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  • Latest Covid update
    Article: Jul 11, 2020
  • Money down the drain
    Article: Jul 8, 2020

    Blackburn with Darwen's Labour run Council has had to asmit another major overspend. Darwen Market Square that was developed after the demolition of the 3 day market has been overspent by ober half a million pounds. A report tothe Council's Executive Board on 8 July revealed and overspend on the project of £526,000 on a £1.5 million project. Can we trust them to look after our money?

  • Article: Jul 8, 2020

    Blackburn's much heralded bus station has finally cost £8.4 million. Blackburn with Darwen's Labour run council said it would only cost £4.7 million at the start. They had to replace the contractors during the building of the project and when challenged by Liberal Democrat Councillors they said it would not result in increased costs. Liberal Democrat Councillor Roy Davies said," This will come as a shock to Blackburn with Darwen Council Tax payers, the Labour Councillors in charge should hang their heads in shame." His colleague Councillor Paul Browne added, "This is not the first time this council has overspent on big projects - they miscalculated on the cost of removing burials to make way for the ring road extension."

  • The partially completed flats on Clarence St
    Article: Jul 3, 2020

    Lib Dem Councillor, Roy Davies, has been working hard to get action on the seemongly abandoned building site in Clarence St, Darwen. They are due to develop flats but there had been no action on the site for years. Cllr Davies has written to the Council and finally the Council has contacted the developers. They have received assurances from the developers that were should start again soon to complete the development.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2019
  • Article: Jan 28, 2019

    So James Dyson has Singapore slinged his hook and moved his company headquarters out of the UK.

    This is perhaps the biggest vote of no confidence from a UK business yet since the referendum result.

    Actions speak louder than words - and this action speaks volumes.

    Actions speak louder than words - and this action speaks volumes.

  • Article: Jan 28, 2019

    This afternoon I delivered our letter to Jeremy Corbyn calling on him to back a people's vote.

    The response to the letter has been astounding - over 31,000 people joined our campaign demanding Jeremy Corbyn stop playing party politics and act in the national interest.

    Many of Jeremy's MPs back a vote, his party membership overwhelmingly do and, most importantly, the public are calling for it too. Yet still he prevaricates.

  • Article: Jan 25, 2019

    17:17: We've had a tipoff that Corbyn's backbone was spotted enjoying a slice of cake and a cuppa in a local cafe...

  • Article: Jan 25, 2019

    The sad passing of Paddy has left a huge dent in our political life. He was a leader, a friend, an adviser and, more than anything else, a man buzzing with vision and ideas. You always knew when Paddy was in the room that a suggestion, a policy, a strategy was not far away. He took our party from an asterisk in the polls to a major force in British politics. Yet he always remained self-effacing, never seeking personal glory, apologetic to anyone he might offend with his ideas.

  • Article: Jan 23, 2019

    Brexit latest

    Following the Prime Minister's crushing defeat, there was a no confidence debate on Wednesday initiated by Labour. This was predictably defeated as Tory and DUP MPs all came dutifully into line. "No to Mr Corbyn". The most memorable bit of the debate (I exclude my own five minutes - the maximum allowed) were the concluding speeches. Tom Watson was excellent: measured and intelligently critical - everything his party leader wasn't. Michael Gove was barnstorming: eloquent, funny (including at my expense) and cruelly hard-hitting against Corbyn. Could we have been witnessing the next Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition in action?

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