A Budget for growth? You're having a laugh

When the government has cut £4000 from every home in Islington and is hitting the country with £32 billion in new taxes, it doesn’t really matter how many tricks George Osborne had up his sleeve on Budget day. 
In the end, the show was all smoke and mirrors as the Tory - Lib Dem government gave with one hand and took with the other.

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The situation in Libya

Whilst it is morally right to protect civilians from a ruthless dictator, and the action has been authorised by the UN, I am very worried.

 

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Emily Visits Multi-Million Pound Breast Cancer Tissue Bank

Breast Cancer Campaign today revealed The Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary, University of London, as one of the key locations of the world’s first national breast cancer tissue bank.

 

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Why Burstow can't deliver on his democratic promises

There is plenty for Liberal Democrats to ponder as they head to their Spring Conference this weekend in Sheffield.

 

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Emily signs up to the Islington Credit Union

Emily signed up to the Islington Credit Union at the launch of their new outreach service at St Luke’s Community Centre, Central Street in EC1.

 

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Emily opens the Children's Society's first central London Shop

Emily Thornberry MP opened The Children’s Society’s first ever central London charity shop in Clerkenwell today.

 

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Ministers have dodged the questions over new Mental Health Strategy

Today the government announced £400 million for "talking therapies" as part of the new Mental Health Strategy. On the face of it this is good news.

 

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Emily challenges Michael Gove's plan to scrap EMA

Last week I challenged Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, to tell students  from City and Islington College why the Tory-led  Government is scrapping the Educational Maintenance Allowance.

 

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Emily donates a birthing couch to the Whittington

Emily was given the birthing couch by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), the UK’s largest parenting charity, to donate to the Whittington as a “thank you” for her work as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Maternity Services.

 

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Grilling Grieve over Ian Tomlinson

Emily attacked the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision not to press charges against the police officer filmed assaulting Ian Tomlinson moments before his death in an Urgent Question in Parliament yesterday.

 

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