Notes from Zac
Updates on projects, thoughts on big issues and random ramblings from my life.
Lighting up buildings, painting rainbows, clapping on our doorsteps and praising NHS key workers, this pandemic has helped bring the communities together around our NHS… at least in theory.
Statues of British monarchs are right to be torn down in the countries that were occupied and treated like human farms – if that is what they wish to do. Downing Street and the UK has no right to condemn what they do on their own soil. Why should they be stared down upon byContinue reading “UK has no right to condemn Canada statue toppling | Zac Arnold”
In two days time, 5 July 2021, voting papers will be dispatched to members in the election of the next General Secretary of Unite the Union. Whoever wins will replace Len McCluskey, a strong man for the Labour Party’s left wing in securing Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, who has been in place since 21 November 2010.Continue reading “The fight to replace McCluskey at Unite is pivotal for the Labour movement | Zac Arnold”
The Leader of the UK’s Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer, is catching his breath after an unlikely by-election victory in Batley and Spen with the sister of assassinated MP Jo Cox, Kim Leadbeater, as their candidate. National nuisance and former Labour and Respect MP, George Galloway, tried to shift the campaign’s debate onto the diabolicalContinue reading “Keir Starmer’s leadership is untenable as Leadbeater defies national trend | Zac Arnold”
If a swing of 3% from Labour is considered a win I’m concerned about how secure Keir Starmer is going to feel after this result. If the same trend fell across the country in a General Election, Labour would have lost 11 seats – dropping even further below the worst result since 1935 in DecemberContinue reading “Batley should not be a signal of a strong leadership for Keir Starmer | Zac Arnold”
The spirit shown by Sir Tom Moore was an exhibition of the best that can come out of times of great crisis. This is a huge loss, my thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. Rest in Peace Captain!
As the situation with Covid-19 continues to deepen and with an abject failure of leadership and competence to take the fight to this pandemic, our small collective actions are often the best we can hope for. Please abide by the new National Lockdown wherever possible, only leaving your home if absolutely necessary for your physicalContinue reading “Please abide by the new lockdown, protect the NHS and save lives | Zac Arnold”
Whilst nobody deserves to receive abuse for something like this, Clap for Carers was always a slap in the face to front line NHS staff. Staff that have watched the same people that stand clapping and banging pots, soaked in their own self righteousness, go and vote for Governments election after election that deliver realContinue reading “Clap for Carers is a slap in the face to front line NHS staff | Zac Arnold”
Over the past week the privacy and safety of patients and staff in Gloucestershire’s hospitals has been put at risk by the actions of a particular individual holding particularly unsavoury opinions. NHS staff are putting themselves at risk day in day out to protect lives whilst a minority of individuals with no respect for anyoneContinue reading “I am ashamed to have shared a platform with Debbie Hicks | Zac Arnold”
Coming on four years from the creation of HOLD – Hands Off Lydney and Dilke hospitals, NHS bosses in Gloucestershire are still determined to close Lydney and District Hospital and the Dilke Memorial Hospital. They do this to replace them with one new, single, smaller facility in Cinderford. This pandemic should have made things evenContinue reading “Coronavirus has made the need for two hospitals clearer | Zac Arnold”