A guest post by Kwaw Nelson
So at the eleventh hour, Diane Abbott MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington squeaked through the nominations process and made it on to the final short list of contenders for the leadership of the Labour Party. But did she do it on merit and she is capable of being [...]Read more →
At last, someone’s come up with a clean, decisive system for holding elections. The way it works is everyone has a vote, and then the management of British Airways and a judge decide the result. They’ve tried this method with the ballot for a strike amongst cabin crews, who voted 7,482 to 1,789 in favour. [...]Read more →
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 →
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 →
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 →
As part of The Multicultural Politic‘s coverage on the General Election, we will be reviewing the parties’ manifesto pledges and policy of particular interest, we start by looking at the important and emotive topic of immigration and making our own case for a different policy direction.
What is striking about the mainstream parties (the so-called Big [...]Read more →
As South African President Jacob Zuma visits London today, members of the Abahlali Solidarity UK campaign will hold a protest at 10 Downing Street to demonstrate against the repression of South African shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM).
AbM activists were attacked on September 26 and 27, 2009, at the Kennedy Road settlement in Durban , [...]Read more →
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