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Eddie legge

Nil Sine Labore

Dear Thomas,

Not that long ago, David Cameron promised to lead the most family friendly government ever.  Yet, this weekend he’ll be giving a huge tax cut to millionaires with one hand, while cutting support for new mums with the other.

We need your help to spread this message – because not enough people know the price ordinary families are paying for David Cameron’s failure    

If you’re currently receiving statutory maternity pay (or expect to soon), but you’re not one of the 13,000 lucky millionaires to get an average £100,000 tax cut on Saturday, David Cameron now thinks you can afford to get by on even less. By 2015, statutory maternity pay will be £180 less than it would have been if it had been uprated with inflation.

Whilst the economy is flatlining, prices are rising faster than wages and unemployment amongst women is going up, David Cameron’s solution is to deliver a tax cut for millionaires and a maternity pay cut for new mums.

I believe families shouldn’t have to pay the price of the Tory-led Government’s failed economic policies. At a time when family finances have been hit like never before, this Government is coming back to new mums for even more. And mums deserve better.

If you believe that, in difficult times, Government should be making it easier for people to get by, not harder, then click here    

With your help we can show people whose side this Government is really on.

Remember to stay in touch via Twitter  @yvettecoopermp  

Thank you,




Yvette Cooper
Rocke

Re: Nil Sine Labore

Eddie legge wrote:
Dear Thomas,

Not that long ago, David Cameron promised to lead the most family friendly government ever.  Yet, this weekend he’ll be giving a huge tax cut to millionaires with one hand, while cutting support for new mums with the other.

We need your help to spread this message – because not enough people know the price ordinary families are paying for David Cameron’s failure    

If you’re currently receiving statutory maternity pay (or expect to soon), but you’re not one of the 13,000 lucky millionaires to get an average £100,000 tax cut on Saturday, David Cameron now thinks you can afford to get by on even less. By 2015, statutory maternity pay will be £180 less than it would have been if it had been uprated with inflation.

Whilst the economy is flatlining, prices are rising faster than wages and unemployment amongst women is going up, David Cameron’s solution is to deliver a tax cut for millionaires and a maternity pay cut for new mums.

I believe families shouldn’t have to pay the price of the Tory-led Government’s failed economic policies. At a time when family finances have been hit like never before, this Government is coming back to new mums for even more. And mums deserve better.

If you believe that, in difficult times, Government should be making it easier for people to get by, not harder, then click here    

With your help we can show people whose side this Government is really on.

Remember to stay in touch via Twitter  @yvettecoopermp  

Thank you,




Yvette Cooper


Anyone see 'Aberystwyth Al' on the news last night?
Minister for Natural Resources etc. who said bluntly that he won't help the farmers who have lost a significant part of their livelihood.

Pity this isn't election year.
kdwent

Re: Nil Sine Labore

Eddie legge wrote:
Dear Thomas,



If you’re currently receiving statutory maternity pay (or expect to soon), but you’re not one of the 13,000 lucky millionaires to get an average £100,000 tax cut on Saturday,




Yvette Cooper


Hi Eddie.  




Something wrong here.  In your posting titled George Osbourne hits women harder, dated 7/12/12 it was stated that 8000 millionaires would get a tax cut of £107,000.

Can you ask Yvette which is correct
Rocke

Oh-oh, another number cruncher.

Feel free to think about it over the weekend 'Team Eddies'.
kdwent

Rocke wrote:
Oh-oh, another number cruncher.

Feel free to think about it over the weekend 'Team Eddies'.


lol. I can do more than crunch numbers jupst wait and see.
Rocke

Looks like another front's opened up 'kd'.

Anyway 'Team', these millionnaires - would they include Tony and Cherie Blair ?
The Kinnock dynasty perhaps?
Soon to be ex-pat David Milliband?
The family of a certain high profile councillor who became the landed gentry just before the 2008 local Govt. elections?

And let's not forget that a lot of those people WORKED to get where they are, or are the fortunate beneficiaries of ancestors who did so, and achieved one of parenting's goals, to provide for one's family not just during your lifetime but theirs, and their children's.

And do they include 'benefit millionnaires', those whose annual benefit bill is more than £1M pa?

I'm sure Yvette will have the official response for you.
stoob

Welcome back Dave, don't think there's a welcome in the hillsides for the Kinnock's......top of the range gravy train'rs allegedly.
Didn't dislike the "Beast of Bolsover" giving them it in the commons but can't enthuse today.
Bring me up to speed, Ed Balls...isn't he the one who assisted Gordon Brown when the latter totally pillaged the miners pension fund.
Rocke

Thanks Bry.

Love the pun about Ed Balls  Very Happy

And indeed he is.
And of course Yvette Cooper is um.... Mrs Ed Balls.

New New Labour is probably better termed New Kinnocks.
X P O P

And Clegg is out on the Pisst this weekend at the £7 million family villa in Davos , and MPs are debating a 30% pay rise because Jack Straw think the time is right , of course right , thats what the welfare reform is all about  we'll robb them to pay us , apparently 70% of MPs think this is fair  bcause the cost of living is so high they are feeling the pinch.
I wonder what the "Current" MP for Blaenau Gwent thinks about that considering  "we are all in this together", perhaps his Borough Private "Under" Secretary  will encourage him to post a letter in The GG for the minority to read, I say minority because I know so very few that actually purchase this publication.

