Despite all the gruesome attempts at polluting the spirit of Xmas, it lives on. And I think it turns people’s attention to green and red – the beautiful colours themselves that still dominate Xmas festivities and the issues they represent.Read More →
Brighton & Hove Labour councillors have taken the extraordinary decision to join with the Tories to double the level of Council Tax paid by the poorest families in the City. For those in Band D properties it will mean an increase of £100 a year – almost £2 a week.Read More →
I spent another few hours this morning outside the Royal Sussex Hospital in Kemptown supporting NHS workers striking for fair pay.
It is extraordinary really that they are being denied a proper increase despite the fact that an independent pay review body has recommended it and staff have seen pay frozen for the past few years.Read More →
I spoke to nearly 50 students and staff at Brighton University last night about the big moral questions facing us in the 2015 General Election. I argued that there was a crisis of the 5 “E”s: the Economy, the Environment, the Establishment, Europe and of Ethics.Read More →
One thing that lots of people say is a real turn-off about party politics is the “Punch & Judy” behaviour of the main parties. Prime Minister’s Question Time is often cited as an example where the politicians might as well just stick their tongues out at each other. As Brighton & Hove, and Kemptown in […]Read More →