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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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DWP’s decision delayed by 6 months and counting

Sharon has worked hard all her life to raise her family and keep food on the table

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Are Britons working or not?

Give women a way to make a reasonable income en masse and they spend it en masse. Money circulates. The economy grows.

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Jenky MP: Promises versus reality

remember these betrayals, remember the voting records of hypocrites like Jenky and let’s kick them out in 2024.

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Loud and clear

This isn’t any sort of victory for the left – this is evidence that we’ve been played – yet again.

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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: Marcus Aurelius

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

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Community strength needs a focus

let’s make sure that nobody is left behind

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Working class: “Know your place”

What does equality of opportunity actually look like? It is not enough to say that the same rules apply to everyone and think that it’s fair. If those rules involve working for free for years just to get a start on your chosen career path then no matter how gifted they may be, many working […]

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Harness that anger – quickly

Don’t get angry with Tory voters. It won’t help heal our communities.

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Paul’s gone to the dogs!

a community atmosphere of the kind I haven’t seen for years.