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Karl Davis

Writer..Comedian..Train Driver..Voice of Change..?

Karl Davis is a writer, stand up comedian, train driver and trade union activist. Karl lives in Hull, East Yorkshire, and is married with two young sons.

A long standing community campaigner, Karl is a School Govenor at two local schools and has played pivotal roles in numerous local campaigns on the issues of housing, corporate manslaughter, Health & Safety for agency workers, Trawlermen’s issues, and assisted in organising and co-ordinating the campaign to successfully pressure the government into re-
opening the Formal Inquiry into the loss of the Hull based trawler MV Gaul.

A published author, Karl has contributed articles to The New Statesman, The Guardian, Liberal Conspiracy, Tribune Magazine, Morning Star, The London Progressive Journal, The ASLEF Journal, and numerous others.

He is a regular guest on BBC Radio, and has appeared on numerous local news outlets connected with a multitude of issues, and engages in public speaking in support various causes.

Karl has recently collaborated with the Universities of Brighton & Bournemouth respectively, on a new book aimed at mental health professionals treating those affected by suicide.

He is also busily seeking representation and publishing for his first novel, and posts on twitter as @karldavis1979.

Theresa May: Forget the Heels, It's the Hat Trick That Should Worry You...

She is every bit as canny, strong, and cunning as her predeccessor, and the other beige politicos who have gone before her into and out of Downing Street, probably more so in fact. She is every bit as embroiled in the Westminster game as the men, and we cannot forget that as she takes charge of the country.
13/07/2016 10:59 BST

Dear BBC: Walk With Me Around Hull, Stop Ignoring Our Place in History!

Hull has been an unsung lynchpin in the historical makeup of our nation, a role it continued to fill effortlessly, even during Britain's darkest days during World War Two. Just as we have done throughout recorded history, Hull played an indispensible role in the allied defence of home soil, and indeed in the eventual allied victory, with the inhabitants of the city paying a massive price.
14/09/2015 10:30 BST

Electoral Reform? You First, Prime Minister...

If the Conservatives win the next general election, they will make any industrial action illegal unless a minimum of 40% of eligible members participate in the vote. Fair enough, some will say. I am not against the principle of democratic thresholds per se, but I feel that they can only truly work within a system that is underpinned by equity and fairness...
13/01/2015 10:37 GMT

George Osborne: Pursuing Austerity Like the Spoils of a Feckless War

Like conflict, austerity leaves people scarred, changing them forever, and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable. It is ultimately self defeating. Most tellingly, it is the poorest who suffer most under austerity, as in war, whilst the richest always profit...
10/12/2014 19:45 GMT