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MP Update – 25th November

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 25th November 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) On Wednesday the Chancellor delivered the Autumn Statement, which not surprisingly illustrated the looming impact of Britain’s departure from the European Union on public spending, borrowing and the economy. The Office for Budget Responsibility revealed this starkly in the very first paragraph of... Read More
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MP Update – 18th November

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 18th November 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) On Wednesday the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, will be delivering his first ‘mini Budget’ – the Autumn Statement. This could have big implications for public services with news about spending on local councils, the NHS and much more. It could... Read More
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MP Update – 11th November

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 11th November 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) The property billionaire and reality TV personality Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States, even though he didn’t win the popular vote. But the peculiarities of the US ‘electoral college’ saw him succeed in an extraordinary turn of events... Read More
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MP Update – 4th November

Brexit is totally dominating everything in Parliament and the national news – not surprisingly given the big implications for jobs, businesses and public services. Yesterday the High Court decided that withdrawing from the European Union (and triggering the so-called ‘Article 50’ provision in the Treaty) had to be formally agreed by Parliament, even though the referendum in June resulted in a ‘leave’ vote. There are... Read More
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