Flight – Vox Motus

I went to see this unusual show Flight in the darkened ballroom of the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove this weekend. Billed as an ‘individual experience’, groups were split into sections, brought into the venue and then separated, being placed in little seated...
Posted On 05 May 2019 at 10:18 pm

The challenge facing Labour in Brighton and Hove

We did not achieve the Labour majority on Brighton and Hove City Council which we wanted as the votes were counted from the elections held on Thursday (2 May). And we lost some good comrades, both from among sitting councillors and candidates in seats which we had hoped to win....
Posted On 05 May 2019 at 8:09 pm

Bang on – Brighton & Hove Albion dent the Gunners’ Champions League hopes

Arsenal 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 A Glenn Murray penalty on the hour restored parity to a Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang spot-kick after nine minutes. It was only the second point that Albion have taken from Arsenal in the league at either Highbury or the Emirates in the...
Posted On 05 May 2019 at 6:42 pm

Homeless woman jailed for attacking 89-year-old woman

A woman has been jailed after pleading guilty to attempting to rob an 89-year-old woman as she walked along London Road, Brighton. Clare Tasker, 38, of no fixed address, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 26 April charged with assault with intent to rob and admitted the...
Posted On 05 May 2019 at 3:35 pm

Why didn’t Labour win the city’s first majority socialist council?

This was to have been the election that delivered Brighton and Hove’s first majority socialist council. So while congratulations to the successful Labour candidates who did win is clearly the order of the day, its also important to reflect on why the party fell short of its...
Posted On 05 May 2019 at 3:30 pm

Good for Greens, bad for Labour, terrible for the Tories

Some thoughts on this year’s Brighton and Hove elections. It was a great result for the Greens. In some wards where you’d expect Corbyn’s Labour to run close, the Greens put down mega majorities (Preston Park and Regency look like St Peter’s and North...
Posted On 05 May 2019 at 3:30 pm

Labour set to call for progressive alliance with the Greens

A progressive alliance between the two main political parties in Brighton and Hove is on the cards. Labour group leader, councillor Daniel Yates has reached out to the Green Party after discussions with his party’s 20 councillors. He described the two parties as having...

A progressive coalition in Brighton and Hove would be a pragmatic way forward

The election results across the city have once again shown that the majority of residents support progressive politics and reject the regressive Conservatives and their ongoing austerity policy. Over recent weeks many resident, businesses and community organisations have bemoaned...
Posted On 05 May 2019 at 1:00 pm