Like many people over the last few years I’ve been seething from my sofa, ranting online to anyone and everyone who will listen about the iniquities of the current political system. From the outrageous number of people who have died shortly after being deemed fit for work, to families existing on handouts from food… Read More Politically active: what’s stopping you?
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) pupils make up 27% of the school population but just 13% of teachers. Is this a problem and if yes what’s to be bone about it? I was asked to field questions from the public on the subject on BBC Radio Leeds the day the statistics were published. Many of… Read More Why so few black teachers?
The racism of some Tories is usually not very far from the surface, scratch them and out it pops. Anne Morris MP has apologised for her “woodpile” comment but the real issue is why she said it in the first place. It’s not as if she is the only one, eight other Tories have been… Read More Are Tories institutionally racist?
What do Jeremy Corbyn and Jacob Rees-Mogg have in common? They are both Ronseal politicians. In an age of spin and bluster where the word ‘politician’ has become a synonym for ‘liar’ and where treating the electorate with a contempt that would embarrass a village idiot has become the norm; they both stand out as… Read More What do Corbyn and Rees Mogg have in commom?
Seems like Conservative controlled Kensington and Chelsea are trying move to the beleaguered former residents of Grenfell Towers out of the borough? Could this have anything to do with the fact they they lost the parliamentary seat by just twenty votes at the last election? Rehousing poor potential Labour voters outside the borough could make… Read More Another Housing Scandal brewing?