Posted April 17th, 2010 by David Schoibl
I had a really enjoyable day of campaigning in Hammersmith. I even managed to get sunburnt in the process for the first time this year. It was great to catch up with German and US American comrades I met the Saturday before when we were out for the campaign launch of Sadiq Khan in Tooting. It was also great to see French, Italian and Portugues friends again, who were also out in Tooting and or in Islington on March 20. And to meet so many new PES sister party activists. As on the Saturdays before parliamentary and local candidates as well as everybody in the local Labour party made us feel welcome and at home right from the start.
Hammersmith can really do with 4-5 more years of Andy Slaughter MP and a Labour Government. Having seen the effects of the socially divisive policies this Tory run Council has been advancing, you can only wish for all the local citizens that Labour will be able to wrestle back control locally as well on May 6.
I am just worried about this new tribal confidence I have detected amongst Lib-Dem voters. Clegg’s perfomance in the leaders’ debate on ITV and subsequent polling results seem to have made them immune to the Tory squeeze message (As in “this is a Labour-Tory marginal, by voting Lib-Dem you let the Tories in”) So is Clegg’s success this Thursday a blessing in disguise for Cameron? Let’s hope not. Because we all know what the Tories stand for and not only in terms of their position on Europe.
Don’t Let the Tories Get Away with it!
Posted April 13th, 2010 by David Schoibl
On Saturday April 17th the Labour Movement for Europe together with the UK Branches of PES sister parties (German SPD, French & Portuguese Socialists, to name but a few) & Labour Friends of Italy are going to Hammersmith, the newly formed constituency which is a model for integrated living: more than 50 different first languages are spoken there and there are more than 75 minority communities.
Since almost every country and continent is represented in Hammersmith, we decided it was the right kind of constituency for our third European day of action in key marginal seats in London.
The Labour candidate Andy Slaughter is a dedicated local MP and a committed pro-European with a clear record in supporting diversity of communities, equality and integration.
Come on Saturday and help electing him and making Britain a fairer, greener, safer and more pro-European country.
Don’t let the Tory get away with it!
Join us for a morning of campaigning – lunch – another afternoon session till 4pm – and a well deserved drink or two thereafter.
Please feel free to also join us for either the morning or afternoon, should you not be able to make the whole day.
We will start at 10:30 at the Hammersmith Labour Party HQ, in Greyhound Road number 28 – W6 8NX
To RSVP please email email@example.com or call David Schoibl on 07976 252 768
April 24 - PES ACTION DAY on FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX & EUROPEAN
CAMPAIGN DAY IN POPLAR & LIMEHOUSE FOR JIM FITZPATRICK MEP
Please also put April 24 in your diary for the PES Action Day on the
Financial Transaction Tax with Claude Moraes MEP, followed by a
campaign session for Jim Fitzpatrick MP in Poplar and Limehouse.