Local Politics: The YEP Guide

Yorkshire Evening Post will be running a number of articles before the upcoming election. Here is their basic guide to what's going on. We even get a mention. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/will-local-election-ballot-battle-transform-leeds-s-political-map-1-9126303

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Just for Fun: Lib Dems Take on First Bus

Well not really - maybe that should read "Lib Dems Talk to First" as some town councillors from neighbouring Otley took a 'fact finding' mission to one of First Bus's facilities. Did they rebuke them for their failing service? No. Did they take a hard stance on drivers passing stops because they are already late? … Continue reading Just for Fun: Lib Dems Take on First Bus

Trade: Defence Contracts Going Out To International Tender

A lot is going on in British politics at the moment and somewhere in the dim and distant past there's a memory of a Dutch / French firm winning the contract to make our shiny new blue passports and it not going down too well. Well, the GMB are pointing out that a £1bn defence … Continue reading Trade: Defence Contracts Going Out To International Tender

Labour Party: Corbyn Vows to Banish Anti-Semitism

Jeremy Corbyn has written in today's Evening Standard ahead of his meeting with the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council. In the piece he explains how he intends to deal with the issue of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party. https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/jeremy-corbyn-what-i-m-doing-to-banish-antisemitism-from-the-labour-party-a3821961.html

By Elections: 12/04/18

Last night there were 3 by elections throughout the entirety of the UK. Remember that in 3 weeks there will 33 in Leeds alone - please come and help us #KeepLeedsLabour https://twitter.com/britainelects/status/984563706104352770 https://twitter.com/britainelects/status/984556443155222528 https://twitter.com/britainelects/status/984558709002076162 In summation - not a good night for the Tories who lost ground in every election. Let's hope this trend continues … Continue reading By Elections: 12/04/18

NHS: Day of Action 14/04/18

Tomorrow in Leeds people will be gathering from all over Yorkshire (and beyond) to march in protest at the treatment our NHS is suffering under this Tory government and their persistent ideology of austerity. Details of the Facebook event can be found here. It is not going to be easy for the next Labour government … Continue reading NHS: Day of Action 14/04/18