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LV= – RESIST THE BRIBES & PROPAGANDA & VOTE TO REJECT THE SALE TO PRIVATE EQUITY

LV= is planning to bring its status as a Mutual, owned by its members since 1843, to an end by selling it to a Private Equity group based in the United States. In order to achieve this, it must persuade 75% of its members to approve the deal (not ALL of its members, but of … Continue reading

Buy UK-made gifts this Xmas!

We’ve teamed up with the campaign Great UK Products You Can Buy and Solidarity Trade Union to produce some suggestions for UK-made Xmas gifts. Buying UK-made goods keeps our people in work, boosts our economy, and is more ecological (because supply chains are shorter). It’s a small way we can all make a positive difference. … Continue reading

Disputed U.S. elections – an old story

Although slavery was endemic in American society from the very first settlements in the 17th century the Civil War of 1861-65 promised a new beginning. The slave-owning Confederate states of the South surrendered to the Northern armies in 1865. Slavery had been abolished by the 13th Amendment to the constitution in 1863. The 15th Amendment … Continue reading

Ernest Bevin: Trade Unionist & Politician

When Winston Churchill was invited to form a government of National Unity on 10 May 1940, the day that the Nazis launched their offensive which was to reach the Channel coast within three weeks, the first name on the list of those he wished to serve in his cabinet was Ernest Bevin. This was truly … Continue reading

Statues – the great debate

  “Statues are about the present, not the past: they are about the values we want to celebrate through the people we regard as having represented them”, wrote Richard Evans in a recent issue of the “New Statesman”. The same is true of the names of streets and other public places. They reflect the values … Continue reading

Linfield FC and the ‘silly season’

July and August used to be known as the ‘silly season’ as parliament wasn’t sitting and there weren’t a lot of really serious stories in the media. Then you could expect to read stories in the press about donkeys in Spain or the to-ings and fro-ings of celebrities you may not even have heard of. … Continue reading

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