From the TUC

Chutzpah on global migration from the Foreign Secretary

Owen Tudor

10 Aug 2015, by in International

There were many things that made people’s blood boil about Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond’s statement that Europe’s social infrastructure was under threat from migrants fleeing war-torn or poverty-stricken countries in Africa and the Middle East, like the scaremongering inflation of the scale of the problem. But the worst aspect of his remarks was the astounding…

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Cracking down on migrants or on exploitation?

Owen Tudor

10 Aug 2015, by in Politics

The Home Office Immigration Minister James Brokenshire MP (who, lest we forget, replaced Mark Harper MP in the role after Harper was exposed as having employed an ‘illegal immigrant’ as his cleaner) has announced a crackdown on those who employ illegal immigrants, promising Border Force raids on employers suspected of the practice. He said that…

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Chancellor’s dead hand on community energy schemes

Philip Pearson

07 Aug 2015, by in Uncategorized

George Osborne clearly intends to put a brake on community-led solar power schemes just at the point when they are cutting carbon, reducing green energy costs, creating jobs and winning public support. Unfortunately, his Treasury-led, austerity-led plan to change the rules for community-led solar power schemes is fronted by a much peddled untruth about the…

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Ten charities challenge Cameron’s pre-election green promise

Philip Pearson

03 Aug 2015, by in Environment

Leaders of ten leading UK charities concerned with protection of the environment have written to the Prime Minister, alarmed that: “early policy choices being made are running counter to the strong intentions you outlined in your pre-election climate pledges and in your manifesto, to ‘accelerate the transition to a competitive, energy efficient low carbon economy.’”…

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