As we’ve said before – the LibDem/Tory Coalition now looks like a Zombie Government. But, as we’ve also said before, Zombies are often bent on destruction before they’re forced to lie down. That certainly applies to fracking. In spite of clear doubts and opposition among the general public, Cameron’s Coalition Government is going all out … Continue reading March of the Fracking Zombies – and Labour’s second attempt to halt them.
Ed Miliband has dubbed the dying days of this LibDem/Tory Coalition a ‘zombie government’ – and so it is. But the trouble with Zombies, as any sci-fi buff knows, is that they are nasty. They may be undead – but they’re usually determined to wreak havoc before they’re finally made to lie down. Wednesday’s vote … Continue reading Curse of the Zombies – LibDem/Tory Coalition, including Leeds NW’s Greg Mulholland, vote in favour of Big Energy Companies
Women in Leeds NW still earn on average just 81p for every pound a man earns. The UK Gender Pay Gap in the UK is still higher than in most other EU countries. That’s why the last Labour government passed the Equality Act in 2010. The incoming LibDem/Tory Coalition ditched elements of that act – … Continue reading Alex Sobel demands action from Vince Cable on equal pay for women in Leeds NW – will Greg Mulholland turn up to back it?
2014 has been our first full year on this website – and a hugely successful one. Visits to the site are now numbering in tens of thousands. On our reckoning - based on the website's own statistics - the faithful readership we established in 2013 has been growing rapidly all through 2014. It looks as … Continue reading Thousands of visitors to our website. Sample what’s been attracting them in 2014, and join them in 2015 – Happy New Year!
When you decide how to vote, would it matter to you to know that Greg Mulholland, LibDem MP for Leeds NW, was born in Manchester, went to school in Altrincham, and only moved to Leeds after University? We hope not. We’re sure you’d mostly be concerned about what the re-election of a LibDem/Tory coalition would … Continue reading Someone is asking strange questions in Leeds North West: elderly resident provides some answers
Today MPs voted on a Labour amendment to abolish the Bedroom Tax. Labour appealed to the LibDems to back us in this vote. They refused. As a result the vote was lost. Our MP Greg Mulholland abstained. On Monday the proposals on the Firefighters’ pensions were before Parliament. The Firemen have been fighting a long … Continue reading Firefighters’ pensions and Bedroom tax vote: Greg Mulholland’s abstentions -betrayal and failure of representation
Just what do the LibDems stand for? That’s a question the last four and a half years have raised over and over again. And it was raised again this week – when they trooped through the lobbies to defeat the Lords’ amendments to Chris Grayling’s changes to Judicial Review. Sadiq Khan called on the LibDems … Continue reading Just what do the LibDems stand for? Coalition defeats Lords’ amendments on Judicial Review – with LibDem backing
Last Friday MPs debated measures to protect tenants, especially from ‘revenge evictions’ – that is from evictions when a tenant complains, and the landlord throws them out. It’s an important subject. But the measures failed to go forward – they were talked out by two Tory MPs. Fridays in Parliament are becoming a bit of … Continue reading Bill to protect tenants talked out: ‘Fridays in Parliament are becoming a complete joke’ -a sick one for many
Nick Clegg has today made announcements about infrastructure spending on the North – including on rail. It’s not clear how firm the plans are, or how fast they would be delivered – they look more like aspirations than plans. But any shift of spending to the North would be welcome – especially after the LibDem/Tory … Continue reading Leeds NW line electrification sidelined – Greg Mulholland, Nick Clegg and LibDem ‘information’
This week the influential and much-respected Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee turned its attention to roads – and specifically to the potholes in them. Its report lambasted the Coalition for its ‘stop-go’ inefficient funding of the problem. When it came to power, the LibDem/Tory Coalition immediately cut the funding for road maintenance – by £1.2 billion. … Continue reading Angry about potholes in Leeds North West? So who’s to blame?