TTIP, Conflict minerals and ‘ecall’ – Richard Corbett MEP’s Summer report

This summer’s report from Richard Corbett, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, is out. You can read it here. http://www.richardcorbett.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web-version-2015-06.pdf There’s comment among other things: - on TTIP and the recent resolution on this – and Labour MEPs’ opposition to Inter-state dispute settlement; - on Labour MEPs’ success on ‘conflict minerals’ – the minerals whose … Continue reading TTIP, Conflict minerals and ‘ecall’ – Richard Corbett MEP’s Summer report

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Linda McAvan MEP’s July e-bulletin: Yorkshire’s Fair Trade pride, an update on TTIP – and a free app with EU facts, a doorstep must-have??

Linda McAvan – one of our two Labour Yorks and Humber MEPs, has resumed her series of e-bulletins. Great to see them back, Linda. You can read it here. Highlights this month include Yorkshire’s status as the UK’s first fair trade region A balanced view of the Greek crisis – no monopoly of virtue, or … Continue reading Linda McAvan MEP’s July e-bulletin: Yorkshire’s Fair Trade pride, an update on TTIP – and a free app with EU facts, a doorstep must-have??

There can be no compromise on secret courts in trade deals. Labour MEPs will vote against latest TTIP proposals

Here in Leeds NW we’ve been campaigning against TTIP – or the EU/US trade agreement, as it used to be called – for over two years. We were concerned about its implications when few others had even heard of it. We’ve been watching recent developments with some concern – and especially what appears to be … Continue reading There can be no compromise on secret courts in trade deals. Labour MEPs will vote against latest TTIP proposals

Alex Sobel signs People’s NHS pledge to keep NHS out of TTIP – LibDems can’t be trusted on this one

TTIP – the EU/US Trade agreement currently being negotiated - is a huge potential threat to our NHS and to all our public services. It’s one which has concerned Leeds NW Labour for over two years – long before it started to hit any headlines. We’ve been campaigning on it since May 2013. Our candidate, … Continue reading Alex Sobel signs People’s NHS pledge to keep NHS out of TTIP – LibDems can’t be trusted on this one

Biggest privatization in NHS history; ‘doctored’ report on Coalition’s record, + TTIP: Only one vote counts for NHS on May 7 – Labour

The NHS is still the big story – or should be. This was the week the news broke about the way the biggest planned privatization in NHS history was being handled– and the first to put on sale the care of the most vulnerable patients. This was also the week the LibDem/Tory Government’s report on … Continue reading Biggest privatization in NHS history; ‘doctored’ report on Coalition’s record, + TTIP: Only one vote counts for NHS on May 7 – Labour

The questions TTIP doesn’t answer concern Richard Corbett – and Alex Sobel

Labour MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, Richard Corbett asks in a recent post ‘What question does TTIP answer?’ That question was posed by the head of the US TUC equivalent. And it’s something which concerns our own candidate here in Leeds NW, Alex Sobel, who has taken a firm stand on TTIP. http://www.alexsobel.org/alex_on_ttip What’s … Continue reading The questions TTIP doesn’t answer concern Richard Corbett – and Alex Sobel

Alex Sobel spent 100th day before the election working and campaigning throughout Leeds NW

Yesterday was a significant day - just 100 days left to the General Election. - Just 100 days left to makea difference – to the vote which will make a difference to all our lives. Alex Sobel – our parliamentary candidate – spent it, as he’s spent to many days over the last 18 months … Continue reading Alex Sobel spent 100th day before the election working and campaigning throughout Leeds NW

Thousands of visitors to our website. Sample what’s been attracting them in 2014, and join them in 2015 – Happy New Year!

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!

Busy early Winter in Leeds NW: Alex Sobel’s campaigning, his pledges – and Christmas greetings

This has been Alex’s first full year as candidate for Leeds NW – and it’s been a busy one. We’ve reported before on his summer and autumn. There’s been no letting up of the pace as winter has approached. He’s been active and campaigning throughout the constituency. - against the proposed closure of the Holt … Continue reading Busy early Winter in Leeds NW: Alex Sobel’s campaigning, his pledges – and Christmas greetings

Alex Sobel on TTIP: My minimum conditions for support – I’ll join any campaign to put pressure on these

Our Parliamentary candidate here in Leeds NW has made clear his position on TTIP currently under negotiation between the EU and US. 'On the doorstep, in my Inbox, on the street – people are increasingly asking me about TTIP – and my views on it. That’s not surprising. In spite of the secrecy surrounding it … Continue reading Alex Sobel on TTIP: My minimum conditions for support – I’ll join any campaign to put pressure on these