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MP Update No.288 – local news and latest from Parliament; customs union & Brexit; Nottingham’s justice system

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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MP Update -12th January

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 12th January 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) This morning’s serious fire at Nottingham train station has caused serious disruption and damage, but thankfully no injuries have been reported, thanks to a careful evacuation and thorough response from the fire and emergency services. Ten crews and around 60 firefighters were called to… Read More

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MP Update – 22nd December

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 22nd December 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) If a week is a long time in politics, the past year feels like a lifetime. For Theresa May in particular, it hasn’t exactly turned out as expected. She entered into a general election expecting endorsement for her version of Brexit, but was returned… Read More

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MP Update – 15th December

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 15th December 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Wednesday’s momentous vote in the House of Commons could well be the moment that Britain is saved from falling off the Brexit ‘cliff edge’ – by ensuring that Parliament will have a meaningful say on the divorce deal negotiated between Theresa May and the… Read More

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MP Update – 8th December

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 8th December 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Theresa May’s late-night Brussels deal may at first glance appear to give her some temporary relief ahead of next week’s European Summit. The European Commission were insisting that the main ‘separation’ issues should be settled before moving on to discuss the future relationship. So… Read More

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MP Update – 1st December

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 1st December 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Nottingham has given a very warm welcome to Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle, who chose to visit earlier today on their first official trip after announcing their engagement. Their visit brought a welcome spotlight to two really good causes that deserve widespread… Read More

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MP Update – 25th November

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 25th November 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Philip Hammond’s Budget on Wednesday was more notable for the dire forecasts for the British economy than the small policy measures he announced. We used to be able to expect growth rates of 2% or above in this country – but instead he unveiled… Read More

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MP Update – 18th November

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 18th November 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Brexit is now soaking up most of Parliament’s time and attention – with the EU (Withdrawal) Bill in its ‘committee stage’ this past week. On Monday Brexit Secretary David Davis tried to buy-off potential Government rebels with a phoney offer of a further piece… Read More

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