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European elections 2014: a pending left disaster?
European elections 2014: a pending left disaster?

Dave Parks, Exeter Left Unity Coordinator, writes (in a personal capacity) on what lies ahead for the left in 2014.   The biggest electoral test before the 2015 general election will be the European elections which are scheduled to take place on 22nd May 2014. The local elections will almost certainly take place on the […]

By elections; Leicester, Oldham, Rotherham, Somerset
By elections; Leicester, Oldham, Rotherham, Somerset

By elections where left of Labour candidate are running only;  Leicester, Abbey ward – May 9th Tessa Warrington, Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts. Twitter account, local website. Leaflets. If anyone can help with the campaign, contact her agent Steve Score on 07737978057. Oldham, Alexandra ward – May 9th Miranda Meadowcroft, Green Party. Local party website. […]

Unite the union balloting over Political Fund
Unite the union balloting over Political Fund

Unite the union is balloting members on the political fund, which it is legally obliged to do. They have produced this video of our Len explaining why it’s something the union needs. It’s an interesting video in that funding for the Labour Party barely features until near the end, which is odd because Unite is the single […]

Blackshirts and blazers: the rise of the kipper
Blackshirts and blazers: the rise of the kipper

The BNP are down and out. They’ve lost the three seats they were trying to defend and Burnley is a nazi-free zone again for the first time since 2002. After three years of bitter infighting and incompetence their vote across the country has dried up. It says something of the degeneration of a party that once […]

Night of the deep sighs
Night of the deep sighs

So the votes are cast, the BBC outside broadcasting van is out of bacon sandwiches and a host of unsuccessful candidates and sloping off home to cry into a pillow. The big news is that ukip has managed to capitalise on the discontent within the Tory Party provoked by Cameron’s touchy feely, metrosexual leadership and his softly, softly attitude towards […]

Vote for change
Vote for change

by Jim Jepps   Today, we need a vote for change. A vote that helps those trying to make the world a better place gain a foothold in British politics. Don’t vote to keep ukip out, to keep the BNP out or even to keep the Tories out, all that will take care of itself. The crisis […]