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Clarion voices

September 14, 2015

A really good idea. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of something like this?

Sometimes, it's just a cigar

I miss the Labour movement of my youth.

It was a Labour movement that debated ideas, that could inspire and lead, not follow.

Part of that Labour movement was an active press, and a world of ideas in which a plurality of voices competed for attention and space.

I find those voices now in the blogosphere, not in the clickbait obsessed world of the mainstream media. If we had more time, here at Cigar towers, we would curate more of those voices, but we have lives that require us to be more than just bloggers.

One of the voices I suspect both Jem and myself would amplify more regularly, if we could, is Stavvers. Not because I agree with everything she says, (although this resonates hugely with me) but because of the passion, commitment and intelligence with which she says it.

Stavvers is, simply, a very good writer and a…

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