Your Say Tri­dent stance is a pointer to coali­tion

Halifax Courier - - Tour De Yorkshire -

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.

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