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We must not lose our way

The left wing works for the benefit of all who need it. The right wing works only for the benefit of those with whom they agree.

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Lincoln YMCA: A validating environment

Helping homeless people isn’t rocket science. Do relatively simple things respectfully, repeatedly and well.

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A little history: Alfred the Great (849 – 899)

In 872, when Alfred was only 23 he succeeded his brother, Aethelred as King of Wessex. Shortly after this he embarked upon his famous retreat into the Marshes, complete with implausible stories about burnt cakes. The war with Guthrum’s invading Vikings was brutal and bloody but eventually, a combination of Saxon courage and Alfred’s strategy […]

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A little history: The battle of Cable Street

Fascists, racists and religious hate-mongers have never been welcome in Britain

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A little history: What’s a ‘lefty loser’?

There is no such thing as a ‘lefty loser’, only lefties who are in it for the long haul. We are resililent, we are strong, we are part of a centuries old tradition and we will prevail!

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A little history: Jesus of Nazareth

It’s amazing how many Tories profess to be Christians and yet ignore almost everything their Messiah said.

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A little history History Inequality

A little history: Marcus Aurelius

It may be only a short step too far to call him one of Europe’s earliest socialists.

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A little history: Anthony Wedgewood Benn

Tony Benn wasn’t just wise – he was compassionate too. Tony Benn wasn’t just a campaigner – he was a guru of the left