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MP Update – 26th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 26th March 2016 The whole world was shocked this week by the multiple terrorist attacks launched by ISIL Daesh on the people of Brussels. This is the fourteenth attack in Europe since the start of 2015, killing at least 31 people and injuring hundreds more. On Wednesday the Home Secretary made a statement in the Commons... Read More
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MP Update – 19th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – 19th March 2016 Is it really fair for the Chancellor to cut disability independence payments and use that same sum of money to give a Capital Gains Tax cut to the very wealthiest? Absolutely not! And it appears even Cabinet Minister Iain Duncan Smith couldn’t stomach it either! Wednesday’s Budget has well and truly unravelled as the... Read More
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MP Update – 13th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – 13th March 2016 There was a surprise defeat for the Government on the issue of Sunday trading this week, after Labour MPs joined with some Tory rebels to remove the proposal for longer trading hours for large retail if local authorities wanted it. Thank you to those of you who emailed in reply to my ‘what do... Read More
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MP Update – 5th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – 5th March 2016 For those of us fortunate enough to live in decent housing, technical changes in the housing benefit rules may go unnoticed. But for those who are homeless relying on hostels, for young people with mental health needs or elderly people in sheltered accommodation, the Government’s changes to housing benefit in the coming months will... Read More
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