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Labour’s Land Value Tax would be excruciating for London

On page 86 of its manifesto Labour raises the prospect of a Land Value Tax (LVT): A Labour government will give local government extra funding next year. We will initiate a review into reforming council tax and business rates and … Continue reading

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Onkar Sahota will get an early visit from CQC

Today the Daily Mail went over the top with its front page. The CQC’s risk based approach to doing assessments of GP’s surgeries seems sound and it is good they are being transparent and publishing the whole thing. The Daily … Continue reading

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Cllr Tailor: Please stop claiming credit and clean up Hoylake Road

In its rush to be seen to getting things finished off before the local elections Labour is cutting a few corners. On Wednesday the Council put out a press release along with a photo of Labour’s Cllr Tailor who speaks … Continue reading

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Council leader short changes Ealing twice over with South of France jolly

Council leader Julian Bell arrived in Cannes in the South of France yesterday afternoon for the MIPIM property show in time for the opening fireworks and cocktail party at the Carlton Hotel. He has just completed a six day cycle … Continue reading

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#CostofCameron 1: Energy bills up almost £300

As a part of its mendacious #CostofCameron campaign Labour is talking about energy bills. I guess the basic claim is about right. Labour don’t show their working so it is hard to know. Certainly energy price rises have been big … Continue reading

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That David Attenborough tweet

Today I have created a bit of a storm with a comment I made on Twitter about David Attenborough. It was an off the cuff, ironic comment and I didn’t set out to make anyone miserable. If David Attenborough is … Continue reading

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Acton Central gets 3rd worst roads deal

This picture shows Spencer Road in Acton Central, again with patches. Again you might think that Acton Central would have had some money spent on its roads under the last three years of a Labour administration. It also has three … Continue reading

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Labour lying about the Burnham Challenge (again)

All political parties in Ealing have been working together to fight the closures of four local A&Es. It is hard to work like this sometimes when your fellow campaigners are prepared to tell lies about you. Today a Labour leaflet … Continue reading

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Labour’s third rise in parking charges

Amidst all the headlines today about benefits changes coming into force there will be another change here in Ealing today that will hit all of us in the pocket. For the third year running Labour will increase parking charges in … Continue reading

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Jonathan Portes is missing the point

I wasn’t very impressed with the Radio 4 Today programme wheeling out Jonathan Portes, Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, this morning essentially to spike David Cameron’s guns before his speech today on making it plain to immigrants … Continue reading

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