Kent County Councillor, Karen Constantine, reports on the way the NHS in Thanet is being stripped out. In recent months vital health services in Thanet have been subject to a range of blows, as the Tories continue their ideological attack on our NHS. Thanet has extremely poor health outcomes, high rates of disability and the… Continue reading NHS under threat
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COP26: Don’t believe the hype
A massive opportunity was missed in Glasgow, says Tim Harris, Leyton and Wanstead CLP. Hundreds of millions were looking to COP26 to agree the drastic programme needed to rapidly cut CO2 and methane emissions. That action is vital if global temperatures are to be limited to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels - and so avoid the… Continue reading COP26: Don’t believe the hype
Road to Nowhere
Nick Davies, Swansea West CLP, criticises Keir Starmer’s Road Ahead for Wales. Those in Wales who took the trouble to read Keir Starmer’s catchily titled ‘The Road Ahead’, (not, it must be said, a significant cohort), noted only one mention of Wales among 11,500 words. They were right to be annoyed, but they shouldn’t be… Continue reading Road to Nowhere
How bloody dare you, Keir!
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!
On the wrong track
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
The last bastion of inequality
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