Joining the revolution in Trafalgar Square

Yesterday lunch-time a little of the Egyptian revolution came to London’s Trafalgar Square, when thousands of people came together to celebrate the fall of Mubarak who had fled Cairo some 24 hours before. Called by Amnesty International and supported by the TUC, the...

NEC hears that Jeremy is stepping down

This year the union holds its election for a general secretary and after having served two five year terms, Jeremy Dear announced to the FebruaryNEC  meeting  that he would not be standing again. Jeremy was the union’s youngest ever leader when he was elected in 2001...

Wapping remembered and 25 years on

On 24 January 1986 Rupert Murdoch’s News International group moved production of their four newspapers (Times, Sunday Times, Sun and the News of the World) to Wapping in east London’s Docklands. Some 5,500 production and clerical workers were sacked overnight in what...

Revolution comes to Mayfair

Just a  one minute walk from the Dorchester in Park Lane (cocktails £15 in the bar) and located on the edge of Mayfair is the Egyptian Embassy. Situated  in South Street opposite Balfour Mews, a bit of the Egyptian revolution has come to tranquil Mayfair. But as the...