Whitehaven News column – 14th August 2014

Unsure StartLast week, I highlighted the work of the Bishop of Carlisle, James Newcome and the Cumbrian Welfare Reform Commission’s report on Government reforms and the effect on people in West Cumbria.  Today I want to focus on some of those most affected by Government policy over the last four years: Children. The failing welfare … More Whitehaven News column – 14th August 2014

Whitehaven News column – 7th August 2014

Social InsecurityIt is clearer than ever that most people are not feeling the current economic recovery.  It is still a recovery for the few.  The vast majority of people throughout West Cumbria, and the country as a whole, are seeing their living standards under increasing pressure.  In fact, we haven’t seen such a decline in … More Whitehaven News column – 7th August 2014

“A historic moment to unite Britain, Europe and the World”

4th August 2014 At 10pm on 4th August 1914, following the German declaration of war on Belgium, Britain entered what would become the First World War. It was a conflict that saw almost 40 million people either killed, injured or missing in action.  To mark the centenary of Britain’s entry into the War, the Royal … More “A historic moment to unite Britain, Europe and the World”