Showing posts from May, 2013

Labour Win as UKIP Challenge Tories

As local council election results are starting to come in across the country; the Conservatives must be wondering who look like 'clowns' - as UKIP have taken two county council local election seats from them following yesterdays voting - 2nd May 2013. The popularity of the independent party is probably due to voters concerns over the widening issue of Europe and possibly voters are now sympathetic to the scare mongering of it's Party Leader, Nigel Farage concerning the immigration controls for the free passage of Romanian and Bulgarian's within EU countries - in particular the UK in 2014.

Already a number of councils results are already coming in with many councils continuing to hold their Conservative seats.

A new Labour control of South Shields has been announced, following the call for a by-election after it's former MP, David Miliband (brother of Labour leader Ed Miliband) resigned on the 15th April. The new MP for South Shields is Emma Lewell-Buck.

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Churchill replaces Elizabeth Fry on the £5 note

This week Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, announced Winston Churchill will replace social reformer Elizabeth Fry as the face of £5 notes. This means that, other than the Queen, there will be no women featuring on our English bank notes.

An all-male line-up on our banknotes sends out the damaging message that no woman has done anything important enough to appear. This is patently untrue. Not only have numerous women emerged as leading figures in their fields, they have done so against the historic odds stacked against them which denied women a public voice and relegated them to the private sphere - making their emergence into public life all the more impressive and worthy of celebration.

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