Your Say Trident stance is a pointer to coalition
During a General Election Hustings at Todmorden Town Hall, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate admitted that he does not support the renewal of the United Kingdom’s nuclear deterrent programme, Trident. This statement clearly exemplifies how Labour’s candidate for the Calder Valley, like many of his Labour colleagues, is weak on national defence, and is not willing to make the safety and security of his constituents and fellow citizens a priority, even during these uncertain times. Also, this admission of not supporting Britain’s safety panders over to the far left, uncomfortably close to the policies of the SNP. Last Thursday evening during a debate including the party leaders of Labour, Green, SNP, Plaid Cymru, and UKIP, Ed Miliband of the Labour party had supposedly ruled out any coalition with Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP, but following what was said by the Calder Valley’s Labour candidate in Todmorden, the idea of a disastrous LabourSNP coalition possibly being formed is becoming frighteningly more prominent each day. laghan Government, leading to Thatcher tabling the vote of no confidence which defeated the government - 15 years of extreme right wing Government was to follow. I pleaded with him on facebook to drop this immature stance to no avail. Before that childish outburst he was doing well leading in You Gov nowcast and favourite to be Calder Valley’s next MP. Within hours it swung back to Whittaker of the Conservatives. The only hope now of defeating Whittaker is a mass switch to Paul Rogan of UKIP as Josh will certainly copy Max Madden in bringing down a Labour Government and a certain return to the Tories. Josh I will never forget or forgive your betrayal. the General Election isn’t all about you. dal WI. Several local ladies are hoping to start a new WI there. Although the meetings are held in a church you don’t have to be a “churchy” person to belong to the WI. Women’s Institute is strictly non-religious and non-political. I have been a member of Shibden WI for about 7 years now and it is a great way to meet other ladies and have a social life as well as being involved in all sorts of women’s issues. The WI is also celebrating 100 its centenary this year and there are all sorts of special events lined up. The next meeting of Siddal WI will be on May 20 and I hope lots of ladies will go along to St Mark’s Church for this or come along to Shibden WI at Northowram Methodist Church on Wednesday May 13. driven to test the “Labour untruths” that GP appointments were difficult to obtain. Just one hour or so before I reading this, and just a few miles away from his ward, my new GP was informing us that his practice had been having difficulties due to being unable to attract a new GP to replace the one who had retired. The right-wing media have done their Tory friends an excellent job of pounding the public with their hysterical attacks on the A&E problems, denigrating the GP service and scapegoating GPs in the bargain, to such an extent that medical students shun the GP service as a career path. We are informed many GPs have emigrated to Australia for a better and less harried life (while everything is now being done to entice them back) after having to cope with a severely unfunded service, an unnecessary, unsuccessful and wildly wasteful NHS reorganisation by his party, and knock-on effects of the fall-out arising from his party’s vicious cuts. Makes a nonsense of the surreal and unrealistic assurance by Mr Cameron of national public access to a GP seven days a week.
TOP PRODUCTION: Halifax Amateur Operatic Society’s production of ‘Ghost’. See Steve Smith’s letter below