Nigel Evans will not now be returning to his role as Deputy Speaker this week or any week till the police investigation is over despite his earlier bluster. John Bercow has told him to stay away. I can reveal that one of those making an allegation against Evans is a House of Commons passsholder and that the police have now asked the Serjeant at Arms if they can do a forensic search of the Speakers apartment.
I’ve just discovered this WORKERS UNITED blog……….http://derekthomas2010.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/left-unitys-anti-sectarian-sectarians/ which is dedicated to the veneration of Chris Harman! It is also the very worst example of hectoring Marxist-Leninism I have ever seen. A whole list of things Left Unity MUST DO – electoral pact with the scientific Marxists of TUSC etc etc – which will all lead to the FUSION OF THE CADRES. Jesus – have a look at it. Only 29 photos of Harman to look at. The very worst of the Left. Incredibly awful.
Much indignation on the TUSC/SOCIALST PARTY milieu that a titan of Labour like DAVE NELLIST has ….wait for it….wait a bit more….been refused observer status at the recent Left Unity meeting. Or should we say refused VOYEUR status. Left Unity has decided on one member one vote and you’re either in it or you aint. There is no bar to individuals being members of TUSC/SP but you can’t roll up like Nellist and demand observer status. You put your whole self in Dave….or out. However the hysterical reaction is hilarious….what have they done now……..ONLY EXCLUDED DAVE FROM OBSERVER STATUS.
Cue the smelling salts. Voyeurism on the Left – reeling back with shock news about the horrors your rivals have perpetrated.
‘I am working class and always will be’ Bonnie Tyler. Anyone who played the Swansea nightclubs like Bonnie Tyler did in the 1970s has certainly earned her corn. She was ‘discovered in the Townsman Club’- jesus you were more likely to find a body in there. But I fear the BBC are setting her up to fail.
I have just looked at the video – it must be the cheapest ever. There’s a paraffin heater – check it out – on the floor in the house then 5 minnutes of mudflats on the Loughor estuary. c’mon bbc give the poor dab a chance.
We can slag off the Left for all we like but when it comes to confronting them in argument we…don’t. I have had tons of comments on this blog about my suggestion of getting involved with local Left Unity groups – you know meet some new people out of your comfort zone. Most of them go like this….’I went along, few decent people but the usual Trots so went home. Waste of time.’ Well you could have stayed and argued and maybe more people would agree with you than you think. Abandoning any new space to the Trots just because they are there is….timidity. How do people move on, change their minds if the alternative is never put to them?
At the conclusion of the Benn/Rees official speeches at the Rainsborough do on Saturday we raised our own banner and I spoke giving our own perspective on the Levellers. Many people came over to listen to us and gave a round of applause and nodding agreement. We could have just gone straight to the pub muttering ‘its just a load of lefties’ Rees and German and Nineham were visibly annoyed, clucking away to each other. Their space had been contested.
On June 22nd we intend to invade their space again at the Peoples Assembly against Austerity at Westminster Hall. Many people will agree with us for reasons I have put before on this blog. we need to be engaging with them in debate – they are the people we want to win to our class politics not the platform of TUC barons and time served Trots. We want to have more people with us at the end of the day than the start – which means not hectoring from the same platform but talking in hundreds of individual and group conversations. We need not always to keep our mouths shut comrades…..there’s tons of good working class people who want to hear a different story. Let’s tell it on June 22nd.
It seems barely credible now that IN 1963 The Bristol Bus Company would not employ black drivers or conductors.
In 1963, Paul and others led a boycott of Bristol buses in protest at the Bristol Bus Company’s official policy of refusing to employ black drivers and conductors.
The protest was based on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal event in the US civil rights movement. The fight was won but not without hardship and struggle. You can read the full story in this book published by Tangent.
Paul Stephenson………a true local hero.
Eddie has said in the past there should be an end to Punch and Judy politics. Indeed. Here’s what he said today:
“You know, the whole Boris bike thing is crazy.
“It was Ken’s idea, he saw cycles for hire in France and wanted to set it up, but no-one seems to mention that. It’s ‘Ken cycles’ not “Boris bikes’.”