Posts Tagged ‘ Housing ’

Remembering the Rent Strikes 100 Years On

Sep 29th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The life of ILPer Mary Barbour will be centre stage at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre in November when a heralded play about the 1915 rent strikes returns to the city to mark the centenary of that historic struggle.



Labour’s Housing Problem

Apr 28th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

ERNIE JACQUES argues that Labour’s ‘curate’s egg’ of a manifesto is a long way from being social democratic or balanced. It’s a confused approach exposed most clearly by its housing policy.

While there are undoubtably progressive nuggets in the Labour Party’s manifesto, which sets it apart from the nasty party, it is nevertheless remarkably timid and a long way from being anti-austerity, social democratic or balanced.



GMB Slams Tory ‘Right to Buy’ Plans

Apr 17th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The GMB union has slammed the Conservative Party’s plans to extend the ‘right to buy’ to housing association tenants as creating a “rich harvest” for private landlords at the expense of the nation’s social housing stock.



Housing and the Class Struggle

Feb 24th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Housing, home ownership and the right to an affordable home are set to be big issues at this year’s general election, and they will be the focus of discussion at the next Wakefield Socialist History Group meeting this Saturday, 28 February.



Join the March for Homes

Jan 25th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Thousands of Londoners will march on City Hall next Saturday (31 January) to demand an end to the housing crisis which is blighting the lives of many of the poorest people living in the capital.



ILP@120: John Wheatley – Glasgow’s Christian Socialist

Oct 7th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

From the pits to parliament via Glasgow rebellion, IAN S WOOD charts the often turbulent life and political career of John Wheatley.

John Wheatley was born on 19 May 1869 in Bonmahon, a village in Waterford, Ireland, the son of John Wheatley, a miner, and Johanna (née Ryan). The Wheatley family emigrated to Scotland and Wheatley grew up in Braehead, later Bargeddie, near Baillieston. The district was the centre of the north Lanarkshire coalfield where his father found employment.



The Battle for Social Housing

Aug 21st, 2012 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The Leeds-based Ford-Maguire Society is hosting a meeting on social housing next month which will look back at early campaigns for public housing and ask what lessons there are for housing policy today.



Writing the Con: Housing and the Big Society

Mar 2nd, 2012 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, News

A big society can’t be a good society unless it’s underpinned by decent housing, according to Labour MP Karen Buck. MATTHEW BROWN reports on the launch of two new Chartist pamphlets.



Stock ideas

Dec 20th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Democratic Socialist

Mike Wadsworth finds little support for housing co-operatives at a recent meeting of his CLP
All-member meetings, organised by the political education officer, are a regular feature of the constituency Labour Party in Great Yarmouth. Previous topics have included the Labour Party-trade union link and the future of pension and welfare provision. The issues raised [...]