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 Death of The Bristolian writer and social justice activist Steve Norman by John Langley
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https://politicsthisweek.wordpress.com/2018/01/05/38519/
First hour: news review: with Labour councillor for St George Trooper's Hill Fabian Breckles and former Bristol Mayor candidate John Langley. Jack Lopresti to call his son Brexit;  5,000 Bristol children could have free school meals taken away under new government plans;  A&E doctor apologises for ‘third world conditions’ at his hospital – gov. deliberately wanting NHS to fail?;  Conservative party's refusal to admit plunging membership numbers is embarrassing, says Grant Shapps – dwarfed by trade union membership;  Labour calls on Tories to sack council leader who demanded homeless people be removed for royal wedding – he said homelessness 'a voluntary choice' – Universal Credit and homelessness;  Key part of Universal Credit benefit has quietly closed - what it could mean for you;  NHS winter crisis: Nearly 17,000 patients forced to wait more than half an hour in ambulances, show figures;  NHS extends suspension of all non-urgent care as doctors warn of winter crisis - Officials estimate this could lead to up to 55,000 deferred operations; getting deficit down and austerity policy;  Bristol City Council faces almost £7million tax deficit - The council is looking to save £108 million by 2023 – Bristol businesses fighting cases against business rates; PMQs Tory criticism of John McDonnell borrowing trillions; Bristol Arena – is it going to happen? John Marriott, former civil engineer, discusses the problems, faster trains mean lowering capacity, they take too long to slow down and stop, no such thing as 250mph trains, not enough power in the electricity supply, stations not in city centres, only demand for one in severnteen seats on Birmingham to Manchester HS2 trains, flawed costs and engineering with HS2; Public Accounts Committee says HS2 lacks basic financial controls – cost of HS2 £111bn;  Toby Young quotes on breasts, eugenics and working-class people; Death of The Bristolian writer and social justice activist Steve Norman – his close colleague in 'Homes For All' John Langley offers a tribute to him.

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