From the lack of government actions its hard to believe that inflation has soared to 5.4% in December, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics whilst weekly earnings - excluding bonuses - rose by 3.8% in the three months to November .
Inflation is now at a ten year high and that is before the forecast 50% increase in gas bills and the planned increase in National Insurance both of which are expected to squeeze living standards still more
Consultation on care homes to go ahead but there will be no repairs.
A controversial decision to consult on whether 7 of Derbyshire County Council's care homes should be closed had a bizarre twist when the Tory members of the Improvement and Scrutiny Committee passed the following motion
' to advise Cabinet that as to carry out all of the necessary repairs and refurbishments would not make the seven homes fit for purpose in order to provide good and appropriate care for the residents of Derbyshire, it would seem inappropriate to undertake that work'.
We must not lose sight of the fact that the Tories are removing our Freedoms one by one.
It's the Tories we need to get rid of, not just the current Prime Minister.
Three years ago hundreds from the Derbyshire Dales as well as about a million other people, marched to Parliament Square campaigning for another Referendum on Brexit - now that the British people finally were realising what it was all about.
After our Prime Minister gave a lame apology in Parliament on Wednesday (in which he claimed he thought a drinks party was work and apologised for the hurt the news stories were causing whilst claiming he had personally done nothing wrong) the revelations have continued to flow
One of the defining images of he pandemic was of the Queen conforming to the social distancing rules and sitting alone at the funeral of Prince Philip. That made it even more shocking when it was revealed that on the eve of the funeral TWO parties were held in No.10 apparently contravening covid regulations. This has prompted an unprecedented apology to the Queen from No 10.
Most (but not all) of the suggestions made in the Derbyshire Dales Lib Dems submission to the Local Governement Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) have been accepted.
In the Final LGBCE report published yesterday we have in the recommendations a warding arrangement that does broadly follow what we put forward in our very first submission over a year ago in October 2020.