North & Midlands Railways Promise – Letter to the PM

Remember when David Cameron promised rail investment in the Midlands and North? (I know, it can be hard to believe but he did mention something *outside* of the M25!). Well, these projects have mysteriously (although slightly predictably) been axed (sorry “paused”). I’m with Labour on the ‘Don’t Pull the Plug’ campaign.  Read my letter below – if you’re with me, […]

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Attacks on Workers Rights Must Stop

The Conservatives, on one hand, say they are the new party of the working people – however with one policy alone, they are showing that they are anything but the party of the working people – in fact they are the anti-workers party if their latest proposed legislation with regards to the trade unions is anything to go by. The […]

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We Can’t Oppose Everything

We can’t oppose everything – well we could, and I know that we are ‘The Opposition’ but actually it’s important if we are to be a credible opposition that we actually don’t oppose things based on who brings them forward to the Commons – but actually oppose based on our beliefs and goals as a collective, a party and a […]

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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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