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Sam Scott: A small step to a simpler relationship between individuals and their government

Generally I think there is a wish to make life simpler. This can easily be seen in the events of the past year, which can be viewed as wish call for a more straightforward relationship between individuals and their rulers. In this piece I don’t offer any novel or clever ideas but hopefully you will see some common sense. Continue reading

Cllr Joel Davidson: Engaging with the Polish community in London

As a Councillor in Brent, the most diverse Local Authority in the UK, I am used to representing a wide range of communities. The fastest-growing community in Brent is Polish, now making up 5% of the borough's population.  With nearly 1 million Poles now living in the UK, this thriving community contributes enormously to the country. Polish values of hard work, entrepreneurship, and dedication to family values make them perhaps the ideal community to be welcoming here. Continue reading

Peter Cuthbertson: Darlington Labour are combining brutal library closures with sky high senior salaries and tax rises

Is it possible that any local council would have the nerve to combine the following?  The second highest council tax rises in the country  One of the country’s highest spends per resident on senior salaries  One of the country’s lowest spends per resident on library facilities Continue reading

Keith Prince AM: Tube Strikes - How the Mayor will hold back transport in London

Strikes on the London Underground bring misery to millions of commuters, yet most don’t question the issues around them. The last couple strikes have been centred around Tube ticket office closures, but with the evidence against them it’s hard to see why this is such a sticking point for unions and TfL. I would like to clear up the misconceptions around this issue and tell you why the Mayor should not give in to the unions. Continue reading

Jon Stanley: The Conservative NHS has radically improved patient safety

The unspoken rule of by-elections is that Labour attacks the Tories on health and the Tory candidate has to mumble something about being fully committed to it and then moving on to the economy, jobs, or something else at which we outshine labour. There are a lot of things we outshine labour on. Continue reading

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