This site was set up by and for people who supported Jeremy Corbyn’s bid for the Labour leadership and – when it was successful – shared Lesley Docksey ‘s belief that this could be a ‘watershed’ in Britain’s history – ‘a movement that is not going to disappear’.
The title was chosen by Lesley when the mailing list was asked for suggestions. Those who replied approved of the choice.
The election of JC – a man of peace, compassion and justice was and is a watershed in British history – so this website will not be closed. Once more we were guided by Lesley, who answered:
“Where will we go? Already there is a feeling that we will reorganise, get back on our feet and somehow retrieve our relationship with the EU. Yes, it needs reforming – most of Europe knows that and are working on it. I was going to conferences about that reform well before the 2016 referendum. It makes no sense to leave the biggest trading block there is, but Brexit has been led by ideology, not sense.
“People are talking more than ever about reforming politics, getting rid of first-past-the-post and having genuine proportional representation, taking Parliament well away from Westminster (Manchester is an option!)
“We need citizens’ assemblies and bottom- up politics, we need politicians that put the country and its people and environment before any party, let alone personal interests. We need politicians that work together, irrespective of ‘party’ loyalty.
“I personally would like to see English politicians respecting the fact that the island of Britain has three distinct nations, and respecting the views of the Scots and Welsh instead of ignoring them. How can you claim that you belong to the ‘United Kingdom’ when the Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish are walked all over? I love driving over the Welsh border and seeing the sign ‘Croeso y Cymru’. I loved visiting Scotland and knowing I was in a different country. So I would support turning the UK into a federation of small countries that work together for our combined good”.
These are the five themes to be followed up and, as before, long or less accessible contributions will be placed on a page and featured on the blog with the link to the full article.