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National Housing Federation CEO blasts new Right to Buy Scheme

BY DAVID ORR Today the Conservative party publishes its manifesto which includes a commitment to extend Right to Buy to housing association tenants, funded by forcing councils to sell vacant high value properties. I’m therefore today with an update on how the Federation is responding to this and what action we are taking. Our approach so […]

Neil Kinnock highlights the danger Europhobes pose

Neil Kinnock writes: We live in an uncertain and unstable world, with more diverse threats and challenges than at any point in my adult life. The last thing we need is uncertainty and instability that is self inflicted. But that is exactly what the threat of UK withdrawal from the European Union – and the uncertainties of the 30 or so months […]

Stewart Replies to Andrew Turner on Royal Mail

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate, Stewart Blackmore, has reacted to Andrew Turner’s statement that he will write to Royal Mail about their changes in service. About half of letterboxes will now have their only daily collection at 7am or 9am in the morning instead of later in the day.   Stewart Blackmore said,” Andrew Turner should have […]

My response to the Chancellors Autumn Statement

Stewart Blackmore, the Labour Party parliamentary candidate for the Isle of Wight has responded to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, saying: “David Cameron and George Osborne have now failed every test and broken every promise they made on the economy. They promised living standards would rise, but while millionaires have got a huge tax cut working […]

Lib Dem Broken Manifesto Promises

The Lib Dems could not wait to get into bed with the Tories and form a Coalition government after the 2010 General Election resulted in a ‘hung’ parliament. The lure of chauffeur-driven limos, sumptuous offices and bags of civil servants running after them was just to much for them to resist and, after all, these […]