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Claiming the space

Hot’s Sean O’Shea interviews Clare Walton, Political Organiser, Red Pepper Magazine regarding their recent interactive evening (Sunday 27th September 2015) held at the BMECP Centre (Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership) Brighton.

Posted 10:02 Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 In: Politics,SOS Tags: Calias Caroline Lucas Clive Lewis MP Red Pepper Communities for Corbyn Corbyn Grassroots Green Party Mc Donnell Momentum Progressive change
critical times Paul wayrider

Jez we can

Hot’s Sean O’Shea reports on the aftermath of the Labour Leadership Election, some of the challenges facing newly elected Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn and the East Hastings Labour Party’s victory celebration.

Posted 03:34 Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 In: Politics,SOS Tags: Diane Abbott Guardian Hastings Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn Labour party Labour Shadow Cabinet Lord Falconer red flag Tom Watson Tony Blair White Rock Hotel

Andy Burnham: helping everyone get on in life

Labour Party Leadership Election 2015: On behalf of Hastings Online Times, Sean O’Shea asked all four of the Labour Party leadership candidates for their views on the role of the Labour Party in the twenty first century, the disillusionment with politics, the democratic deficit and the EU. He also enquired about their vision of the good society and what they would do to help people with their everyday struggles and problems.

Posted 11:52 Monday, Aug 17, 2015 In: Politics Tags: budget deficit casualised workforce EU Housing Benefit Bill low pay and productivity National health care services technical education two tier work force two visions Westminister bubble

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour must become a social movement

Labour Party Leadership Election 2015: On behalf of Hastings Online Times, Sean O’Shea asked all four of the Labour Party leadership candidates for their views on the role of the Labour Party in the twenty first century, the disillusionment with politics, the democratic deficit and the EU. He also enquired about their vision of the good society and what they would do to help people with their everyday struggles and problems.

Posted 11:51 In: Politics Tags: anti austerity campaigning organisation collective approach constitutional convention different politics economic alternative environmental crisis EU injustice Jeremy Corbyn socialmovement Trade Union Bill Welfare Bill

Yvette Cooper: refreshing and renewing Labour

Labour Party Leadership Election 2015: On behalf of Hastings Online Times, Sean O’Shea asked all four of the Labour Party leadership candidates for their views on the role of the Labour Party in the twenty first century, the disillusionment with politics, the democratic deficit and the EU. He also enquired about their vision of the good society and what they would do to help people with their everyday struggles and problems.

Posted 21:24 Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 In: Politics Tags: anti discrimination child poverty equality EU high tech jobs housing invest in business referendum renewing labour partry research and development social justice two million homes

Can Corbyn’s message of social decency     change our political landscape?

Jeremy Corbyn’s meteoric rise since he entered Labour’s leadership contest has got the world in a tizzy – suppose he actually wins?! Would that make Labour unelectable or a force for radical change? HOT asked two local activists, Rachel Lever and Clive Gross, to write for and against the following proposition: Is it realistic to suppose that the Labour Party, which in the general election endorsed the Tories’ austerity policy and now appears to have difficulty seeing itself as the opposition, can lead the struggle for a society based on a fair distribution of wealth and resources and sustainable environmental policies? Below is Rachel’s argument in favour. Clive’s argument against is here.

Posted 21:40 Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 In: Politics Tags: Jeremy Corbyn Labour party Left living wage nuclear weapons Rachel Lever supertax Tories trident university fees

Forget Labour – it’s time to move on

Posted 21:37 In: Politics Tags: Attlee Clean Air Act Clive Gross equal pay Frankie Boyle Jeremy Corbyn Labour party Margaret Thatcher Private Finance Initiative Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell Trades Union Congress

Local LibDems target Trident with public forum

One of the issues apparently decided by the outcome of the General Election is whether or not to renew Britain’s military nuclear capacity: Trident. The four Vanguard Class submarines that carry the Trident missiles will have to be replaced in 2028, which means that work on that project has already started on the drawing board. HOT’s Chris Cormack thinks there should still be scope for informed public debate, which is being offered by Hastings’ LibDems.

Posted 15:29 Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 In: Politics Tags: CentreForum Chris Cormack Liberal Democrats Nick Perry nuclear weapons Toby Fenwick trident
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