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  • 9dd2
    Article: May 23, 2022

    There were two interesting articles in the latest edition of The Economist magazine that highlight the importance of reading the small print when it comes to government statement on police recruitment and benefits increases

    The first article covers progress on recruiting back the 20000 police constables lost by previous Tory cuts.

  • ht44
    Article: May 21, 2022

    It's no secret that the Liberal Democrats voted against the Brexit deal negotiated by Mr Johnson and the Conservatives. it was perfectly possible to leave the EU yet remain in the single market a relationship similar to that of Norway today.

    Such a deal would have avoided the need for the Northern Ireland Protocol with its border in the Irish Sea, an outcome which Mrs May when she was Prime Minister said was not one any Prime Minister could ever agree to.

  • 88g2
    Article: May 20, 2022

    A dispiriting week in parliament

    Conservative MPs have hailed the decision of the police to close the Downing Street party investigation. The fact that the Prime Minister was fined only one ( the first ever Prime Minister to have been found to have broken the law whilst in office) is apparently OK

    The fact that 83 people were issued with 126 fines is glossed over even though the PM attended a number of the events and was obviously aware of what was going on

  • 66dp
    Article: May 17, 2022

    Second homes are a growing issue in many rural areas of the country. Although visitors with second homes bring economic benefits, they also reduce local housing stock and drive up house prices by making offers that most locals can't match. The squeeze on housing availability drives up rents as well as prices.

  • lle9 (Photo by Krzysztof Hepner on Unsplash)
    Article: May 16, 2022

    The growth in waiting times for ambulance's is becoming a hot political issue. Along with sleaze and general government incompetence it was one of the major issues which saw the Liberal Democrats triumph in the recent North Shropshire by-election.

    Here in Suffolk we have some of the worst response times in the country. You can see the results for your postcode here Ambulance Response Times by Totally Communications