Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

The Green Party calls for a £10 minimum wage for all

Friday, September 5th, 2014

• Minimum wage should be raised to Living Wage levels immediately

• Urgent action is needed to address persistent inequality and poverty

The Green Party has called for the statutory minimum wage to be immediately lifted to Living Wage levels and for a £10 per hour minimum wage for all by 2020. (more…)

UK Government Confirms NHS Is Not Exempt from Controversial Trade Deal

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has called on David Cameron to use his veto to exempt the NHS from a controversial  EU-US trade deal following the admission from the government yesterday (1 September 2014) that the NHS is included in the deal. (more…)

Neil and Christine Hamilton Open UKIP Bournemouth East Office

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Neil and Christine Hamilton were the stars at the well attended opening of the UKIP Bournemouth East headquarters, with Christine doing the honours using a rather large pair of scissors. (more…)

Blanket Ban on Prisoners Voting is Against Their Human Rights

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has followed an earlier ruling and declared that a blanket ban preventing ten prisoners from voting infringed their human rights. (more…)

I may be a UKIP supporter but I am not a Europhobe

Monday, August 11th, 2014

I just want to make it quite clear that, as a UKIP supporter I am not a Europhobe.

How does that work?’ you may well ask. (more…)

Don’t stop immigrants coming, count them as they leave

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

It seems that Nick Clegg’s answer to the concerns that much of the UK public has about immigration is to just count them on the way out. He has also claimed that it was his intervention that got the coalition net immigration target quietly dropped. (more…)

Gaza Crisis: ‘We Cannot Allow This Cycle of Violence to Continue’

Monday, August 4th, 2014

• Green Party supports national demonstration for Gaza

• UK government must cease all military co-operation with Israel

The Green Party says it will have a strong presence at the national demonstration for Gaza (more…)

UKIP appoints Suzanne Evans as Deputy Chairman

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Suzanne Evans has today been appointed as Deputy Chairman of UKIP, with broad-reaching responsibility including contributing to policy development and overseeing campaign direction. She has become a well-known UKIP figure in recent months with many successful TV and radio appearances (more…)

UK politicians just love their driving public don’t they?

Monday, August 4th, 2014

They’ll get you somehow. In one area of the country our politicians want to slap a tax on people for using the very cars they were encouraged to buy in the first place, as well as fining them for leaving them running for a few minutes longer than absolutely necessary; but in another area of the country (more…)

Council Spending to Have Fallen by Almost 30% Per Head Over the Course of This Parliament

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Figures released today show that local authority spending in England is estimated to have fallen by just under 30% over the course of this Parliament. (more…)

Commonwealth Games Could Turn the Vote

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

• UKIP down to lowest level of support since March

• Miliband’s approval rating remains cripplingly low

• 20% believe Commonwealth Games could increase likelihood of Scottish ‘yes’ vote (more…)

General Election 2015: Greens on 7%, up two points

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, the Green Party is polling on 7% and neck and neck with the Liberal Democrats, the Coalition partners. (more…)