The events of last week in the high courts has certainly created a stir with regard to Brexit. At stake is the government’s ability to act on the issue of leaving the EU without the consent of parliament, or whether a vote in the House needs to take place.
Over the years that I have been involved with Wyre Forest in a political context, I have never failed to be impressed with enormous contribution made by volunteers. I see it wherever I go – from local clubs through to community groups and support groups.
Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show that the total number of unemployed claimants in Wyre Forest constituency in September 2016 was 741. This represents a rate of 1.6% of the economically active population, with the average rate in the UK currently at 2.4%.
Wyre Forest has been lucky over one of the more unpleasant aspects of planning. But now, it seems, our luck has run out and we have started to see the activities of planning enablers emerge around the district.
Last weekend I was pleased to see Birmingham crowned the ‘Most Enterprising Place’ in Britain 2016. It’s a fantastic headline for the city but the award itself actually recognised the whole region’s success.
Last week, the Boundary Commission published its proposed new parliamentary constituency boundaries. This has come as a result of a couple of things. The first being that parliament decided a few years ago that we needed to trim down the size of the chamber from 650 MPs to 600.
There are some pretty horrible things that go on in the world. Atrocities in Syria, war in Yemen, displaced refugees in their millions across the globe. Where people have been victimised, it has been by despotic regimes, terrorists and war.
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