UK General Election 2017

We have an opportunity to take the country in a more progressive direction than the established powers would like. Let’s use it! There are a large number of groups working toward a similar aim, and the following is a collection of links to the ones I’m currently aware of. #UniteDontFight #ProgressiveAlliance Progressive Alliance (toward a… Read More »

New year thoughts

I have been trying to find positive ways to respond to recent world events, including electoral victories for the forces of division, hate and corporate greed. We humans seem to have a built-in imperative to protect ourselves and our own kind, and that selfishness unfortunately appears to be the main factor driving the move backwards… Read More »

Progressive alliance for Richmond

I just signed a petition for an alliance of progressive parties for the Richmond Park by-election and wanted to ask if you could add your name too. This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and… Read More »

Witney by-election next week

There’s an opportunity NOW to show that we’re serious about building progressive alliances to fight for an open, tolerant Britain with a democratic system that works for the people and the planet. Please sign the petition asking progressive candidates to stand down and support a single alliance candidate in the by-election on 20 October: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/witney… Read More »

Adopt Proportional Representation for UK General Elections

I need your help to get PR tabled for debate in the House of Commons. To make this happen, please sign the new, official Parliamentary petition calling for Proportional Representation: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/168657 Thank you! via http://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk/

We need proportional representation

Here’s a letter I wrote to my MP, and suggest you do something similar. More info is available from http://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk. Dear Mr Dowd, Good to meet you last Wednesday. I write regarding the Ten Minute Rule bill on Proportional Representation that Caroline Lucas is bringing forward next Wednesday 20 July, and urge you to add… Read More »

Save Europe’s last primeval forest

Please sign this petition to tell the Polish government to stop the logging and destruction of the last old forest in Europe: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/bialowieza_forest_11/?tRNVcab

Building an online resource

Since attending the Post-Brexit Alliance Building meeting on 5 July I’ve been thinking about what I could do to get such an alliance off the ground. I realised that I could help to set up a platform where those of us on the left-of-centre can share ideas about how we can make this actually come… Read More »

Call for a snap general election

UK voters: please sign this petition for an early general election following the vote to leave the EU: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/133548 Thank you!