Heard enough from national politicians?

by danielbarker on 30 November, 2018

A comment was made recently at our local party AGM that people were sick of hearing about Brexit, and I know exactly what they mean! But what exactly I am sick of is political spin about Brexit. That’s why I think this whole idea for a leaders debate is a bad idea. Yes, during a […]

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Surgery this Monday

by danielbarker on 30 November, 2018

If you want to come and discuss council-related problems with me, I shall be at the Holy Trinity Online Centre in Coltham Road between 7 and 8pm this coming Monday in the back room. Dan Content published and promoted by Willenhall Liberal Democrats all at 23 Lynwood Close, New Invention WV12 5BW

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Mrs May made a bold pledge to bring a decade of austerity to a close at the Conservative Conference back on the 3rd October. Well there wasn’t much sign of that happening when Walsall’s Tory Cabinet met just 21 days later on the 24th October to discuss their Council Tax Budget. As a direct result […]

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Public health progress put at risk by cuts

by danielbarker on 28 November, 2018

The Government must restore councils’ public health grants because of their important role in the urgent task of improving public health, according to a report from leading health think tank, The King’s Fund. Its report warns that, without ‘radical change’, progress in improving the nation’s health could ‘grind to a halt’. The report calls on […]

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Theresa – let the people respond to your letter

by danielbarker on 27 November, 2018

This week Theresa May has written a letter to the people, asking us to back her plan for leaving the EU; a plan for which no one voted. The deal she has put forward has not been backed by her cabinet (including two Brexit Secretaries), her party or the country. It is clear that no […]

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‘We need bold action on climate change’ by Ed Davey

by danielbarker on 27 November, 2018

Ten years ago, the Climate Change Act was a radical piece of legislation – made more radical by Lib Dem input. For the first time, it set meaningful and achievable targets to help us decarbonise. It’s a model that has been adopted all over the world and it has been a great success. And in […]

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English councils undergoing harshest spending cuts

by danielbarker on 23 November, 2018

English councils have been hit twice as hard by spending cuts compared to their Scottish and Welsh counterparts, according to a recently published study. The University of Cambridge found that councils in England had suffered an average service spending fall of almost 24% since 2010 – compared to 12% in Wales and 11.5% in Scotland. […]

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Time to nail a vision to the mast…

by danielbarker on 23 November, 2018

At a time when the Government, or at least some of it, is offering the British public a Brexit deal which appears unacceptable to Remain and Leave supporters alike, where five Cabinet Ministers have taken it upon themselves to go try to redraft it in their own image, regardless of the fact that they might […]

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The next stage in the change to Universal Credit could lead to a big increase in the use of foodbanks, anti-poverty campaigners have warned. The Trussell Trust says problems with benefits are the main reason for referrals to foodbanks and the new system is likely to cause problems. About three million people are expected to […]

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The Liberal Democrats have announced they will back a cross-party amendment to the Finance Bill to ensure the maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals are introduced within six months. Speaking ahead of the vote next week, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said: “A few months ago I was approached by a mother who was distraught […]

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