Monthly Archives: December 2010

Debbie Abrahams: I used to live in Newhey

Debbie Abrahams is the Labour candidate for the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election. She also stood in the Colne Valley constituency at the general election in May. Answering questions on the Examiner website at the time, Abrahams said: I live … Continue reading

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Potential problems with traffic restrictions in Hipperholme

I recently read that a number of motorists had received fixed penalty notices for using Brookeville Avenue and George Street in Hipperholme which are designated access only. To implement restrictions such as this, local authorities must make a traffic regulation … Continue reading

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Student fees: The debt distortion

As tuition fees seem set to increase, the impact higher fees may have on putting off potential students from applying to university has been one of the concerns raised. Indeed, research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests there is … Continue reading

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Labour’s 1997 tuition fees con

In April 1997, when asked about tuition fees, Tony Blair said that “Labour has no plans to introduce tuition fees for higher education”. I would suggest that was misleading at best. On the same day in July 1997 that the … Continue reading

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