What is it about the Labour Party’s obsession with faith? If you click ‘Get Involved’ in the main menu bar of the Labour Party website (screenshot pictured) you get 4 main headings: Join the Party, Conference 2008, Faith Groups and Labour – winning for women. OK, I’ve heard people say that Labour is a broad church in the sense that it brings in people with plenty of different beliefs, but this is frankly ludicrous – Labour is meant to be a political party, not some kind of religious crusade. Stephen Timms states “As a Party, we remain committed to listening to and learning from those who make up our faith communities.” While I hate the term ‘faith communities’, that nevertheless might be OK as something Labour should be aiming for, but it damned well should not be the 3rd item on the ‘Get Involved’ page on Labour’s website. I somehow doubt that our French, German or Swedish comrades would ever put something like that on their pages to attract new members…
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@jonworth As a regular Berlin-FFO commuter, I can confirm I've seen the police do a full check on the EC 40 multiple times.
@jonworth if this is the EC train that crosses from Rzepin into Germany and halts at Frankfurt Oder the checks used to be irregular but since the War started in Feb it's for every train every time. and yes they behave like utter bastards. sorry you had to experience it first hand.