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 →
Wow ! What a night we had last night at the official DavyJones4Kemptown launch event !
More than 150 people packed into the Sidewinder pub. Green Party leader Natalie Bennett travelled 200 miles to deliver a rousing speech on the Green Surge. As Davy recounted all the campaigns DJ4KT had supported over the past 18 months, members of those campaigns, trade unions and groups, shouted out from the audience to acknowledge it.Read More →