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Jeremy Corbyn

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Jeremy Bernard Corbyn is a British politician who served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 2015 to 2020. Corbyn has been the Member of Parliament for Islington North since 1983. Ideologically, he identifies himself as a socialist. Born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, and raised in both Wiltshire and Shropshire, Corbyn joined Labour as a teenager. Moving to London, he became a trade union representative.
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Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Robert Tressell - Apr 09, 2012 (first published in 1914)
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About this Wordsworth Classic: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a classic representation of the impoverished and politically powerless underclass of British society in Edwardian England, ruthlessly exploited by the institutionalized corruption of their employers and the civic and religious authorities.Epic in scale, the novel charts the ruin...
Jeremy Corbyn
Oct 15, 2019
This is why the The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists is one of my favourite books.      source
Operation Lighthouse
Reflections on our Family's Devastating Story of Coercive Control and Domestic Homicide
Luke and Ryan Hart - Jul 16, 2018
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Why would an ‘ordinary’ father murder his family? On 19 July 2016, Claire and Charlotte Hart were murdered in broad daylight, by the family’s father using a sawn-off shotgun. He then committed suicide. Luke and Ryan Hart, the two surviving sons, open up about their experiences growing up and the circumstances surrounding the murders. They hope to h...
Jeremy Corbyn
Jul 27, 2018
I was touched to write a foreword to this courageous book. As Angela Davis said, "I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I'm changing the things I cannot accept". It's with this boldness that Luke and Ryan have used their experience of domestic abuse to help others.      source
Beyond A Boundary
C. L. R. James - Sep 27, 1993 (first published in 1963)
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In C. L. R. James's classic Beyond a Boundary, the sport is cricket and the scene is the colonial West Indies. Always eloquent and provocative, James--the "black Plato," (as coined by the London Times)--shows us how, in the rituals of performance and conflict on the field, we are watching not just prowess but politics and psychology at play. Part m...
Jeremy Corbyn
Jul 01, 2018
This was the book I was talking about on @SophyRidgeSky A great read. #Ridge      source
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen - Oct 01, 2017 (first published in 1989)
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Gorgeous gift edition of the classic join in story by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Shake up a snowstorm with this perfect gift for brave hunters and bear-lovers everywhere!We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For over a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing throu...
Jeremy Corbyn
Mar 01, 2018
On #WorldBookDay I think of one of my favourite children's books, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by @MichaelRosenYes, and a great visit in the General Election to a Bristol children’s centre where I got to read it.      source