Over at Stroppyblog there is a very handy list of ten tips for conducting yourself in trade union meetings, which I think should be applied in all meetings whether in politics or at work.Â I would be happy to see them added to the standing orders of the local CLP or the local council. Especially […]
Entries Tagged as 'Labour Party'
May 20th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Politics
According to the Guardian Gordon Brown wanted to announce his resignation before the recent election.Â I’m glad that he didn’t.Â OK it might have got us a few more votes, maybe even a few more seats, but it was a disaster when Tony Blair did that – everything he did as PM after the 2005 […]
May 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Oops I’ve done it again · Politics
Hot on the heels of his speech to Citizens UK, Gordon Brown has gone and made another excellent and inspiring speech – could have done with it all a bit earlier, but better late than never eh? This time he has gone for a long speech that is packed with soundbites.Â I think my favourite […]
May 4th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Politics
Had a great day today.Â This afternoon was so good it even took my mind off the Â£160 it was going to cost to get the wipers fixed on our car – the linkage had broken – because we had a celebrity visitor in Crawley town centre. Not just any celebrity visitor but Captain Picard […]
April 1st, 2010 · 10 Comments · Politics
Crawley Labour party met tonight to select its candidate for the general election and at the end of a long evening selected Chris Oxlade to step into Laura Moffatt’s shoes.
With Laura’s final speech out of the way it is now time for Crawley Labour party to choose her successor, and it will not be an easy decision to make.Â Each new letter, e-mail, phone call or visit from a candidate just makes the decision even harder.
DuringÂ Parliament yesterday Laura Moffatt made what I guess will be her last speech in a debate.Â Â It was quite a long one, understandable in the circumstances, and covered quite a few topics, so I am not going to quote it in full, but will quote a passage that particularly struck me.
March 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Decisions, decisions, decisions · Politics
With Laura Moffatt’s decision to not stand at the impending election, Crawley Labour party has some big decisions to make.Â Well just the one decision really, but it is a big one. Despite what anyone might think, I am not really in the loop with all this.Â I declined the chance to go onto Crawley […]
February 22nd, 2010 · 6 Comments · Politics
I am not a big fan of political speeches generally, whoever they are made by.Â I am also really turned off by campaign slogans, which soon start to blur into each other, so I was prepared to cringe when Gordon Brown unveiled the Labour slogan for the election this year.
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February 6th, 2010 · 23 Comments · Politics
I found this article on the BBC website to be in equal measures interesting and depressing.Â It is called Why do people vote against their best interests? and is about the US healthcare issue, but really has lessons for the left over here too.