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Tag Archives: Labour
The Green Transformation: Labour gets in a muddle about food security
Those who take even a passing interest in politics will know that the party conference season is upon us. The Lib Dems conference passed without more than a murmur and an ‘exotic spresm.’ And last week saw a surprisingly united … Continue reading
Brexit Bill Day of Reckoning for Labour MPs beckons
When so many things are happening so quickly, it can be difficult to decide what to write about, or even dismiss the idea that anything I write will be worth anyone’s time writing. There is also the small challenge of … Continue reading
Posted in Brexit, Uncategorized Tagged Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour 6 Comments
New Shadow DEFRA Team announced: emphasis on the urban and post-industrial
It’s taken a while but Jerry Corbyn has finally chosen his shadow ministers. Working for Shadow Secretary of State for Defra Kerry McCarthy MP (who has set out her initial views on the post here) will be: Alex Cunningham, … Continue reading
Posted in Kerry McCarthy, Labour, Labour shadow DEFRA team Tagged Defra, Kerry mcCarthy, Labour 4 Comments
The Countryside Alliance, its Charitable Foundation and the Tory party.
The Countryside Alliance, who you will remember launched a scathing (unjustified) attack on the RSPB earlier this year, and more recently against Chris Packham, is not a charity, though reports suggested it was planning to register as one last … Continue reading
Rochester byelection Labour Candidate linked to Lodge Hill Developers
Lodge Hill Brownfield Land? (c) Miles King While both the UKIP and Tory candidates for the Rochester and Strood byelection have changed their minds in dramatic fashion, I was curious to know more about why … Continue reading
Posted in Labour, Lodge Hill, PR Tagged housing, Labour, Lodge Hill, Naushabah Khan, PR, Rochester 4 Comments
Labour commits to building 200,000 new homes a year: Great: where?
At the Labour Conference both Hilary Benn, Shadow CLG Secretary, and Ed Miliband, both promised massive new house-building, up to 200,000 new homes a year by the end of the parliament. Benn said ” … we will give communities, as … Continue reading
Posted in biodiversity, biodiversity offsetting, bungalows, housing, Labour, Lodge Hill Tagged biodiversity offsetting, housing, Labour, Lodge Hill 4 Comments
Co-operating in a stitch up?
Interesting news today that the Co-op bank is paying “hundreds of thousands of pounds” to Reputation management company Quiller Consultants, while slashing support for charities, including the Co-operate Women’s Guild and Mutuo, the co-op’s thinktank. This is apparently as a … Continue reading
It’s party conference time. Needless to say the environment has not featured prominently among the headlines. But here’s Mary Creagh’s speech. It’s a bit heavy on the affordable food message, but at least a Labour Government would drop the Badger … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Labour, Mary Creagh, Party Conferences 8 Comments