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 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 was delighted to be on the anti-austerity march through Brighton & Hove today.
More than 2000 people joined the protest and went on to a rally at the Level. Schools were shut, council workers were on strike, civil servants and firefighters all joined the protest. There was lots of support from the public – no “get back to work” jibes, but clapping, car horn blowing, and cheering.Read More →
The Brighton Independent ran a fascinating story on Friday about the electoral prospects for the next General Election in Brighton & Hove. The results were enormously encouraging for the DavyJones4Kemptown campaign!Read More →
A “Divide and Rule” Budget for the affluent, middle aged second-home owners
That’s what the headlines after last Thursday’s budget should have said.
However the media were nearly all headlining a “pensioners budget”. Even the Guardian‘s headline was “Vote Blue Go Grey”. This headline and others like it are as big a lie as the “Vote Blue Go Green pledge of the Tories before the last election!Read More →