A non-partisan journal of the left.

About Lesley Docksey

Lesley lives in rural Dorset and her first love has always been the British environment and wildlife. She has also had a lifelong interest in the ancient history, myths and legends of this land.

Lesley worked for many years in the entertainment business, making historical costume for films and TV, but over the last few years has concentrated much more on her writing.

She has been involved in campaigning against war and for some years was the editor the Abolish War newsletter. At the same time, she also wrote on war and related political issues for international websites such as Global Research.

Lesley is currently focussing on the badger culls, publishing in the Ecologist, Dissident Voice and Global Research. Her work is followed by the wildlife groups and those working to stop the culls.

Articles Written

The pro-Europeans make their voice heard – London’s anti-Brexit march

by Lesley Docksey

Fri 7th Apr 2017
March 25th was the EU’s birthday. It was celebrated in London and elsewhere by anti-Brexit demonstrations. Initially organised by Unite for Europe, supported by the European Movement and the 3 Million group of EU citizens living in the UK... [read more]

The pro-Europeans make their voice heard – London’s anti-Brexit march

by Lesley Docksey

Sat 1st Apr 2017
March 25th was the EU’s birthday. It was celebrated in London and elsewhere by anti-Brexit demonstrations... [read more]

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s Unelectable Leader

by Lesley Docksey

Mon 1st Aug 2016
The strident anti-Corbyn headlines are endless. Almost every day a new headline drums the message home: Jeremy Corbyn must go... [read more]
 

The British Chicken Coup: 172 Labour MPs against a pro-Corbyn party

by Lesley Docksey

Fri 8th Jul 2016
As soon as the result of the EU referendum was announced, the attempted coup – or Chicken Coup, as some named it – was in full swing.... [read more]

Brexit: The UK’s referendum on EU membership delivers a self-inflicted wound

by Lesley Docksey

Wed 29th Jun 2016
This constantly troublesome and disloyal bunch of Labour MPs don’t care about the country or their Party. They cannot see that it is they, not Corbyn, who are making the Party unelectable... [read more]

Vote Leave – Vote Lies: the dishonest UK referendum on Europe

by Lesley Docksey

Sat 18th Jun 2016
One side promises them an impossible economic nirvana if they vote to leave, while the other side terrifies them with an economic apocalypse – if they vote to leave.... [read more]
 

Referendum Fever – Tories battle over the EU

by Lesley Docksey

Mon 30th May 2016
The UK is suffering from EU referendum fever and being swamped by arguments for Remain or Brexit... [read more]

Corbyn Wins Despite All The Negative Reporting

by Lesley Docksey

Mon 9th May 2016
After all the biased and negative predictions, all day and every day before the local elections, leading people to believe that under Jeremy Corbyn the Labour Party would suffer, the media are now busy ignoring what they said and wrote... [read more]

Remain or Brexit: the UK’s referendum on the European Union

by Lesley Docksey

Sat 26th Mar 2016
The only reason the UK is having a referendum on whether the UK should stay in (Remain) or leave (Brexit) the EU, is because of the difference of opinion within the Conservative Party.... [read more]
 

An Unlikely Story: the Radio Times sells badger culling

by Lesley Docksey

Tue 8th Mar 2016
The latest issue of the Radio Times must be making anti-badger culling people spitting mad... [read more]

More Badger Culling, Less Science

by Lesley Docksey

Thu 3rd Mar 2016
The government’s badger culling project is getting more unscientific by the day, or should one say by the square kilometre? ... [read more]

Labour and the Trident Question

by Lesley Docksey

Wed 3rd Feb 2016
We all knew that Trident missiles would become an issue when Corbyn became leader of the UK Labour party... [read more]
 

Truss’s Decision: Badger Culling Will Continue

by Lesley Docksey

Sat 9th Jan 2016
Lesley Docksey reports on the government's plans to continue culling badgers... [read more]

Building the Fight against Austerity

by Lesley Docksey

Sun 13th Dec 2015
It has been a depressing few weeks for the supporters of the Labour Party’s new leader Jeremy Corbyn... [read more]

There are thousands of reasons not to bomb Syria

by Lesley Docksey

Fri 27th Nov 2015
There are many reasons why Members of Parliament should not vote in favour of bombing Syria... [read more]
 

