News from 04/2015

30 April 2015

Milibrand: The Interview - OFFICIAL VIDEO The Trews

Alexandra Riecke - Gonzales asks the question: Would any American politicians ever do an interview like this... Somehow I think not, they all seem too concerned about their image.  But in saying that, it would be equally unlikely to see Tony Abbott, leader of the Australian Liberal Party go live in an interview like this... too many awkward questions and not enough time to prepare an answer.

Anyway well done Ed Miliband for participating in 'Politics Week' with Russell Brand to talk about the public's frustration with…Read

25 April 2015

The Lampedusa immigrant reception center

Lampedusa immigrant reception center, has been operating since 1998, when the Italian island of Lampedusa became a primary European entry point for immigrants from Africa. The reception center's capacity of 801 people has been greatly exceeded by numerous boat people arriving from various parts of Africa. Since the early 2000s, Lampedusa has become a prime transit point for illegal immigrants from Africa, the Middle East and Asia wanting to enter Europe.

In 2011 many immigrants came to Lampedusa during the rebellions in Tunisia and Libya. By May 2011, more than 35,000 immigrants had arrived on the island from Tunisia and Libya.…Read

23 April 2015

David Cameron unable to specify what the living wage is when questioned on Radio 1 interview

The shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna said that: the interview with young people showed that David Cameron was out of touch. “It’s no wonder the Tories have nothing to offer working people,” he said. “And unlike the Tories, who have done nothing to promote it, Labour will help employers pay a living wage with new incentives through Make Work Pay contracts.” The UK living wage is £9.15 per hour in London and £7.85 an hour in the rest of the country

The U.K minimum wage is £6.50.

The…Read

U.K Election result difficult to predict

"The UK General election is shaping up as one of the most fascinating for generations and one that will utterly transform the British political landscape. Amazingly, the opinion poll figures for most of the parties have barely changed in the three weeks since the contest began. The two main parties are still almost neck and neck at about 34% and unable to create any further headway – or achieve a working majority in the 650 member parliament."  

Eamon Delaney - Irish Central 

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/politics/-Could-Sinn-Fein-hold-balance-of-power-in-British-election.html

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22 April 2015

Ed Miliband - Leader of the Labour Party

No matter how hard his enemies strain and thrash in their efforts to topple Ed Miliband , he’ll always come out of it looking good. Personal attacks are useless. Miliband is untouchable. He might have started this election campaign as a man, but he’s ending it as a meme. Ed Miliband is dead. Long live CoolEdMiliband.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/21/ed-milibands-slow-walk-to-cool

 

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19 April 2015

UK General Election

All new immigrants to Britain should be able to speak English, Ed Miliband has said in an apparent attempt to harden Labour’s line on immigration before the general election on May 7th. The speech marked an effort to end perceptions of Labour as soft on migration. The number of people moving to Britain from other countries increased fivefold under the previous Labour government after some eastern European countries joined the EU and gained the right to live and work in the UK under EU freedom of movement rules.

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18 April 2015

UK General Election

When is the general election?

Election day is Thursday, May 7. Polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm.

What is the general election?

The general election is when Britain elects members of the House of Commons - MPs. Each MP represents a constituency. There are 650 constituencies.

What is a hung parliament?

Just about every expert and politician will tell you that the election result is going to be close, very close. So close that we get a hung parliament. A hung parliament…Read