Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis A review by Brendan Clifford Lord Adonis, who was a Junior Minister in the Blair Government, has written a book about Ernest Bevin. Bevin was an organiser of working class power. Blair's great object was to dissolve working class power in order to free the Labour Party from it. The Labour … Continue reading Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis
Food for schools, prisons and hospitals, or Public Sector Procurement of Food. The White Paper for a Health and Care bill. [The Covid epidemic in England has highlighted the low number of nurses and doctors on the one hand, and the high number of people in poor health on the other. The minister for Health, Matt Hancock, … Continue reading Parliament Notes
Labour Affairs is the magazine of the Bevin Society. Here is the February issue.
Editorial February 2021 Reclaim the State And so, the deed is done. We are out of Europe. A last-minute deal means that the trucks are able to continue rolling through Dover and the other points of departure to Europe. There are no tariffs or quotas and a much lower level of paperwork than had been feared. The fishing folk … Continue reading Editorial February 2021
Israeli military intelligence analyst Assaf Kaplan given “crucial new role at the heart of Labour” In September 2014, the Guardian published an article entitled Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories. It began: “Forty-three veterans of one of Israel’s most secretive military intelligence units – many of them still active reservists – have signed a … Continue reading Israeli military intelligence analyst Assaf Kaplan given “crucial new role at the heart of Labour”
The Pandemic, Key Workers: Value and Wages The Pandemic and its impact on the economy has demonstrated to a high degree what the essential work required to keep a society from breaking down. This also shines a light on value and wages. The labour theory of value argues that the economic value of a good or service is determined … Continue reading The Pandemic, Key Workers: Value and Wages
Under reporting of Covid illness and deaths at places of work By Catherine Dunlop The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for collating figures for illness and death at work. In 2010 its budget was cut by half for each workplace it was responsible for. In 2020 its employees worked from home, and inspections were a … Continue reading Under reporting of Covid at work places
Diary of a Corbyn Foot Soldier (February, 2021) Dictionary definition of a foot soldier: “…a dedicated low level follower…” Michael Murray: email@example.com; FaceBook: Michael Murray London Contents: “They’ve taken the Whip away from Jeremy: Can they do that?” Going over in my mind the frankly depressing spate of suspensions and expulsions that have happened in the … Continue reading Diary of a Corbyn Foot Soldier