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Labour Party Leadership Election 2016

HOT’s Sean O’Shea consulted with some local Labour Party members, who are also HOT readers, regarding the coming Labour Party Leadership Election. He agreed to prepare some questions based on this discussion and forward them to the Labour Party Leadership candidates. Any replies received will be published in the HOT Topics, Politics Section. Here are some notes on some of the issues raised.

Posted 10:03 Monday, Aug 8, 2016 In: SOS Tags: Clause Four Labour Party Attlee Great money trick Jeremy Corbyn Labour party Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Rent and Mortgage Interest Restriction Act 1915 William Beveridge

Why Hastings is still Mugsborough

Michael Madden is a stalwart supporter of the Labour Party, but not of the ruling Labour group on Hastings Borough Council. In fact he was recently expelled from the local Labour Party. Here he details his serious falling-out with his former party colleagues over the council’s attitude towards planning, and in particular its actions in the Country Park, and compares HBC with the council described in Robert Tressell’s fictional town of Mugsborough, a thinly disguised portrait of Hastings in the Edwardian era.

Heritage protest over Tower Road development

Residents in the Tower Road area have formed a protest group to contest an application by local charity Magdalen & Lasher to build a block of flats in the road, arguing that it will mean the demolition of Victorian workshops which are likely to have been known to Robert Tressell. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:15 Friday, Nov 27, 2015 In: Campaigns Tags: 35 Tower Road Protest Group Adams and Jarrett Cornfield Terrace Hastings Charity Organisation Hastings Workhouse John Humphries Magdalen & Lasher Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell St Peter's Labour Yard St Peter's Road Tower Road Vivienne Fox William Third workshops

Forget Labour – it’s time to move on

Posted 21:37 Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 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
Robert Tressell Centenary Event

Centenary celebration of Robert Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

This seminal book is as relevant today as it ever was, and Otherwords Productions are organising a free fundraising event to raise awareness of Robert Tressell and the important role the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists has played in  our social history, both home and abroad. Organiser Tara Reddy describes the event to HOT reporter Cathy Simpson.

Posted 12:42 Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 In: Literature Tags: Art Attilla the Stockbroker Bruce Dowling Bryan MMahon bunting Cathy Simpson Ed Boxall Joy Hoi Polloi Juliette Dodd Martin Chomsky Mayor music Nadine Ghouri pop-up event Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell Salina Godden Steve Finnerty Steve Peak Tyson Dogg
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