Archiv: Paul Embery


16.11.2019 - 19:47 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

The post-war Labour government gave us full employment; the NHS; modern welfare state; public ownership of railways, electric, gas, coal and steel; and built a million new homes. All when the country’s back was broken. Never let it be said that we can’t afford a decent society.

30.10.2019 - 06:08 [ Spiked ]

‘The left has turned its back on the working class’

Paul Embery talks to Brendan O’Neill about Brexit, democracy and the scourge of wokeness.

27.09.2019 - 18:06 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Our political class is unfit for purpose. Self-obsessed, virtue-signalling, emotionally incontinent, fixated on things that are irrelevant to normal people. The past hysterical 24 hours have exposed them for what they are. They deserve to be swept away.

22.09.2019 - 12:22 [ Blue Labour / Eventbrite.co.uk ]

The Blue Labour Fringe: Join Maurice Glasman and Paul Embery discussing Labour, Brexit, democracy, justice, and the future of radical politics.

Date and Time:
Sun, 22 September 2019
15:00 – 16:00 BST

Location:
Old Ship Hotel
Brighton
BN1 1NR
United Kingdom

22.09.2019 - 12:16 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Poll by Opinium for Sunday’s Observer: Con 37% Lab 22% Lib Dem 17% Brexit 12% Green 4% Second referendum strategy failing dismally for Labour. Heartland vote ebbing away. All utterly predictable. When will the middle-class liberals and Toytown revolutionaries start listening?

07.09.2019 - 10:11 [ Paul Embery / Unherd.com ]

Labour’s Brexit shambles: The Party’s laughable strategy is alienating all its voters

Having been a Labour party member for the best part of a quarter of a century, I want my party to win the next election. So I take no pleasure in saying that Labour’s current strategy (such as it is) around Brexit is a half-baked, shambolic mess.

28.08.2019 - 16:43 [ Paul Embery / Twitter ]

I suspect that the decision to suspend parliament will be met with either support or indifference by most people up and down the country. Many MPs have been trying to subvert democracy for three years. This is where their antics have led us. People just want the thing sorted.

14.06.2019 - 10:23 [ Channel Brexit / Youtube ]

#LeaveMeansLeaveMarch #BrexitMarch #BrexitBetrayal Paul Embery, „We need civil disobedience.“ (Leave Means Leave March)

Paul Embery @ Leave Means Leave March, 29th March.

14.06.2019 - 10:18 [ Spiked ]

The scandal of Paul Embery’s sacking

Paul Embery has spent 20 years as a dedicated trade-union official, fighting for better rights, conditions and pay for firefighters with the Fire Brigades Union. But today he revealed that he has been kicked off the union’s national executive and banned from office for two years.

Why? Because he delivered a pro-Brexit speech at the Leave Means Leave rally outside parliament on the day we were supposed to leave the EU.

14.06.2019 - 10:12 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

Solidarity .@PaulEmbery you are a fantastic union official, a voice for working class people and. True democrat. We stand with you in solidarity and support.

14.06.2019 - 10:08 [ Leave.EU ‏/ Twitter ]

WATCH | The late Bob Crow exposes the truth about the anti-democratic EU & demands Brexit on behalf of British workers ? What a far cry from today’s trade unions, where the likes of @PaulEmbery are barred from office

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14.06.2019 - 10:05 [ Brendan Chilton, Director @LabourFutureUK / Twitter ]

This is absolutely outrageous. Solidarity with you My dear friend and fellow Democrat .@PaulEmbery Its a scandal.

14.06.2019 - 09:58 [ Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

This is a shameful and intolerant decision. Paul has fought hard for better pay and conditions for firefighters for twenty years. Please show your solidarity with Paul Embery.

14.06.2019 - 09:55 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

I am disappointed to report that I have been kicked off the national executive of my union – @fbunational – and banned from office for two years as a consequence of my speech at the ‚Leave Means Leave‘ rally outside parliament in March.

More below.

21.05.2019 - 16:03 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ‏ ]

One of the things you learn after a couple of decades of political activity on the Left is that many who claim to be passionate supporters of freedom of expression don’t really mean it.

14.04.2019 - 12:27 [ spiked ‏/ Twitter ]

“An apology is never enough for the self-appointed censors. Only apologise if you are at fault, not because someone has decided to take offence. The witch-hunters are a threat to free speech and they need to be faced down.” @PaulEmbery on Twittermobs

14.04.2019 - 12:20 [ UnHerd ]

The trouble with dog-whistles: Paul Embery is the latest victim of the cynical censorship brigade

One of the strange habits of our time is the one in which a self-appointed class roams the land, hands cupped to their ear, hoping to discern something they can identify as a ‘dog-whistle’. I wrote about this habit after Conservative MP Suella Braverman came in for a scolding for using the phrase ‘cultural Marxism’ in a speech.

12.04.2019 - 13:09 [ Spiked ]

The labour movement has turned against the working class

Embery: The Labour Party now is increasingly a bourgeois, metropolitan, liberal party. It is obsessed with students and youth. It’s very London-centric – removed almost completely from parts of this country, such as the northern industrial heartlands, where the Labour Party was once a strong presence.

11.04.2019 - 11:15 [ Paul Embery , Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Tony Benn arguing in 1975 against handing over democratic powers to European technocrats. Eloquent, powerful and prescient. This was the best of the Left.

09.04.2019 - 16:12 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Tonight I learned that you may innocently use two everyday words in a discussion that had nothing to do with Jews, Jewishness or even race at all, but because Stalin used the same words to attack Jews 70 years ago, your comment will be considered anti-Semitic. Utterly insane.

08.04.2019 - 12:52 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

‚A nation is not a home.‘ I fear this encapsulates the divide in our society – between a rootless, cosmopolitan, bohemian middle-class (in this case a bloke who used to sing folk songs on the BBC) and a rooted, communitarian, patriotic working-class.

06.04.2019 - 19:20 [ Paul Embery, firefighter, trade union official / Twitter ]

The PM confirms the UK is now preparing to take part in the European elections. So three years after the electorate voted to leave the EU, we will be sending politicians back there. A failure of statecraft and betrayal of democracy. Our political class deserves to be swept away.

05.04.2019 - 14:54 [ Paul Embery / Unherd.com ]

Why does the Left sneer at the traditional working class? Labour alienates this integral element at its peril

When some on the Left argue that the term ‘traditional working-class’ is obscure or divisive or racist and should therefore be ditched, what they are really demonstrating, unintentionally, is their own hidden contempt for this group. They would rather it didn’t exist at all in the form it does.

They think its members are ‘nativist’ and reactionary and – God forbid – voted to leave the European Union. Because, you see, the group-thinkers and virtue-signallers and woke liberals and quasi-Marxists and echo-chamber-dwellers who comprise so much of the modern Left believe themselves to be Inherently Better People than those of us from the more traditional Left.

30.03.2019 - 12:07 [ Paul Tavares ‏/ Twitter ]

Some sterling speeches at the #Brexit rally at Westminster yesterday from .@JuliaHB1, .@PeterBoneUK, .@KateHoeyMP, Brendan O’Neill & others – but one of the most poignant was from .@PaulEmbery who said: „The divide is not Leave v Remain. It is Democracy v anti-democracy“

30.03.2019 - 10:37 [ Paul Embery ‏/ Twitter ]

One of the pleasing things about tonight’s events outside parliament is that the rally held on Whitehall by the loathsome racist rabble-rouser Tommy Robinson attracted a tiny number of people, and the overwhelming majority stayed with the main event in Parliament Square.

(twelve hours ago)