What’s happening next?
The minority Conservative government looks more chaotic and insecure by the day.
It seems that some in the Conservative party actively want a ‘hard’ no-deal Brexit. They have the personal resources to comfortably survive – or even benefit from -the economic upheaval that will precede their nightmare vision of a low tax, deregulated economy. Never mind the destruction of the jobs and livelihoods of ordinary people that will go with it. We will continue to campaign locally for Labour’s alternative policy vision, in readiness for whatever happens next. Contact us if you want to join us in shaping and giving a voice to Labour’s policies.
Pressure from the Labour Party and others has already forced some changes in the government’s plans for implementation of Universal Credit. But lots of concerns remain, including it’s impact on people in irregular and low paid employment so we’ll be keeping up the pressure – UC is currently due for roll out in Suffolk in the spring.
Saturday 25th November – National Campaign Day
The Labour Party will be campaigning across the country, in the wake of the budget. The budget won’t begin address the fact the UK economy has huge regional and social divisions. Wages and productivity stagnate, living standards are squeezed, and infrastructure outside the south east remains under-developed.
Locally you can join in at:
Kesgrave – meet 1030 outside Birches Medical Centre IP5 1JF
Framlingham – meet 1030 near Barclays Bank on the Market Square
Debenham – meet 1030 outside the Co-op on Chancery Lane.
We’ll be handing out leaflets and chatting to passers-by. Take a look at our News pages to see previous campaign day events.
NW Ipswich – meet fellow members from Ipswich Labour Party 10.30 at Ulster Rd shops to leaflet door-to-door in Whitehouse. There will be Council elections here in the spring.
Ipswich and Colchester hospitals.
Plans to merge services are controversial. If you live in the north of our constituency and don’t have your own transport then accessing specialist services in Colchester could be quite a challenge – and very time consuming. If you have concerns you want to raise, please get in touch using the Contact Us button.
We’ll be campaigning for the issue of access to be taken very seriously when considering any possible clinical benefits of a merger.
We are also concerned that the Mental Health Services in Suffolk and Norfolk are once again in special measures. Get in touch if you have information about the impact of inadequate mental health provision locally.
Child Care in Suffolk
The Conservative County Council seems not to be spending all the (already inadequate) money it has from central government to offer the free childcare government has promised. Labour Councilors are campaigning to reverse this situation. If you have experienced the consequences of this please let us know. And make sure you tell your local councilors.