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by Jim Jepps Prepare yourself for the most outrageous, offensive tweet in human history. Ed Miliband said this tweet made him angrier than at any time during his leadership – angrier than over the privatisation of the Post Office, angrier than when the Daily Mail slated his dead father, angrier than everything that’s happened to […]
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by Jim Jepps David Cameron refused to pose wearing the Fawcett Society T-Shirt “This is what a feminist looks like”. It’s an existential poser to ask whether someone who’s obviously not a feminist can be less of a feminist. It’s not exactly news that the leader of the Conservative Party is more Margaret Thatcher than […]
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by Jim Jepps “If the Scots want to show some solidarity with the people in England who feel trapped in a centralised state where cheap credit, privatisation and deregulation are the only solutions offered, they should vote yes to independence and set us all free.” Billy Bragg Adam Ramsay pointed out that “In Scotland, […]
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by Jim Jepps As a new site we’re gradually building up the infrastructure of the site as well as trying to bring you interesting reports, views and event notices from around North London. Part of this is about building up some of the resources the site provides. We’ve just made some space for the forthcoming […]
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Review of Pride, out today, by Jim Jepps. For people of my generation The Miners’ Strike of 1984 was a defining moment. For good and ill, it shaped our ideas and beliefs about this country for decades to come. Just like the movement against the Iraq war it was not only a set of events that […]
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Dear Nora, I have a very delicate and personal problem, please help me, I’m desperate. You see, it all started when I was looking for some holiday reading. On a whim I picked up Julie Bindell’s new book “Straight Expectations” thinking “well, if nothing else I can write a scathing review of it.” It started […]
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We’ve had a lazy summer over August. While the Cat Hill protests are still ongoing in general the news slows down and a fair few of the North London Star team have been sunning themselves on their well deserved breaks. But September is gearing up to be a hyper-active month. Take a look at […]
by Jim Jepps On Friday night Patrick Harvie, a Green Member of the Scottish Parliament, addressed a meeting in Camden Town Hall making the case for Scottish Independence. In a lively and informative meeting Harvie tackled questions of the currency, nationalism, the EU and what those who live in England can do. Harvie described […]
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Editorial comment from Jim Jepps We’ve had some brilliant articles up on the North London Star in the last seven days. Merylin Moos’ review of the Tottenham Theatre company’s Walter Tull was really lovely, and well timed as today is the one hundredth anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. It’s not just the […]
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By Jim Jepps Today’s rushed Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill has been a travesty from the start. When the government’s communications act got bogged down in the Parliamentary mud earlier in the year the government decided to speed the process up and have fast tracked essentially the same legislation, passing it in just a week . […]
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