I appear on this show with Robert Oxley of Taxpayers Alliance to debate the Benefits Rise Cap of 1% and general Welfare Reform Issues, hosted by John Rees - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65jg5JFZ7Wo
I apologise for the disparity between audio and visual it is down to the screen capture soft-wear I used :-( I hope it doesn't detract too much from the arguments presented.
As some of you know I did a filming for a political panel show with the Islam Channel last year around welfare reform. They have just asked me if I would go in again on Monday to discuss the 1% benefits cap and it's affects on the working poor, single parents and disabled.
If you remember a few weeks back in the run up to the US elections I said I was being interviewed by a freelance journalist regarding the American/UK relationship - well here is the article :-)
BY: Elizabeth Compson (https://www.facebook.com/
The “special” relationship between the United States and United Kingdom has existed for over a century. Many would consider the bond stronger than any other in the world. However, to the British public, its necessity is debatable.
Leader and Treasurer of the Democratic Reform Party, Jean Eveleigh, says the relationship between the UK and US is simply unequal.
3.1. Protect our Community Services
We aim to promote and protect community services such as pubs, post offices, and other places where community members can get together to meet. If we want to grow as a society then it is crucial that we foster a sense of community spirit, and get people talking with their neighbours once again. Last Updated – 23/10/2012 Page 4
3.2. Tackle the Causes and Effects of our Social Problems
Elsewhere in the world people can walk around cities with their children at night and not fear violence. Policemen no longer tackle minor offences in cities like Cardiff on a Friday night. There are simply too few officers to enforce order. We therefore seek to raise the legal age requirement for buying alcohol to 21 in supermarkets and off-licenses, but keep it at 18 in bars, pubs, clubs and other such centres where landlords are able to control behaviour and refuse to serve those who have had too much. This was the recommendation of Manchester’s Chief of Police, who has extensive experience in the field, and believes that by raising the age requirement solely in supermarkets and off-licenses we can tackle the specific problems associated with anti-social behaviour among groups of young, unemployed people. However we understand that alcohol is only a very small part of the problem, and as such seek to: expand local community facilities to encourage community involvement and give young people other things to do; tackle mental illness; invest in lowering unemployment; and to promote community service for small time offenders, so that those who do break the law pay the community back. We must become once more a “can do” society, where people take responsibility to drive the country forward together.
3.3. Strengthen our Democracy and Decentralise Power to the Lowest Possible Level
We want to see power devolved to the lowest possible level. Activists within the mainstream parties frequently say things like this: “I joined the party to be an influence, but I am not naive enough to think that by being part of the political process, even running as a candidate in a local election, that I have any real power. ” People in local councils know a lot better what is happening in their communities, so why shouldn’t they be making more decisions? We will enforce decentralisation through a written constitution, and thus ensure that as society changes the state has to change along with it.
I will be attending the marches in London on the 20th October and it strikes me we need a new leaflet to distribute.
Does anyone want to help me with design and then print off 1 ream and post it in to me - help on the day with distribution would be fantastic as well.
E-mail any offers for assistance and designs to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am going to be undertaking a review of our DEFENCE policy this October, I met with an organisation yesterday who have already provided some useful info to include into it and have offered to look over what we currently have to see what else they can suggest, but so far I have:-
I would like to add the following paragraphs to what we already hold in the defence policy
In 1970 The United Kingdom signed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 2625 which set out the following four key principles:-
(1) Every state has a duty to refrain in is international relations from the threat of or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purpose of the United Nations. Such a threat of or use of force constitutes a violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations and shall never be employed as a means of settling international issues.
It's that time of year again when I have to renew our subscription to the Electoral Commission to keep us registered as a political party.
If anyone would like to help me in the running of the DRP please e-mail me with a CV and cover letter explaining which position you would like to have from Leader/chair, Treasurer and Nominations officer (the minimum required places for legal reasons) and I wi
The paperwork and required fees must be received by the Electoral Commission by the 30th October so I am aiming to send them off no later than the 1st October.
Please sign this open letter written by our colleges over in the Social welfare Union.