How despicable is Chuka Umunna?

In the latest example of a member of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) demonstrating absolute contempt for ordinary members, Chuka Umunna described us as "dogs". Joan Ryan , MP for Enfield North and chair of Labour Friends of Israel,  this week suffered a vote of no confidence which she ascribed to "Trots, Stalinists, Communists and …

Write to David Warburton to support the Palestinian cause

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The Palestine Solidarity Campaign have organised a briefing session for MPs to take place on 11th September. They say this about the current situation: "The crisis in Gaza has not disappeared. Since weekly peaceful protests began on the 30th March 2017, Israel have killed at least 166 Palestinians and wounded a further 18,000. Despite the …

As Northamptonshire County Council gets set to offer the bare minimum of services – what lessons for county councils around the country? Dave Clark warns us that alarm bells should be ringing

Turkeys do vote for Christmas. Some attentive news watchers, if able to get beyond the relentless attacks on Jeremy Corbyn and Labour over ‘anti-semitism’, will have noticed the reports in the press of the travails and troubles facing Northamptonshire County Council.   County Councils provide vital services to local residents including education, waste disposal and …

Labour and the Anti-Semitism Debate: Our perspective…

By Dave Clark, Chair of Somerton and Frome CLP   Labour, Anti-Semitism and Witch Hunts   On 19th May this year, Somerton and Frome Constituency Labour Party voted overwhelmingly to affiliate to Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL). The decision to invite a speaker from JVL and to move to affiliate was in direct response to …

The Corbyn Effect

The Corbyn Effect

  A panel discussion on Jeremy Corbyn’s effect on people and politics with John Harris of The Guardian, Kerry-Anne Mendoza of The Canary, Mark Perryman, author of ‘The Corbyn Effect’ and Sylvia Jones of Bath Momentum.   St Catherine’s Church Hall, Frome. Saturday, 9th December 2017     Not sure how Dave Clark does it, …