The time to choose: Support Jeremy Corbyn

General election, Thursday 8 June Register to vote online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or phone Waveney District Council 01502 523320. You need to be 18 before June 8th to vote. Suffolk County Council Elections Thursday 4 May (Too late to register if you haven’t already done so).

Who Pays For Brexit?

After repeatedly ruling out a General Election Teresa May has now decided that one is both vital and urgent. If she wins it certainly won’t help with Brexit negotiations but what it would do is help her enforce any agreement, good, bad or indifferent. Crucially it would help her to put the costs of Brexit…

Lessons From France

The choice: ex-banker Macron or the fascist Le Pen   France isn’t unlike Britain. It too has growing economic insecurity and growing inequality. In response the Front National scapegoats Muslims while independent left-winger Jean-Luc Melenchon targeted the power and wealth of the richest. He proposed, for example, a tax of 90% on incomes over £335,000.…

Labour In Waveney

We don’t know who will be the prospective Labour MP.  Because of the short notice the Labour Party nationally will make the selection. We hope to be able to interview the selected candidate before the election.

The May 4th Elections Has Labour got the answer?

The Labour Party has six pledges to fulfil if it wins the Suffolk County Elections on May 4th. |t promise to improve social care, education, the fire service, help and advice and roads as well as providing additional funding for the 3rd crossing if needed. So what will Labour do when faced with less money…

The Labour Leadership… And The Myth Of The Middle Ground

Immediately after the General Election respected BBC political correspondent John Pienaar interviewed, or rather listened to, the old fraud Peter Mandelson. Trade and Industry Secretary under Tony Blair, Mandelson is notorious for his comment that the Blair government “was intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich”. The Old Fraud Mandelson Mandelson got filthy rich as…

Labour Fails in Waveney

Clearly the election results have been a disaster – the Tories held on to Waveney with an increased majority. Locally Labour councilors and the one Green now have less chance of affecting WDC’s plans even if they were capable of getting their act together. Tory council leader Colin Law, the local pantomime villain, held on…

Labour Should Do Better

When Bob Blizzard addressed Waveney TUC he started with the party’s pledges. These include reversing the Tory cut to the top rate of income tax and introducing a mansion tax; raising the minimum wage to £8 per hour by 2020; more apprenticeships; more free childcare and curbs on employment agencies. Also promised are freezing energy…

The Big Question To Be Answered

Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts has been campaigning against the policies of the Coalition Government since 2011 when LCAC was formed. We are constantly told that cuts to wages and conditions at work, to pensions and benefits, to services as well as the privatisation of public services are necessary because “the money isn’t there”. Yet…

Is There A Green Alternative?

The General Election is looming and the question is will May 7 stop the downhill slide that workers have suffered for five years. Radical parties Syriza and Podemos have emerged in Greece and Spain, both committed to ending the policies of austerity. In Scotland the SNP has shifted well to the left of Labour and…