One year on… Greens brand council’s lack of action as ‘tokenism’

“So far the climate emergency motion feels very much like tokenism from a council determined to carry on with business as usual.” A year after Hastings Borough Council (HBC) declared a climate emergency, the town’s Green Party has condemned the authority for its lack of action.  The climate emergency motion was passed unanimously by HBC’s […]

Modern slavery… ‘we know it is happening in Hastings’

We do not yet know the full story of how 39 people came to be found dead in a lorry in Essex. The deaths highlight the activities of ruthless people smugglers – and the connected issue of modern slavery, when those migrants who make it illegally to Britain are employed in black market sweat shops […]

The ‘green’ industrial revolution – Hastings rally hears Labour’s plans

The Labour ‘Roots’ event in Hastings at the weekend was attended by over 500 people. It featured speeches by party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott. In his speech, the Labour leader reiterated the party’s position on Brexit: a deal with Brussels within three months of coming to power and a referendum […]