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    Budget U-Turn

      First a break in a manifesto pledge, and now a budget retraction, it’s all getting a bit chaotic for the #Tories. Exactly a week after the budget announcement, Phillip Hammond has announced that "In light of what has emerged as a clear view among colleagues and a significant section of the public, (he has) decided not to proceed with the Class 4 NIC measures set out in the Budget.”
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    How Will The Education Budget Affect Gedling?

    This education budget represents failed policy of the past. I spoke yesterday in the house about the threats that these proposed budgets will have to social mobility within our children. Despite considerable opposition from their own backbenches, the Tory government is pushing through this budget for their own ideological interests, not for the children of Gedling, Nottinghamshire or the UK.
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    My Thoughts on the Spring Budget

        Today (March 8th, 2017), Phillip Hammond  released his Spring Budget. I decided to outline my thoughts on what he said. I am concerned with issues regarding social care, chronic low pay, NHS funding, deficit and education to name a few.
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    International Women's Day 2017

        Today marks International Women's Day, an opportunity to celebrate all of the fantastic and courageous achievements of women around the world, and recognise the length we still need to go in terms of equal rights. 
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