Monday, 23 April 2018

A Monumental Opportunity

Millicent Fawcett is all well and good. But there ought to be a triple monument to the working-class Suffragettes who fought on for another 10 years after 1918, to Women Against Pit Closures, and to the County Durham Teaching Assistants.

The Durham Miners' Association should commission and erect that, to be unveiled by Jeremy Corbyn, quite possibly as Prime Minister by the time that it had been completed. Or else I, as the Member of Parliament for North West Durham, would do so.

If the DMA, which has slid back very publicly on support for the TAs since Davey Hopper died, had failed to do this, then it would only be giving you yet another reason to do everything possible to get me elected, including by voting for me if you happened to live here.

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