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Archive for July 2009

The type of community engagement that mainstream politics has abandoned

Monday, J July 2009

Tackle! IWCA under-12s mini football tournament

An IWCA youth football tournament last weekend, as well as providing an enjoyable day out for families in several working class communities, highlights the way that mainstream politics has completely abandoned community engagement as a legitimate activity.

After all the recent publicity over politicians’ expenses, it is worth noting that the IWCA’s under-12s mini football tournament in Oxford was part-funded from the Oxford IWCA councillors’ allowances. (more…)

Filling the Vacuum

Friday, J July 2009

Following the BNP’s electoral breakthrough, some of the wiser heads among the mainstream parties are starting to analyse their success in similar terms to the IWCA. The similarities between us and them, however, end there. (more…)