Greece Announces Emergency Bank Holiday

With the Greek Economy teetering on the brink of complete collapse the government’s Financial Stability Council (FSC) has convened an emergency meeting in which they have decided to declare Monday an emergency bank holiday in a last ditch effort to stop the countries economy collapsing amid a potential withdrawal of emergency liquidity funding by the European Central Bank (ECB). An […]

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Liz Kendall Campaign for the Living Wage

Now whilst I may not necessarily be swayed to vote for Liz Kendall in the upcoming Labour Leadership election (although, at this point in time, I’m not ruling anyone out definitively), I wholeheartedly support Liz’s campaign for the Living Wage and fully agree that it’s definitely time for ‘a fresh start’. New Labour brought in the National Minimum Wage in 1998 […]

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Save the ILF – My Letter To David Nuttall MP (Bury North)

Below is a letter that I wrote to David Nuttall MP, my local constituency MP, to support the reinstatement of the ILF by the government.   Dear Mr David Nuttall MP, A couple of years ago, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund was unlawful. On the 6th March 2014 it was […]

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BREAKING NEWS: George Osborne Confirms Details of ‘The Long Term Plan’

It’s so predictable what George Osborne as Chancellor was going to do – and he keeps on doing it.  Somehow, unfortunately, he along with Cameron managed to convince (read: deceive) the electorate about what they had done and what they were planning to do. For many of us, we saw this coming – but now George himself has kindly explained […]

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England – The Only Non-Progressive Country of the Home Nations

With barely six days to go before the Independent Living Fund is scrapped, Corrie stars tell us why they back the campaign to save the Independent Living Fund. Someone once said: “The test of a good society is you look after the elderly, the frail, the vulnerable, the poorest in our society and that test is even more important in […]

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Government Censors Disability Protest

Angry campaigners today took to the Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions to protest against the scrapping of the Independent Living Fund, a fund which since the late 1980’s has helped disabled people throughout the UK with the highest of support needs, enabling them to live full lives in the community rather than in residential care. One of the latest victims of […]

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Supporting Small Business – The Way Forward

Opponents confuse the fact that we are fighting for social justice with an anti business rhetoric – and this couldn’t be further from the truth. Social justice and pro-business objectives are not mutually exclusive – and we shouldn’t get confused by Tory dogma that they are. I am 100% pro-business – particularly small and medium sized businesses – who are […]

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