Monthly Archives: July 2016

We need proportional representation

Here’s a letter I wrote to my MP, and suggest you do something similar. More info is available from Dear Mr Dowd, Good to meet you last Wednesday. I write regarding the Ten Minute Rule bill on Proportional Representation that Caroline Lucas is bringing forward next Wednesday 20 July, and urge you to add… Read More »

Save Europe’s last primeval forest

Please sign this petition to tell the Polish government to stop the logging and destruction of the last old forest in Europe:

Building an online resource

Since attending the Post-Brexit Alliance Building meeting on 5 July I’ve been thinking about what I could do to get such an alliance off the ground. I realised that I could help to set up a platform where those of us on the left-of-centre can share ideas about how we can make this actually come… Read More »

Prosecute Tony Blair

Let’s not let him get away with bowing to pressure from George W. Bush and launching an unnecessary war against Iraq. Take action via

Two urgent actions

I went to a meeting of Global Justice Now last night and came away with some urgent actions: 1) Stop CETA. This is the Canadian version of TPP/TTIP and it looks like it might go through BEFORE Brexit, assuming that happens. Even if we do leave the EU, the UK could potentially be sued for… Read More »

Six impossible things

1. The Queen calls for implementation of Article 50, as a majority of her subjects have voted for it 2. Parliament calls a general election in the Autumn 3. An alliance of progressive parties emerges, with a platform that includes electoral reform 4. The progressive left wins, soundly beating the Tory/UKIP/DUP alliance in all regions… Read More »

A letter to Jeremy Corbyn

Dear Jeremy, I strongly believe that the Labour Party — and the movement that is coalescing around you — best represents the people of the United Kingdom’s interests going forward into the post-Brexit era. I also believe that, given the current divisions within the party and the situation in Scotland, it is now impossible for… Read More »

Calls mount for a progressive alliance

In the wake of last week’s referendum decision, MPs from the Green and Labour parties are initiating exploratory talks about how an alliance of progressive parties might be formed. Caroline Lucas (Green Party) and Clive Lewis (Labour) with additional speakers Amina Gichinga (Take Back the City) and John Harris (Journalist) will meet in London on… Read More »