Chris Williamson Brings his Democracy Roadshow to Frome

Chris Williamson at Frome Town FC

Chris came to deliver his Democracy Roadshow speech to us at a packed Frome Town FC on Saturday afternoon, 3rd November 2018. Below is a summary of his quick-fire fifty minute speech - we'll be posting YouTube footage of the whole talk here soon.  In the meantime read on for Chris Williamson's Big Political Ideas... …

Armistice Day

Today at 11:00am as in most towns up and down Britain there was a service at the Memorial Theatre in Frome to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The service was solemn, dignified and well attended, the front of the theatre festooned in red poppies. A day, perhaps, to …

Chris Williamson MP to talk at Frome Town FC next Saturday, 3rd November at 1.00pm. Free entry!

Come along to hear Chris Williamson, Derby North Labour MP talk about his commitment to democracy within the Labour Party.   Described by The Guardian as an 'ardent' supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, Williamson has spent the summer travelling round the country on a Harley Davidson motorbike delivering his 'Democracy Roadshow' to CLPs with incumbent right …

Call for people of Somerset to join protest at County Hall as County Council approaches meltdown

Protest! Please come - show up and show support! All welcome! Joint Trade Union Lobby of the County Council: Outside Shire Hall, Taunton; 8.45am Wednesday 17th October 2018. At a recent meeting of Unite the Union Community activists from all over Somerset, the clear call was made to all Somerset people, not just SCC workers …

The Joy of Local Tax – and the mysteries of the missing Levy… Richard Chisnall investigates

  Community Infrastructure Levy. Sounds boring, right? It's a tax or levy on development intended to support the necessary infrastructure the development needs: zebra crossings, schools, doctor's surgeries and more. Call it a "Section 106 agreement on steroids". It's been implemented by all other Somerset councils: Taunton Deane, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, North Somerset, B&NES, but remarkably, …

Media Bias? – the continuing debate

media bias

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luhjSbxLxpw   My mate Steve keeps up with the news. He is in fact an avid devourer of print media. Yet when I mentioned this week's report from the Media Reform Coalition he seemed not to know about it. Funny that. I wouldn't be surprised if most people were similarly in the dark. The Media …

That was Conference – success for Corbyn’s team?

Labour Party Conference 2018 Liverpool

I think it is fair to say that I, along with many other Corbyn supporting Labour members, was looking toward to conference with a certain amount of trepidation. There were rumours of a planned assault on conference by the right wing of the party, there was concern over the NEC's apparent fudge over 'open selections', …

Where’s the Outrage?

On and on it has dragged! Labour's never ending "anti-semitism crisis". How many years now? It has, of course, reached fever pitch over this summer with Dame Margaret Hodge appearing to be self-appointed 'hectorer-in-chief', leading the chorus which seeks to persuade us all that Labour is drowning in Anti-Semitic bile. All the while, a bemused …