Poverty overlooked with Brexit
SOME people criticised Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn when he asked Prime Minister Theresa May about Universal Credit last week – instead of asking about Brexit.
But there’s a lot more going on in our country than Brexit. In fact, one of the tragedies of Brexit is that it’s meant other important neglected.
Easington MP Grahame Morris spoke out in the House of Commons last week about one of the most important issues – housing.
He said some private landlords “are not acting in a socially responsible manner”, adding: “That is issues get certainly evident in some of the former mining communities that I represent in east Durham.
“Many people now find themselves living among derelict houses.
“Dilapidated housing, smashed windows, arson and fly-tipping are the epitaph of a failed private rented sector market in Horden, in my constituency.”
This is just one of the issues that MPs raise every day.
It’s quite possible that Brexit will continue to dominate British politics long after this week’s vote. But for many people, a lot of other issues are equally important. Grahame Morris MP