Unite Election — Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier

Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier (July, 2021)  Dictionary definition of “foot soldier”: “…a dedicated low level follower…”  Michael Murray: murraymicha@gmail.com; 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

Jewish Voice for Labour: response to Jewish Labour Movement antisemitism training

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

NBC Interview

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

Vladimir Putin’s reply to the BBC’s question on Russian “unpredictability”

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”

Left Labour MPs demand to meet jailed Assange 

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 

White privilege?

"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?

How White working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it

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

Editorial 2    Hartlepool – Labour’s False Narrative

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

Labour and the Housing Crisis – Part 3.

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.

What am I going to do next? Young People and Unemployment Part 6:

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: