Soapbox

Articles about matters I think are important, from the local to the national and international – giving my views and seeking your feedback!

Yoga and politics !

Yoga and politics: these are two words we don’t often see together. This week Turkish riot police stormed Istanbul’s Taksim Square, where pro-democracy protestors have been demonstrating. Taksim Square backs on to Gezi Park where the protests began. Here, we have seen yoga and politics come together in a dramatic fashion as protestors held a […]

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Pay dispute at Brighton & Hove Council

Everywhere you look on the web and email, there are appeals for solidarity with GMB union council staff in Brighton & Hove some of whom face the prospect  of huge pay cuts. It seems to be a bizarre situation. How is this possible with a Green-led Council that has campaigned harder than any other council […]

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Election Results

It’s almost exactly two years to the probable date of the next General Election – May 2015. The results have come in from the May 2013 local elections around the country. As a parliamentary candidate, I now have an even keener interest in the facts and figures! Election results Obviously, everyone is talking about UKIP […]

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Why I am standing for parliament

This blog first appeared in Red Pepper magazine at the end of March 2013. I have been selected by the Green Party to be their parliamentary candidate at the next general election for Brighton Kemptown. I’m thrilled by it, and a bit stunned. But at a time when, according to Ipsos MORI, trust in politicians […]

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