A few words about the links from this blog

This is pretty much how we operate also. If we criticise an action or policy we try to be specific and leave personal feelings out. Above all you need to be involved in a campaign to have an opinion on how it’s run!

And when it’s occasionally necessary to take issue with someone over careless language or historical revisionism, the best way still is and always will be, one to one and face to face.

When we link to another group from this blog, it is not a one hundred percent endorsement of their politics, strategy and tactics. What it represents is an acknowledgement that they’re broadly moving in the same direction of travel as us. If we were to be totally purist and insist on near total alignment with our politics, there would certainly be fewer links in the sidebar!

Fortunately we’re not purists, we’re pragmatists. Operating out here in Essex, we have to be pragmatic when it comes to working with ad-hoc alliances to achieve a result. The Save Southend NHS campaign is one such example of a broad ranging ad-hoc alliance that got a result and one that we’ve been happy to stand alongside on a few occasions. Save Our Libraries Essex looks to be another alliance we’ll be happy to support.

We’ve always liked the idea of a range of groups…

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