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  • Article: Jul 31, 2019

    In Uxbridge and South Ruislip Boris Johnson is big on words, little on action, and completely lost when it comes to listening. When I talk with constituents, three key issues come up time and again: Brexit, Heathrow, and Police presence in the constituency.

    On Heathrow, his words were just sound and bluster, leading to disappointment for local residents

  • Wolverhampton People's Vote Campaign
    Article: Jul 31, 2019
    By Bryan Lewis

    The ITV football commentator, Clive Tyldesley compered a People's Vote 'Let Us Be Heard' rally on Tuesday at the Great Hall of Birmingham University.

    A thousand people packed the hall to hear Clive declare himself to be a passionate Remainer and a Remoaner before introduced speakers which included Birmingham Labour MP Jess Phillips, Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion, Green Party MEP Ellie Chowns, comic and writer Mitch Benn, Isi Daley, an activist for For Our Future's Sake and Conservative former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Michael Heseltine.

  • fly tipping Probert Road
    Article: Jul 29, 2019

    Former Oxley Library

    Oxley Focus Team had a tremendous response to their petition to turn the former library in Probert Road into a Youth Club/Boxing and Martial arts club.

    The site would be an ideal venue to get youngsters into positive activities and away from trouble.

    Unfortunately, the land at the rear is being used as a rubbish dump and the Focus Team is having to take action on that problem.

  • Measuring the Droveway
    Article: Jul 28, 2019

    LEYLA ABBES and the Oxley Liberal Democrat Focus Team have been trying to get traffic calming measures on The Droveway.

    Local residents asked them to continue to push for better protection for pedestrians and other car users on this busy stretch of road.

    In Focus leaflets, Leyla and the Focus Team reported that drivers frequently go far too fast in this residential area. It can be very difficult to cross the road, particularly near the entrance to Earlswood Crescent where there are two bus stops.

  • Article: Jul 28, 2019

    The appointment of Dominic Cummings should send shivers down the spines of UK citizens.

    This is a man who has peddled lies and flouted the truth for sheer, cynical political gain.

    The dark arts that he proffers should have no place in Government, and no place in Downing Street.

    That is why I have written to Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill calling on him to block the appointment of Dominic Cummings as an Advisor to Boris Johnson on grounds of suitability.

  • Article: Jul 28, 2019

    The former Labour and now independent MP Jared O'Mara has said he will resign in September, a day after announcing he would be taking time out to address his mental health issues. He was suspended from the Labour party when a series of sexist and homophobic tweets, written before he was elected, emerged. He quit Labour in July 2018 and announced he would be carrying on as an independent, refusing to call a byelection.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2019

    The likes of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage like to talk about an 'Australian-style' immigration system because it sounds tough.

    But as with most things Johnson says, it's actually completely meaningless.

    The UK had a points-based system, but it didn't work and was effectively scrapped 8 years ago.

    The idea that bringing it back would restore public confidence is nonsense.

    Now, instead of a plan to fix our immigration system, Johnson is commissioning yet another pointless review.

  • polling station sign
    Article: Jul 26, 2019
    By Bryan Lewis

    In local council bye-elections on 25th July the Liberal Democrats gained one seat from the Tories and one from Labour.

    The Brexit Party may have topped the poll in the Euro Elections in June but at the party's first attempt to win council representation through the ballot box they came a poor third in one seat and fourth in the other.

  • Article: Jul 25, 2019

    In Uxbridge and South Ruislip Boris Johnson is big on words, little on action, and completely lost when it comes to listening. When I talk with constituents, three key issues come up time and again: Brexit, Heathrow, and Police presence in the constituency.

    On Heathrow, his words were just sound and bluster, leading to disappointment for local residents

  • Article: Jul 25, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    Boris Johnson holds no mandate from the public or Parliament.

    His steadfast refusal to rule out proroguing Parliament in order to crash the UK out of the EU demonstrates that he is willing to jeopardise our NHS, jobs, and the economy.

    He is not fit to lead this country.

    That is why I have tabled this motion of no confidence in Boris Johnson with my Liberal Democrat colleagues.