Laughing K d W you say you can do more than crunch numbers , any chance we can send a few people around to you so you can crunch summat else   Wink  Wink
Ian Jones

From the Idependent.

"Majority of Members of Parliament believe they are underpaid"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news...e-they-are-underpaid-8446727.html




How much further can they possibly get out of touch with the masses?

It is virtually impossible for a single person just starting out on their own  to work and afford to run a home either rented, or on a mortgage (which they probably won't get) on the wages earned by ordinary people and extremely difficult even if there are a couple working in one home.

And these poor MP's can't manage on what they get, well quite simply don't become an MP go and work at somewhere like T.V.F for little more than £200 a week take home and see what struggling is really like.
Badger

Nil Sine Labore

perhaps all the m.p.s incliding local councillors should try living on a wage that have stood still for 2 yrs while inflation has.nt  i have 2 children who r out of work looking for work and paying a board that is minimal and does not cover the basics not counting gas/electric poll tax etc i agree with ian jones if the poor mites r struggling then perhaps a solution would be to not stand at the next election get a job which does not pay up to 10 times the salary  and a job which they have to turn up 5 times a week 9-5  i wonder how many will do this  o i know none stop whinging and do what u was elected for representing your constituancy  when we had a indepentant mp we saw him regulary can anyone say when they saw our mp in the area
kdwent

X P O P wrote:

Laughing K d W you say you can do more than crunch numbers , any chance we can send a few people around to you so you can crunch summat else   Wink  Wink


Well I can certainly try  Twisted Evil

As for MPs being underpaid well that just makes me sick to the stomach
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A very close family member has to travel to the other side of Bristol to work 5 nights a week, and has been doing this for years.  He has to pay his own travel expenses, pay for his own food and maintain his car all on a wage that most MPs would not get out of bed for. And he is certainly not the only one in this borough who has to travel silly distances for work.

I'm afraid that MPs moaning about being underpaid just shows how out of touch they are. I should like to hear our MP's thoughts re this matter and in fact I have e-mailed him to ask him his view.  I shall be pleased to inform you of them as team Eddie seems to have gone remarkably quiet of late.
martyn142

As a matter of interest, the Militant MPs, like Terry Fields and Dave Nellist, whom Kinnock and Foot expelled from the Labour party, accepted only the average wage. The rest they contributed to Militant. They argued it kept them in touch with working people. Faults they most certainly had but they also had principles.

Apologies for going off-topic but it is relevant to the last couple of comments.
stoob

Democracy, do me a favour, it's a plutocracy.
Eddie legge

Ian Jones Majority of Members of Parliament believe they are underpaid
I wonder what was on  ex councillor Rocke mind when he said he was geting less than the local unemployed
Did he want more And like Osborne for  those to have less
I can remember when local councillors were paid expenses only
Ian Jones

Eddie what exactly is your point?
All you seem to do is make reference to a person who was a Councillor (and did an excellent job ) do you personally have some hidden agenda against said person or are you being fed your drivel to waste people's time by posting it on here.
Just answer directly and honestly the multitude of questions you have been asked on several different threads (most of which you were the Author) you respond but never answer "hmm" just like a politician really.
martyn142

It's why I don't often reply to Team Legge - you never get an answer to your point, simply another question/insult.

Devious or stupid?  Confused
Rocke

Eddie legge wrote:
Ian Jones Majority of Members of Parliament believe they are underpaid
I wonder what was on  ex councillor Rocke mind when he said he was geting less than the local unemployed
Did he want more And like Osborne for  those to have less
I can remember when local councillors were paid expenses only


We can all remember when some local councillors claimed non-expenses.

And I'm surprised you can remember that far back. Most of the time 'you' forget to mis-spell or display any of the traits of an elder working class hero bereft of modern-day skills such as the use of PC technology.

Ah, it's like riding a bike. One never really loses the art !
Ian Jones

Welsh Ambulances miss response targets.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news...ces-miss-response-targets-2496319

Ambulance response targets for the most urgent 999 calls have been missed for the eighth month in a row.

The figures were published at the same time as statistics showing hundreds of urgent cancer patients are still waiting longer than the two-month target. Only 86% of people needing urgent treatment for cancer were seen within the two-month target.

The ambulance figures revealed that an average of just 59.6% of category A calls in January received an ambulance within the eight minute response time – below the Welsh Government’s target of 65%.

The figures show there were almost 36,000 emergency calls during January, 5.6% fewer than in December 2012.






Perhaps a certain member will remind us who has been in charge over this time?
kdwent

Well as promised I e mailed our MP re his  thoughts on MPs pay, on the 7 April, and guess what to date there has been no reply.

No surprise there then
Rocke

Perhaps 'Eddie' is on holiday.

Don't worry - 'they'll' be up at the foodbank in a couple of weeks. You can catch 'them' then.
kdwent

Rocke wrote:
Perhaps 'Eddie' is on holiday.

Don't worry - 'they'll' be up at the foodbank in a couple of weeks. You can catch 'them' then.


Lol.

I can catch them anytime.  
The sport is in pinning them down and getting an answer out of them.
Rocke

Laughing

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