Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Leaders Debates: 79% of public want to see Green Party represented at the ITV Leaders Debate

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Four in five members’ of the public want to see the Green Party represented at next year’s Leaders Debates*. A whopping 79% of people surveyed in an poll by ICM said they would welcome seeing a Green Party representative at the ITV Leaders Debate in 2015. (more…)

UKIP pledges to abolish 20% VAT on listed building repairs and maintenance

Monday, December 8th, 2014

UKIP is the first political party to pledge abolishing the punitive and discriminatory 20% VAT rate on listed buildings repairs introduced by George Osborne in his 2012 Budget, replacing it with a rate of 5%. (more…)

Petition against ‘sinister’ EU-US trade deal tops million signatures in two months

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Legal challenge against Commission filed in European Court of Justice

More than a million people across Europe – including over 180,000 in the UK (more…)

Green Party Membership up 100% since January 1 2014

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

• Party attracts 500 more members over past weekend alone

• May 2015 General Election can deliver a ‘peaceful revolution(more…)

Simon Anholt Launches The Good Country Party

Friday, November 28th, 2014

New global political party will be the first of its kind to address issues through international collaboration rather than domestic politics (more…)

Time for the Greens to face some scrutiny

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

The participants in next year’s televised debates were recently announced, causing much anger within the Green Party. Not only have they not been included in any of the debates, but both UKIP and the Lib Dems have been invited. (more…)

Ed Miliband: Labour will tackle the zero-zero economy by ending exploitation of zero-hours contracts

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Ed Miliband will today (Saturday 15th November) declare that Victorian management practices which exploit zero-hours contracts have no place in the modern world and will be banned by a Labour government. (more…)

Caroline Lucas named MP of the year

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, has been named UK MP of the year (more…)

Transatlantic trade deal threatens NHS and must be stopped in its tracks

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

A free trade agreement between the European Union and USA is designed to meet the interests of corporations rather than patients and must be stopped in its tracks, warns an editorial in The BMJ this week. (more…)

50p tax rate would hit top earners in the UK with a bigger tax bill than most of their global peers

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

UK currently has one of the most competitive tax rates in Western Europe for top earners

The Labour Party’s plans to reintroduce the 50p tax rate would see high earners in the UK pay 24% more in tax than the current global average, according to a new study by UHY Hacker Young, the national accountancy group. (more…)

MPs back campaigners’ call for action on ‘unethical’ mining industry

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Campaigners have welcomed the outcome of an inquiry into the extractives sector conducted by the Parliamentary Committee on Business, Innovation and Skills, calling on the government to take action on the sector that campaigners have accused of being ‘unethical and often hugely destructive’. (more…)

And still nothing on the potential impact of Qualified Majority Voting

Monday, October 27th, 2014

While the United Kingdom is conveniently distracted by politicians and media alike over a £1.7 billion bill from the European Union, the really big story quietly passes by under the radar. (more…)