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Lift the Ban campaigners outside the Houses of Parliament (photo: Refugee Action).

Local day of action against ban on asylum-seekers working

Local Lift the Ban campaigners will be participating in a nationwide day of action on Saturday to call on the government to give asylum-seekers the right to work. There will be stalls in Hastings and St Leonards during the day and an evening event, One Hastings, Many Voices, to encourage public support. Nick Terdre reports.

Citizens' Assembly

Need for local Citizens’ Assembly

The council has made a commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. What next? asks Julia Hilton from Hastings Green Party. Back in February – thanks in part to pressure from the local Green Party and their open letter calling on the council to declare a climate emergency – Hastings Council committed to making our town carbon neutral by 2030. The council has since appointed Maya Evans as ‘climate champion’ with responsibility for climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development. It has, however, allocated no money or resources to the task.

Posted 15:49 In: Politics
Destroyed house in the south of Sanaa

Stop Arming Saudi! A Hastings Against War talk

With the war in Yemen continuing, and a prediction from the UN that this small Arab state could face the worst famine in 100 years, (1) there was a timely talk in Hastings on 4 June about the background to the current war and Britain’s involvement. John Enefer writes.

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Election results show country remains divided over Brexit

The outcome of the elections for the European Parliament shows the country as divided as ever over Brexit, with the newly formed Brexit Party emerging as the single largest party taking the largest proportion of votes though less than the remainer LibDems and Greens combined. Both Tories and Labour suffered large losses. Nick Terdre reports.

Nick Perry's message for the European elections

Liberal Democrats urge Remainers to flock to the polls

Liberal Democrats urge Remainers to flock to the polls on Thursday and halt Brexit. Their previous parliamentary candidate for Hastings & Rye, Nick Perry, is on the party’s list of candidates for the European Parliament election on Thursday.

Optimistic bunch of Greens, with Alexandra Phillips, lead candidate for the South East, second from left, and MP Caroline Lucas, third from right.

Greens look to carry forward local election boost to EU poll

The Green Party is hoping the wave of support it enjoyed in the local elections will carry over to next week’s poll for the European Parliament. Their lead candidate for the South East will visit Hastings and St Leonards on Sunday. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:24 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 In: Politics Tags: , , , ,

Labour pans Tory VAT hike hitting green energy schemes

Just weeks after Parliament declared a climate emergency, the government has raised VAT on solar panels. Rick Dillon of the local Labour Party gets hot under the collar about the Conservative government’s environmental hypocrisy.

Posted 17:20 In: Politics
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Talk on universal basic income

The concept of a universal basic income is very much at the forefront of political thought these days. Now Hastings Green Party and Printed Matter Bookshop have combined forces to bring an acknowledged expert to town to talk on the topic. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:04 Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 In: Politics
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