Monthly Archives: July 2013

Minutes: North East Peoples Assembly Planning Meeting 30th July

Tuesday 30 July, Bar Loco You can find minutes from previous meetings here 24 people in attendance, Chair-person: Mark Tyers, Minute-taker: Jerry Drake Apologies: Jonelle Atkinson, Jill Hislop, Tracey Tofield, Vince Lisle, Tony Dowling, Alex Snowdon, Councillor David Stockdale Look out … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap: Life expectancy in the regions

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Even on the Bedroom Tax, the Labour leadership is scared of its own shadow

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All over the country, people will take to the streets today to protest against the Bedroom Tax. Battling against a government policy which targets a vulnerable minority, facing down apathy (not so…

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The Ticking Time Bomb: Youth Unemployment in the North East

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Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) made grim reading. According to ONS, the number of young people without a job rose to 993,000, taking the youth unemployment rate to…

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North East People’s Assembly: build a movement to stop cuts

16 February 2013, when over 1000 marched in Newcastle By Alex Snowden DISCLAIMER: The following article is the opinion of its author and does not represent the views of the People’s Assembly or of any political party The North East People’s … Continue reading

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Social Club Politics Part 4: Euroing it up in Jezza

DISCLAIMER: The following article is the opinion of its author and does not represent the views of the People’s Assembly or of any political party In the forth part of my travels around Tyneside’s local politics ‘scene’ I found myself … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking in the Labour Party

Originally posted on The World Turned Upside Down:
I know those to the left of me will snort, but I genuinely think there are plenty of good people left in the Labour Party. I’d go further than that. Many of…

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