Tag Archives: labour party

Barnsley council don’t like scrutiny or democracy

The local government association states that one of the key roles residents expect their councillors to fulfil is to “represent their views at council meetings”.  So what do you do when you are the leader of a council with an overwhelming majority and a councillor has been elected who starts doing just this – asking… Read More »

Don’t Fall into the Binary Trap of Brexit

Almost 3 years ago the UK held a referendum on their membership of the European Union.  By a margin of 52% to 48% the UK voted to leave the EU.  At that point our country split and all of a sudden instead of politics and society being a spectrum of opinion, it became a binary… Read More »

Free money – an idea whose time has come

Last year I wrote a post for my website promoting the concept of Universal Basic Income.  This came after listening to ex-Green party leader Natalie Bennett talking about it as part of the Skeptics at the Pub programme in Barnsley. I’m currently reading a very interesting book Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman which makes… Read More »