Government adopts Labour’s energy windfall tax

It’s good to see the Government has finally decided to adopt Labour’s proposal to impose a windfall tax on the profits of energy companies, after months of refusals. With the money raised, all households will now receive a £400 reduction in their energy bills in the Autumn. The previous £200 loan scheme has been scrapped. … Continue reading Government adopts Labour’s energy windfall tax

Sue Gray report on Downing Street Parties

Today the Prime Minister made it abundantly clear, yet again, that he has no shame whatsoever. He told MPs and the country the lockdown-busting partying in Number 10 was everybody’s fault but his – despite already being fined by the police. Sue Gray’s report, published today, rightly criticised the serious failures of leadership and judgment … Continue reading Sue Gray report on Downing Street Parties

Today’s inflation figures show people simply can’t afford the Conservatives

Inflation figures releases today, 18 May 2022, reveal that inflation has risen to 9%, the highest in 40 years, as households across Newcastle North face a cost of living crisis. Responding to the figures, Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North, stated: “Today’s inflation figures show the cost of living crisis is getting worse, … Continue reading Today’s inflation figures show people simply can’t afford the Conservatives

GOVERNMENT MUST “PUT COMMUNITY SAFETY FIRST”          

 Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell used the debate on the Queen’s Speech to press for greater action to tackle anti-social behaviour. Catherine highlighted that 12 years of Conservative cuts and underfunding to the criminal justice system, police and supportservices have left police and the criminal justice system struggling to cope. She said that the “anti-social … Continue reading GOVERNMENT MUST “PUT COMMUNITY SAFETY FIRST”