Author Archives: Rachael Saunders

About Rachael Saunders

Labour councillor in Tower Hamlets

May Day – Bangladeshi Workers Council

Yesterday I spoke at a MayDay celebration organised by the Bangladeshi Workers Council.  There were strong speeches from across the British trade union and Bangladeshi left. We have been through a lot in Tower Hamlets politics, and I know that … Continue reading

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Our Father

There was a lot of publicity before Christmas about the decision of cinemas to ban the Church of England advert based on the Lord’s Prayer, and various of my friends wrote very well about the importance, radicalism and simplicity of … Continue reading

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Inventing the individual

There is something liberating about reading a book which explains something you had on some level always known. “Inventing the Individual: the Origins of Western Liberalism”, by Larry Siedentop, has just done exactly that. He sets out how the radical … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the labour movement

To really renew our movement, we need to remake it. If we want people to vote for us, they have to be able to see our values in action. Speeches, slogans, rhetoric, aren’t enough, and too many others – the … Continue reading

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Lutfur Rahman chief exec letter 9th Sept 2014

Letter to Rachael Saunders re Chief Executive – 9 September 2014.doc

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Devolving power and fighting for equality

Devolving power to local government, to self defined groups of people and to individuals does not disempower local government. We need a bold manifesto that demonstrates that we trust the British people if we are to win the election, and … Continue reading

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A Mayor of London that leads for women

My Progress piece:   http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2014/03/07/a-mayor-of-london-that-leads-for-women/    

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