Dave Gardner Part 7 One way of getting a job is to work for someone who will employ you on the basis that you look as if you can do the job. This could come from a demonstration (eg repairing a bike for a bike repairer) or from a personal recommendation. These are also ways … Continue reading What am I going to do next? Young People and Unemployment.
Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier (July, 2021) Dictionary definition of “foot soldier”: “…a dedicated low level follower…” Michael Murray: firstname.lastname@example.org; FaceBook: Michael Murray London Contents: (1) Unite the Union’s 2021 election of a General Secretary to succeed Len McCluskey (2) Doing the numbers: importance of Unite election result for the Labour Party (3) Trade unionism and … Continue reading Unite Election — Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier
They want to share your medical records. Advancing medical science is the goal. Best beware Palantir, the data lord A US firm of surveillance accord. Don’t allow the NHS to lose its soul. Social change fed it umbilical cord. Gone forever when they pull the ripcord. US state security their main role. Best beware Palantir, … Continue reading WAR OF THE DATA LORDS
It is with great regret that we learn of the death in London of Ivor Kenna, an Anti-Revisionist and campaigner for national rights. He died on Thursday, 3rd June. As Flo Kenna has told us: "He really enjoyed your publications". Ivor was born on 28th July 1931, so he just missed his 90th birthday. Flo … Continue reading Ivor Kenna’s Last Letter
Wed 16 Jun 2021 https://www.jewishvoiceforlabour.org.uk/statement/jvl-response-to-jlm-antisemitism-training/ [Extracts] JLM as antisemitism trainer The sessions were largely delivered by JLM’s National Organiser, Rebecca Filer, with introductions by Chair Mike Katz and – for the June 14 session – by Deputy Party Leader Angela Rayner. They were delivered in Zoom webinar format in which the speaker and a series … Continue reading Jewish Voice for Labour: response to Jewish Labour Movement antisemitism training
Transcript of the interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin by Keir Simmons of NBC News, which took place in Moscow on June 11, 2021. [extracts] https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/transcript-nbc-news-exclusive-interview-russia-s-vladimir-putin-n1270649 [The interview was conducted in an aggressive and insulting manner towards Putin, the interviewer saying things like: ‘President Biden said you have no soul’ and ‘you are a killer’, … Continue reading NBC Interview
Press conference following Russia-US talks, Geneva, 16 June 2021 Question from BBC News (Steve Rosenberg): Mr President, Joe Biden is calling for stable and predictable relations with Russia. But it is believed in the West that unpredictability is a feature of the Russian foreign policy. Are you ready to give up unpredictability for the sake of improving relations with the West? Vladimir Putin: You are a famous wordsmith who has … Continue reading Vladimir Putin’s reply to the BBC’s question on Russian “unpredictability”
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/system/files/pdf-editions/Morning_Star_300621.pdf by Ceren Sagir LABOUR MPs Richard Burgon and Diane Abbott handed a letter to the governor of HMP Belmarsh yesterday, demanding permission for a meeting with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The two socialist MPs joined Mr Assange’s fiancee Stella Moris outside the prison to deliver the letter on behalf of a parliamentary working group. … Continue reading Left Labour MPs demand to meet jailed Assange
"The forgotten: How White working class pupils have been let down and how to change it" Parliament Notes The Lords Committee on Education published its report on White British educational underachievement on 22 June 2021. The Committee, led by Robert Halfon, is composed of both Labour and Tory peers, and has heard statements from witnesses from … Continue reading White privilege?
The Parliament Education Committee This was Parliament Notes published in the December 2020/January 2021 issue of Labour Affairs. [The Parliament Education Committee, chaired by Robert Halfon, Conservative, is composed of 11 MPs. The 4 Labour MPs on it are Fleur Anderson, Kim Johnson, Apsana Begum and Ian Mearns. The problem under scrutiny ‘Left Behind White Pupils … Continue reading How White working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it
By Gwydion M. Williams Notes on the News Batley and Spen – a weak victory Labour’s Timid Tendency China: The East Stays Red No peace with Covid-19 Climate Chaos Thou Shalt Only Be As Different As We Are Snippets Russia and China stick together The Call of Rewilding Abuse of women treated mildly Supreme Pragmatists … Continue reading Notes on the News
Throughout this year ‘Labour Affairs’ has been making two connected arguments. The first is that the national economy is not like a household. The state can mobilise resources by issuing its own currency, it need not worry about debt and deficit if it is strengthening the productive powers of the economy, creating skills and jobs … Continue reading Editorial 1— Labour’s Road Back.
Starmer addressed his first Labour Party conference as Labour leader in September 2020. He stated there that ‘it’s time to get serious about winning’. In the Hartlepool bye-election on 6th May, a year after Starmer took over the leadership from Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour vote declined by 45%. It is interesting to compare that result with Corbyn’s result … Continue reading Editorial 2 Hartlepool – Labour’s False Narrative
Council housing, the welfare state and local democracy By Eamon Dyas “The Welfare State is a form of government in which the state protects and promotes the economic and social well-being of the citizens, based upon the principles of equal opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for citizens unable to avail themselves of … Continue reading Labour and the Housing Crisis – Part 3.
How to start Dave Gardner Providing jobs now is necessary to avoid a long-lasting blight on young people’s lives. But what should happen next? What people want is not difficult to describe: Reasonably well-paid, secure and interesting jobs Good training and further education opportunities A safe, secure and attractive environment Good leisure amenities Quality housing … Continue reading What am I going to do next? Young People and Unemployment Part 6: