To Bomb or not to Bomb

This Email gone out to all Members:

In advance of a probable vote in Parliament next week on UK involvement in Syria, the Constituency Party would like to communicate the views of members to local MPs before they cast their votes.

The Prime Minister has said that UK involvement in Syrian bombing raids will make the UK a safer place and we should therefore commit forces forthwith.

Jeremy Corbyn disagrees.

Do you support the Prime Minister’s position? Please vote yes or no but please also feel free to abstain and/or let us have your thoughts..

Our Youngest Town Councillor

PatrickCongratulations to  Patrick Wilkinson on becoming a Withernsea Town Councillor, winning by 130 votes to 46!

Patrick became 18 last month and stood for Withernsea North Ward. He and other members worked hard , his constant door-knocking has paid off and we know he will  work hard to help the town of Withernsea.

Hope he is working equally hard for his A Levels!!

“WE HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB BUT WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN DO IT”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tells Beverley and Holderness Labour Party members in a message recorded last week on his visit to Leeds to meet the Regional Board and Group Leaders of Yorkshire Labour Councils.

George McManus arranged for a video of this message to be played to party members at their November 7 quiz night (7pm in Hodgson’s pub in Beverley). George and Jeremy both attended a packed college meeting in Leeds arranged at the last minute which drew a crowd of over 500 students – continuing evidence of rising support for the Labour leadership amongst the young.

George Osborne’s TAX CREDIT CUTS defeated by the House of Lords

Street Stall Oct 31Growing support was shown for our Labour Party street stall held outside Wilkos Beverley last Saturday, October 31 2015.

The elderly, disabled, single working mothers, families and teenagers are now alert to the dangers of a drastic cut in their standards of living. They have filled many sheets of signed protests against any cuts to the Working Families Tax Credits.

One very worried working mother employed by the NHS confessed on Saturday in the midst of her weekly shopping, how hard it is to feed her and her grown up daughter
She said: “With any more cuts it will not pay me to go to work. Thank God you are making an effort in the Labour Party to stop this madness.”

We wait to see how George Osborne will deal with this in his Autumn Statement. Street Stall Oct 31

ONLY HALF WAY THROUGH A PROLONGED GOVERNMENT ASSAULT ON THE STANDARDS OF LIVING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (2010-2020)

Analysis of recent high levels of voting for the Labour Party leadership show a phenomenon.

For decades the worst voting records in Parliamentary elections have been for the 18-24 year olds and not much better for 24-31 year olds.

At the same time the leaders of the main political parties have got much younger.

But this autumn a large number of young voters flocked to hear Jeremy Corbyn address meetings up and down the country.

Corbyn would be 71 if elected as Prime Minister in 2020.

Teenagers and students at college tell us it is the “wise granddad factor.”

And secondly it is the non-voting young who have found they are bearing the brunt of Tory austerity cuts.

No investment in them as the leaders and decision makers of 2030 and 2040.

No faith in them to have grants paid them in full as happened during the 1960s when new universities opened and their grandparents flocked to colleges.

Oh No.

Now it is a question of paying your way. There are tuition fees for often very poor teaching of undergraduates.

Only this week an independent report slammed Universities for their continuing poor record in teaching degree courses.

Far too often research students rather than university staff end up teaching students paying £9000 to be taught by qualified academics.

Next comes the future AFTER a first degree or all too often a fourth or fifth year doing a Masters.

Far too many highly-qualified men and women in their twenties find there are no jobs to match their qualifications.

They end up working zero hours contracts in hotels and catering and supermarkets and garages doing jobs they could have done at 16.

Not only that but they then take the jobs of more unskilled young people for whom those jobs were ideal.

In fact going to college for several years from 16 on has been a way of keeping the dole queues much lower than they otherwise would be and incurring large debts for the privilege of keeping the unemployment figures artificially low.

Small wonder children of less well-off parents are questioning the value of getting into debts of up to £30,000 with poor job prospects at the end of it.

Now a Conservative Government has come up with another solution for the so called non academic teenager.

APPRENTICESHIPS.

But only this week another independent report questioned whether many of these apprenticeships are worth the paper they are printed on.

SO LETS FACE THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH WHICH HAS BEEN DAWNING ON YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN FOR SOME TIME.

The days of what is called upward social mobility are gone.

The efforts of post-war Labour Governments to make sure education was a route out of poverty and deprivation and lack of opportunity have been sabotaged.

And not only will today’s young people find it hard to escape into better jobs and careers.

They are doomed to remain trapped within the parental homes they were born into.

In more and more cases graduates are finding the housing market so impossibly expensive, whether they like it or not they end up living with their parents.

These are profound and worrying new trends agitating a rising generation and with serious consequences for their parents as well.

And that is why in the sensitive barometer of social change for the worse, young people have turned to Jeremy Corbyn.

Not because one man on his own can change things.

But because he gives every appearance of listening and being aware of all the turmoil in British life today.

Not a man of slogans and slick phrases like “The Northern Powerhouse” dreamed up by an advertising copywriter.

And if you would like to be part a listening party keen to hear the views of the young and act on them.

WHY NOT CONTACT US – WE WILL READY TO WELCOME YOU.

by Chris Perry