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For the Many … and the One

If there are seminal moments in politics, Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at the 2018 Labour Conference will go down as one of then. This was when the planet took centre stage.

Embracing the Unthinkable

It wasn’t the 130 forest fires raging across the USA that got to me, nor the UK’s moorland fires, the torrential storms hitting Belfast with 2 months rain in 2 hours, the lightning strikes that took out …

When the war is over

When I was a child there was a low wall not far from my nan’s house. It was lined with the nobbled ‘knuckles’ of what had once been an iron-railing fence.

Labour’s ‘Maginot Line’ Moment

It was one of the biggest infrastructure projects in human history. For much of the 1930’s, and at a cost of 3.3bn francs, France built itself a 900-mile network of tunnels, underground bunkers…

Slowing the Flow: Facing the drift into climate crisis

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.” (Greek proverb) Britain has 5.5 million men, and 6.5 million women, who are of pensionable age.

‘More Time for Politics’ – a never ending tribute

It is 4 years since the death of my friend and mentor, Tony Benn. I could argue that he turns up in every article I write, but that’s a poor substitute for the daily conversations into which he poured tea and optimism in equally copious quantities.

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Alan's Eco House

Turning a derelict lace hall into an eco home in the middle of Nottingham had some important reasons. It was always how I wanted to live. It was something I had bleated on about for years but not got round to doing...

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Transformation Moment

My pamphlet 'Transformation Moment' is intended to support the case for a radical shift in energy thinking; as much about democracy as technology, and about 'systems' rather than just supply.

TWITTER

A much bigger loss than the Sulking Seven is the sad death of Paul Flynn. Now there was someone unafraid to make a stand on big principles. A death that leaves us poorer.

More like the Seven Dwarfs than the Gang of Four. A brief 'Hi ho!' then Grumpy, Sleepy, et al will march into the hills to be instantly forgotten.

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Will the Independent Group spell disaster for the Lib Dems? They’ve already struggled for media attention and the two groups political offer is very similar.

I'm sorry? Are you for real? How dare you trivialise and belittle these brave, proud and amazing young people with your petty claptrap? They didn't 'bunk off school'. They were on strike, striking against just the kind of ignorant pultroonery your tweet encapsulates.

For the purpose of clarity, I’m for saving @UKLabour⁩, not leaving it. Those looking for reasons to jump ship should just go. Theirs is vanity politics. My worry is #ClimateCrisis and ⁦@jeremycorbyn⁩ is the one to make us face it.

Backing a Tory Brexit could wipe out Labour, warns Clive Lewis

Shadow minister says party would never be forgiven as calls for second referendum grow

www.theguardian.com

Then it must be extension. It's not Labour's job to rescue Mrs May. MPs should think hard on the lessons of the 2010 Coalition govt. Voters heaped all the blame for mean, vindictive Tory policies on Lib-Dems gave them cover. Repeat the folly?... only fools and horses.

Then it must be extension. It's not Labour's job to rescue Mrs May. MPs should think hard on the lessons of the 2010 Coalition govt. Voters heaped all the blame for mean, vindictive Tory policies on Lib-Dems gave them cover. Repeat the folly?... only fools and horses.
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Exclusive: UK chief Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins warns MPs the choice is May’s deal or extension https://t.co/pjjUhQC9G2

In 2019 Labour will run an unprecedented call for evidence on what the green jobs revolution means for your city, town or region.

Together, we can tackle climate change and transform millions of lives. The future is yours. #RebuildingBritain #GreenNewDeal

Labour to set out plans to decarbonise UK and fulfil green jobs pledge

Party says Labour government would tackle climate change by starting economic revolution

www.theguardian.com

Corbyn "Dangerous Hero" - the full story: went camping, went to meetings, got divorced, mass demo of 3 million; became LOTO; built mass Labour party; elected PM; destroyed neoliberalism; saved multilateral global order; drank tea... #DangerousHero4PM

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