September 10, 2015

Trade Union Bill

This despicable Trade Union Bill must be opposed by all who value freedom The Tories’ Trade Union Bill is illegal, illiterate and illiberal. Illegal because it breaches the UK’s international legal obligations. Illiterate because it is incoherent, inconsistent, bureaucratic and nonsensical. And illiberal because it requires government officials to snoop into union affairs, seize documents and impose fines – all at the union’s own expense.   The Trade …

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July 13, 2015

Tory Budget Leaves Working People in Cardiff Central Worse Off

George Osborne thinks he can fool the British public, but this week’s Budget uncovered the reality that the Conservative Party is not, as he claims, the party of the working people. This was a Budget from a politician wanting to grab headlines rather than putting Britain first. The priority should be to help those in work but we now see …

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May 6, 2015

Papers and Politics: Influencing the Election

As we approach polling day, local graduate Tom shares his thoughts about how the media has handled the election campaign. As the countdown to the election reaches hours, not days, it has been fascinating to watch so many newspapers try and influence the election. Studies show that the press has been more biased than ever before and in doing so, …

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May 1, 2015

Labour: Making Housing Fairer and More Accessible

The Labour Party will stop unfair letting fees When you rent a place you shouldn’t have to pay a fortune to sign your contract. Labour will ban unfair letting fees so you’re left with a bit more to pay for books (or beer!).  Labour will extend tenancies and make them more secure You should have the option to choose a …

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October 19, 2014

Labour will give football fans a say

This week, Labour announced a proposal to give football fans more of a say in what happens to their club. The proposals include the legal right to buy up to 10% of the club’s shares whenever its ownership changes, and powers to appoint directors to the board. Fans would also have a say on ticket prices, shirt sponsorship, ground naming …

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May 19, 2014

Labour Will Strengthen the Minimum Wage to Help Those on Low Pay Cope with the Cost of Living Crisis

The National Minimum Wage was one of the last Labour government’s proudest achievements. This boosted pay for millions of people without leading to a loss of jobs and now I can’t imagine a Britain without it. But the issues we face today are different to those we faced at the end of the last century. The minimum wage was originally designed to prevent extreme low …

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May 8, 2014

How Labour’s Cost-of-Living Contract Will Work for Wales

Labour Leader Ed Miliband has pledged to take action on the cost-of-living crisis facing many families, and has set out a contract stating what Labour will do to improve the lives of people across Britain. This week Owen Smith MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, explained how the actions in the contract would put money in the pockets of …

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February 3, 2014

Gagging Bill – Say One Thing and Do Another

On 22nd January, the Tory and Lib Dem government’s anti-charity bill, known as the Gagging Bill, was back in the Commons for votes on key amendments made by the House of Lords to safeguard the work of charities and to clean up politics. Before the vote, Cardiff Central Lib Dem MP Jenny Willott took to Twitter and said “I support almost all the …

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October 30, 2013

Government Gambling with Public Safety (Letter to Western Mail)

Sir, Yesterday, Labour called a Commons debate on the Tory/Lib Dem plans to privatise the Probation Service. This will see the supervision of 12,000 serious and violent offenders in Wales handed over to private companies. Wales Probation, the third biggest Probation Trust in England and Wales will be abolished. Whitehall will commission services on behalf of Welsh communities and hand …

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