We are sad to announce the death of Fred Jarvis, CBE.  Fred died peacefully at home on Monday 15th June 2020 aged 95 following a short illness.


This site is being maintained by Fred's family as repository of Fred's thoughts on recent issues and topics that interested Fred.


My site contains a few of my thoughts and comments on politics, education and life in general. Please remember these post are my personal commentary on current political and educational developments, they must not be taken as representing the views or
policies on any groups that benefit from my membership. Any comments or views will be welcome.

May 25, 2018

With continuing uncertainty about the outcome, if any, of the Brexit machinations, there has been speculation as to whether there may be an early General Election, and the results of the recent local government elections are being seen as a pointer to its likely outcom...

July 26, 2017

Sitting in the inner courtyard of the magnificent Chateau of Suze la Rousse, enjoying some superb jazz being provided by an 18-year old guitarist of phenomenal talent (at least as good as Django Reinhardt) and a violinist better than Stephan Grappelli, one could be for...

June 1, 2017

What an Election week it was! It began with Len McCluskey’s U-TURN – or more like a 15 point reverse direction with bumps into a few lamp-posts on the way - on Labour’s prospect of winning the election. He changed from saying that “200 seats would be success” to “optim...

September 18, 2016

He’s no Bevan, Foot, Kinnock, or even Benn - and he's a loner

As I approached my 92nd birthday and seventieth year of membership of the Labour Party, I was greatly saddened by the sense of despair I found among my friends about the present state of our Party, and their...

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June 17, 2020

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