Momentum Rises from Below.

 ‘The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.’ (Socrates in ‘Way of the Peaceful Warrior’ by Dan Millman) Momentum is the name of an organisation formed by Labour MP Jon Lansman MP in order to ‘continue the energy and enthusiasm of Jeremy [Corbyn]’s campaign’. It describes itself as a ‘network of people … Continue reading Momentum Rises from Below.

Lancaster City of Sanctuary.

  Who We Are            الذين هم لانكستر وموركامب مدينة ملاذ Lancaster and Morecambe City of Sanctuary is a collection of volunteer members with the following shared aims: Helping to make it practically possible for Lancaster and Morecambe to accommodate refugees and asylum seekers by providing the relevant support such as housing, health, befriending and english lessons. Acting as a welcome and … Continue reading Lancaster City of Sanctuary.

Lancaster Soup

  On Saturday 9th January, the inaugural Lancaster Soup event took place upstairs at the Robert Gillow.  Possibly the organisers had not expected such a massively enthusiastic turn out as every seat was taken and still more people came up the stairs and crammed themselves into whatever standing room was left.  Front of house was Paul Pavli who greeted the new arrivals and collected the ‘winnings’. … Continue reading Lancaster Soup

Momentum are being attacked because they threaten Westminster’s consensus.

GEORGE WOODS 10 December 2015 Corbyn’s strength comes from his wider support in the party, something Momentum is trying to maintain. That’s why it is being bitterly attacked by the Labour right. Flickr/CoventryCiaran, CC BY-NC 2.0 You’ve got to feel for the organisers of Momentum, the new grassroots group which emerged in the weeks following Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the Labour leadership contest. Those at … Continue reading Momentum are being attacked because they threaten Westminster’s consensus.

I’m Pleading the 23rd

For many in the North, Christmas 2015 has already washed away any notion of a ‘happy’ new year. Some will be lucky to get their lives back any time in 2016. We are already looking at a junior doctors’ strike in January, cuts in services later in the year, more concessions for the rich and more sanctions for the poor. Fortunately happiness can be stolen … Continue reading I’m Pleading the 23rd