
A political issue which never comes up on the doorsteps and would be met with blank incomprehension if it were, is the British Constitution. An article by Will Self in The Guardian got 641 replies, but a recent petition only received 165 signatures in 6 months. It is a crucial question, overdue by centuries, and… Continue reading The Constitution