Tonight, Channel 4’s Dispatches is airing ‘How to Lose Seven Billion Pounds’ in which economist Liam Halligan unfolds the story of Carillion, the vast British company that was built on billions of pounds of public money and that imploded in January 2018. Its demise had a massive impact on the NHS in particular. Earlier this […]Read More Carillion: Crawling from the Wreckage
Summertime, but the campaigning continues Welcome to my latest newsletter. If you have friends, relatives or colleagues who you think may be interested in receiving this communication, please ask them to sign up here. If you have events that you would like me to include in future newsletters – please get in touch with the […]Read More Greg Marshall Newsletter August 2018
Iftar and launching Labour’s Broxtowe Borough Council election campaign by Beeston North candidate Ed Lyons This month we were honoured to be invited to share the Iftar, the communal breaking of the fast, with Broxtowe’s Kashmiri and Bengali community and launch our local election campaign with Labour Party chair Ian Lavery. This was a celebration […]Read More Iftar and launching of Broxtowe Labour Council Candidates
Bainy is the driving force behind north Broxtowe’s very own ‘Kimberley Jam’. This free day-long music festival was inspired by Ian ‘Jock’ Campbell, who told two friends – Bainy and Graham ‘Cookie’ Cooke – of his idea just a few days before his premature death in 2014. Bainy and Cookie developed that vision and […]Read More Brilliant Broxtownians!
The chaos of our rail network has been laid bare by the recent timetable changes. Commuters are missing work interviews and appointments, rejigging their schedules if employers are sympathetic – or facing disciplinaries if they aren’t. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has had to appear in the Commons with his job on the line. Brilliant […]Read More Northern fail & Govia rail chaos continues under Tories – re-nationalise now!
When it comes to a level head and expert opinion on fracking – I listen to Broxtowe Labour member Kristian Ravnkilde (who’s recently had an article published in professional magazine CIWEM). Kristian says that not only is fracking unnecessary, it is also an unacceptably risky addition to the impacts of recent human activity and […]Read More The risks of Fracking haven’t gone away
Broxtowe Labour hosted a fantastic community Iftar event earlier in the month with Labour Party National Chair Ian Lavery. The hostile environment created by Theresa May and her Tory cabinet have brought untold misery to many in our communities. It’s important to show there is another way and standing shoulder to shoulder at events […]Read More Launching our Broxtowe candidates
I met with East Midlands Campaign for Better Transport this week to share concerns and ensure that their correspondence with HS2 highlighted all the potential disruption to Broxtowe as HS2 comes to the constituency. There will undoubtedly be impacts to transport networks and I had a positive meeting highlighting the areas where we should […]Read More HS2 – Minimising disruption for Broxtowe
A damning report from the National Audit Office has poured scorn over the Tories flagship welfare programme – Universal Credit. The scheme has not delivered value for money, its roll out has been slower than intended and has caused hardship for many people, according to a damning official report. The NAO said the scheme cost […]Read More Universal Credit shambles – “Not value for money” says the NAO