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Refugees Welcome Here. Government decision to moor
barge in Portland Port housing up to 500 male asylum seekers.

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Calling Socialists in DORSET!

Dorset MORNING STAR Readers & Supporters Group INAUGURAL MEETING (via Zoom). Friday, 14th October, 7.30-9.30pm. For further details, please click HERE.

Thursday 19th May 2022, 7.30 pm.

“Richard Drax and the Drax Dynasty – from Barbados to Tolpuddle”

Zoom gathering with Paul Lashmar. Paul is an investigative journalist and Reader in the Department of Journalism at City University, London. He is a regular contributor to The Observer and is currently writing a history of the Drax family. To join this Zoom event, and for further details, please click HERE.

26th January 2022

The 24/7 Swanage based Isle of Purbeck Ambulance Car – Dorset Council must act NOW to save lives! Click here for more details.

17th July 2020

Stand Up to Racism (Dorset), the TUC and Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival: protest for slavery reparations (CARICOM Reparations Commission). See the Festival’s report here.

12th April 2021

Press Release.

South Dorset Constituency Labour Party endorses the campaign led by Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, that Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, return Drax Hall and the Drax Hall Plantation to the people of Barbados. For further details, click here.

26/02/21 Invitation!

Swanage and Rural Purbeck Labour Party members and supporters invite you to join us on Thursday 4 March 2021 at 7.30 pm through the magic of Zoom.

Our special guest is Observer and Guardian investigative journalist, Paul Lashmar. Paul was one of the team behind recent front-page articles about our MP Richard Drax’s family fortune being derived from Slavery. Paul revealed how Richard Drax still owns the family ancestral slave plantation, Drax Hall, in Barbados. He also set out questions Richard Drax still must address about the accuracy of his entries in the House of Commons Members’ Register of Interests. A campaign is currently underway in both Barbados and Dorset urging our MP to make restitution and reparation to the people of Barbados.

For further details, and a Zoom link to join the meeting, please click here.


Stand Up To Racism Dorset urges Richard Drax to do the right thing for the people of Barbados! Read their open letter to Drax here.

18/02/21 Can you help Paul?

Paul Lashmar is an investigative journalist and author of several well received books. Recently, he wrote the high-profile articles about Richard Drax seen in The Observer and Guardian – articles which highlighted the historic origins, of the Drax family’s wealth, being derived from slavery and that mystery surrounds the true extent of Richard Drax’s current fortune.

Paul has also publicised the campaign being mounted in Barbados, by CARICOM (the Caribbean Reparations Commission), that Drax returns to the people of Barbados, Drax Hall – his family’s ancestral slave plantation – which he still owns.

Recently, Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of West Indies, spoke through Zoom to an audience of over 200 about the cruel history of Drax Hall – the Zoom meeting being organised by Stand Up to Racism Dorset. “No family has made so much money from slavery” Sir Hilary said – “you, Richard Drax are accountable – you have inherited your wealth through slavery”.

If you have an interesting story to share with Paul, about Richard Drax, please contact Dorset Uncovered and we’ll ensure Paul gets your message.

21/01/21 Click here to read about Bridport Town Council’s Motion – passed unanimously – asking Drax to make amends and give Drax Hall back to the people of Barbados

Click here to read an open letter to Spencer Flower following the defeat of Labour’s Motion to fund free school meals for disadvantaged children over the school holidays

Click here to read about Richard Drax’s slave owning ancestors

Click here for an article about the potential loss of Swanage & Purbeck’s paramedic car