All articles by: Trevor Hopper

Focus on bellwether Brighton and Hove

Published: May 9, 2017
Written by Trevor Hopper

When I joined the Labour Party in 1978, it was through a leaflet distributed in Churchill Square Brighton by Hove Young Socialists. And back then “Hove Young Socialists” sounded more …

Without prejudice: English, half English

Published: January 31, 2017
Written by Trevor Hopper

Apart from its immediate political consequences, the Brexit victory has brought the question of belonging, identity and nationalism to the fore. Perhaps this is the culmination in a long process …

A fatal lack of communication

Published: November 23, 2016
Written by Trevor Hopper

Brexit, how did we end up with it? I know it is easy in hindsight to say what went wrong but I do feel there are some issues that, when …

What future for our buses?

Published: August 15, 2016
Written by Trevor Hopper

Buses may be unfashionable, but they remain an important constituent of our social fabric, writes Trevor Hopper. There is some debate on whether Margaret Thatcher actually stated that a man …