George East is angry, opinionated and machine gun sharp on any subject you might want to argue about. The classic 1980′s Indie Kid, George graduated in politics and history before retraining for the bar. He supports Arsenal because football should be played on grass not in the air.
Bobby West has awoken! Bobby should have been a pop-star, but instead he spent ten years toiling within the inner echelons of Westminster, before retiring with his guitar to sell ice-creams in the West Country. A graduate of politics and history and West Brom fan – Bobby’s quiet, some might say, somnolent style betrays a ferocious mind for debate.
Jackie South is currently the most politically active; an economics graduate and veteran of the cut and thrust of local government, where his passion and honesty together with a wikipeidic knowledge of politics, history and current affairs has proved invaluable. On Saturdays he supports the misunderstood Millwall at the New Den.
Ray North also spent a decade inside the Westminster bubble writing for and advising politicians before retraining for the Bar. A novelist with a number of pet topics which he advocates in favour of with the enthusiasm of a collie dog. Liverpool fan because fifty years of history doesn’t lie.
Charlie East-West is the latest member of the Allthatsleft team, but what an addition, already he has shown himself to have a prodigious mind covering topics ranging from the British and Irish Lions rugby team to the dilemma of Scottish independence and the continuing problems of the economy. Like Bobby and Ray, Charlie cut his teeth in the Palace of Westminster before working in Sponsorship and Public Relations. He is a proud, occasional, kilt wearing Scotsman, a supporter of Manchester United and father of small children – we’re immensely proud to have him writing on these pages.