Blog posts

21 Mar 2018

Over the past few months, I've been slowly building up a network of friends and comrades from across the Labour movement. A good number of these I already knew from the student movement, but I've also made friends from the People's Assembly Against A...

2 Feb 2018

Theresa May is a "dead woman walking". Not my words (even though I agree with them), but the words of the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne just a few days after the General Election last year, in which Theresa May lost her Parliamen...

14 Jan 2018

As I've grown older I've become increasingly aware that the world and the society in which we live is not set up for people with disabilities such as myself. From inaccessible (in the loosest sense of the word) nurseries to inaccessible crematoriums,...

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Policy interests & views

This is a non-exhaustive list of Alex's interests and views. Topics are not in any particular order.

  • Freedom of speech, disability rights, and wider civil rights. Alex very firmly believes in the importance of each of these. Alex also believes that the internet should be accessible to all and free from government control or surveillance. 

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  • Public services. Alex believes that public services should be completely free to all and under full public control and ownership. Alex believes that all public sector workers should get a pay rise in line with inflation each year. 

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  • Education. Alex believes that education is a public good, and also believes that it is a route out of poverty. Alex believes that everyone should have free access to education.

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  • Brexit. Alex voted to leave the European Union in the referendum in 2016, and has an interest in the negotiations and the politics surrounding them. 

 

  • Social security. Alex firmly believes that those who can work, should work. He also believes that it is the responsibility of the state to support people into work, and to support fully those who cannot work. Alex considers the level of poverty and inequality (both in and out of work) in the UK to be embarrassing for a rich and developed nation.

This is a non-exhaustive list of Alex's interests and views. Topics are not in any particular order.

  • Freedom of speech, disability rights, and wider civil rights. Alex very firmly believes in the importance of each of these. Alex also believes that the internet should be accessible to all and free from government control or surveillance. 

 ​

  • Public services. Alex believes that public services should be completely free to all and under full public control and ownership. Alex believes that all public sector workers should get a pay rise in line with inflation each year. 

 ​

  • Education. Alex believes that education is a public good, and also believes that it is a route out of poverty. Alex believes that everyone should have free access to education.

 ​

  • Brexit. Alex voted to leave the European Union in the referendum in 2016, and has an interest in the negotiations and the politics surrounding them. 

 

  • Social security. Alex firmly believes that those who can work, should work. He also believes that it is the responsibility of the state to support people into work, and to support fully those who cannot work. Alex considers the level of poverty and inequality (both in and out of work) in the UK to be embarrassing for a rich and developed nation.