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In better days: Amber Rudd campaigning in Hastings in 2015.

Sudden halt to Rudd’s meteoric rise

Local MP Amber Rudd’s resignation as Home Secretary brings her hitherto meteoric rise to the top of British politics to a sudden halt. While opposition parties in Hastings welcome the widespread condemnation of the ‘hostile environment’ policy for immigrants which Ms Rudd was in charge of implementing, they have different takes on its wider significance and her political future. Nick Terdre reports.

A housing project on John Laing's Station Plaza site was granted planning permission, and the affordable housing obligation was erased in 2015. Still there is no sign of development getting under way.

Yes and no to government housing proposals

The government has promised to roll out new measures, aimed at both local planning authorities and developers, to tackle what it calls the ‘housing crisis’ and boost house-building. Council leader Peter Chowney welcomes some of the proposals but is less impressed with others. Nick Terdre reports.

Nick Perry, once more the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Hastings & Rye, at the party's recent conference in Brighton.

Lib Dems first out of the election traps

Faced with the possibility of a snap general election, the local Lib Dems have stolen a march on their political rivals by selecting their parliamentary candidate. Nick Terdre reports.

British forces in the Falklands, one of the few legal wars fought by the country since WW2 (photo: Crown Copyright IWM, FKD 264).

Don’t pay taxes to support illegal wars!

Both international and national law make waging war and the funding of war illegal, says local peace activist Chris Coverdale. If tax is used to pay for illegal war, taxpayers may be complicit in the illegality. But armed with this knowledge, it is also in their power to compel governments to uphold, obey and enforce international law and bring a permanent end to war and mass murder.

Nicola Sturgeon speaking at the rally Photo ZR

Warfare v welfare

The speakers at the anti Trident rally organised by CND in Trafalgar Square last weekend made it clear why spending billions of pounds on a weapon of mass destruction would be madness, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, who attended the rally. It is illegal to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons; the systems are open to being hacked; it’s not a deterrent against terrorist attacks, nor bio or chemical weaponry; owning them makes us a target and there’s a global movement to make them illegal, joining other weapons of mass destruction, making them a poor investment – and yet, the pressure is on the UK to be Amongst the Big Boys with the Most Up To Date Big Guns, so that we can re-assure ourselves we’re a global Super Power. 

Dr Strangelove

Trident – the case against renewal

As the Trident debate hots up, Rachel Lever here puts the case against renewal in the first of a two-part piece. Meanwhile Hastings Against War is to hold an open discussion on the subject on Sunday 21 February at the Observer Building (see below for details).  

Refugees cross the Mediterranean on their way to Europe (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Vito Manzari).

Local Greens call on Rudd to act over refugees

As the refugee crisis in Europe mounts, local Greens have called on MP Amber Rudd to support action for the widespread resettlement of refugees in Europe. Nick Terdre reports.

Amber Rudd on the stomp (photo: Frank Copper).

Amber Rudd promoted following re-election

Amber Rudd has been named Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change following her re-election for Hastings and Rye last week. Nick Terdre reports.

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