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On HS2 – 5 October 2021

We all have concerns about this project, and I share many of them, especially its environmental impact. I agree that HS2 should be properly scrutinised for its impact on local communities and the environment, particularly ancient and modern woodlands. I want to see the Government engaging with campaigners, stakeholders, and the all the communities impacted …

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Universal Credit – 28 September 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, unprecedented numbers of people are having to access the social security system for the very first time (5.7 million as of 8 October 2020, a 90% increase since 12 March 2020). The latest data shows that there were 13,108 people and 11,910 households on Universal Credit (UC) in Islington …

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Voter ID plans – 28 September 2021

Understandably, there is a great deal of concern about the Government’s Voter ID plans. I strongly condemn the Government’s plans to pass legislation requiring voters to present photo ID at polling stations. These plans are clearly discriminatory and a blatant attempt by the Tories to suppress voters, deny people their democratic rights and rig the …

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Afghanistan has been a ‘complete disaster’ – Channel 4 News August 2021

Jeremy Corbyn: Afghanistan has been a ‘complete disaster’. Matt Frei of Channel 4 News discusses Afghanistan with Jeremy Corbyn and Tobias Ellwood, chair of the Commons defence select committee. See the full video at: https://www.channel4.com/news/afghanistan-has-been-complete-disaster-jeremy-corbyn-says