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John McDonnell started his speech by talking about the recent scandal of MP’s expenses and said we should all be very angry. He went on to say that the solution wasn’t just sacking a few MPs. The crisis is systemic, the Political crisis and the economic crisis are not isolated they are two sides [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 8th 2009

I have nearly come to the end of my conference postings, so you can all breath a sigh of relief
I have shown you the conference hall, covered some of the debates, fringe meetings and guest speakers (one more to come).  Today I am going to share with you the seafront at Brighton.  How [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jun 4th 2009

One of the sections at the PCS conference covered ‘International Issues’, which gave us the opportunity to hear guest speakers from a different part of the world.  Fathi Naser and Hana Joma, representatives from the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) gave us an insight into what it is like to be a Trade [...]

5 Comments CherryPie on May 30th 2009

I am posting early this week because I am off to the Love Music Hate Racism festival tomorrow and I will be there all day. So there will be no chance for blogging, but probably lots of photo opportunities.  Some of you may have seen the first picture before but I just couldn’t resist posting [...]

31 Comments CherryPie on May 29th 2009

On Wednesday morning national president Janice Godrich opened the 2009 annual delegates conference. She started by reminding delegates that we were meeting against the background of the worst economic crisis in living memory and that 11 million adults are now living below the breadline. She went on to say how this was affecting people [...]

Comments Off CherryPie on May 26th 2009

I spent most of last week in the Brighton Centre.  They were long days lasting from 9 in the morning until 5.30 in the evening, with only an hour for lunch. At the main conference you don’t even get a few minutes break for a cup of tea in the morning. Most conference sessions [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on May 25th 2009

When I posted this I wasn’t sure what the weather forecast for the week was going to be. Hopefully the weather has been more like the second photo because it is a long trek from the hotel to the conference centre.

Comments Off CherryPie on May 21st 2009

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