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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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MP Update – 4th November

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 4th November 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) With the Brexit negotiations stalled and the Government conveying distinctly mixed messages about how to proceed, I believe the time has come for the public see the full detail of what is at stake. Ministers admit that they have prepared detailed ‘impact assessments’ predicting
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MP Update – 27th October

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 27th October 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) The situation in Spain and Catalonia is quite rightly at the top of the Europe-wide news agenda this weekend. There’s no doubt that the Spanish government have handled this situation badly, using force to close down an unauthorised referendum and stoking the annoyance of
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MP Update – 21st October

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 21st October 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) What is going on with crime levels locally – and nationally? The latest statistics make for some troubling reading. In the 12 months to September 2017, Nottinghamshire Police recorded a 30.4% increase in All Crime, which equates to 21,736 more crimes than in the
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