Jeremy Corbyn has written to Tory and DUP MPs aski

first_imgJeremy Corbyn has written to Tory and DUP MPs asking them to back Labour’s Brexit amendment, which sets out five demands including permanent customs union membership. It will be voted on by the Commons tonight.Below is the full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s letter to Tory and DUP MPs.Dear Member,There is now only one month until the UK is due to leave the European Union on 29th March.In recent weeks I’ve been speaking to businesses, industry organisations and trade unions to get their views on the way forward. It is their overwhelming view that we need a new comprehensive customs union and close alignment with the single market.We have all been worried about the job losses announced in recent weeks, the unprecedented concerns expressed by industry and the hard data that shows our manufacturing sector is now deep in recession.Labour respects the result of the 2016 referendum, but we believe in getting the terms of our exit right. That’s why we are convinced our alternative plan can provide security for all our futures.Last week, I travelled with frontbench colleagues to Europe to meet EU officials and leaders to discuss the crisis and explain Labour’s proposals. We left with no doubt that our proposals are credible, workable and could be negotiated.Today we will ask Parliament to vote on those proposals that support the demands of industry and working people – and that are clearly capable of providing a resolution that can bring the country together. I set out our amendment below:That this House instructs Ministers:(a) to negotiate with the EU for changes to the Political Declaration to secure:(i) a permanent and comprehensive customs union with the EU;(ii) close alignment with the single market underpinned by shared institutions and obligations;(iii) dynamic alignment on rights and protections;(iv) commitments on participation in EU agencies and funding programmes, including in areas such as the environment, education, and industrial regulation; and(v) unambiguous agreement on the detail of future security arrangements, including access to the European Arrest Warrant and vital shared databases;(b) to introduce primary legislation to give statutory effect to this negotiating mandate;I very much hope you will consider backing our amendment – which respects the result of the 2016 referendum, and one which safeguards jobs, investment and industry in this country.Indeed, as already noted by a senior Tory MP, yesterday’s statement by the Prime Minister enabled “MPs to forge cross-party consensus on a new way forward.”If you would like to discuss our alternative plan further, a member of my team would be happy to talk to you, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with my office.Yours sincerely,Jeremy Corbyn MPLeader of the Labour PartyTags:Labour /Jeremy Corbyn /Brexit /last_img read more

THE Saints Academy registered their first win of t

first_imgTHE Saints Academy registered their first win of the season in emphatic style against the old enemy at a sun drenched Close Street on Saturday writes Graham Henthorne.Nine tries to eight different scorers emphasised their dominance over the more experienced visitors as they secured a 44-10 victory.The visitors pack had all played at a higher level whilst the Saints had three making their full debuts. But this proved even more of a challenge to those in the red vee and all rose to the occasion.The Saints were 10 points to the good in even time as first Mark Percival and then Ste Yates crossed the whitewash. Percival used his pace on the outside to good effect finishing a cross field move with style before Yates took advantage of quick hands to touch down.The visitors couldn’t live with the Saints. Josh Jones showed why he is a prospect for the future with the first of his brace using good evasive skill to bamboozle the defence.Joe Greenwood continues to impress every game he plays with his strong running and he was rewarded with the fourth try stretching over to score after hitting the gap.Jones scored his second and the Saints fifth, finishing a great move, to give the Saints a 24 point lead at the break.The coaching staff were at pains to point out that last week’s second half cost the Academy the win and to not let that happen this time and that is exactly what the players did.Danny Yates extended the lead with a great show and go before the visitors saved their blushes with two tries. But the important thing was how the Academy reacted to these scores and the response was perfect. Go down the other end and score.Lewis Foster, again increasing the momentum at dummy half off the bench, darted over for a well deserved try before we were treated to pure Saints for the final two scores.Corey Lee marked his debut on his home turf with a try finishing a length of the field move before James Hill did exactly the same for the final score as the Samba Saints came out of hiding.Last week I called for the Academy to be more patient and build pressure before delivering the coup de grace. This week the Academy did exactly as was asked of them showing the maturity that can take this team far.The Portico contingent were prominent as usual, Foster, Tilley and Ashurst showing aggression and confidence in abundance. Joe Bate as usual led from the front. The visitors were terrorised every time the centre pairing of Percival and Jones went anywhere near them but the strings were most emphatically pulled by Danny Yates.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Mark Percival, Ste Yates, Josh Jones (2), Joe Greenwood, Danny Yates, Lewis Foster, Corey Lee, James Hill.Goals: Danny Yates 4.Wigan:Tries: Chris Taylor, Martin Crowe.Goals: Martin Crowe.HT: 24-0FT: 44-10Teams: Saints:1. Corey Lee, 2. Ste Yates, 3. Mark Percival, 4. Josh Jones, 5. James Hill, 6. Dom Speakman, 7. Danny Yates, 8. Joe Bate (pictured), 9. Marcus Baines, 10. Brad Ashurst, 11. Joe Greenwood, 12. Alex Clare, 13. Connor Dwyer.Subs: 14. Lewis Foster, 15. James Tilley, 16. Jordan O’Neill, 17. Chris Webster.Wigan: 1. Tom Hurst, 2. Martin Crowe, 3. Shae Lyon-Fraser, 4. Andy White, 5. Danny Parkinson, 6. Chris Taylor, 7. Liam Fishwick, 8. Greg Burke, 9. Liam Carberry, 10. Lewis Jackson, 11. Martin Crowe, 12. Josh O’Donnell, 13. Danny Bridge.Subs: 14. Jacob Almond, 15. Harry Norton, 16. Joe Bullock, 17. Craig Blakeley.last_img read more

Photos Cocaine abusers have surpassed heroin abusers – OASI

first_img SharePrint WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> 1 of 9 OASI Foundation Chief Executive Noel Xerri said that during 2018 the increase in cocaine abuse surpassed that of heroin abuse, and that there was an increase in number of persons in need of professional help to deal with cannabis addiction.Xerri said this in his speech on the 28th anniversary from the creation of the foundation. He added that the foundation has dealt with over 400 individuals of which 248 cases that sought OASI’s therapy and rehabilitation services.He also stressed that it is very harmful that many are those that think that using drugs recreationally is not damaging, and added that collaboration by all those able to support is important.During the celebration, John Magro who a member of the Board of Directors thanked Xerri and his tea. He also thanked Fr Emanuel Cordina for his good work and presented OASI Awards to Ferdinand Fenech, Marisa Warwick and Marisa Scicluna for their dedication and hard workA mass was also celebrated by Fr Joseph Bajada which was also attended by Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana and Shadow Minister Chris Said.last_img read more