Letter to the Labour Party

by Lesley Docksey

Thu 26th Nov 2015
It seems that the Parliamentary Labour Party does not want to change the country, or itself. It seems instead to be doing everything it can to return to the pre-Corbyn days. ... [read more]

What’s wrong with Britain?

by Lesley Docksey

Sun 11th Oct 2015
One glance on Sunday morning at The Guardian website demonstrated quite clearly what is wrong with Britain – and, probably, the rest of the ‘developed’ world... [read more]

Jeremy Corbyn’s Speech at the Labour Conference

by Lesley Docksey

Fri 2nd Oct 2015
The politicos still don’t get it. The public do... [read more]
 

Labour’s Lost Soul: the UK and the Labour Party leadership election

by Lesley Docksey

Mon 31st Aug 2015
I’ve done it, pushed out my boat on to uncharted seas and voted for Jeremy Corbyn to be leader of Britain’s Labour Party... [read more]

Has Jeremy Corbyn started the political conversation that England needs?

by Lesley Docksey

Sun 16th Aug 2015
Many people, battered and depressed by the result of the general election cheered up when Jeremy announced he was entering the Labour leadership contest... [read more]

Cligg’s Clangers

by Lesley Docksey

Tue 11th Aug 2015
Dorset’s wildlife campaigners are working flat out to prepare for a possible badger cull... [read more]
 

Rewriting Democracy: Scotland’s movement towards independence with a National Yes Registry

by Lesley Docksey

Wed 8th Jul 2015
Many people thought (and hoped) that Scotland voting No in its Independence Referendum last year had laid that idea to rest. Far from it... [read more]

Marching Against Austerity: London 20 June 2015

by Lesley Docksey

Thu 25th Jun 2015
Up to 250,000 people came to London and no one can argue that the demonstration, organised by The People's Assembly, wasn’t representative of the broad spectrum of people’s anger against Tory policies... [read more]

Here’s to a Pretty Pink Nation

by Lesley Docksey

Sun 14th Jun 2015
The all-Tory government has only been in place for four weeks. The amount of daft and non-think policy statements coming out would be laughable if they weren’t so dreadful... [read more]
 

Nuclear Weapons and the Language of ‘Power’

by Lesley Docksey

Wed 3rd Jun 2015
Nuclear Weapons and the Language of ‘Power’. Or should that be the language of ‘assumed’ power?... [read more]

Britain – no longer ‘Great’ but doomed to another 5 years of pain

by Lesley Docksey

Sun 10th May 2015
Lesley Docksey states: "On this dark and depressing day, our land needs us".... [read more]

Absolutely Bloody Bonkers!

by Lesley Docksey

Sun 26th Apr 2015
At a Badger Trust seminar a few days later a great debate took place between both pro and anti-cull experts... [read more]
 

English Heritage – with the UK’s general election ever closer, whose culture are we ‘celebrating’?

by Lesley Docksey

Thu 9th Apr 2015
I fear the outcome of the general election; I fear the deals made by politicians desperate to stay in power, deals that will further harm the disadvantaged poor... [read more]

Has Democracy Gone Missing? Or was it ever here?

by Lesley Docksey

Fri 20th Feb 2015
People are suffering from a deficiency which is as unbalancing as a hormone or vitamin deficiency. What we are severely lacking in is democracy... [read more]

Dying for Industry

by Lesley Docksey

Tue 9th Dec 2014
Pathological cruelty and neglect have to be dealt with so that animals do not fall prey to the farming trade’s worst practitioners... [read more]
 

Owen Paterson Sacked: Is this the end of “badger bashing”?

by Lesley Docksey

Wed 16th Jul 2014
All those working to protect our precious (and valuable) environment were greatly cheered to hear that finally we can wave goodbye to Owen Paterson... [read more]

Scotland – Independently Great: an English view of the Scottish Referendum

by Lesley Docksey

Sun 29th Jun 2014
While most of us are happy to trade, to buy products from other countries, to take part in what is now a “global community”, we want to do it on our own terms... [read more]

Police, Guns, Action – how safe were England’s pilot badger culls?

by Lesley Docksey

Tue 10th Jun 2014
The British government’s policy to rid England’s cattle of bovine TB by culling badgers is unravelling writes Lesley Docksey... [read more]