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Have they sold their souls? Turned their back on their principles? Tackled the issues you really care about? Sought to make a real difference? Actually- the Liberal Democrats made a difficult decision: What was good for the country vs what was good for the party. Few would say that it was the best for the […]

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What would Labour do if they ran St Albans Council?

by awitherick on 29 April, 2011

This year it will be the Tories vs the Liberal Democrats in Marshalswick South for a seat on St Albans City & District Council. Of course the question is what would happen if Labour was your choice locally? Well, judging by the fact that BOTH our nearby Labour run councils in Luton and Stevenage decided […]

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Dear all These are difficult times for people across Britain, but we’ve shown that this can also be an opportunity to reshape Britain into a fairer, more equal and greener country. Labour’s financial legacy has left Britain needing to borrow an extra £400million, every single day, just to get by. Labour also left us paying […]

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The Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith, has welcomed those Budget changes which provide support for churches charities. Some of the measures will benefit all, such as the provision of tax relief from inheritance tax for people leaving 10% of their estate in their wills to churches or charities from 2012. […]

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AV isn’t just about arcane elections rules

by awitherick on 2 April, 2011

The Alternative Vote isn’t an academic discussion, or a political experiment.  It’s a real chance to make our government more representative of the votes of the people who elect them. You’ll hear many stories about what it might mean.  That far right voters will have their votes counted more than once, that fringe parties will […]

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The European Union isn’t all bad- and you can thank them for keeping Football on TV free, despite FIFA and UEFA taking the UK government to court. The formally named European Court of First Instance, the European General Court (EGC), and part of the European Court of Justice has ruled that all World Cup and […]

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Income Tax figures

by awitherick on 7 March, 2011

Three years ago Labour abolished the 10p tax rate, caning the country’s poorest workers. Next month the Liberal Democrats in government are increasing personal tax allowances by £1000 a year. This simple act – the first installment on one of the promises on the front page of our election manifesto – will take 880,000 people […]

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