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The European Election – Campaigning on the Issues

We are now just 30 weeks away from the next round of local elections. Crucially, these have been arranged to coincide with the EU-wide election for the European Parliament. Obviously who gets what seats in Brussels and Strasbourg seems far more removed from our ordinary lives than the running of the local Council, but it is still hugely important.

As a candidate in the European Election, I am very keen that we do not end up wasting time talking about Brussels obscurities. Instead, those of us selected to stand for the European Parliament are trying to talk …

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The Independent View: Government must do more on youth unemployment

More than a year has passed since Nick Clegg launched his flagship £1 billion Youth Contract. The Deputy Prime Minister pinned his hopes on the scheme, hailing it as “a major moment for Britain’s young unemployed people”. Clegg’s scheme, it was promised, would set young people on “the path to work” before the long term damage is done.

Yet one year on and youth unemployment remains one of the biggest challenges we face as a nation. The number of young adults seeking a job continues to cling to one million – and it has done for nearly four years. There is …

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  • Peter Martin
    @ John, “What about some of Jezza’s wilder promises from December 2019”. I'm not sure which you are referring to but if it is the pledge ...
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    @John Marriott WHY? What is magic about your 5% threshold; and when it doesn't work will you then say a 10% threshold will make everything right? Assertion i...
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    Peter Martin “Just wondering…..” . You know, he has a point! However, we could equally counter by asking “What about some of Jezza’s wilder promises f...