This article is my response to the shocking “artist brief” recently published by Wiltshire Council asking for a “volunteer community artist” to do what is clearly a paid piece of work. It’s an example of the increasingly commonplace substitution of properly paid work for artists with free labour dressed up as volunteering.READ MORE

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Owen Jones’s blog, Questions all Jeremy Corbyn supporters need to answer, is rather odd. It’s as if he’s having (or had) an existential crisis. Labour’s low poll ratings have worried him. I find his blog a little bit patronising.  Here’s why…

Essentially he says (to quote a repetitive, but really rather good (back in the day) rave tune): “You can’t beat the system.… READ MORE

 

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So the Parliamentary Labour Party want Corbyn out via a new leadership election…

Firstly, fair en0ugh.  That’s their privilege.  Secondly, they always wanted Corbyn out; they never thought he could win.

But…

Unfortunately for the PLP, Labour leaders are democratically voted in by the members.

I re-joined Labour because Corbyn offered a sense of hope: something different – progressive socialism that listens to the people – to the members. … READ MORE