Boris Johnson's plan set out in the Queen's Speech utterly fails to deliver an ambitious programme to respond to the real challenges people are facing after this terribly difficult year.
We must rebuild as a fairer, greener and more caring country in the aftermath of Covid.
So it is crushingly disappointing that the Government's plans will fail on every account - still failing small businesses and the self-employed, still not rising properly to the climate challenge and still ignoring millions of people caring for loved ones at home.
Connor Plumley is standing for election in Blackburn for the first time. He is passionate about green issues and wants to see the local council treat the climate emergency more seriously. Connor graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Central Lancashire.
He is also a strong campaigner on LGBTQ+ rights and is wants the UK to maintain close links with Europe.
The Tory Candidate in Darwen South, Andrew Walker, has now been suspended by their National Party pending an investigation into his social media posts which showed support for the politics of far right extremist Tommy Robinson and saying stabbing former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn should get you knighted.
The Good Law Project had to go to court to force the government to reveal details of some of the contracts rushed through during the COVID crisis. These contracts were awarded to companies with connections to the Conservative Party or via intermediaries with these connection and were for hundreds of millions of pounds.
The shocking truth about the past of the Conservative candidate in Darwen South has been revealed by the Lancashire Evening Telegraph. (which is available on line)
They report that Mr Walker said in a post "Stabbing Corbyn would get you knighted in my book"
A complaint was made against him in 2018 but he resigned before it could be investigated.
He has since rejoined the Conservative Party and they clearly thought he was a fit person to represent them as a candidate.
The local leader of the Conservatives has refused to comment on this and it seems Mr Walker is not willing to apologise publicly for his remarks.
The Leaders of 6 opposition parties in Parliament, including Lib Dem Leader Ed Davy, are calling for a debate in Parliament on Boris Johnson's failure to tell the truth in Prime Minister Questions time and other debates in Parliament. They want an enquiry into whether he has breached the rule that deliberately misleading Parliament amount to a contempt of Parliament.
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On behalf of her family, it is with great sadness that we announce that Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, died peacefully in the early hours of Monday April 12th.
Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:
This is heartbreaking for me and for our whole Liberal Democrat family.
Shirley has been an inspiration to millions, a Liberal lion and a true trailblazer. I feel privileged to have known her, listened to her and worked with her. Like so many others, I will miss her terribly.
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