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If you think poverty started in 2010 you are part of the problem

This map from the Office for National Statistics shows that the UK is above mid league in terms of risk of poverty throughout Europe. If we leave the EU and the Single Market we will dream of these days as … Continue reading

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Will there still be a Labour Party in 10 years?

This might a peculiar question coming from a Lib Dem at the moment. Down to 8 MPs with a leadership furore of our own. However, I don’t believe that there is anywhere else for a strong core of liberals to … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s problems of poverty are long-term and not short-term

No-one can doubt that for many people living in Liverpool the struggle to survive on inadequate incomes is a key feature of their lives. This leads to illness, disease and a stunting of opportunity for those brought up in poverty. … Continue reading

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Why Won’t they tell us the truth about the Country’s finances?

I have waited with interest to see the responses to the autumn statement. All Parties admit that there is still a massive gap between income and expenditure. None admit that their 2010 spending and saving plans have been ruptured by … Continue reading

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Is the recession over? Is austerity finished?

There’s actually a very quick answer to these questions NO and NO. I am, however, a politician so let me elaborate, This Country has been in a financial state which was as bad as that which pertained at the end … Continue reading

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