News from Woodsetts Against Fracking

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Government urged to ditch ‘bonkers’ fracking plan Fracking is controversial, this much we know. But the government has ratcheted-up tensions with plans that could see shale gas projects fast-tracked in future. Those tensions were particularly apparent this week at a … Continue reading

Rotherham’s MPs clock up £20,000 worth of overseas trips

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ROTHERHAM’S jet-setting MPs clocked up overseas trips worth more than £20,000 last year. The expeditions, which were paid for by their hosts and linked to parliamentary business, involved flying out to such far-flung places as Borneo, Taiwan and Germany. Parliamentary … Continue reading

Threat to moderate Labour MPs grows as deselection gets easier

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Labour MPs could face a lower threshold for deselection after the party’s ruling body backed rule changes to make it easier for constituency parties to challenge incumbents. At present MPs face a trigger ballot — which could force them to … Continue reading

MP Kevin Barron quits standards committee role

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Standards watchdog head Sir Kevin Barron resigns over cover-up fears The head of the Commons standards watchdog has resigned and accused parliament of “sacrificing transparency” by banning the identification of MPs who are under investigation. Sir Kevin Barron announced yesterday … Continue reading

The scourge of forced adoption

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‘The UK is the ONLY country in Europe (apart from Croatia and perhaps Portugal) to tolerate the practice of forced adoption’. It is the ‘severing of all contact FOR LIFE between children and their birth parents’. In effect, ‘a LIFE … Continue reading