The World According To Nicky Morgan

Every day in life you learn something new.  Some days you learn more than others. Special thanks to Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education for sharing little known facts with us on her appearance on this weeks BBC Question Time. I have to admit that, as a lowly person who went to a mere state comprehensive, rather than a […]

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George Osborne’s “Poll Tax Moment” Just Destroyed His Chance Of Being PM

In what’s now being described as his ‘poll tax moment’, George Osborne’s catastrophic defeat in the Lords (again) of his flagship welfare policy leaves many questioning whether he has damaged beyond hope all the aspirations he had to reaching the top job and walking into 10 Downing Street one day. Undoubtedly, the tax credit reform (or should we just call […]

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“But The Conservatives Said…”

A phrase that I’ve heard a lot recently, particularly surrounding the tax credit changes (and again particularly surround child tax credits) is a variation of the ‘But The Conservatives Said….’ sentence. But the Conservatives said that they wouldn’t cut my tax credits But the Conservatives told me I’d be better off under a Tory government But the Conservatives said they […]

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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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