Author Archives: bernardharkins

About bernardharkins

Involved in Labour Party politics and a trade union activist. I live in Musselburgh and I am a Community Councillor. I am interested in running, cycling, reading and music, especially from the 60's.

#IWMD17 – Looking after those who look after us

The 28th April marks International Workers Memorial Day #iwmd17 a time when we remember those who have lost their lives at work and the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Continue reading

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The Shock Doctrine – A Book by Naomi Klein

I am late to the Shock Doctrine but it is still relevant to what is happening today and may set out a future that the UK will face very soon. Continue reading

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Couldn’t Get to There from Here

You feel anticipation, excitement at what lies ahead, you, your bike and the road. The future is unwritten as someone once said, well at least today is. Mid-November but the sun is bright, the air is cold and the tarmac … Continue reading

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Young Soul Rebels – A Book by Stuart Cosgrove

The crisp beat of a snare drum, a pulsing bass, the staccato stab of a guitar, a horn section punctuating every line, strings that zing and a soaring voice laying down what it means to have loved and lost. Mix … Continue reading

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The Age of Jihad a Book by Patrick Cockburn

The first meeting of the Musselburgh and District Labour Party Book Group met to discuss the Age of Jihad by Patrick Cockburn. Here’s what we thought. Continue reading

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Our Favourite Shop – The Style Council

The title of this blog site is inspired by The Style Council album, Our Favourite Shop, so it only seems to be reasonable to make that the subject of my first blog on this site so here goes….. Continue reading

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