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Paul Embery
Firefighter | Trade union official | UnHerd columnist | Blue Labour | Made in Dagenham | Tweets do not necessarily reflect the views of the Fire Brigades Union
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Paul Embery retweeted
Jon Cruddas 13h
My article in support of - ‘His views are not my own, but his is a legitimate, essential contribution in an intolerant debate around Brexit, the referendum result, and the future of the left.’
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Blue Labour 14h
”If the union does not overturn the decision to sack and debar Paul, the implications for both the FBU and the wider union movement will be profound.” Jon Cruddas MP writes a strident defence of Blue Labour figure and union official
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Gloria De Piero 14h
Jon Cruddas MP: In Defence of Paul Embery. Totally agree with this ⁦⁩ ‘His views are not my own, but his is a legitimate, essential contribution in an intolerant debate around Brexit, the referendum result, and the future of the left.’
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Paul Embery 14h
I'm very grateful to for this powerful intervention. Jon is the Labour MP for Dagenham (where I grew up) and is rooted in the trade union movement. He argues that we must defend the right to air dissenting views in our movement. He is right.
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Alan Jones Jul 22
Over 90 firefighters and fire and rescue staff at Heathrow airport have voted for strike action in a dispute over pay - ⁦
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Paul Embery Jul 22
BREAKING: 100 firefighters battle London shopping centre blaze.
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Paul Embery Jul 21
Not before time. The London Fire Brigade has been demanding that Whirlpool take action for three years. In the end, government forced the company to act. Safety must always come before profit.
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Paul Embery Jul 19
Today we remember firefighters Billy Faust and Adam Meere, killed tackling a fire in east London on this day in 2004. I was part of the FBU investigation team in the aftermath. The bravery of Billy and Adam - and colleagues who tried to rescue them - should never be forgotten.
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Paul Embery Jul 19
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
Any chance you could call the president of Iran and ask for our tankers back?
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Paul Embery Jul 19
Excellent news. The Asda worker who was sacked for blasphemy has been reinstated.
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Paul Embery Jul 19
This is no 'farewell gift' from Theresa May; it is an insult. Firefighters are other public sector workers have endured a decade of pay restraint and financial hardship thanks to the Tories' zeal for austerity. We won't be bought off this cheaply.
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English Radical History Sep 18
Footage of the International Brigade's British Battalion returning home after fighting in the , December 1938. Arriving at Victoria Station, they were greeted by leaders including Clement Attlee, Stafford Cripps and Herbert Morrison ().
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Paul Embery Jul 18
Trevor was a long-serving FBU rep in London. Good to have his support.
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Fire Chief Jul 17
Really??? The EC need to wake up and smell the coffee and admit they made a mistake with this trumped up allegation. A hidden agenda somewhere?. Reinstate now.
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Paul Embery Jul 17
Appalling. Republican senators block bid to establish compensation fund for 9/11 responders. Many of these responders (including firefighters) are sick or dying as a result of their heroics.
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Paul Embery Jul 17
'Man who gave birth...'
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Paul Embery Jul 17
Replying to @DinsLDN
I'm willing to bet that in 30 years' time this young officer will be able to look back on his contribution to society with a much greater sense of pride than you ever will.
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Paul Embery Jul 17
Replying to @st4ndswithfish
I'll leave that for others to judge.
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Paul Embery Jul 17
Agreed. It is lazy and trite to attribute serious crime to poverty/austerity etc. The subject requires more thoughtful analysis. People were infinitely poorer in the 1930s, but violent crime was much less common then. It's about much more than economics.
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JerryS01 Jul 17
"We need to defend the right to express dissenting views throughout the labour movement" -- is right, and he has been treated unfairly. But it's also no longer clear precisely what the 'labour movement' is. or what it hopes to achieve.
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