In the early hours of the morning of 7th May, as the results were coming in for the British General Election 2010. I appeared on Al Jazeera English News Channel to speak on two topics:
Proportional Representation and what it means for far-right parties like the British National Party
The Barking “Hodge vs Griffin” results from an […]
After 5 days of selling themselves to the highest bidder, the Liberal Democrats have gone to bed with Cameron’s Conservatives. Liberal Democrats across the federal executive and parliamentary group are quietly grinning that finally after almost 70 years they are back in government.
Peter Mandelson predicted “[People who] vote Lib Dem, they are making […]
Though we are impartial at TMP, we have to admit that Nick “Calamity” Clegg has done well. Before the leadership debates less than 10% of the public thought he could be prime minister. He had to plaster a picture of himself next to St Vince Cable on the Lib Dem battle bus just for Joe […]Read more →
by Glyn Harries
At the May 2010 Barking and Dagenham council elections, the British National Party lost all their 12 Councillors, all previously elected in 2006. And their national party leader Nick Griffin, who it was suggested would take the Parliamentary seat, only came 3rd, and petulantly walked away declaring Barking and London ‘finished’.
But away from […]Read more →
Gawd bless Dave.
His starting election speech back in April was filled with inspirational references from JFK to Barack Obama, he asked the Great British public to join him in the next UK government. Beaming with pride, he presented an expensive looking hardback manifesto showing that this was a “serious” party for Britain. The polls in April were […]Read more →
Thanks to the debate I had with Margaret Hodge MP for Barking, your friendly neighbourhood blogger and community activist/organiser has been asked to speak the infamous Qatar based news channel: Al Jazeera at 2.30am (British Summer Time/1:30 GMT) tonight/Friday morning.
They have asked me to discuss the local and general election results in Barking & Dagenham […]Read more →
From Sam Tarry at Hope Not Hate
Yesterday, BNP candidate Bob Bailey – the party’s top official in London – viciously attacked a young man in the street.
A camera team caught the attack on video – you need to watch it and then share it with everyone you know.
I make no bones about the fact that I am disillusioned with politics. I know I’m not alone in feeling this way but I had a real dilemma in writing this post. Do I spread my discontent or just leave everyone to make up their own minds?
I overcame my apprehension because I don’t like lemmings. […]Read more →
TMP: Why did you enter politics?
AW: Although always interested in politics I had never had a moment or opportunity in life to become fully involved. I came to a point where I decided that I needed to do more other than simply voting, and use whatever abilities I have to influence and make some […]
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