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  • kas (Thanks to Rosie Fraser for sharing their work on Unsplash.)
    Article: Jul 12, 2020
    Whilst the Chancellor offers half price meals up to £10 the Guardian carries a story which really is shocking
    In the UK, one of the worlds richest countries almost 2,500 children have been admitted to hospital with malnutrition in the first six months of the year - double the number over the same period last year. Cambridge seemed to have one of the highest figures nationally
  • pfst (Thanks to Franz Wender for sharing their work on Unsplash.)
    Article: Jul 12, 2020
    Whilst, understandably, focus has been on combatting the pandemic the clock continues to tick towards the end of the transition phase in December after which we leave the single market. Progress on the promised comprehensive trade deal seems to be making little progress with the last two sets of talks breaking up early as impasse had been reached. One or other side may give way in the next few weeks but so far the chances of compromise seem remote
  • ngtr (Thanks to Natalie Toombs for sharing their work on Unsplash.)
    Article: Jul 11, 2020
    A few weeks ago Michael Gove gave a wide ranging speech including a critique of the Civil Service. Too generalist lacking appropriate skills and to much moving around so people were not accountable for decisions made were amongst a number of criticisms made.
    The speech was undermined somewhat a few days later by the appointment of David Frost. currently Britain's Brexit negotiator as National Security Advisor even though he had no previous experience in the area. This caused Theresa May to complain in Parliament about the decision
  • ifs
    Article: Jul 10, 2020
    We don't profess to be economists but initially we were impressed by the scale of the intervention (£30bn) to kick start the economy. It was of a size similar to that of Allister Darling after the financial crash in 2008. There were the inevitable gimmicks such as the £10 off food vouchers which are costing three times the amount of summer school dinners that had to be shamed out of the Government a few weeks ago but you could see that the package was aimed at getting customers back into the hospitality sector and encouraging businesses to retain workers
  • Cllr. David Busby
    Article: Jul 9, 2020

    Dave Busby our Babergh District Councillor has just posted his latest report . It covers actions on climate change, expansion to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, CCTV in Hadleigh and Sudbury and the Covid Local Control Plan. You can read the full report by clicking here