Monthly Archives: February 2014

Do food banks create an artificial demand for food?

No, they don’t. See http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/20/food-bank-review-undermines-ministers-claim One reason I’ve switched to using the website to generate updates is that it makes it easier to do short ones when there’s something that I think needs passing on. This is one of them. Food … Continue reading

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Eat’n’debate Saturday/Co-op film show next week

This is partly a reminder that we have an eat’n’debate on Saturday at Vivo in Stapleford at 12.30, debating climate change. It’s had the largest take-up of the new series, perhaps with the floods reinforcing interest in what’s happening. If … Continue reading

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An Italian eat’n’debate on climate change / New Deal for Beeston: next stage

Hi all, 1.       Eat’n’debate on climate change   I’ve always been one of the “greener” politicians, working with groups like Friends of the Earth on a range of environmental issues. Lately, the environment has faded from the main party programmes … Continue reading

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Broxtowe’s unfair treatment finally raised in Commons

In my current “Positive Politics” newsletter, which you should be receiving soon, I’m arguing that the Government is neglecting areas north of London as well as twisting the local government finance system against us. I thought you’d be interested in … Continue reading

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Rugby touts; log book loans; rogue estate agents

Many of you may remember I had Stella Creasy speaking in Broxtowe last year – she’s the MP who highlighted the issue of payday loan lenders and astronmical real interest rates. She’s now speaking in a debate for Labour on … Continue reading

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