Kent County Councillor for Ramsgate, Karen Constantine, looks at the bleak reality of the UK’s failed immigration policy. We heard rumours of plans to locate a migrant processing centre at Manston, East Kent. A rural area adjacent to touristy, and trendy, Ramsgate in Thanet. It was a surprise when we realised some months later that,… Continue reading Manston – the rotten truth
Labour’s Racial Politics
Right wing control of the party machine is allowing racism and islamophobia to flourish, argues Richard Price, Leyton and Wanstead CLP. Labour under Keir Starmer may be 25-30% ahead in the polls but it faces a jarring mismatch between its public claims of having tackled racism and the boiling discontent of many of its minority… Continue reading Labour’s Racial Politics
Briefing meal with Apsana Begum MP
Support original Labour Briefing Wednesday 30th November, 7.30-10pm.Join us at the Spice Merchants Indian Restaurant, 38 Salter Street, London E14 8BHnext door to Westferry DLR station.Guest speaker: Apsana Begum MPTickets £25 In these difficult times for the left, both locally, nationally and internationally, an independent left voice for the labour movement is needed more than… Continue reading Briefing meal with Apsana Begum MP
Iranian masses show their power
General Secretary of the League of the Kurdistan Regions, Ihsan Qadir, reports on the uprisings in Iran. A tremendous burst of energy is being displayed by masses throughout Iranian cities and towns. The whole of Kurdistan is out on the streets, as well as Beluchistan, Azerbaijan, Khorasan and Tehran. Even in Kum city, people are… Continue reading Iranian masses show their power
We need an Executive now!
Sinn Féin MP for Belfast North, John Finucane, calls for urgent action to address the cost of living crisis. It’s now five months since the people of the north had their say in an Assembly election. They voted for real change, for hope and for an Executive that would deliver for all. They voted for… Continue reading We need an Executive now!
Abuse of women and ethnic minorities in public life
Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North & Stoke Newington, asks how Labour can be trusted to tackle racism when our own house is not in order. Ever since the first imposition of austerity in 2010 there has been a deliberate attempt by successive Tory-led governments to whip up racism. There should be no doubt that… Continue reading Abuse of women and ethnic minorities in public life