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MP Update – 26th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Sunday 26th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) This week’s brutal attack in Westminster, with dozens injured and four killed, was a shocking reminder of the dangers posed by crazed radicalisation and the violence and terror it can create. The death of PC Keith Palmer who sought to protect the gates... Read More
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MP Update – 19th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Sunday 19th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) I’ve never seen a Budget u-turn quite like the rapid decision this week by Chancellor Philip Hammond and Theresa May to rip up their core proposal on National Insurance. On Wednesday, as I thought might be the case (but perhaps not quite so... Read More
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MP Update – 11th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 11th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Philip Hammond’s first full Budget didn’t quite go as well as he planned… Breaking his 2015 manifesto promise not to increase National Insurance contributions – in this case on the self-employed – has stunned many in the media and even on the Conservative... Read More
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MP Update – 4th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 4th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) With the steadily growing pressures on the Queen’s Medical Centre emergency department in recent years – a facility that now sees around 550 patients per day when it was designed for a maximum of 350 – it’s obvious that we need a step... Read More
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MP Update – 25th February

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 25th February 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) While the news headlines about Brexit, Trump and UK political parties are dominant, they mask some very important issues that aren’t getting much attention. It’s not just the creaking pressures on our NHS that aren’t receiving sufficient scrutiny. Just look at how little... Read More
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