2016 was pretty bad. Will 2017 will be worse. It could be – but let’s hope not.
Month: December 2016
Cliff Williams, the head of Team Dave, the campaign group to elect Dave Prentis as general secretary, and a leading union official was cross questioned by lawyers today on the misuse of officials to help Dave Prentis win. The hearing will continue after the New Year.
The second day of the hearing into complaints about union officials breaking rules to ensure that Dave Prentis was re-elected general secretary of Unison, put the spotlight on the role of the Electoral Reform Services which was both oversaw and scrutinised the election.
A hearing begins on Monday into whether officials in Britain’s biggest public sector trade union, Unison broke its own rules and an Act of Parliament by overzealously supporting the re-election of its general secretary, Dave Prentis. All candidates who stood against him have lodged complaints.
The big political row over what Boris Johnson said about the Saudis engaging in ” proxy wars” is a distraction to what Boris is really telling the Middle East as this text of his speech shows. It all about the revival of a new form of British Imperialism promising more action in the Gulf.
With the exception of one good council by-election result yesterday Labour’s performance was dire. They need a simple message to galvanise the voters to see where they stand.
Exclusive: Disabled army veteran and IRA bomb survivor targeted for the sack by human rights watchdog
The Equality and Human rights Commission are slashing jobs as a result of government cuts with black and disabled people taking the brunt of potential compulsory redundancies. This is an example of one of the people facing the chop.
I have mixed feelings about Zac Goldsmith’s failure to be re-elected. I disagree with him over Brexit and his Mayoral campaign but he is a true democrat and environmentalist. There are also lessons for Labour in the Lib Dem revival.