Liverpool Cressington Ward Labour Councillor, Sam Gorst, calls for Starmer to apologise for writing for The S*n. On 18th January 2020, I attended the Labour Leadership hustings in my home city of Liverpool. I was eagerly writing down the pros and cons of all the candidates and scoring them. Unsurprisingly, I went in believing that… Continue reading How bloody dare you, Keir!
Poppy Pendolino looks at the situation on Britain’s railways and call for safe and affordable public transport. In May, the Frankenstein that was privatised British railways finally met its end. Though Keith Williams had been commissioned to write his rail reform report in 2018, it was the COVID-19 pandemic that was the catalyst for the… Continue reading On the wrong track
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!