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  • Article: Aug 23, 2017

    Writing in the Yorkshire Post, Chris Grayling said: "the success of Northern transport depends on the North itself."

    It comes after the government dropped pledges to electrify rail routes in Wales, the Midlands and the North, while supporting the £30 billion Crossrail 2 scheme for London.

    This is a betrayal of the North and all the areas across the country being neglected under this Conservative government.

    The government is trying to dodge responsibility after breaking its promises to upgrade regional rail links.

    Chris Grayling may be a South East MP but as Transport Secretary he has a responsibility to look beyond the capital.

    The rest of the country deserves better. The government needs to act now to stop the 'Northern Powerhouse' becoming a byword for failure.

  • Article: Aug 23, 2017

    An unpublished Home Office report showed that Britons could be more at risk of terrorism and crime after Brexit, The Times reports.

    Theresa May was Home Secretary when this report was drawn up - she must now explain why she did not publish it ahead of the EU referendum. She must also explain why she has since claimed Brexit would not lead to reduced security cooperation when this Government report suggests otherwise.

  • Article: Aug 23, 2017

    Writing in the Yorkshire Post, Chris Grayling said: "the success of Northern transport depends on the North itself."

    It comes after the government dropped pledges to electrify rail routes in Wales, the Midlands and the North, while supporting the £30 billion Crossrail 2 scheme for London.

    This is a betrayal of the North and all the areas across the country being neglected under this Conservative government.

    The government is trying to dodge responsibility after breaking its promises to upgrade regional rail links.

    Chris Grayling may be a South East MP but as Transport Secretary he has a responsibility to look beyond the capital.

    The rest of the country deserves better. The government needs to act now to stop the 'Northern Powerhouse' becoming a byword for failure.

  • Article: Aug 22, 2017

    The government has released its latest Brexit position paper on the role of the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit.

    We welcome this sensible and long overdue climbdown by the Prime Minister.

    We welcome this sensible and long overdue climbdown by the Prime Minister. It shows Theresa May's red lines are becoming more blurred by the day.

  • Article: Aug 22, 2017

    British officials have admitted it will become harder to recover children abducted and taken out of the country by a parent if no Brexit deal is struck with the EU.

    The comments come as the Government publishes its latest Brexit negotiating paper on judicial cooperation after Brexit, including proposals to end the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.

  • Norman Lamb speaking
    Article: Aug 22, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have warned that the government's promise to recruit 5,000 more GPs "lies in tatters," after figures showed the number of GPs remains below that in September 2015.

    The pitiful increase we have seen in recent months is nowhere near enough to cope with rising patient demand.

    The number of full-time equivalent GPs reached 34,242 in June this year, provisional figures from NHS Digital have shown.

  • Article: Aug 22, 2017

    Donald Trump has committed to send more troops to Afghanistan, in a move that was rapidly welcomed by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. The Government's rapid praise for Trump contrasted with its failure to condemn him in the past.

    For once, sense seems to have prevailed in the White House.

    But to succeed in Afghanistan will require winning the hearts and minds of its people and working closely with neighbouring countries.

  • Article: Aug 22, 2017

    I'm backing George Osborne in the row with Theresa May over HS3. He's accused her advisers of trying to bury the Northern Powerhouse.

    Cities like Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool and Hull need to grow and become stronger.

    George Osborne

    George Osborne is absolutely right to call out the prime minister for starving the North of investment in its railways. It is a priority for the economy of the North of England that it has a good trans-Pennine rail route.

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