Rick Heyse  - Radical Rants

Animal Welfare - Peace Activism - Environmental Protection - Social Justice - Workers Rights - Regionalism - Democracy  

Recent Blog Posts

My hopes for the New Year

The thin ice of Corbyn's centre ground
Why I do not think the Labour leader's bid for the centre ground adds up

Protecting the young in the internet age
My case for individual Internet User Licences

Definitely two party politics in the Bay
After Watcombe, two party politics returns to the Bay and we need to back the non-Tory alternative

Leaving my Trades Council role
Why I'm stepping down as Website & Social Media Manager

Welcome to my Radical Rants Blog

 For those that don't know me I am a former local election candidate in Torbay, having stood unsuccessfully on four separate occasions.  In addition to this I have held the position of Communications Officer with the local Trades Council and was the founder member and original chairperson of the St. Michael's Community Association in Paignton.

The contents of this blog are mainly political. I have been a bit of a 'political traveller' over the years, but I have remained passionate on issues concerning the environment, animal welfare, peace, social justice and workers rights. The path on which we reach such goals may have changed, but my principles remain unchanged.  I am also supportive of  self determination, decentralisation and regionalism. This includes recognising the national status of Cornwall - a land I regard as my spiritual home.

Away from politics I enjoy  gardening, being employed as a Head Gardener and writing my column for the Torbay Times.  I enjoy the great outdoors, music, social history, my motorcycles and watching a number of sports. I am also a member of the Unitarian Church  in Torquay.

Views and posts on this blog are written in my own capacity and therefore do not necessarily reflect those of any organisation I am involved with. 


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