Posted April 20th, 2010 by David Schoibl
On Saturday April 24th 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 Poplar & Limehouse to campaign and help re-elect Jim Fitzpartick MP.
With so many undecided voters that close to the elections, every door knocked, every letter delivered, every hand shook and every conversation had can make all the difference especially in three-way marginals.
Jim faces a double euro-sceptic threat in his constituency. George Galloway’s Respect Party seems to think of Europe as an irrelevance. They didn’t even field candidates in the European Elections last year. The real threat, however, is that the euro-ignorant Respect party wins enough Read the rest of this entry
Posted April 19th, 2010 by David Schoibl
On April 24 right across Europe, progressives and activists from the Party of European Socialists (PES) will be participating in a day of action to call for an international financial transaction tax. Play your part in the London event of this Pan-European Campaign Day.
We’ll meet at 10am at 11 Market Way, E14 6AH next to Chrisp Street Market.
[It's close to All Saints and Langdon Park DLR stations - the Bus Number 15 also goes there.]
The financial crisis has already cost 7 million Europeans their jobs. The cost of the bail outs and intervention measures has been estimated by the PES to have cost each European €6,000 in extra public debt by the end of 2011.
Over the last 15 years, the number of financial transactions has increased by 450%. We are therefore calling for a financial transaction tax, (sometimes known as a ‘Robin Hood’ or ‘Tobin’ tax) of 0.05%, so that this massive flow of money, produces more social good.
A small tax on these transactions could help fund public services and help the world meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, to ensure that as we re-build our economy, we all benefit from this growth.
You can find further information on the European campaign is at: http://europeansforfinancialreform.org/
Please watch ‘The Vandal Banker’ and see where else in Europe FTT activities will take place. http://www.pes.org/en/financial-transaction-tax/pes-european-day-of-action
10:30 – 11:30 Event:
leaf letting passersby, taking pictures and recording short clips to upload to the PES Action Day website. Play your local part in a Pan-Eurpean event with a global goal.
We will be joined by Jim Fitzpatrick MP and Claude Moraes MEP and are expecting considerable media interest in the event.
To RSVP and to request further information on the social, environmental and macro-economic benefits of a financial transaction tax please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call David Schoibl on 07976 252 768.
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.
Posted May 24th, 2009 by David Schoibl
Your help is needed!
We are running three phone banks ahead of the European elections on June 4.
We will be phoning EU expats who have registered to vote in the UK for the European elections. We will remind them that a higher EU expat turn-out might prevent the BNP from winning seats.
Sessions are scheduled from 6pm to 8.30pm at a location in Central London on the following days
Wednesday May 27, Monday June 1 and Tuesday June 2
to rsvp and for detailed joining instructions please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted May 21st, 2009 by David Schoibl
David Miliband MP and Claude Moraes speak at the “Get out the International Vote” event on May 10, 2009
Both make a strong case for why EU expats should vote for Labour on June 4.
Watch them by clicking here
“Get out the International Vote” was held by the Labour Party in close co-operation with the UK Branches of PES sister parties.