Party leader Salma Yaqoob resigns from Respect

Salma Yaqoob, the leader of the Respect party founded by its only MP, George Galloway, has resigned from the party citing a breakdown of “relations of trust and collaborative working”.

New Green Party leader: Natalie Bennett

Australian-born journalist Natalie Bennett has been elected leader of the Green party, with Dudley councillor Will Duckworth as Deputy.

Patrick Harvie endorses Alex Phillips for GPEW deputy

“I’ll be voting for Alex because I believe she has a terrific combination of qualities which the Deputy Leader will need – energy, creativity, political experience and the charisma needed to help build a stronger Green Party and communicate its message to the widest possible audience.”

Sparks occupy BBC Scotland

A group of electricians have occupied the BBC Scotland building to protest against the corporation’s failure to cover their long running fight against large building contractors who are attempting to cut their pay nationwide by 35%.   As reported on the site jibelectrician.blogspot.com: THIS morning, Saturday 17th,  Scotland M&E workers are currently occupying the Glasgow [...]

Union News

UCU We’ll start with my own union, UCU, who’s annual congress happened recently. I couldn’t make it myself but as well as attacking the government’s points based immigration system and backing international solidarity with and a fund for Haiti there was strong opposition to cuts and in defence of jobs and places, and, of course, [...]