Mrs May vs Mr Corbyn in last pre-election PMQs

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Hazel Speed

This was the most bizarre and incongruous event.

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Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech suited more to a former age

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Hazel Speed

Sometimes, it is said, that people can wait for something for so long, that when the optimum moment arrives, the message has been superseded by events, or usurped by others.

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Changes in Widowed Parent’s Allowance robs dying man’s family

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Hazel Speed

Victoria Derbyshire’s BBC programme broadcast a most moving feature. It also took a lot of courage for Victoria herself as she returned to the programme after her own cancer treatment, yet she presented the story of a dying man (renamed ‘Alan’ to protect his family).

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The Budget: Head vs Heart?

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Hazel Speed

The live UK Budget broadcast had a most surprising twist for this writer, but first let us consider the presentations in the order they took place. I leave the fine detail to the link herein but rather, my observations were as follows.

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Judge not lest ye be UK Court Judges

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Hazel Speed

This story has really angered me. I will not go into the full detail as it is outlined herein but sufficient to say how the UK still needs a modern day Robin Hood when it comes to hoping for any justice as an ordinary individual up against the Establishment, that is unless one is part of that elite group.

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Sheer hypocrisy!

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Hazel Speed

So the Government has backed down and will not be requiring UK businesses who hire immigrants that undercut British workers to be named and shamed.

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Parity – Mugged in a Political Alley

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Hazel Speed

We quite often hear about Parity in ‘this or that’ or between genders and age-groups. Some types of parity will begin in the future, other models of parity may commence soon or immediately, even further forms remain under debate either within the House of Commons or ‘the Other Place’.

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