Now that the dust has settled…..

by danielbarker on 27 June, 2016

….a lot of people are asking themselves, what have we done? It seems a lot of people voted leave without thinking through the consequences. A number of people for instance wanted to register a protest against the Government or the establishment. Their was a kind of anti-London feeling being expressed by many voters in the […]

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Brexit at breakfast

by danielbarker on 24 June, 2016

The pound in freefall, the markets having their worst night for 31 years, talk of another referendum for Scotland to leave the UK and Northern Ireland to join the Republic (which will upset the Unionists!)…..not a bad night’s work for the brexiteers who’s chief lieutenant Farage has already admitted one of their main campaign statements […]

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More misery for residents and motorists in Short heath as burst pipe on the toucan crossing near the junction of Cornwall Gate with Lucknow Road sends cascades of water into the road. Our eyes and ears in the area have been onto Severn Trent as low water pressure is affecting a large area. Severn Trent […]

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Tim Farron’s final message on the Referendum

by danielbarker on 23 June, 2016

Polls are opening for the most important vote of a generation today. Today is about the very future of Britain; it’s about the kind of country we want to be: an outward looking, tolerant and progressive nation, leading in Europe. But the result today is still on a knife-edge, and we absolutely must not let […]

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The Birmingham Mail is backing a vote to remain in the European Union in the forthcoming referendum. Local Government Correspondent Neil Elkes looks at the issue of sovereignty. The Leave campaign’s economic trump card has been the £350 million a week Britain pays to the EU – and will be able to plough this into […]

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Don’t drag the Queen into this!

by danielbarker on 22 June, 2016

The Brexit campaign have gone too far – using their friends at the Sun to claim that the Queen favours leave shows that they are not patriotic at all. The last thing the Queen would want is to appear to be endorsing either side; she has always kept herself clear of political controversy. Even if […]

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Walsall Council is about to serve an enforcement notice on the owners of the former Brown Jug pub site in Sandbeds Road, Willenhall. “This action is long overdue.” said Liberal Democrat Cllr Ian Shires. Since taking control of Walsall Council as part of the Lib Dem/Labour Coalition back in May Willenhall’s Lib Dem Councillors have […]

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Baroness Warsi has accused Michael Gove, the Eurosceptic Justice Secretary, of “peddling complete lies” and said her final decision was prompted by a Nigel Farage-backed poster depicting Syrian refugees with the slogan “breaking point”. Baroness Warsi, a former chairman of the Conservative Party, told The Times: “That ‘breaking point’ poster really was, for me, the […]

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Walsall’s new Labour/Liberal Democrat led Council set out it’s stall last night at the first scheduled meeting of the Coalition’s new Cabinet at the Council House. Once the formalities were out of the way it was straight down to the business of laying out the style and priorities for the next four years. Speaking to […]

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Tim Farron said recently – I am fed up with the anger and the hatred. It’s gone on for too long. I am a passionate believer that being part of Europe is better for our country, yet this debate has been suffocated by ego and dirty politics. From what I have heard people say recently, […]

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