Campaigns & Issues

I am involved in a number of campaigns and activities on issues such as the NHS, Fracking, Public Service Cuts. Here are reports on the campaigns I am supporting and the issues I care about.

Save Our Deans lobby of Brighton & Hove Council Meeting

Save Our Deans lobby of Brighton Council

I have been outside Brighton Town Hall with the Save Our Deans campaigners this afternoon lobbying councillors on the Meadow Vale development. Very impressed with the turnout on a wet & windy afternoon. Good motion being put to the Council about the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) by Green Councillors – and I have […]

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War and Peace

NO-GLORY

There is rightly a huge amount of media focus on the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Less well publicised though is the startling fact that if UK forces are withdrawn from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, it will be the first time we have not been at war for 100 years: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/ng-interactive/2014/feb/11/britain-100-years-of-conflict

This surely provides us with an opportunity to reflect on war and peace, and to set our sights on the latter. Another world is possible but only if we strive for it by changing our priorities.

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