Keith Veness is back after recovering from 18 months of serious ill health. Greetings Comrades and glad to be back and coming out swinging again. I spent eighteen months in hospitals and care homes and was told I'd never walk again. I collapsed in agony when my L4 vertebra got seriously infected and poisoned my… Continue reading Back for Good!
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
Unite member, John Stewart, considers the General Secretary election in Labour’s largest affiliated union. The contest to succeed Len McCluskey as General Secretary of the Unite union is now underway. Unite branches can nominate between 6th May to 7th June and 1.4 million members will have the chance to vote between 5th July to 23rd… Continue reading Disunity in Unite
Richard Price reviews Communities of Resistance: Conscience and Dissent in Britain during the First World War by Cyril Pearce, Francis Boutle, 556pp, £30. As the author explains, this superb book is the result of research that began in the late 1960s, and continued with his study of the anti-war movement in Huddersfield, Comrades in Conscience,… Continue reading Against the Stream
Mary Lou McDonald TD, President of Sinn Fein (Uachtaran Shinn Fein) and Leader of the Opposition in Dail Eireann, says the Good Friday Agreement should be honoured. There is a growing conversation throughout Ireland about the future. A conversation about the type of future we want to have and the country we want to live… Continue reading Unity is the future for Ireland
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