Kevin Brennan

We Need To Put Creativity Back At The Heart Of Our Communities And Schools

Kevin Brennan | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Politics
Kevin Brennan

Art is a shared cultural inheritance in which everyone has a right to participate, and Government should work to ensure that that is the case. But, on this Tory Government's watch, art is increasingly becoming seen as the preserve of the rich. Both the creation and the appreciation of art are perceived as exclusive luxuries.

Labour's Article 50 Frontbench Rebels Can Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

Frontbench Labour rebels who defied Jeremy Corbyn over the Brexit Bill will not get the sack, but a written warning. The reprimand emerged after Corby...

Brexit Bill: Full List Of 47 Labour MPs Who Voted Against Brexit

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics

MPs tonight voted in favour of triggering Article 50, a significant step towards Brexit. While more votes in the House of Commons will follow, the div...

Osborne's Living Wage Advert Features Actor Under 25 Who Can't Receive It

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

Minsters have come under fire for using an actor under 25 to advertise George Osborne's National Living Wage that only covers over-25s. The centre-pie...

No Easy Answers on Syria

Kevin Brennan | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kevin Brennan

In a lengthy and in depth discussion at the Cardiff West Labour Party monthly meeting last Friday we agreed that there were no easy moral certainties over the debate on Syria. Those on either side of the argument who see the question of what is the right thing for the UK to do in black and white, ignore the fact that this is not a question of war and peace.

We Should Choose Andy Not the Romance of Opposition

Kevin Brennan | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Politics
Kevin Brennan

We are now seeing how the Tories are using their power to reverse that trend with an old style Tory blend of private affluence and public squalor. This is the cost of losing. That is why we can't afford the luxury of long term opposition. We must decide we are going to win next time, and do what is best to achieve that.

A Golden Olympics Legacy Under Threat

Kevin Brennan | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Kevin Brennan

Some may question the value of PE and school sport citing their own school experiences of poor quality PE teaching in a bygone age. But research shows that physical activity can help to improve academic performance. Indeed specialist sports colleges were often the most improved schools academically in recent years.