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  • 44ea (Photo by Calle Macarone on Unsplash)
    Article: Jun 25, 2022

    A few days ago we were doing the weekly shop in Morrisons.

    Like many supermarkets they run a scheme where you can buy packages of food which are donated to local food-banks. It was very heartening to see the generosity of them and their customers had filled a couple of trolleys with donations

    Over the past decade as universal credit and other benefits have been squeezed the number of such foodbanks has grown enormously. The recent explosion in prices of essentials have only served to swell the numbers who use the facilities. It is estimated that over 2 million people are forced to use their services, something we never expected to see in a country as prosperous as ours

  • n66a
    Article: Jun 24, 2022

    Last nights victory in the Tiverton and Honiton by-election was truly historic.

    Such claims are regularly bandied around after by-elections but how else would you describe a win which over-turned the biggest majority in British political history. Some parts of the constituency have been represented by the Conservatives since before Queen Victoria came to the throne

  • h529
    Article: Jun 23, 2022

    As Mr Johnson thrashes around randomly firing out policies that appeal to various sections of his party it is getting less and less possible to work out what the governments economic strategy actually is

    Only a few months ago all the talk was of creating a high wage economy

    Now, with the Bank of England forecasting inflation growing to 11% later in the year Ministers talk instead of the need for wage restraint to stop the creation of an inflationary spiral. Striking railwayman are characterised as militant because they dont see an increase of 3-4% as acceptable representing as it does a major reduction in their spending power

  • gt39
    Article: Jun 22, 2022
    "Come along and join friends and likeminded individuals as Babergh Liberal Democrats welcome Dick Newby, Liberal Democrat Peer and Leader in the House of Lords, on Tuesday 12th July, 7:30pm at the George Pub, 52 High St, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 5AL.
    The cost of living crisis. Partygate. The Northern Ireland Protocol. Constant Government failings.
  • k9v2 (Photo by Laila Gebhard on Unsplash)
    Article: Jun 21, 2022

    There was a very curious story that emerged over the weekend concerning our Prime Minister

    A story written by veteran political reporter Simon Walters appeared on page five of The Times' early print editions ( And subsequently The MailOnline) , which claimed that the Prime Minister tried to hire his then mistress Carrie Symonds to a £100,000-a-year role as chief of staff when he was Foreign Secretary.