Category Archives: Social Justice

Statement by Jeremy Corbyn on the planned resumption of campaigning in the 2017 General Election

15 - Copy24 May 2017 following bombing in Manchester:

As a mark of respect for the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday, the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn suspended the party’s General Election campaigning after consultations with the Prime Minister.

Following further discussions with all the main parties, Labour will resume local campaigning tomorrow (Thursday) followed by a phased return to national campaigning on Friday.

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“The British people are united in their resolve that terror will not prevail. It will not prevent us going about our daily lives or derail our democratic process.

“Resuming democratic debate and campaigning is an essential mark of the country’s determination to defend our democracy and the unity that the terrorists have sought to attack.”

http://press.labour.org.uk/post/161023948119/statement-by-jeremy-corbyn-on-the-planned

Labour Party: Expulsion to Reinstatement in a month

membersnet-no-longer-active-30-august-2016-sm19 August 2016: Email received:  You should receive your ballot for the Labour leadership election by the end of August, with some of the first ballots arriving next week.

29 August: Email sent: I have not yet received an email ballot. Please will you confirm that I will be sent a vote. The NEC ballot came through without a problem so I know I am properly on your list

30 August: Email received: Thank you for your email. Unfortunately you do not currently hold any status with the Labour Party, and will not be receiving a ballot in the leadership election.  […] Thanks for getting in touch. Continue reading Labour Party: Expulsion to Reinstatement in a month

Justice – democracy etc

The claimants who took the Labour Party to court in order to win their democratic right to vote, are now being forced to pay and extra £30,000 in legal costs to the Labour Party within 28 days, after General Secretary Iain McNicol pushed for the 5 members to pay costs -that’s £5000 each. As I’m sure anyone would agree, £5000 is a lot of money. Please donate as much as you can to help cover the legal costs!
https://goo.gl/9NnqEi

 

From Jeremy Corbyn – Chilcot Inquiry apology

I wanted to write directly to all Labour members and supporters after the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry report on Wednesday when I apologised, on behalf of our party, for the decision to go to war in Iraq.

I made this apology because politicians and political parties can only grow stronger by acknowledging when they get it wrong and facing up to their mistakes. Continue reading From Jeremy Corbyn – Chilcot Inquiry apology

Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister

JCThis is a chance for the Labour Party to find its feet again.  Lots of people like me didn’t feel able to vote for the Party because it had lost its way as a result of going off in search of votes etc.

Jeremy Corbyn has brought the heart back to to what should be a Political party standing up for the most vulnerable, making sure everyone has what they need before satisfying greed. He’s being hounded by Party members who want him out  – it had to happen at some time because those with power in the Party have been in place under the ‘New Labour’ system. They tend not to be supporters of Corbyn for a variety of reasons.

We’re on the verge of finding a new way of doing things, with respect, a quiet firmness, integrity, courgae, love … and these are the qualities our Leaders also need.

I have no doubt that Jeremy Corbyn is the person to lead us bravely into that new future

 

Veterans for Peace

Veterans forPeace 2These people have experience of serving in the armed forces and are out on the streets ensuring that people understand that war is used for Governments to keep their power and control, and that peace is the way forward.

Today they joined us in Leicester City Centre as we went out to give another view while the army seduced small children with their gins, helicopter and climbing wall. Continue reading Veterans for Peace

Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign – Action

Activity:  Leicester Against War: Stop the War on Kurds: at Leicester Clock Tower Friday 1 April 2016,  5.30 – 6.30pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/205059836531559/ 

There is a gathering of Leicester Against War every Friday 5.30-6.30pm at the Leicester Clock Tower, sometimes with a theme. This coming Friday the theme is Stop the War on Kurds around the issue of what Governments are doing to the Kurds by abusing them directly – Turkey/Syria; using them as a political football – everyone especially Russia and America now; and excluding them/ denying them a voice – all the above + UK, UN and others for example in the talks about Syria. We need to ensure that Kurds have a real voice on the international stage Continue reading Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign – Action