“100 failings in Education & Training by this Tory Government” #CameronMustGo by @LabourEoin
November 26, 2014
100. £500m Probations Services sanctioned by George Osborne (page 23
#CameronMustGo because they’re more than 960 Food Banks in the UK by @LabourEoin
November 26, 2014
The right wing Tory dogma being put ahead of the best interests of the service slams @grahamemorris
November 26, 2014
As rumours grow that the Government is about to name the winner of the franchise to run the East Coast Mainline, possibly as early as tomorrow (Wednesday 25 November) morning Grahame Morris, MP for Easington in County Durham has made the following comments.
“This public-run rail franchise has generated over a billion pounds for the Treasury. If this is what a publicly run train operating franchise can deliver, at a time when every penny counts, we should be looking at ways to bring privately run railways back into public ownership not the other way round. If all the UKs private rail operators returned money back to the public purse like this we would have billions of pounds to invest in our rail network and to reduce tickets prices.”
“This is right wing Tory dogma being put ahead of the best interests of the service, consideration for passengers and the public finances. The public-run East Coast Mainline franchise has consistently been the best performing franchise when it comes to passenger and staff satisfaction, fares and profitability. The passengers want it to remain in public control, the staff want it to remain in public control and UK taxpayers want it to remain in public control.But the heirs of Margaret Thatcher running the Tory party don’t care about any of these things. To them public is bad and private is good, regardless of the price paid by passengers and tax payers”
“Countries in Europe and around the world have the good sense to see the need for publicly owned and managed national rail networks. Yet this government seems blinded by political ideology to the detriment of UK passengers and taxpayers.David Cameron is happy to let foreign state owned national rail networks acquire our railways and run them as private companies. He is against the UK state having any involvement in our own railways. This means British rail users and taxpayers are subsidising German and French commuters and we have higher rail fares and worse trains. This is sheer madness”
“10 NHS Graphs highlighting why” #CameronMustGo by @LabourEoin
November 25, 2014
“I Don’t Care If He Can Eat A Bacon Sandwich Beautifully – It’s Policy That Matters” by @KarlTurnerMP
November 25, 2014
Claims that there is a leadership crisis within the Labour Party are absolute nonsense. In the past 4 years the Labour Party has stood united behind a leader that has come up with bold and brave policies that will lead Britain to a fair and more prosperous future. The idea that there is unrest in the Parliamentary Labour Party about Ed Miliband’s leadership is simply not true, it is Tory Spin from the likes of Grant Shapps/Michael Green/Sebastian Fox or whatever the Conservative Party Chairman likes to go by. The reality is that there are just one or two anonymous MPs, an insignificant number.
The cowardice of the “anonymous two” has shone through as they do not have the bottle to bring their concerns to the leader, instead choosing to brief against the party, using the right-wing press as their mouthpiece.
It is also ironic that as the Tories are in a tailspin over Europe, facing defections right, further right and centre and having lost two by-elections, the media is focusing on Ed Miliband and perceived problems that have no basis. The right wing press has talked up problems in Labour to detract from the real story of Tory crisis.
As we have seen from the Rochester and Strood by-election, UKIP have the Tories running scared. David Cameron cannot control his backbenchers and this has resulted in Tory rebellion, defections and two by-election losses. He is a weak Prime Minister, weak on Europe, weak on his party and weak on protecting the vast majority of people. He wouldn’t even allow Parliament a vote last week on the European Arrest Warrant for fear of being shown up by his own MPs. Instead, Ed Miliband had to provide that opportunity in Labour’s opposition day debate this past week.
Ed Miliband is offering a real alternative to the voters of Britain. Whilst David Cameron and Nick Clegg are privatising the NHS, introducing the Bedroom Tax and giving a tax cut to millionaires worth over £100,000, Ed Miliband is standing up to vested interests by a commitment to freeze household energy bills, strengthening the minimum wage and bringing an end to exploitative zero-hours contracts.
As we pass the six month mark to the General Election Labour, led by Ed Miliband, is committed to a recovery that works for the many and not the few. We want the next generation to do better than the last and we will tackle the Tory cost of living crisis head on. We will protect the NHS from further privatisation and devolve powers to Local Authorities so that people have more of a say in how their money is spent.
I believe that we can make a real difference in local people’s lives. With Ed Miliband as Prime Minister we’ll create an £8 minimum wage, ban exploitive zero hours contracts, freeze energy bills until 2017, cut business rates, create extra apprenticeships and build thousands more new homes every year to 2020.
Everybody in the Labour Party, from Ed Miliband down, is focused on tackling the cost of living crisis, building an economy which works for working people, reforming Europe but not walking away, getting tough and fair controls on immigration and saving our national health service.
Hull deserves a Prime Minister that will stand up for its interests, Ed Miliband is the leader that will do this. On Election Day in May I urge voters in Hull to give their vote to the only Party that can provide real change.