Saturday, 24 June 2017

Putting The Big Into The Big Meeting

You will of course all be at the Durham Miners' Gala on Saturday 8th July.

Who won't be? 200,000 are expected at the high point of the Third Corbyn Summer.

It might even get some national coverage this time, although don't bet on it.

With scarcely an affordable hotel room left in the city, camping will be available, if you book now.

But are Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Rayner, Ken Loach, Len McCluskey and Steve Gillan prepared to appear on a platform with a member of the majority on Durham County Council?

Even if it is only the Mayor saying a few opening words?

Those words would more appropriately be delivered by one or more of the Teaching Assistants.


  1. What used to happen when the old City Council wasn't Labour controlled, so the Mayor wasn't Labour?

  2. James from Durham26 June 2017 at 20:58

    The old city council was always Labour controlled until the Lib Dems finally got a majority. At that point, Gordon Brown abolished the city council, even though the Durham voters had said this was not what they wanted. Labour democracy in the north east. One reason among many why I have taken so long to join the Labour party