I was privileged to be asked to speak for the Green Party at an election hustings meeting organised by the Brighton branch of the National Pensioners Convention last night (30th October).Read More →
I have been privileged to be involved in a small way in a brilliant project based in Brighton dedicated to sending over second hand winter clothes to refugees in Iraq.
It is a simple idea, as all the best ones are: whatever your views on Iraq (and I have made clear my opposition to the recent bombing for example), everyone agrees that the many thousands of refugees within Iraq desperately need help with appropriate clothing before the onset of the harsh winter.Read More →
The Green Parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown, Davy Jones, has sounded a warning about how lax planning controls are paving the way for the gradual disappearance of green spaces and wild life habitats, especially on the urban fringe.
Mr Jones is calling for a tightening of national planning legislationRead More →
For the first time for 20 years, NHS workers took strike action today. After years of austerity where their real wages have declined by 15%, NHS workers finally ran out of patience. I can never recall such widespread public support for a strike ! There must have been literally hundreds of people who tooted their car horns in support as they passed.Read More →
I spent a while last week in Longhill Close with local residents who were outraged that a local developer was levelling a woodland site which he owns, that is rich with wildlife and adjoining their road. I am sure we have not heard the last of this issue in Longhill Close – and elsewhere across the City where green spaces are under threat.Read More →