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UK: Socialist Member of Parliament refuses to say if she’ll swear loyalty to the Country and Queen.

(UK) Yesterday the British Government issued new guidelines for the people who work within the Government . Civil servants and other holders of public office should swear an oath to British values. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid on writing in the...
by Eye On The World on Dec 18, 2016

UK: Socialist Member of Parliament refuses to say if she’ll swear loyalty to the Queen.

(UK) Yesterday the British Government issued new guidelines for the people who work within the Government . Civil servants and other holders of public office should swear an oath to British values. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid on writing in the...
by Eye On The World on Dec 18, 2016

What Really is Labour's Policy on Brexit?

Days after the referendum, in which Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU), the Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, called for Article 50 to be triggered as quickly as possible, to set in motion our formal negotiations to leave the organisati...
by London Green Left on Dec 14, 2016

Brent getting a poor deal in Spur's Wembley Stadium deal, claims councillor

Tottenham Hotspur's win against CSKA Moscow last Wednesday may have done something to allay fans' doubts about the move to Wembley but Cllr John  Duffy has voiced doubts about the Council's capacity to achieve benefits to Brent residents.In an e...
by wembleymatters on Dec 12, 2016

Zac Goldsmith – Arrogant Prat gets his Comeuppance

With something like a swing of 22%, the Lib Dem candidate, Sarah Olney, won the Richmond Park by-election, overturning a Tory majority of over 23,000 votes at last year’s general election. Zac Goldsmith, resigned from the Tories (sort of) to protes...
by London Green Left on Dec 2, 2016

WANTED new political advisor for Butt and co

Following the resignation of Luke Francis, Cllr Butt and the Brent Labour Group of councillors will be looking for a new political advisor.Francis (no relation) succeeded Jack Stenner, Richard Bell and Daniel Elton in the post.Any suggestions for the...
by wembleymatters on Dec 1, 2016

A message to tonight's meeting of Brent Labour Group from a local resident re Preston Library

The Labour Party presentation making their promise to Preston LibraryThe Labour Group is meeting tonight and will discuss Preston Library.  This is a letter to them from a local resident:Dear Brent Councillor,I know that tonight the labour group...
by wembleymatters on Sep 5, 2016

Broken promises threaten future of Preston Community Library

From Philip Bromberg of Preston Community LibraryOn September 13, Brent Council's Cabinet will consider plans to re-develop the Preston Library site. The intention is to build flats and a new 'community space'. These plans are a serious threat to the...
by wembleymatters on Sep 4, 2016

Guardian Says Green Party Should Move to the Right

On the first full day of the Green Party autumn conference, The Guardian newspaper runs an editorial piece entitled ‘The Guardian view on Green leadership: a challenge and an opportunity’ with the sub heading saying ‘The party should move on fr...
by London Green Left on Sep 3, 2016

What Does Brexit Mean for the Left?

The vast majority of the broad political left in the UK campaigned to remain in the European Union (EU), at the referendum on the UK’s membership in June this year. The vote, of course, went the other way, and now the country must decide on the pre...
by London Green Left on Sep 2, 2016

‘Progressive Alliance’ - Just too many fault lines make it Doomed to Failure

Written by Charles GateCaroline Lucas is simply the most significant individual that the Green Party (England and Wales variety) has ever had and yet many in the party are having difficulty with her belief that a ‘Progressive Alliance’ (PA) is ei...
by London Green Left on Aug 29, 2016

Fifty quid to spare? Come to dinner with Dawn and Sadiq

Brent Labour's love-in with Sadiq Khan continues. Tempted? Here is the menu and venue"Click on image to enlarge...
by wembleymatters on Aug 26, 2016

Green Party Activists Voice Doubts about an Electoral Progressive Alliance

As counting begins in the Green Party leader and deputy leader elections, Caroline Lucas, one of the (joint) candidates for leader, has renewed her call for a progressive alliance of parties of the broad left at the next general election.But not all...
by London Green Left on Aug 26, 2016

Ashford Green Party resolutions on the 'Progressive Alliance'

Earlier in August, with the Green Party leadership context getting underway, I published an article about some of the underlying issues LINK. These include the proposal for a 'progressive alliance' which forms part of the Lucas-Bartley platform. Thei...
by wembleymatters on Aug 23, 2016

Of course there are ‘Trotskyists’ in the Labour Party

Written by Dee SearleThe highly entertaining Labour leadership contest has taken a bizarre turn, with the Party’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson claiming to have evidence of “Trostkyist” infiltration into the Labour Party and Leader Jeremy Corbyn acc...
by London Green Left on Aug 22, 2016

Kilburn, Corbyn and Khan

Some local Labour Party members complained to me last week that they were 'always the last to know' about Labour events in Brent - Wembley Matters often knows before them.Brent Council's photo of Khan visitIt does seem that Sadiq Khan's PR visit to S...
by wembleymatters on Aug 21, 2016

US Liberal Hate for the Green Party

This post has shades of what is happening here in the UK Labour PartyWritten by Margaret Kimberley and published at CounterpunchLiberals have joined Hillary Clinton’s “big nasty tent” in a very big way. They have moved far beyond the usual rati...
by London Green Left on Aug 19, 2016

This Blog Could be used as Evidence of Entryism in the Labour Party

James Patterson, a Labour Councillor in Haringey was a Green Party candidate in the same wardAlong with anti-Semitism, sexism, losing the EU referendum, being incapable of compromise and being unelectable as Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn is now accus...
by London Green Left on Aug 16, 2016

Green Party at 7% in Opinion Poll – Highest since the Green Surge as Labour Fall

A national opinion poll by TNS shows the Green Party at 7%, which is the highest poll rating since the Green surge, just prior to the general election in 2015. We are all somewhat sceptical of opinion polls after the recent failures to predict the ge...
by London Green Left on Aug 15, 2016

The Myth of New Labour’s Electoral appeal to Labour Voters

After eighteen miserable years of Tory rule, Tony Blair’s New Labour was swept into office in 1997, with a landslide victory. I was as pleased as anyone to see the back of the Tories, and watching the results come in the early hours of Friday morni...
by London Green Left on Aug 12, 2016


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