HOW THE PUBLIC PAID FOR PEEL HOLDINGS SALFORD MEDIACITYUK
Star date: 18th January 2012
A Salford Star Exclusive
HOW PEEL HOLDINGS HAS CASHED IN ON MEDIACITYUK – WITH PUBLIC MONEY
As Peel Holdings records profits of £55million, Salford Star reveals the huge amounts of public money that have been sunk into MediaCityUK, virtually covering all of Peel’s £490million costs on the development.
Meanwhile Salford Council has waved its financial contribution policies on the site which remains in private hands, with Peel’s private security company ejecting anyone it feels like…
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That’s the way to do it if they were your kids you would give them a kick up the arse..
17 January 2012
The Green Party urges unions to back the positive Green alternative.
The Guardian article by Len McCluskey, General Secretary of the trade union Unite, has reaffirmed Labour’s failure to stand up for ordinary people. Labour’s biggest financial supporter has publicly acknowledged their party’s abject failure to oppose neoliberal austerity.
All three main parties now seek to protect the vested interests of deregulated financial capitalism – and in doing so they endorse an economic model that squeezes the poorest in society to sustain their broken system.
The public sector pay freeze will strip £2,600 off the wages of a teaching assistant. Pension reforms will see the average pension for a female public sector worker slashed to just £4,000. And cuts to education force students to pay £9000 a year, placing an entire generation in systemic debt.
Opposition to unfair and economically illiterate austerity must now unite around a Green New Deal for Britain. Green Quantitative Easing is needed to act as a direct stimulus to fund the jobs that create long term assets in the real economy. The UK needs a plan to reverse the unemployment that is driving up the welfare bill, and which instead gets people back into work and paying taxes.
The Green Party calls on Trade Unions to back the Green alternative that is now the only voice standing up against an economic system designed to place the tab for 2008 on