Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Which Side Are You On?
It is splendid news that Ken Loach is to address the Durham Miners' Gala.
That is all the more reason for the Durham Miners' Association to write to all Labour members of Durham County Council, advising them not to attend the Big Meeting unless the Teaching Assistants' dispute had by then been resolved to the Teaching Assistants' satisfaction.
The signatories to that letter need to include the confirmed speakers Ken Loach, Angela Rayner and Jeremy Corbyn.
It might also profitably point out that the Real Living Wage of £10 per hour was incompatible with the proposed cuts to the Teaching Assistants' pay, which therefore constituted a bringing of the Labour Party into disrepute, for which disciplinary action could expect to be taken without delay.