Heartsick

I don’t know how to begin writing this. I don’t know how it’s going to end either; I’m kind of hoping that the words will sort themselves out and the thoughts crystallise as I type. But I know I have to say something, express something; I know this cannot pass unremarked. My heart and head… Continue reading Heartsick

What comes next? An optimistic view

by Rachel Lever So Jeremy wins by a landslide, demonstrating that he embodies and articulates a wind of change and a turn of the tide from Thatcherism and its Blairite progeny. Together with Sarah Champion and any others having second thoughts, he invites rebels to return. Their local JC-supporting parties are urged to say they’ll… Continue reading What comes next? An optimistic view

Bullying – A Zero Tolerance Review

by Martyn Richards @MartynRichards During the current election for the Leadership of the Labour Party there has been much discussion about bullying. Does it exist? Is it acceptable? If not what if anything can or should, be done. A “bully” according to the Oxford English Dictionary is someone who uses strength or influence to harm… Continue reading Bullying – A Zero Tolerance Review

May you live in interesting times…

It has become something of a cliché to say you can’t believe everything (or, indeed, anything) that you read in the papers. Increasingly the same is true of Twitter, unfiltered as it is and accessible to anyone with a digit to type with and an axe to grind. All clichés contain some degree of truth,… Continue reading May you live in interesting times…

If Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership contest and then a General Election would the majority of Labour MP’s vote with or against him once in power?

Thanks to Martyn Richards (@MartynRichards) for this short commentary on the question I posed on Twitter. Although a brief piece, hopefully this article will spark debate and other writers into exploring… If Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership contest and then a General Election, would the majority of Labour MP’s vote with or against him once in… Continue reading If Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership contest and then a General Election would the majority of Labour MP’s vote with or against him once in power?

Labour bullying is a major problem, I have experienced it first-hand. Here’s my story 

Originally posted on Socialist Voice ☭:
It’s no secret that I departed the Labour Party in December 2015 under unfortunate circumstances and I won’t delve into it, there’s no point raking up old ground. However, since I left Labour I have encountered online abuse, bullying and harassment from Labour Party members and supporters including MPs and…

Lies, damn lies and false narratives

Originally posted on Ramblings of an Ordinary Man:
Tristram Hunt The self-styled ‘moderate’ wing of the Labour Party is mounting a desperate rearguard action against the newly resurgent left. They have unleashed an unprecedented and vitriolic campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters. This is familiar territory for Labour’s right-wing. Those of us who were…