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MP Update No.260 – an early General Election; local news and latest from Parliament

  NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 21st April 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Now that Theresa May has decided to cut and run to an early General Election, it’s worth taking stock about where the Conservatives are taking the country. We know that living standards and real wages have been squeezed significantly, with the cost… Read More

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MP Update – 1st April

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 1st April 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) If the referendum was ‘Act One’ of the Brexit drama, the ‘Act Two’ phoney period has just concluded with the Prime Minister’s submission of the Article 50 letter, and ‘Act Three’ – negotiations proper – has just begun. This will be where reality… Read More

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MP Update – 26th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Sunday 26th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) This week’s brutal attack in Westminster, with dozens injured and four killed, was a shocking reminder of the dangers posed by crazed radicalisation and the violence and terror it can create. The death of PC Keith Palmer who sought to protect the gates… Read More

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MP Update – 19th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Sunday 19th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) I’ve never seen a Budget u-turn quite like the rapid decision this week by Chancellor Philip Hammond and Theresa May to rip up their core proposal on National Insurance. On Wednesday, as I thought might be the case (but perhaps not quite so… Read More

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MP Update – 11th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 11th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Philip Hammond’s first full Budget didn’t quite go as well as he planned… Breaking his 2015 manifesto promise not to increase National Insurance contributions – in this case on the self-employed – has stunned many in the media and even on the Conservative… Read More

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MP Update – 4th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 4th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) With the steadily growing pressures on the Queen’s Medical Centre emergency department in recent years – a facility that now sees around 550 patients per day when it was designed for a maximum of 350 – it’s obvious that we need a step… Read More

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MP Update – 25th February

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 25th February 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) While the news headlines about Brexit, Trump and UK political parties are dominant, they mask some very important issues that aren’t getting much attention. It’s not just the creaking pressures on our NHS that aren’t receiving sufficient scrutiny. Just look at how little… Read More

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MP Update – 10th February

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 10th February 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Parliament has been dominated by the Brexit ‘Article 50’ legislation this week – and I tried hard to amend the Bill in order to restrain Theresa May’s headlong rush towards the ‘hard Brexit’ cliff-edge. Unfortunately there weren’t enough Conservative moderate MPs willing to… Read More

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MP Update – 5th February

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Sunday 5th February 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) If you’re getting the impression that ‘Brexit’ is dominating the news agenda, I’m afraid this is going to go on for quite a while longer! After the start of the legislative process to send in the UK’s notice of withdrawing from the EU… Read More

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MP Update – 29th January

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Sunday 29th January 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) The Supreme Court’s judgement this week means the Government cannot trigger Article 50 – to start the process of leaving the EU – without an Act of Parliament giving it authorisation to do so. In our system of representative democracy, elected MPs must… Read More

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