FORMER TORIES . . . AND ORDINARY FOLK

IMG_4868Last Sunday, Sunday Politics East Midlands included a debate between four of the region’s five MEPs.  There was Roger Helmer, a former Tory now representing UKIP, Bill Newton Dunn, a former Tory now representing the Libdems, and Emma McClarkin, a

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Over a thousand pounds better off – putting a figure on the benefits of EU membership

iStock_000022686284XSmallJust under a year ago, Ed Miliband gave a speech to the CBI stating that it was clearly in Britain’s interests to remain in the European Union.

And I wrote shortly afterwards that it was time for UK businesses to …

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It won’t happen like this . . . but if it did . . .

ballot boxWith party conferences and frontbench  reshuffles now behind us, political parties are now shifting their attention towards the next set of elections – the last nation-wide contest before the General election – the elections to the European Parliament in May …

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Tory MEPs fail to support banking reform

iStock_000000494106XSmall (1)Labour MEPs today backed calls for fundamental changes to the structure of the EU banking sector.  Meanwhile, Conservative MEPs voted against the moves, despite the Tory government’s pledge to bring in banking reform in the UK.

Glenis Willmott, Labour’s Leader …

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Labour backs bankers’ bonus caps

bankingIn Strasbourg today, MEPs voted overwhelmingly for new regulations that will make banks safer, more accountable and help them to focus on their essential role of lending to the real economy.

Welcoming the vote, Glenis Willmott, Leader of Labour’s MEPs …

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Tories say one thing – do another – again…

The Prime Minister, in his interview on the Radio 4 Today programme on Monday said that everyone should pay their taxes.  This followed a question from John Humphries about “aggressive tax avoidance” – a practice the Chancellor of the Exchequer …

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