Farming woes

Jonathan Smith was talking recently to a retired Cheshire farmer, who did not have much good to say about how Government policies and actions are impacting on farming.

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Inequality Needs Solutions. says Jonathan Smith

Three recent reports  have brought home the reality for many people across Cheshire of what “inequality” means, day-to-day, hour-by-hour. We have heard about:

  • 1 in 9 children living in poverty
  • the extent of dependency on food banks
  • the numbers of children in need now eligible for free school meals.
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Our Democracy in Crisis

Just when it didn’t seem possible that this Government could trash the reputation of politicians any further, along comes “Partygate”, and the shameful spectacle of our Prime Minister and Chancellor being found guilty of breaking their own laws, of repeatedly lying to Parliament, and of attempting to excuse their immoral, cowardly behaviour.

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Pensioners forgotten

It sometimes seems that the last people to be given priority by politicians and businesses are pensioners.

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NHS in Crisis

The signs that our local NHS is under massive strain are growing. Whilst we are constantly told that the NHS is ‘open for business’, clearly that is not the whole story.

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Compassion for refugees


(Image Credit: Pakkin Leung)

We would like to congratulate the Knutsford Guardian's "Fly in the Ointment" on their article this week (Ukraine crisis: 'Lack of action over helping refugees disgusts me' - 28th. February).

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Abused for being French

The appalling and depressing revelations of misogynistic, racist, and homophobic language being freely used at one of the Met Police’s major stations should come as no surprise. In relation to her leadership role and responsibilities, they have  led to the departure of the Met Commissioner from her post.

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What does our MP have to say?

Esther McVey - GB News presenter and sometime MP for Tatton - is not normally slow in telling us what she thinks. So is she going to give us her views on Partygate and the Sue Gray report?

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Ill-gotten gains from Economic Crime

If the government needs to find money to pay for the pandemic, it's looking in the wrong place, says Jonathan Smith

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Viruses can be political

It seems that COVID is not the only virus stalking society, whose presence amongst us is becoming endemic, and prompts the exhortation: “You’ll have to learn to live with it.”

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