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Tories refuse deal to get EU Referendum Bill debated

by danielbarker on October 30, 2014

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Tue 28th October 2014 – 10:50 pm There’s been an almighty row in the Coalition over which Private Members Bills should be given government support. The Liberal Democrats had offered the Tories a deal which would have given both Bob Neill’s Bill on an EU referendum […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Mon 27th October 2014 – 2:31 pm “ Let’s bankrupt Britain’s businesses and, once we’re done, burn the buildings to the ground. This is what you might have thought I’d said last week, if you saw some of the reaction to my plans to increase fathers’ […]

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Farce in the Lords

by danielbarker on October 27, 2014

By Paul Tyler Any interested fellow citizen who was told how the latest recruit to their Parliament was chosen would be first baffled, then outraged. Is it any wonder that there are more electors who favour the complete abolition of the House of Lords than support retention of the existing arrangements? The provisions for the […]

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£50m boost for children across the country

by danielbarker on October 24, 2014

Posted by The Liberal Democrats on 23 October, 2014 @ 10:47 AM Nurseries, childminders and other early years providers across the country are set for a £50m cash injection to help three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged families. Children from low income families have often fallen behind more well off classmates before they even start school. […]

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Elections open to fraud

by danielbarker on October 23, 2014

A report from the Policy Exchange think-tank has found that the way elections are run in Britain is “dangerously inefficient and seriously open to fraud”. The study predicts that there could be as many as 13m errors on the electoral roll for May’s general election. In 2005, there were about 7m errors, compared with between […]

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Surgery tomorrow

by danielbarker on October 22, 2014

Just a reminder that my monthly surgery is tomorrow at Winehala Court. Come along and I’ll do my best to help you with your problems. Surgeries for Short Heath are as follows: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month – 3-4pm at the Meeting Room on Queens Lea 2nd Wednesday of each month – 7-8pm […]

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by Ian Shires on October 22, 2014 Liberal Democrat Councillor Ian Shires raised the plight of the vulnerable and those with specific needs in the battle to improve the lot of young people in the jobs market at last night’s meeting of Walsall’s Health and Wellbeing Board. Welcoming the big improvement in getting young people […]

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Equal parental leave pay for Civil Servants

by danielbarker on October 21, 2014

Nick Clegg will announce this week that all Civil Service employees will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015. Currently, only mothers are entitled to full pay when a couple chooses to share parental leave. The changes will enable more fathers to spend time caring for their new-born children, Mr Clegg will say, […]

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by Michael Rosen Am fascinated by these ‘I’m not racist but’ people they show us. They say things like ‘it’s all got too much’ and ‘there’s too many of them’ etc etc So what do they think UKIP is going to do for them? Put people on trains and ship them out? And how will […]

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by Dan Barker on October 17, 2014 Severn Trent’s watermain renewal program continues to work its way through the Short Heath area. This week saw the work move on to Dovedale Avenue and Short Heath Lib Dem Councillor Dan Barker and Lib Dem Neighbourhoods spokesman Councillor Ian Shires paid an early morning visit to the […]

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