We have an urgent fight on our hands, and we need your help to make sure we win.
In September, 164 MPs turned up and supported the second reading of the International Development Bill, a piece of legislation that means that the government has to invest just 0.7% of its income on overseas aid. They turned up because we showed them that people up and down the UK care about our commitment to the world's poorest people.
On that day, we won.
On 5th December, the House of Commons will vote again on the International Development Bill. It will bring us one step closer to securing an overall victory! So we need you to contact your MP, urging them to attend. They won’t support it unless we show them that local constituents care about this issue.
Would you be willing to write a letter to your MP encouraging them to attend the Bill reading?
Thank you. Saira O'Mallie, ONE.org
I'm posting this so you have the chance to witness the contempt with which the Parliamentary Business Select Committee treated 38 Degrees' David Babbs in a discussion on TTIP. Apologies if you've received this from other sources, but it's something you need to hear. Bear in mind this is a deal being cooked up in secret between governments and the corporate world.
Some video clips from Bolton Against Bedroom Tax protest at the Full Council meeting held on the evening of Wednesday 3rd December 2014.
Bolton Council plans to use £40 million from its reserves & spend £3 million on consultants & other highly paid staff, in order to carry out £43 million in cuts to Council services, privatise others, and to introduce a new two-tier workforce. In the process a further 500 jobs will go, adding to the 1,350 already axed since 2010.
We say why not dispense with the consultants and use the £40m of reserves to avoid any cuts or privatisation of services in this year’s budget whatsoever?
This would provide breathing space over the next year for the 8 Labour controlled Greater Manchester authorities to work collaboratively in finding a joint solution to the cuts devastating our town instead of meekly going along with implementing Tory cuts.
Bolton Trades Council