The election on May 7 will be tight. The number of MPs and votes each party gets will count – including in any negotiations afterwards. The LibDems are pitching hard for your vote here in Leeds NW. It’s time for a reminder of what they have done in Government with the Tories since 2010. For … Continue reading A vote for ANY LibDem is a vote for THE LIBDEMS. Here’s a reminder of their record
The last week or so has seen the publication of two important documents – relevant to the developing debate on privatisation and public ownership. One was a policy document from the Centre for Labour and Social Studies. Its conclusions were summarised: ‘Since 1979 the privatisation and marketization policies of successive governments have delivered the economy … Continue reading Royal Mail, the EU/US Trade agreement and two new reports: the debate over privatisation continues.
Earlier this year we accused Vince Cable, the Lib Dem Business Secretary, of selling the Royal Mail too cheaply. We can now report that our accusation has been endorsed by the National Audit Office (NAO). The NAO is a public body charged with scrutinising public spending on behalf of Parliament. Its audit of central government … Continue reading A Right Royal Mail Cock-Up Part Two: Vince Cable Sold the Royal Mail Far Too Cheaply
Just what does a coalition government minister have to do to get the sack for incompetence? Joining the list of failing ministers that includes Owen Paterson (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Michael Gove (Education) and Iain Duncan Smith (Department of Work and Pensions) please will Vince Cable, the Lib Dem Business Secretary, step … Continue reading A Right Royal Mail Cock-Up: How Vince Cable Cost the Tax Payer £2.8 billion
We publish below a letter from a new group - We Own It. Alex Sobel, Leeds NW Labour candidate, has signed up to this. We fully support its aims, and urge you all to sign up to the petitions. Do you want a say over your public services? We're campaigning for a Public Service Users … Continue reading We Own It – but not for much longer! Join Alex Sobel and sign up to fight privatisation of East Coast Mainline and Royal Mail
We all rely on the Royal Mail – from receiving that parcel we’ve ordered online to knowing that birthday card we’ve sent is going to arrive in time. We’ve been to the local sorting office in Ireland Wood and speaking to local posties, we know they are the beating heart of so many neighbourhoods round … Continue reading Help Alex Sobel fight the Coalition’s plans that put our postal service at risk
Current accounts are now to be made available from the Post Office. After the financial crisis, caused by the irresponsible actions of many in the banking sector, it is a sensible move by the Post Office to take on the high street banks – they are a trusted brand and hopefully will be able to … Continue reading Our Post Office is taking on the big banks while Greg Mulholland MP helps prepare Royal Mail for privatisation.