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Labour MP attacks rural broadband as “faster internet shopping for millionaires”

Labour MP Graham Jones has kicked up a fuss over his attack on the government’s plans to extend high speed broadband in rural areas, saying it will just mean “faster internet shopping for millionaires”. The MP for Hyndburn went on to say that the rural broadband investment “is just about faster internet shopping for wealthy people”.

Liberal Democrat MP David Heath begged to differ, telling the House of Commons that: “The honourable gentleman is deeply mistaken on this subject … If we do not invest properly to allow every member of every community in the country to have access to …

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Police investigate electoral allegations in Hyndburn

The Lancashire Telegraph reports:

POLICE have launched an investigation into voting at this month’s local elections.

Labour officials have made a complaint about irregularities concerning proxy votes in Hyndburn.

A proxy vote is when votes are placed at the polling station on somebody’s behalf, usually when they are unable to leave the house or are on holiday and have chosen not to vote via post.

Police said they had also launched an investigation into claims constituency MP Graham Jones had intimidated voters.

They said this was not connected with the proxy votes allegations.

In three wards in Hyndburn there were more than fifty proxy …

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    In what way do you see this as "extending state powers"?
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    Obama won against Clinton in 2008 because of Iraq and he was seen as being to the left of her, not because women are more...
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    @phyills. Somebody said something should be done about the entire poor working classes (me), but nobody said that it should solely be about poor working...
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    These two sentences from the Guardian convince me that this should be opposed. "If said named person has any concerns about a child's welfare, they...
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    To characterise concern about the state appointing an official to have responsibility for every child, regardless of whether they need support, as only being opposed...
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    Phyllis - blimey what would we do without you? xx Stuart - exactly. David - I take your points but there is sexism in our...
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