• Winter 2016/17

    Dec 04, 2016

    Winter 2016/17

     It has been a year since I last attempted a Newsletter/Blog. 2016 has been a whirlwind of a year, with mindblowing and catastrophic events both in this country and elsewhere. The EU Referendum, the misinformation that that displayed – on all sides – then the vote LEAVE triumphant. From the destruction of David Camaron’s career – he just dissolved into the ether, a bit like the Wicked Witch of the West. [The Wizard of Oz, remember that?] to the harassment of Jeremy Corbyn and the extraordinary attacks on him as leader by other Parliamentary Labour Party members. A challenge to him for the Leadership! He won with an increased majority!

  • Winter 2015/16

    Feb 10, 2016


    (Winter 2015)

  • Summer 2015 Newsletter/Blog

    Sep 10, 2015


    Summer 2015

  • Spring Newsletter/Blog

    Apr 07, 2015

    Newsletter/Blog     -     Spring 2015

    The General Election. Our one opportunity to engage in the democratic process, Yes, we have a ‘gagging’ law that inhibits our opportunities to challenge power. Those organisations that have helped to engage us during the previous 5 years are now severely inhibited in their ability to continue with this. We’re more or less on our own. Unless we’re active within a Union where our efforts might help in determining where our Union stands on issues and which Party best represents us!


    Jan 25, 2015

    Winter has settled in around us (me anyway!) and the days are short and a bit wet. It’s not too cold, although the wind does get a shiver or two. The Solstice passed and suddenly it snowed – missed the day but it looked good. Well, it did. It then froze and was a bit dodgy under wheel but very difficult underfoot. However, so far so good.

    The coldest wind comes from the Tory-Lib/Dem Coalition. The latest bit of the Austerity Policy is the cutting of the Local Authorities budgets.  How much more evidence do we need before we conclude there is an assault on all public institutions: Welfare, Education, NHS and Local Authorities. Each of these institutions is being stripped of any power to do anything other than what the govt want and allow. There is less and less support for those who, through no fault of their own, find themselves unemployed, disabled, mentally ill, homeless, pensioners and others.