Fast Forward Festival: This Is Just The Beginning

One organiser said after this weekend in Edale that it felt like ‘the end of the beginning’, which may not mean much out of context, but is a statement many of the participants could agree with.FF14-banner-small

Over the weekend of the 12th -14th September over 150 activists and organisers came together for a residential weekend conference in Edale.  Whilst this alone may not seem newsworthy, the outcomes may be some of the most important for the British left in a decade or more – even if it is difficult to tell to what extent that is true at this stage.

The decline of the British left has been commented on by many for a long time.  The causes are vast and complex, and can be traced back to the defeat of the miners in 1984, and the collapse of the USSR in 1989.

British society has become a little more…

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