Hello there. I have been a lifelong trade union and political activist. I was Secretary of Swindon TUC for 20 years, and an RMT activist for 20 years before compulsory redundancy forced me off the railway. I am a Council tenant and Secretary of Swindon Tenants Campaign Group which led a successful campaign against the proposed sell-off of Swindon’s Council housing stock.
I am Secretary of the Labour Campaign for Council Housing and on the national committee of Defend Council Housing.
This ‘blog’ is a site to post my writing rather than one of those stream of consciousness blogs in which people venture an opinion on every issue under the sun.
You can read here political and trade union articles, but also reviews of films and music, as well as seeing some of my photographs.
My articles have been published by Labour Briefing, the Labour Representation Committee, Inside Housing and Guardian Housing Network and the Morning Star.
I would welcome feedback either in the comments box after the posts or privately at firstname.lastname@example.org