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Aussie Rules

by Ian Shires on 16 June, 2021

The following article appears in and is Published by Mirror Politics, 16 June 2021 Aussie Rules Boris Johnson is obviously very proud of the trade deal with Australia. He sent an email to Tory supporters last night, subject line Deal Done!, boasting how this was Global Britain at its best. Given the agreement will increase our […]

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I received the following feedback from the Petitions Team, UK Government and Parliament and thought I would share it with you. Dear Ian Shires, You recently signed the petition “Prioritise brownfield development in law to protect our green belt and farmland”: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/575169 A cross-party group of MPs called the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee […]

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Paul Hindley asks some compelling questions about the state of progressive politics in England. We are now into the 11th year of to what has been Tory dominated or pure Tory Government. They saw off UKIP to unite the nationalist right in British politics. The Progressive Left meanwhile remains solidly divided between Labour, the Lib […]

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Changes to MP’s Constituency boundaries set to take effect after 2024 will affect those of us living in Willenhall. Check out the proposals for the West Midlands as outlined in the Express and Star https://bit.ly/3ipbJrP Everything to the West of the M6 will merge into one of two Wolverhampton constituencies. Willenhall North and Short Heath […]

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Towards a one-party culture in the media

by Ian Shires on 7 June, 2021

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Nigel Jones | Thu 3rd June 2021 – 10:27 am We should all be concerned that not only is this a populist government, but they are using Boris to ensure that the media sees every event from their point of view, thus brainwashing people into thinking that any criticism is […]

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Over 5M Suspicious Emails Reported

by Ian Shires on 5 June, 2021

I received the following email earlier today off Action Fraud and thought I’d share it with you:- Phishing remains the most successful attack vector for cyber criminals targeting individuals and businesses.  Cyber criminals love phishing. Unfortunately, this is not a harmless riverbank pursuit. When criminals go phishing, you are the fish and the bait is […]

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This article on Liberal Democrat Voice should resonate with folk living in Willenhall. What little new build is going on in our area can hardly be called affordable. If you are on the average earnings for the area (at best £25,000 pa) there is little hope of getting a mortgage without a large deposit. Couple […]

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So how might a progressive alliance work?

by Ian Shires on 1 June, 2021

Interesting piece on Liberal Democrat Voice over the weekend. Judging by the comments it has stirred up mixed emotions, but if we want to change things then it’s something we all need to get to grips with. The Pandemic experience has shown that there is a will to do things differently, but it’s going to […]

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Message from the Canal and Rivers Trust – West Midlands User Forum thought I’d share it with you. Join us for our virtual West Midlands User Forum, to hear what we’re doing to look after your local waterways across the region, and let us know how you’d like to get involved. Everyone who visits, enjoys […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Caron Lindsay | Wed 19th May 2021 – 8:13 am https://www.scottishparliament.tv/a2fa8d35-6884-4603-8774-3747a9b79ec1 Yesterday the Scottish Parliament chose its First Minister. Nicola Sturgeon was always going to win, although she is one short of an overall majority. Willie Rennie announced his intention to stand against her because “Most people did not vote […]

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