Songs against the Bomb
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Songs against the Bomb


Now that I seem to be recovering from the bronchial infection that has plagued me since before Christmas, I am able to get stuck into a number of projects, including organising a “singing coach” to go to the anti-Trident demo in London on Feb 27, production of an anti-nuclear songsheet for the demo, and updating … Continue reading

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Jeremy Thorpe in Bradford, August 7, 2012


As part of his triumphant campaign for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn, MP, came to Bradford, where the Independent Labour Party was formed in 1893. He addressed an crowd of nearly a thousand for just over half an hour. His speech was filmed using EE’s new ActionCam. This is the first of two 15-minute extracts … Continue reading

Labour candidate publicises Galloway!
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Labour candidate publicises Galloway!


I was surprised and not a little amused to receive publicity for George Galloway’s campaign to be re-elected for Bradford South on May 7 from his Labour opponent. Her election address indicates that she – or, more probably, her New Labour Blairite spin-doctors – doesn’t understand the first principle of political polemic. As my old … Continue reading

It’s May Day!
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It’s May Day!


♠ Padstow May Day, filmed by Pathe in 1932 On this day in 1983 I was baptised and confirmed into the Anglican Communion. My friend, Sydney Carter was there. I witnessed to the congregation how my life as a Communist had found its consummation in the comradeship of Jesus, that great revolutionary. That same evening, … Continue reading