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Tories fighting each other…again – Independent

by danielbarker on 15 August, 2019

Philip Hammond has launched a blistering attack on Boris Johnson, saying the new prime minister is allowing “unelected people” to “pull the strings” in Downing Street. The former chancellor condemned “absurd” claims from Eurosceptic “hardliners” about a no-deal Brexit and said the first weeks of the new government were “not encouraging”. His comments will be seen as an attack […]

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BENTLEY HAYE COUNTRY PARK – ADDED SECURITY MEASURES

by danielbarker on 14 August, 2019

High security retractable bollards are to be installed at the service entrance to Bentley Haye Country Park off Bentley Lane, Willenhall following a site security incident on Monday. We received some information about the gate onto Bentley Haye Country Park off Bentley Lane being wide open leaving the large grassed area vulnerable to an unauthorised […]

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We are not amused!

by danielbarker on 13 August, 2019

Nigel Farage has attacked Prince Harry, saying that when William becomes king he would want him ‘to live forever to stop Harry becoming king’. Well the Queen can’t get involved in politics, but if she could, I’m sure she would fight tooth and nail to stop Nigel getting anywhere near Downing Street! When it comes […]

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What do we think about law and order?

by danielbarker on 12 August, 2019

Whilst out delivering the FOCUS newsletter this weekend, a resident said to me that I would probably disagree with his views on law and order because they were old-fashioned. To understand whether he’s right, I need to have another conversation with him, but it made me ponder whether a lot of people out there accept […]

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Lives not Knifes

by danielbarker on 12 August, 2019

Event: Raise Awareness and Defend against Knife Crime Time:  10 Week Course Free for all ages 9 years – 21 years of age Enrolment Tuesday 13th August 2019 Venue: Darlaston Town Hall, Victoria Road, Darlaston, WS10 8AA For more information contact:  0121 568 6144  or 07760 116330 Content published and promoted by Willenhall Liberal Democrats […]

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METRO article 9/8/19 The NHS is facing a ‘winter crisis’ all year round, medics have warned, after demand and delays reached an all-time high last month. Nearly 2.3 million people visited A&E departments in July – with more than one in eight sitting there for more than four hours. Meanwhile, the waiting list for routine […]

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Labour members quitting in droves

by danielbarker on 9 August, 2019

Taken from a Microsoft News Report Labour lost almost 46,000 members last year as the party lurched between crises, official figures show. Jeremy Corbyn’s party lost 10 per cent of its membership in just one year as anti-Semitism and an unclear Brexit policy took their toll. Concerns over the leadership’s approach to Brexit, plus the row […]

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Conservatives at war with themselves, again!

by danielbarker on 8 August, 2019

reports Adam Forrest for The Independent Conservative MP Dominic Grieve claimed the Queen would “have to sack” Boris Johnson if he lost a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons. The prime minister’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings responded by saying MPs “don’t get to choose which votes they respect”. Mr Cummings also dismissed claims of arrogance, stating: “I don’t know very much about very much.” […]

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METRO Wednesday August 7 Britain is ‘delusional’ to expect a favourable trade deal with the US, a senior economist has claimed. Former US treasury secretary Larry Summers, who served in the Obama and Clinton administrations, said Britain has no leverage because it is ‘desperate’…..’If Britain thinks that the American financial regulators, who have great difficulty […]

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Before you get excited….

by danielbarker on 6 August, 2019

…..by news of new money for the NHS, just examine the detail. This is one-off – not the regular increase in spending on the NHS that is required. The factors which make our hospitals so busy – such as people living longer than they used to – are ongoing, so what happens when this one-off […]

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