Year on year Salford Council write off huge amounts of cash it’s almost like an anniversary or birthday both are regular and of course the council celebrate in style.One thing that does amuse me is the first line of defence from its ex Leader ,he told me in the past and early today you can’t get cash from the dead, well i ask again John how many dead people have built up £850.000 in debt ? it must take a lot.
Last week MPs debated a motion on the national minimum wage and it had a very unfortunate effect on the Labour Party.
Ed Miliband called the debate following his pledge to raise the minimum wage to £8 an hour by 2020 should he be Prime Minister next May. Unfortunately for Ed, he hadn’t worked out that –
factoring for inflation – this is actually six pence below the amount the national minimum will be by 2020 if we continue on the path already set .
It’s also twenty-three pence lower than former Labour Minister Alan Milburn’s Social Mobility & Child Poverty commission believes it should be.
The debate showed Labour has no clear economic plan of how they would even deliver the rise. In fact, when pushed, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna announced that the policy was “flexible”. So it’s not really a pledge at all.
This false promise offers only false hope to the lowest paid in a vain attempt to secure votes
UKIP’s Immigration spokesman Steven Woolfe responds to Ed Miliband
Responding to Ed Miliband, UKIP’s Immigration spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP said: “Today we see more political point scoring over migration, this time from Ed Miliband. He promises to ‘use his first Queen’s Speech to introduce “clear, credible and concrete change” to the UK’s migration system.’ It’s all very well making these comments but Labour Party’s record on controlling migration doesn’t make for easy reading.
“Labour opened our borders unconditionally to hundreds of millions of people. This allowed over 4 million people to enter our country over 13 years. It caused mass wage compression, and placed huge strain on the NHS and other vital public services. The Great British public are fed up of listening to more false promises on such a vital issue. Only one party is taking this issue seriously. UKIP. We were the only party brave enough to bring the issue to the forefront of the political debate. And we are the only ones giving viable solutions to sort it out.
“At our recent conference I promised to cap migration to 50,000 a year. I can promise that as I also propose to leave the European Union, so we can take back control of our borders. We are the only party promising this. Labour and The Conservatives are committed to the EU, that also means they’re committed to unconditional open borders to nearly half a billion people. It is time we had a party in government that actually took the actions that are needed to control migration. Only UKIP will take back control of our borders.”
Red faces as police bike stolen in Swinton area
A white decathlon mountain bike which belongs to Greater Manchester Police was stolen from outside a house at Hillside Avenue, Swinton, yesterday