Marek Kohn
Strategic Planner

Subject: B&H Binmen Vanguard of Revolutionary Nostalgia
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 07:15:24 +0100

Comrade Colleagues,

As ICOLS Strategy Officer, Department of Revolutionary Nostalgia (Brighton Sector), I am proud to report that Brighton & Hove's refuse collection workers have spontaneously implemented an outstanding Revolutionary Nostalgic intervention. After 12 were suspended for refusing to co-operate with "unworkable" new schedules, 130 walked out in sympathy and were sacked. They are now occupying their depot, receiving gifts of food and toys from the people, holding rallies in town, and operating a volunteer service to clear streets without pay. The seagulls are applying highly effective secondary action to the binbags.

Victory to the Binmen!


Subject: Nostalgia beats reaction
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 05:32:07 EDT

Citizens Of Brighton & Hove Say No To Mayors

In a postal referendum, over 60 per cent of B&H residents said a resounding NO to directly-elected but all-powerful mayors. This is a victory for democracy, and a humiliating defeat for the Blairite elements who thought that expensive but vacuous publicity could persuade voters that B&H needs an elected dictator. The reactionary elements have been exposed as paper tigers, and their political position severely weakened.

Thanks to Green councillors, the council will now revert to a system of committees, so dear to the hearts of revolutionary nostalgics. This is also a blow to the privatisation movement, as it means that contracts with private companies will now be discussed in public, instead of being settled behind closed doors.

In a separate but related development, the binmen now work for the Council again. After the last private waste contractor withdrew in disgrace, like the one before it, and the favoured replacement turned out too expensive, the Council has reluctantly taken responsibility for clearing up the city's rubbish.

Poll results:

Turnout: 31.6%
Of which:
Yes: 37.7%
No: 61.8%