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1. STOP DURHAM COUNCIL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE

Labour-run Durham County Council has for 30 years been paying clothing allowances to its Chair and Vice Chair.

This now amounts to £12860 a year plus National Insurance costs to the Council. For 30 years this has always been paid to Labour Councillors.

This money would be far better spent on protecting frontline services.

Paper copies of this petition can be printed off from www.markwilkes.mycouncillor.org.uk

Paper copies can be returned for free to FREEPOST, DLD, RRSZ-ZHTA-CATA, 55A OLD ELVET, DH1 3HN

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2. End Lib-Dem cooperation with the Coalition

A coalition is when two or more parties in government work together, either because of similar ideology or to achieve an elective majority, theoretically reaching compromises on important subjects to achieve a roughly even legislative record (issue #1 goes to party A, issue #2 goes to party B in exchange. It's not ideal, but both parties get something they want).

This coalition fails in both of those regards.

The Lib-Dems do not, and should not, have even a remotely similar political ideology to the Conservative Party. Similarly, the Tories have little to nothing in common with the Lib-Dems, and compromises on major issues have been non-existent. Instead, only a series of humiliating concessions have been made, and the Prime Minister has seen fit to lend his weight to sabotaging even these, as has been made clear with the referendum.

This is not a coalition, it is a Tory government masquerading as a coalition, pinning the blame for their actions on the Liberal Democrats whilst slowly eating their electoral base.

It is a state of affairs that cannot continue, and thus the Liberal Democrats must salvage what is left of their reputation and leave this ship of government before they are nailed to the mast. They do not deserve the criticisms aimed at them, and if they are to avoid decimation at the next election they must realise their mistake early, pull out, and assume a campaign of coordinated blocking of the government's supposed-reforms until concessions are made on major points of Lib-Dem policy and tangible results are produced as a result.

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3. NO! to the HMRC proposals for the PAYE system!

HMRC IS CURRENTLY CONSIDERING THE IDEA OF *ALL* YOUR PAY BEING GIVEN DIRECTLY TO THE GOVERNMENT!

FOR INFORMATION:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcgJnL6s2JY

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/moneybox/9009795.stm

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/downloadFile?contentID=HMCE_PROD1_030623

THE REASON FOR THIS IS SO THEY CAN DEDUCT TAX, ETC AND THEN, APPARENTLY, THE GOVERNMENT ITSELF WILL PAY YOU YOUR NET INCOME!

THIS IS BEING DONE IN THE NAME OF "EFFICIENCY" IN THE TAX SYSTEM.

THIS IS ANOTHER SEVERE STEP TOWARDS THE NANNY STATE FROM THE PSEUDO-FASCIST TORIES WHERE THE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE DIRECT CONTROL OVER YOUR MONEY, YOUR GROSS PAY AND YOUR PERSONAL FINANCES!

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4. Stop the Redevelopment of Wentworth Hall, Carshalton

MCWAS, the tenants of Wentworth Hall on the corner of Ruskin Road and Carshalton Road are seeking to redevelop the hall to increase its capacity and usage.

Local residents are concerned that the current parking and traffic issues will be exacerbated by more people coming in from Croydon, Wimbledon and the surrounding area to use the hall that was originally designated a community hall for the use of residents of Carshalton.

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5. Labour Campaigning for Northampton's Historic Market

Labour have launched a local campaign to retain the character of Northampton's Historic Market.

This is what Local Labour Action Team activists are saying:
"We disagree with the Lib Dem Council proposals to move Northampton’s Historic Market to the top of Abington Street. We believe this will really hurt Market Traders and Northampton residents who shop there. We call upon the Lib Dem Borough Councillors to do something about it."

You can help to maintain the market town character of Northampton, by supporting our Labour petition.

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