firefighter, trade unionist; columnist, UnHerd
Paul Embery has been a firefighter in the London Fire Brigade for over 20 years. He served on the Executive Council of the Fire Brigades Union, and has been a prominent pro-Brexit activist, both before and after the EU referendum campaign, including being the national organiser of Trade Unionists Against the EU.
Paul has been a member of the Labour Party since 1994 and is active within the Blue Labour tendency. He has written about the growing disconnect between the working-class and the Left, caused by the latter’s embrace of liberal cosmopolitanism.
Paul is a passionate defender of liberty and freedom of expression. He lists his heroes as Attlee, Keynes, Orwell and Maurice Glasman. He grew up in Dagenham and is (unfathomably) a lifelong supporter of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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