Kipper Kipper

Kipper Kipper,

Bigot, Bigot,

Kipper, Kipper,

Grammar School,

Kipper Kipper

Want our country back,

Kipper Kipper,

Take control,

Got no soul,

Compete arsehole,

Kipper Kipper,

Fruitcakes and racists

Out of the closet,

Bank of racists deposit,

Bin it cos it’s

Bigot Bigot,

Grammar School,

Private health

Welfare state

Gone by stealth

Kipper Kipper

Bigot bigot

I say no,

It’s got to go,

Kipper Kipper,

Bigot Bigot

No!

Reviews of The Trap

Gratifying comments on The Trap by three author friends:

 

 
“Finished reading The Trap by Alan Gibbons – and it is awesome. A wonderfully fast paced, thrilling insight into one of today’s most pressing issues, The Trap is as good as it gets in British teen fiction. I’m a bg fan of Alan’s work, and this is one of his very best. Authentic and unflinching, it is a novel you have to read. An excellent new work from a great writer.”
Bali Rai

 

 
“Alan Gibbons has written a compelling novel of courage and conscience amidst the terrors of our time.”
Beverley Naidoo

 

 

 

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“This novel will take you to the edge of your comfort zone and beyond – a compelling, powerful read.”
Cathy Cassidy

Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital

My poem for the Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital march on September 25th.

Assemble, twelve noon, Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
This is a healing place, a place of peace and birth,
Where the wounds of riot, flame, baton and shield
Closed on a rolling grassy mound
And the hopes of Liverpool rose again.

 
For all our sisters, mothers, babies, daughters,
We march for the Women’s Hospital today.

 
Here, they built a place to end precarious childbirth,
When the most beautiful, precious moment of life
Could become a time of loss, motherless children,
Widowed husbands, families torn and broken.

 
For all our sisters, mothers, babies, daughters,
We march for the Women’s Hospital today.

 
Where women are poor and ignored,
Where women are hurt and bruised,
Where their men have broken and betrayed,
They need a hospital of their own, a place secure.

 
For all our sisters, mothers, babies, daughters,
We march for the Women’s Hospital today.

 
Because women fought for care because of need,
Because in 1948, a universal service became a deed,
Because privateers sit expectant, vultures on a tree,
People gather today for a service meant to be free.

 
For all our sisters, mothers, babies, daughters,
We march for the Women’s Hospital today.

 
Because a woman’s body is her own,
Because in this hammock there is a baby grown,
Because motherhood is about control and choice,
This is why women must be heard, given voice.

 
For all our sisters, mothers, babies, daughters,
We march for the Women’s Hospital today.

 
So wheel your buggies, take your children’s hands,
Raise your banners high, let them flutter,
Let the drums beat, our protests rise in the Mersey air,
Let the divine gospel of discontent stand for human care.

 
For all our sisters, mothers, babies, daughters,
We march for the Women’s Hospital today.

Voter

I back Jeremy Corbyn.
What?
ISIS, take the p*ss,
Troublemaker,
Labour faker,
Anti-semite,
Horrible Trotsky sh*te,
Rabble,
Fantasist,
Dirty dog,
Nazi Stormtroopahhhhhhhh!
I would like a different political direction.
What?
ISIS, take the p*ss,
Troublemaker,
Labour faker,
Anti-semite,
Horrible Trotsky sh*te,
Rabble,
Fantasist,
Dirty dog,
Nazi Stormtroopahhhhhhhh!
I would like a vote, please.
What?
ISIS, take the p*ss,
Troublemaker,
Labour faker,
Anti-semite,
Horrible Trotsky sh*te,
Rabble,
Fantasist,
Dirty dog,
Nazi Stormtroopahhhhhhhh!
I am prepared to pay £25.
What?
ISIS, take the p*ss,
Troublemaker,
Labour faker,
Anti-semite,
Horrible Trotsky sh*te,
Rabble,
Fantasist,
Dirty dog,
Nazi Stormtroopahhhhhhhh!
I am sick of this abuse.
I am thinking of leaving.
Coward.

Electability

2015 General Election

 

Islington North

 

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour, 60.2% of vote, 29,659.

 

Nearest challenger, Conservative, 17.2% of vote, 8,465 votes.

 

Morley and Outwood

 

Ed Balls, Labour, 18,354 votes, 38%.

 

  • Lost to Conservative who got 18,776, 38.9% of vote.

Library round up

BBC News : 27th August

Lancashire County Council to go ahead with library cuts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-37203667

 

 

 

Lancashire Telegraph : 27th August

Plans to shut more than 20 libraries in East Lancashire given go-ahead

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/14708794.Plans_to_shut_more_than_20_libraries_in_East_Lancashire_given_go_ahead/

 

 

 

 

Blackpool Gazette : 26th August

Libraries and children’s centres to close

detailed report

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/libraries-and-children-s-centres-to-close-1-8091955

 

 

The Visitor : 26th August

Morecambe Library to remain fully open

www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/breaking-news-morecambe-library-to-remain-fully-open-1-8091895

 

 

 

Redditch Standard: 27th August

Worcestershire | Council plans fears over Redditch library

http://redditchstandard.co.uk/news/council-plans-fears-redditch-library/