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MP Update No.295 – Windrush generation; Syria; local news; Brexit + People’s Vote on the final deal

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 21st March 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Ever since I became MP for Nottingham East, the cases most frequently raised with me relate to migration and the rights of individuals to visit or remain in the UK. In fact, I cannot remember a day when I was not wrestling with the… Read More

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MP Update – 29th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Thursday 29th March 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) As Parliament breaks up for the Easter recess today, there are many big issues of real importance that aren’t being adequately addressed – our future trading relationships; the state of the NHS; national security concerns and welfare changes to name just a few. Yet… Read More

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MP Update – 24th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 24th March 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) While Theresa May will claim this weekend that progress is being made on Brexit, the Government are still putting off the decisions on what exactly will happen after ‘exit day’. It is a bad joke for the Prime Minister to be claiming that an… Read More

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MP Update – 17th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 17th March 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) The assault in Nottingham city centre in February and now tragic death this week of 18 year old Mariam Moustafa has been extremely shocking. Mariam was an engineering student at Nottingham College who lived in St Ann’s with her family, who I spent time… Read More

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MP Update – 10th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 10th March 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) The news that Nottingham Trent University student Rufaro Chisango suffered a tirade of racist abuse in her halls of residence at the city campus spread across the world on social media this week. There has been widespread shock expressed at the appalling footage of… Read More

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MP Update – 3rd March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 3rd March 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Theresa May’s speech on the ‘road to Brexit’ yesterday was the moment that the Government dropped the pretence we can have the “exact same benefits” as EU membership, a promise made last year by Brexit Secretary David Davis. Instead the Prime Minister admitted that… Read More

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MP Update – 24th February

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 24th February 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) This week’s remorseless bombardment of the East Ghouta enclave in the Syrian city of Damascus by Russian and Assad’s forces has to be one of the most brazen international atrocities committed in recent times. Four hundred and sixty civilians have been killed this week… Read More

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MP Update – 3rd February

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 3rd February 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) I’m very focused on the need to prevent a further decade of cutbacks and austerity hitting our NHS, schools and local facilities in Nottingham – which is why my priority is to avoid a devastating Brexit outcome where the engine of our economy (and… Read More

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MP Update – 27th January

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 27th January 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Politics is in a bit of a mess at the moment. And Brexit is creating heavy weather on all sides. Theresa May thought that by setting out firm ‘red lines’ last year – saying ‘no’ to a customs union with Europe and ‘no’ to… Read More

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MP Update – 20th January

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 20th January 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Conditions at Nottingham Prison hit the national news this week following shocking findings from the Chief Inspector of HM Prisons, Peter Clarke, who issued the first ‘Urgent Notification’ public letter to the Secretary of State about the “fundamentally unsafe” situation he has found. Sadly… Read More

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