Category Archive: Politics

Jun 16

The Dirty Thirty – performed by the Red Leicester Choir


10773It is more than appropriate that in the 30th anniversary year of the Miner’s Strike, the Red Leicester choir have decided to perform my song The Dirty Thirty.

Feb 13

You’re joking right? People used to really think that?


Shocked-FaceSo yesterday was my birthday and I was looking forward to a lovely night out with friends. My plan was to gather at the Egg Cafe, Liverpool’s eating place for veggies.

I even had them put aside a portion of Fennel Bake, my favourite dinner!

Jul 27

Olympics Song – Listen Here


So today is the opening of the Olympics. Hoorah! The nation is in a frenzy. Apparently.

All the hype aside, there’ll be some great sporting stories waiting to unfold. Enjoy it.

There’s a funny thing that happens at the Olympics though.

Jul 17

Support The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign Petition

The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign is seeking the release of official documents surrounding the imprisonment of Dessie Warren and Ricky Tomlinson.

Such documents are normally released after 30 years (known as the thirty year rule) but the State still will not release these documents despite the building strike being 40 years ago.

Apr 06

A Tribute To Malcolm Pinnegar of The Dirty Thirty

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I wake this morning to the heartbreaking news that Malcolm Pinnegar (“Benny to his friends”) passed away last night after a long illness.

Benny led The Dirty Thirty group of striking miners in Leicestershire during the Miners Strike of 84/85.

Mar 12

New Single Released – The Dirty Thirty (Listen Here)

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Mar 10

Media Coverage For Dirty Thirty Single

I will be on BBC Radio Leicester on Monday morning at 7.50am to discuss the release of my new single The Dirty Thirty.

The release will also be covered in the Leicester Mercury, the city’s local newspaper.

Feb 16

March 12th Single Release: The Dirty Thirty

On March 12th this year, the anniversary of the official start of the Miner’s Strike, I will be releasing my brand new single The Dirty Thirty.

Jan 04

Tressell And Me Radio Ballad On Preston FM

My radio ballad Tressell And Me is being broadcast on Preston FM this Friday (6 Jan).

It will feature in the popular 7pm show Best Kept Secrets presented by Paul and Lucy Breeze.

Jan 01

Tressell And Me – A Radio Ballad

I have produced a radio ballad exploring the socialist ideas within the book The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

I hope that you enjoy it, that you share it, and that it helps spread socialist ideas in a way that is easy to understand.

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