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The book is cheaply priced at £12 INCLUDING postage and packaging. All orders will only be sent out when we have reached the break even point of 200 sales. If this is not reached then all payments will be refunded.
Any profits will be split evenly between Chris’s fighting fund and The Word newspaper.
About Our Book
This book is made up of an eclectic mix of chapters on the nature of democracy itself. Our writers are mostly long term activists who have campaigned for years for a fairer society. Their contributions range from those who reminisce on events past to those who suggest radical solutions. The title “A worms eye view” was suggested by Ian Charles Cockerham, a former chair of Leeds North East CLP.
It encapsulates what these writings are about, a view from the grassroots of unsung heroes who give their time and work with no thought of reward. The chapters range from: descriptions of personal experiences that formulated their views, suggested solutions to long lasting injustices, right through to historical perspectives on why these injustices occurred.
The Book Covers
Each chapter is prefaced by a biography of the writer and to give it structure answers from each writer to the following four questions:
Q: Why are you interested in Democracy?
Q: What could we do to improve Democracy in the UK?
Q: Which figure, living or dead, fictional or real life, has inspired you most politically?
Q: What event in your life first opened your eyes to democracy and politics?
More About Chris Williamson
In February 2019, Chris Williamson was suspended from the Labour Party for his comments about the party’s response to criticism over its handling of allegations of Anti-Semitism, reported the main stream media. Chris, a long term supporter of Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, had had the audacity to suggest that to apologise for, “false allegations” was not actually a very good idea. His crime was further compounded in the eyes of the political right for showing solidarity with others who had already been suspended. After a hearing, Chris was readmitted to the party. The right wing media, along with a gaggle of establishment and Blairite MP’s, then screamed like toddler tantrums over a dropped lollipop. Two days later the hierarchy of Labour’s leviathan suspended him again.
Sir Keir Starmer had tweeted before Chris was re-suspended: “I do not understand the rationale behind the decision. The NEC should overrule it and refer it to the NCC. The EHRC [Equality and Human Rights Commission] should also be invited to look at the specifics of this case.” It would have been hardly surprising if, Starmer had added, “Chris should then be hung, drawn and quartered with his head impaled on a pike outside Tom Watson’s office.” Such was the level of bile from Labour’s right wing. A motion against Chris was signed by more than 120 Labour MP’s and peers including, Tom Watson, Yvette Cooper, Margaret Hodge, Wes Streeting, David Lammy and Diana Johnson. Momentum founder, Jon Lansman was quoted as saying,” Williamson had not shown “not one iota of contrition” after saying the party had been “too apologetic” in the face of criticism of the way it dealt with antisemitism within its ranks.”