General secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union Bob Crow has died aged 52. A absolute giant for workers rights, he will be missed greatly.
Thoughts with his family.
I love a good conspiracy theory:
Yes, this is how far right all the parties have shifted, Labour have dusted off Thatcher’s YTS but will apply to anyone without a job not just 16-18 year olds, and the Tories just force people to work for free.
Yes we have the right to work but not FORCED to work; no economy can sustain 100% employment, so why force those who don’t want a job to work. By not working they are also helping the economy stable just as those who work.
We need a fair wage for a fair contract – no 0% hours, no ‘training pay’, exploitation is not working.
It’s all well and good the Cameron’s saying that they want to send their child to a state school, despite overlooking 15 local schools when choosing the primary school, opting for an exclusive CofE school two miles away.
What a dilemma they will have when they realise there are no state schools because Gove has forced them all into Academy status.
Whilst the Police are determined to get justice for PC Blakelock, when they kill other people it’s a different matter.
Clement Blair Peach (25 March 1946 – 23 April 1979) was a New Zealand-born teacher who was killed by an officer of the Metropolitan Police Special Patrol Group (SPG) during an anti-racism demonstration in Southall 1979.
Although they originally denied it a Met internal report made available in 2010, officially confirmed the fact, but no-one has been charged, even though fourteen witnesses said they had seen members of the SPG strike Peach. The conclusion was that Blair Peach was killed by a police officer, but that the other police officers in the same unit had refused to cooperate with the inquiry by lying to investigators, making it impossible to identify the actual killer.
The Metropolitan Police report stated that an SPG policeman, identified as Officer E, was “almost certainly” the one whose assault killed Peach. Alan Murray, at the time an inspector in charge of SPG Unit One and now a lecturer in Accounting and Corporate Responsibility at Sheffield University, has admitted that he believes himself to be Officer E, but has denied killing Peach. Murray was described as “young and forceful” by the report, lied to investigators, and refused to participate in identity parades; to this day he wears the beard which it is suspected he originally grew to impede identification in case he were compelled to do so.
People are suffering all over the country, and things are getting extremely desperate for many families as Cameron has announced that we can afford tax cuts, and Herr IDS denouncing any cause for concern.
The Department for Work and Pensions said there was
“no robust evidence that welfare reforms are linked to increased use of food banks”.
However Food Banks are seeing food handed back because there is not enough credit in their electricity meters to switch on their cooker.
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones spoke of his concern over an increasing worrying trend.
“patterns of criminality are poverty-related where people are stealing food and essential items as opposed to higher value good like electrical items or items like perfumes.”
With regard to the Ukraine President Obama declares that Russia is on the wrong side of history, proclaiming President Putin is behaving in a 19th Century manner in the 21st Century.
Are we sure that the same cannot be applied to the Tories and their control over our country.
The Ukraine situation gives Cameron an ideal opportunity to convince the country and other European Leaders that he is a strong leader ( don’t laugh).
It’s just that he will find Putin a little more formidable opponent than the usual sick, disabled and poor that he bullies in this country.
so much for the economic recession.
FUCK THE RICH.
Yes the Ukraine is a complex situation, and I’m sure Russia are just ensuring they remain in control of their warm water port (an historical issue) but why is the UK and USA getting so fired up. Four days ago Islamist militants killed over 100 people in Nigeria, including school children, but this hasn’t really been given much headlines.
Is it a hangover from the Cold War and Capitalism trying to coax old eastern bloc countries to the ways of the west (imagine a drug dealer giving your first taste for free). Crimea, although classed as Ukraine has historically been Russian, full of Russians wanting to remain Russian.
Perhaps there is oil in Crimea.
So Ed states his new policies will change the shape of politics and the Labour Party……….laugh, I nearly voted Tory. Getting rid of Union support will only make Labour more appealing to the heartless business classes, and is aimed at creating the longevity of Labour rule as opposed to creating a fair representative party.
Politics shouldn’t be for politics sake, it is for the community to be represented; Thatcher and then Blair have turned the whole process into voting for a party as opposed to the individual. Politicians should simply be the tools of the community; a method of wading through the bureaucratic shit not simply a career like a plumber or electrician.
Unions are more representative of grass roots workers issues than any politician and it will be a big mistake for labour to keep breaking there links.