Labour MEP backs action to help first-time buyers

iStock_000019554204SmallAn East Midlands MEP has given her backing to plans announced by Ed Miliband to help first-time buyers struggling to get a foot on the housing ladder. New measures include stopping developers sitting on land they have permission to build …

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£9000 tuition fees are a failed experiment; it is time to put the future of our young people first

tuition fees pigYou will often hear politicians of all colours singing the praises of higher education and how it can transform the prospects of people from deprived backgrounds. But with rising inequality and a cost of living crisis hitting students as well …

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East Midlands MEP condemns companies dodging Minimum Wage

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An East Midlands MEP has condemned the 70 companies named by the government who have failed to pay their workers the statutory minimum wage. The worst offender was an East Midlands care provider based in Nottingham which owes 184 of …

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A hopeful, positive campaign from Ed Miliband

Ed MilibandThey say that the politics of hope always wins over the politics of fear and division; that is exactly the message Ed Miliband will be sending in the run-up to this year’s general election.

It will be the most important …

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Labour MEP welcomes Ed Miliband’s CBI speech

IMG_8196Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, has voiced her support for Ed Miliband’s speech to the Confederation of British Industry today. He told its annual conference that a shake-up of the British economy is needed to address the …

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Welcome for Europe-wide “Youth Guarantee”

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“At last – a glimmer of hope for Britain’s lost youth,” said Glenis Willmott MEP, Leader of Labour’s MEPs, after an agreement last week by EU governments to bring in an EU-wide ‘youth guarantee’

The youth guarantee will ensure that …

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Clarke fires a salvo as Tories battle lines are drawn

iStock_000009853717XSmallThe battle lines in the Tory party over Europe are being drawn up, and today, Minister without Portfolio Ken Clarke, at the launch of the cross-party campaign for British Influence through Europe, nailed his colours once again to …

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After the wait, Cameron leaves us with more uncertainty

EU UK FlagsCameron has finally delivered his much anticipated speech on Europe.  Thanks to the long wait, we largely knew what he was going to say before he actually said it.  Nevertheless, where we might have hoped for more detail and clarification, …

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Young People – resourceful and ready to work

At the weekend over 300 people came to Nottingham for a major international conference.

The “Getting Europe Working” Youth Summit was part of the campaign Re-launching Europe: our alternative vision for the future being run by the Socialists and Democrats

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Let’s put our hearts into saving lives

Local MEP Glenis Willmott is supporting a campaign calling for young people to be taught emergency life support skills in school.  

The campaign, organised by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), argues that knowing how to stop bleeding, open an airway …

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