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Brendan Chilton

Brendan Chilton
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Brendan Chilton is director of Labour Future and a councillor in Ashford.

The case for unionising the army

Military trade unions are very well established and respected as a social partner in some European countries, for example in Denmark where they are part of the joint council system existing since 1949. More than 90% of the military employees are members of the unions. From a Danish perspective, political leadership is necessary to ensure that soldiers enjoy democratic fundamental rights...

Boris Johnson: police called to loud altercation at potential PM’s home

Police were called to the home of Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, in the early hours of Friday morning after neighbours heard a loud altercation involving screaming, shouting and banging. The argument could be heard outside the property where the potential future prime minister is living with Symonds, a former Conservative party head of press. Boris Johnson's bid to...

Brexit is not an expression of hard-right politics

Clive Lewis described our leaving the European Union as a “hard-right Tory project”. In a LabourList article last week, Clive Lewis described our leaving the European Union as a “hard-right Tory project”. It is important to make one thing abundantly clear: there is no such thing as a hard-right Tory Brexit. There is just leaving the EU. A decision made in a democratic...