Monthly Archives: October 2014

Government contempt for firefighters’ pensions is forcing strike action, says TUC

Commenting ahead of the four-day strike by firefighters in England over government-imposed changes to their pension scheme, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady on Thursday said: “Once again the government is showing its contempt for public service workers. Evidence warns … Continue reading

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The MG Rover Phoenix Four must cough up

By Professor David Bailey Posted on October 31, 2014 by Tony Burke Professor David Bailey, is Professor of Industry at Aston Business School It’s almost a decade Since MG Rover went bust, and it’s time for the ‘Phoenix Four’ (plus … Continue reading

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Dementia support website launched on IOW

By Sara Bryce (CP) Friday, October 31, 2014 A TOOL to help patients of dementia and their families and carers is being launched on the Isle of Wight. THE IW roadmap is a website which offers information about the disease … Continue reading

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TTIP: Morning Star on Independence and Sovereignty:

TTIP could be the end of our independence Morning Star The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the ultimate threat to Britain’s economic and political sovereignty, argues CALUM BAIRD AS the new EU Commission takes office, a final push … Continue reading

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United States: Financing Political Candidates

Money in politics: More than a game By Anthony Zurcher Editor, Echo Chambers Imagine the US map as a giant board game. Electoral Risk, let’s call it Scattered across the country are key territories to control – Georgia, Colorado, Iowa, … Continue reading

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Island Roads – Part of a highly profitable monopoly.

Revenue for highways PFI parent company smashes the £600m mark New PFI contracts on the Isle of Wight and in Hounslow have pushed the revenue up for Island Roads’ parent company. The parent company of our highways PFI contractor, French-owned … Continue reading

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Independent Political Action at the Undercliff in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.

Isle of Wight council are to reinstate vehicle access to the landlocked homes after a group of Islanders took independent political action and got together to help rebuild a small section of the landslipped road. This was due to inaction … Continue reading

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