AS WE ENTER AN ELECTION PERIOD - A WARNING WE NEED TO HEED
SEVERAL FRIENDS contacted me to urge me to watch the new BBC documentary, Rise of the Nazis. Coincidentally, travelling back from a rally in Scotland, I met a young man who was part of the editorial team that made the film. Like my friends he impressed upon me the extraordinary relevance of the film for today’s politics.
From right wing populism to a new participatory politics
FORTY YEARS AFTER THATCHER told us that the market and privatisation would make the consumer king and queen, her big lie is exposed for all to see. Instead of being a nation of home owners we are more and more at the mercy of an overpriced and inadequately regulated private rented sector.
“We need to mobilise our membership as we have never been able to before, both around our positive socialist policies – and around a clear position of opposition to Brexit (because any conceivable Brexit would stand in the way of all of those positive policies).” Jon Rogers, Chair of Brighton Pavilion Constituency Labour Party and of the Sussex Labour Representation Committee, writes in a personal capacity.