Budget brings little cheer for the ‘just about managing’ in NE Bedfordshire

Theresa May recently announced the end of austerity, however in spite of the give-aways there is little cheer in the Chancellor’s budget for many across North East Bedfordshire. The raising of the income tax thresholds will mean that those on the highest incomes in the county will gain far more than low and middle income … Continue reading Budget brings little cheer for the ‘just about managing’ in NE Bedfordshire

‘Access for All’ off the Rails

I was interested to read Alistair Burt’s comments in the Biggleswade Comet (5th October) about his desire to improve accessibility at Biggleswade train station. Mr Burt mentions that his government operates an Access for All fund to enable equal access for passengers. What he neglected to mention was that his government has consistently cut funding … Continue reading ‘Access for All’ off the Rails

Trump – School Bully turns Head Teacher

After Trump's election I hoped, without any real conviction I must admit, that perhaps all the lies, posturing, distasteful stances on any number of topics, the 'America First' speeches etc. were all just bluster, and once in office he would settle down and would be the figurehead for your usual Republican administration, albeit a particularly right wing … Continue reading Trump – School Bully turns Head Teacher

Employment Tribunal fees – a lesson in history for the Lord Chancellor

This week the Supreme Court ruled that Employment Tribunal fees, which could amount to £1,200 must be abolished as they meant that the law could not be accessed equally by all. In wonderful understatement and the minimum of legalese the Judges totally demolished the Lord Chancellor's argument to impose the fees and gave a salutary … Continue reading Employment Tribunal fees – a lesson in history for the Lord Chancellor