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Ex Butcher,Butchery Manager, Master Butcher of the Year UK 1984 Ex (PH) Taxi Driver. Disabled because of Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis x 2 with associated nerve damage L1-5/S1-3 affecting saddle area,legs and feet. Arthritis in knees and shoulders, T2Diabetes with Neuropathy.

‘Heartbreaking’ scale of child poverty highlighted by MP as child comes to school in gran’s shoes – Chronicle Live

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/heartbreaking-scale-child-poverty-highlighted-17031087

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Swinson: The Principle is Power, All the Rest is Propaganda

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The Principle is Power, All the Rest is Propaganda

Jim Grundy

Politics attracts a diverse group of people. They include those motivated by a genuine desire to do what is best for the community, focused on the issues, to the rather larger group of those who want to do what’s best for themselves, focused on, er, themselves. And we could scarcely have that latter tendency better illustrated than by the current crop of politicians.

Of course it is very far from true that those who get actively involved in politics are all self-serving, power-hungry ego-junkies but the fact has to be faced that a disproportionate number of them are. It can be seen at local and national levels: no principle can be too important to be dismissed; no (relative) triviality built up to be so essential, as long as it serves their path to and the retention of power.

That…

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