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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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  • User AvatarJenny Barnes 6th Jun - 2:06pm
    They should resign as MPs as they clearly can't do the job they were elected for. A few by-elections would concentrate the government's mind wonderfully...
  • User AvatarSteve Trevethan 6th Jun - 1:34pm
    Might it also be worth mentioning the reports that the new Director General of the B. B. C. Mr. Tim Davie has been a Conservative...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 6th Jun - 1:21pm
    "Johnson told British businesses, including farmers, they’d have tariff free access to the EU market....... it seems that this too is an issue he is...
  • User AvatarChristopher Love 6th Jun - 12:57pm
    The Tories aren't going to deliver a level-playing field any more than they will equality in general. Just can't think what the reason is.
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    Matthew Huntbach 5th Jun '20 - 6:41pm................We need to make it clear that it is Labour who used the Coalition to boost the Conservatives. By...
  • User AvatarBarry Lofty 6th Jun - 12:42pm
    Nothing cynical about our government though, Peter??