In 2009 the leader of the opposition, David Cameron said this when asked what taxes he would raise : “You could try, as you say, to put it on VAT, sales tax, but again if you look at the effect of sales tax, it’s very regressive, it hits the […]
In 2008 there was a world financial crisis. In the summer of 2007 there were rumblings in the UK stock market. The banks...
I felt pretty fed up with the choice of Lord Kitchener to be on the £2 coin. He represents all that I have always...
Libraries Speech Without Libraries I would not be standing here today as a Labour Councillor. Without Libraries...
Libraries have been part of the fabric of society since at least the 7th Century BC . The first library is thought to have been Library of Ashurbanipal.The site is in modern day Iraq. The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest […]Read more ›
Legal Aid Reform Chris Grayling the Minister of Justice announced earlier this year his intention to reform the way in which Criminal Legal Aid is delivered. He wants to reduce the number of firms providing criminal legal aid from 1600 to 400. He expects firms applying for one of […]Read more ›
At Business and Law building at Lincoln University 16.25pm Awaiting open forum Opening speech by Law society, Lincoln. The law society shows the Govt’s plans can’t work. The legal Aid system has to continue. Napo is speaking (probation) It is in public sector – exist to protect the public – […]Read more ›
‘Women in Politics’ Day 2013 – Saturday 8th June 2013 The Ashwood Centre, Portland Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, NG17 7AB 10.00 – Welcome to East Midlands Women’s Conference By Gloria De Piero MP, Ashfield. Gloria opens the Conference 10.10 – Guest Speaker RT Hon Harriet Harman MP, Labour Deputy Leader, Shadow Secretary […]Read more ›
On June 5th after being at Health Scrutiny at Lincolnshire County Hall, I decided to travel down to Westminster, with only 2 mins to catch a connecting train. I wanted to go to the memorial for Emily Wilding Davison. This was being held at Westminster Hall between six and eight […]Read more ›
A story of forced feeding By Beryl Kingston from her novel The moment Octavia had been dreading arrived so unobtrusively that it had begun and the whole terrifying chain of events had been set in motion, before she was aware enough to realise it. It was a blustery morning in […]Read more ›