Category Archives: Economics

Defending Pubs

For a decade now I’ve been fighting against the loss of pubs. I’ve objected to planning applications for conversion and drove the registration, as Assets of Community Value, of the two pubs in the village where I live. Pubs provide … Continue reading

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Why are we Letting Housebuilders Build New Homes Without Fibre Internet?

My letter to Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, asking why housebuilders are allowed to keep building new homes without fibre internet connections. 140805 Letter to Pickles re Fibre Broadband

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Why Won’t Somerset County Council Fight for Fair Funding For All Services?

Ever since being elected last May, I have repeatedly asked the Conservative administration at Somerset County Council what it is doing to seek redress in the huge imbalance between the levels of public funding given to urban and rural communities. … Continue reading

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‘A Budget All Liberal Democrats Can Be Proud Of’. Really?

This was the proud boast of Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg yesterday. If cutting tax allowances for pensioners to fund a tax cut for those earning over £150,000 a year is something that makes Liberal Democrats proud, then that’s all … Continue reading

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