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The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, William Cobbett & Old Corruption

In Uncategorized on June 21, 2017 by kmflett

Someone has been amending street signs in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and while some of the amendments may be controversial its difficult to get away from the ‘Rotten Borough’ epithet.

Indeed there is a significant historical irony in it.

William Cobbett the early nineteenth century opponent of Old Corruption, placemen, sinecurists and a political establishment that was more interested in promoting itself than representing the people was based in Kensington.

He had a plant nursery there and many of his Rural Rides began or ended in the Royal Borough.

Cobbett was not an early Trotskyist but a radical Tory fed up with a system that served the few but not the many.

Street signs aside I suspect his spirit is abroad in Kensington again this week.

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Corbyn hits peak beard as temperature soars to the highest for 40 years

In Uncategorized on June 21, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front
Media Release
21st June
Contact: Keith Flett 07803 167266

Corbyn hits peak beard as temperature soars to the highest for 40 years

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit ‘Peak Beard’ as temperatures were predicated to soar to 34C in some areas on Wednesday, the highest since 1976.

The campaigners say that Mr Corbyn’s trimmed beard style is ideal for hot weather and is already setting new beard trends.
The trimmed beard can protect against the sun but will not cause over heating due to the density of follicles.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, it’s clear that on MidSummer’s Day Jeremy Corbyn is not only setting the political weather he is also revolting into style with a beard that is promoting a new trend across the hirsute world.

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Gramsci on Theresa May, the DUP & the Queen’s Speech: Morbid Symptoms

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2017 by kmflett

The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.

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A Summer Solstice Beard will flourish say campaigners

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

press release                                                  20th June

Contact keith flett                                            07803 167266

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A SUMMER SOLSTICE BEARD WILL FLOURISH SAY CAMPAIGNERS

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that a beard started on Midsummer’s Day, Wednesday June 21st will flourish according to folk tradition

The campaigners say that based on Shakespeare’s play a Midsummer Night’s Dream a beard started on the summer solstice can have magic properties that will allow it to grow unimpeded.

In the play Bottom urges ‘good strings to your beards, new ribbons to your pumps..’

The line refers to the need to find fastenings for the false beards the actors, notably Bottom himself, are to wear for the play they are presenting.

However the campaigners say that while organic knitted beards to celebrate the longest day are fine in reality growing a real beard, where appropriate, is an excellent way to mark midsummer.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said Midsummer’s Day is one of the best times of year to start growing a beard coming as it does just before the start of national Beard Week on Monday 26th June

 

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Campaigners say Russian Priest’s views on beards are ‘silly’

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

19th June

contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

This man is a Russian Priest and NOT a member of ZZ Top or BLF Organiser Keith Flett

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that Russian Priest Metropolitan Kornily who has said that wearing a beard ‘protects’ men from being gay is being silly but his reactionary homophobic views could have serious consequences in terms of encouraging attacks on gay men

According to a report in Gay Times the Priest believes that the ‘Lord’ created men with a beard.

http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/news/76705/russian-religious-leader-claims-shaving-beard-makes-gay/

The campaigners say that there is no particular relationship between facial hair and sexuality and that just as people should be free to wear a beard or not as they choose so they should also be free to determine their sexuality without ‘advice’ from the Priest

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, It looks like its peak bigot time. First of all the DUP appear as the benchmark for clean shaven reaction and then a reactionary priest claims all men must wear beards. We think if a beard feels good, wear it, and don’t worry what others say.

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Hirsute permit hot weather beard trimming for 2nd time in weeks

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

19th June

For the second time in less than a month the Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers which campaigns against beardism, has issued advice to the hirsute to take special care of their beards as temperatures are set to hit 32C in some areas of the UK this week.

BLF organiser Keith Flett said, while there is absolutely no need to fully shave off the beard in the UK during hot temperatures prudent trimming is acceptable.

When in Algiers in 1882 Karl Marx had a full beard trim, as opposed to pruning, and exceptionally this is also permitted when temperatures rise to 30C or higher.

The campaign group says that a change to hot temperatures can mean that the beard is unused to the conditions and follicles may dry out and wither unless precautions are taken.

Guidelines for maintaining the Beard in hot weather

If the beard is above six inches in length moderate summer trimming may be in order, following the guidelines set by Marx in 1882
If the beard starts to over-heat immersing it in the freezer cabinet of the nearest supermarket will provide an instant remedy
Hand held fans may also be used to ventilate the beard
If the beard starts to dry out in the heat and follicles become brittle immersion in a pint of craft beer will moisturise and nourish the beard

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North London trade unionists underline community unity in face of Finsbury Park mosque attack

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2017 by kmflett

Haringey Trades Council
Media Release
19th June
Contact: Keith Flett Secretary 07803 167266
North London trade unionists underline community unity in face of Finsbury Park mosque attack

Jeremy Corbyn MP recently spoke to thousands in North London to underline unity against hate

Haringey Trades Council, the local section of the TUC in North London that covers part of the area around Finsbury Park mosque has said that Monday’s attack on those leaving prayers will only strengthen the resolve of a united community to oppose hate and Islamophobia.

The mosque stands at a point where the London Boroughs of Hackney, Haringey and Islington converge.

As recently as 23rd April this year at the start of the Election campaign, trade unionists and local Labour Parties with support from the South and East Region TUC and Stand Up to Racism, held an event on Ducketts Common, North London, with Jeremy Corbyn.

Thousands attended to support the message of the day that we stood united in our diversity against those who divide by hate, terror and Islamophobia.

Haringey TUC Secretary Keith Flett said, the attack on Finsbury Park Mosque underlines the importance of continuing to press home the point we made so recently on Ducketts Common just a relatively short distance from the Mosque. Although I’m not religious I have attended numbers of community meetings there over the years, a venue welcome to all. Our message remains as ever, united we stand.

link to report of 23rd April event

https://kmflett.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/jeremy-corbyn-keynote-speaker-at-event-to-mark-40-years-of-anti-racism-in-north-london/