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The heartless immigration policies of a Tory government

by David Woodard on 5 January, 2019

The past few years have seen the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, as conflict in hostile places in Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Eritrea and Iran have forced hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee to Europe for their lives. Just 239 of these refugees have attempted to cross the Channel and find […]

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I agree with Layla

by David Woodard on 31 December, 2018

Senior Brexiteer minister Dr Liam Fox has said that there is a 50-50 chance the UK will not leave the EU on 29 March if MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal next month. He said that it would only be “100% certain” if MPs back the deal. He also said that if the deal is […]

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We are in the EU now but for how much longer?

by David Woodard on 24 December, 2018

When our MPs return from holiday on the 7th January 2019 we expect them be debating and then voting on Mrs May’s choice of two BREXIT options – the deal negotiated with the EU and the default alternative of leaving without a deal. On the basis of what we have seen and heard from MPs […]

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Is Austerity Over?

by David Woodard on 19 December, 2018

For the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer to announce that austerity is ending, as they both have done in recent weeks, is an insult to everyone involved in local government. As we are now be too painfully aware, funding for local government has been cut by almost 60% since 2010 and there […]

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The following are the views expressed today by Jo Johnson, the MP for Orpington since 2010. “I feel so strongly that the Prime Minister’s deal is against the national interest that a few weeks ago I resigned from the Government. I can now speak freely on the important issue we have faced as a country […]

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We need bold action on climate change

by David Woodard on 27 November, 2018

We need a Government that puts climate change at the heart of decision making, not one that relegates it to a small sub-office of a minor department. Climate change isn’t just an environmental problem – it’s a human one too. Look at our country – and the impact of weather extremes likely linked to climate […]

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A Final Say on Brexit is the only sensible option

by David Woodard on 20 November, 2018

What a remarkable few days it’s been. The prime minister announced last Wednesday that she had agreed a draft Brexit deal with the EU’s negotiators. Within 24 hours, two members of her cabinet and two other ministers had resigned, while talk remains rife that May will face a challenge to her leadership from critics within […]

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In just a few days’ time the Government are expected to announce the miserable ‘deal’ they have negotiated with the EU and ask MPs to vote for it. The Government is going to publish an “explainer” of their ‘deal’ and compare the details to what might happen if there was a catastrophic ‘no deal’ – […]

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Brexit is a national embarrassment – people feel duped

by David Woodard on 8 November, 2018

In America, as a result of the mid-term elections, the Democrats are to take control of the House of Representatives. This is being welcomed by many Americans who were dismayed by the result of the 2016 Presidential election. Since 2016, America has become a more openly racist and intolerant place. Immigrants are less welcome, the […]

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We must end uncertainty on the rights of EU citizens

by David Woodard on 6 November, 2018

We must end the uncertainty for the 3.6 million EU citizens who live, work and study here in the UK and have been made to put their lives on hold. The result of the EU referendum held on June 23rd 2016 changed an awful lot: the Prime Minister, the economic outlook, Britain’s political discourse and […]

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