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Why the Tories still cannot be trusted with our NHS

While the country’s ability to fight the Covid-19 virus continues to be hampered by the government’s insistence on prioritising private means over public resources, Michael Madden finds no reason to change the conclusion he arrived at in May, that the Tories cannot be trusted with our NHS.

Posted 18:42 Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020 In: Politics Tags: Boris Johnson Emily Thornberry Michael Madden nhs Tories

£2 bn to fund “revolutionary” cycling and walking plan

The government has announced an ambitious plan for encouraging cycling and walking which could be truly transformative if the rhetoric translates into reality. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Russell Jacobs.

Coronavirus statistical update: Have the five tests been met?

Further easing of the lockdown which the government introduced today is running into opposition from within the expert circles on which it claims its policy-making is based. To what extent do the latest statistics show that the five tests put forward by prime minister Boris Johnson for deciding that restrictions can be eased are being met? Nick Terdre takes a look.

Posted 16:39 Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Boris Johnson coronavirus Nick Terdre

Why the Tories cannot be trusted with our NHS

An assessment of how well the government has handled the coronavirus emergency will certainly be needed – but now is not the time, according to many voices. Michael Madden begs to differ, arguing that the controlling forces within the government are dedicated to the privatisation of the NHS and its subordination to market forces.

Posted 19:41 Thursday, May 21, 2020 In: Politics Tags: Boris Johnson Dominic Raab ERG Margaret Thatcher Michael Madden nhs Tories Winston Churchill

Brexit Party candidacy looms in post Rudd Hastings

So there’ll be no Amber Rudd anywhere in the forthcoming general election, but whoever takes her place looks likely to be facing a Brexit Party opponent. The Labour and Lib Dem candidates have clashed over the Labour council’s regeneration policies. And – guess what? – Ukip is still lurking in the shadows. Nick Terdre provides an election update.

Rudd’s resignation gives Tories election headache

Amber Rudd’s surprise resignation from the government at the weekend bars her from standing in Hastings & Rye in the coming general election, leaving the Tories with a large hole to fill. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:54 Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 In: Politics Tags: Amber Rudd Boris Johnson Brexit Nick Perry Nick Terdre Nigel Farage Peter Chowney prorogation

Local parties team up to demand MP respond to suspension of Parliament

The Greens, Labour and the Liberal Democrats have jointly penned an open letter to local MP Amber Rudd demanding she make clear her position on last week’s suspension of Parliament by prime minister Boris Johnson. The public are invited to participate in a mass signing of the letter next Saturday. Nick Terdre reports.

Poll points up dilemmas faced by Remainers in Hastings

A local poll shows that in the event of a snap general election the Remain vote is likely to be split between the three parties committed to opposing a no deal Brexit – Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens – thus running the risk of losing the seat to the Conservatives. Voters are strongly in favour of the parties working together to avert that risk, though Labour says it has ruled out the option. Nick Terdre reports.

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