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Westminster Hall Debate: Home Office and the case of the Shrewsbury 24

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 in News |

Westminster Hall Debate: Home Office and the case of the Shrewsbury 24

This Westminster Hall debate is set for 2-30pm Wednesday 9th December. Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Any MP can take part in a Westminster Hall debate. The government having announced that they have carried out a review and have […]

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Oliver Letwin: documents will not be reviewed until 2021

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 in News |

Oliver Letwin: documents will not be reviewed until 2021

Government continue to refuse to reviewed documents relating to the Shrewsbury Trials. The next review of these paper will be in 2021, 50 years after the strike.

On the 21st October Oliver Letwin MP informed the House of Commons that the cabinet had reviewed the documents relating to the trials at Shrewsbury in 1973/4 and decided to continue to withhold them from public scrutiny. These documents are currently being held under sec 23 of the FOIA. This section deals with National Security!

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United We Stand In Peckham

Posted on Nov 3, 2015 in News |

United We Stand In Peckham

Townsend Productions’ play about the Shrewsbury Pickets, United We Stand, is at the CLF Art Cafe in Peckham until the 14 November. At the opening night last night it was great to see Len Mccluskey and Tom Watson. Also there was Alum Parry, who’s song My Name Is Dessie Warren has been covered recently by […]

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Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 in News |

Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

At the TUC Conference 2015 in Brighton we met with members of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, in particular Kate Flannery who’s late farther (Martin Flannery MP) who was a dedicated supporter of the Shrewsbury 24 pickets. We were invited by Barbara Jackson , the Secretary of the campaign, to attend their meeting in […]

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Labout Party Conference 2015

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 in News |

Labout Party Conference 2015

In his maiden speech to conference as Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham said: Historic abuses must also be put under the spotlight – picking out the brutal attacks on striking miners at Orgreave in 1984, the Hillsborough disaster and the arrest of 24 pickets at Shrewsbury after the national construction strike in 1972…   To […]

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TUC Conference 2015

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 in News |

TUC Conference 2015

The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign will be at the 147th TUC Congress at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton from Sunday 13 September to Wednesday 16 September 2015. Come and visit us at our stand in the exhibition area.

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United We Stand In Bristol

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in News |

United We Stand In Bristol

Thanks to Unite Bristol Community Branch United We Stand, the Townsend Productions play about the trial and imprisonment of the Shrewsbury pickets will be in Bristol for one more performance. This will be on Tuesday 5th May at 7:30 pm in the Bristol Polish Club, 50 St Paul’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1LP. The play will be followed […]

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Campaign Update 2015

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in News |

Campaign Update 2015

Westminster Debate The campaign is pleased to report that we have a team of Labour MP’s who are putting pressure on the Government to come clean about the extent of government interference with the charges, convictions and sentencing of the Shrewsbury Pickets. David Anderson MP secured a debate in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 24th March […]

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Speaking Dates For May And April 2015

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in News |

Speaking Dates For May And April 2015

1 Monday 13th April – CWU AGM Birmingham. 2 Tuesday 21st April – Ricky to narrate a Membership Recruitment DVD for Unite the Union. 3 Saturday 2nd May – Campaign speaker to attend Ellesmere Port and West Cheshire Trades Council May Day Event in Chester 4 Tuesday 12th May – A campaign stand at the […]

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Labour Manifesto Promise

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 in News |

Labour Manifesto Promise

Labour have made a manifesto promise to release all the government papers relating to the Shrewsbury pickets if they are elected in May. “Recognising historic cases, we will release all papers concerning the ‘Shrewsbury 24’ trials.” – A Better Plan For Britain’s Workplace, page 13. The campaign would like to thank the chairman of the […]

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