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Shouldn't we get all the development decisions deferred until after the June election? A change of government could have a major impact on such matters.

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Looking at all the opinion polls I doubt very much there will be a change in  government. 

That's true.  The bookies are normally in the know though, and you should see their Odds! 

Hi,

Its certainly getting hotter in the City, with a General Election on Thursday 8 June 2017

Ibrahim Dogus, the Labour Party candidate for Cities of London and Westminster wishes to meet the residents of Golden Lane Estate.

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Ibrahim Dogus will be attending Golden Lane Estate, Community Centre, Ground Floor

on Friday 2nd June 2017 at 7pm to allow the residents, business, and anyone else to meet him and ask questions in a public forum.

This is the man who may become our MP.

Meeting starts promptly at 7pm ends at 8pm.

Lets hear what Ibrahim Dogus has to say, everyone is welcome.

BR

Hussain

I don't know much about Ibrahim, apart from when reading his leaflet most of it was dedicated to promoting his restaurant business.  However, any MP should be accessible and hold surgeries.

Yes, I certainly have some questions to ask!

Christo said:

He came here with his famiY when he was aged 14. They were political refugees from Iraq and they are Kurds. He has a strong background as a community worker aside from his business. Anyway you can ask him question when he visits 2nd June.

Your Councillors are your voice at the Guildhall.

Your MP represents your voice in Parliament. So on Thursday 8 June, go and vote at your local polling station.

Prior to that you may have some questions to ask the IBRAHIM DOGUS, Labour Party candidate, or hear his views? Please attend the Golden Lane Community Centre, Ground Floor, Friday 2 June 2017 7pm.

Candidates who are willing to engage, and give back to their communities are certainly worthy of my vote...

For me, as this is a General Election, the most important thing is not simply what just affects me personally, but what is overall the best for our country.  I intend to put that first when I vote.

Certainly agree, the country where we were born, and live, is my FIRST priority too.

Voting for a political ideology which champions the private sector, continues to destroy public services, takes away essential lunch time meals from children at school, saddling students with mortgage type student loans, causing the shortfall in social housing, reducing police numbers, causing emergencies within the NHS, reducing pensions, WHILST reducing taxes for those that are most able to pay, allowing corporations to hide profits overseas, continuing to allow British overseas territories to function as tax havens, is the Conservative party which is destroying the fabric of the UK.

Over time it has become apparent that the Conservatives are just out their to line the pockets of the business community.

It is absolutely disgraceful how the Conservative government policies have heaped pressure upon the public services which are being guillotined all around us.

Police: Snow Hill police station is due for closure.

I remember speaking to some newly recruited police officers at a recent event at the Guildhall, they were all against the closure of Bernard Morgan House

I know that the Labour party candidate Ibrahim Dogus was and is against this closure, whereas the Conservative party sitting MP, Rt Hon Mark Field fully supported it, this confirms that he and the Conservative part are not bothered in the slightest if the police that serve Londoners have no affordable accommodation, which is even more essential for newly recruited officer who are on much lower salaries. All around the UK the police are being forced to sell of stations, stations that are being converted into luxury flats, to ensure Conservative votes, stations that could have been retained for police accommodation, to ensure that the police can afford to live within the areas that they serve.

The Police do a wonderful job, they can only perform if the Government provides investment in policing, and stops cutting back on numbers.

Key Industries:

If overseas state companies owned by the French, Germans, Chinese's etc, are allowed to bid, and operate key infrastructure companies, such as electricity, gas, nuclear, water, then something serious has gone wrong, why cannot the UK government allow the UK state to fund and invest in these companies? Foreign state investment in key UK infrastructure should not be allowed. Would the same countries allow the UK state to buy their key infrastructure? NO!

Nuclear Power:

This is needed, both as a weapons deterrent, and power source. The Labour party has stated that they will retain the nuclear deterrent, which will involve continued investment.

The Conservatives are hell bent on selling off the nuclear power stations to overseas state companies.

Education:

Only Labour has shown in the past, and committed to investing in our children's education. Academies were launched under the Labour party. Free child care for all two year olds. Free university education, and maintenance grants, these are essential, as the same graduates will be paying back into the tax system once they have graduated and earning, we should not be saddling the young with £50,000.00 plus on average, medical students, law students, are graduating with debts averaging £80,000.00 plus!

Health:

Conservative policy, as long as we can afford private health care, why bother with the health of the nation? The Conservatives have continually cut back on the provisions of key medicines, especially cancer treatments. NHS trusts are being forced to merge and downsize, assets are being sold off, rather than using those assets to reinvest in NHS buildings the sale proceeds are going to central government.

Students who want to become nurses and serve their communities are turning away from the profession, this is again due to the Conservatives policies of abolishing Nursing funded courses, and their maintenance grants. 

You only have to look at the Neaman Practice to see the number of doctors retiring due to the pressures of increasing patients without increases in funding.

If the Conservatives are re-elected they will destroy the NHS beyond repair, then the likes of their friends will step into the vacuum and offer services on a profit basis.

Pensioners:

The Conservatives, they have the tax payer funded state pensions, in addition to the private sector pensions, why would they even bother maintain public pensions? They have confirmed that the triple lock for our countries pensioners will be abolished, just goes to show how much they really care about the country. In addition the Conservatives want to make sure pensioners feel the winter chill by abolishing the winter fuel allowance, and then to top it off they will abolish the free TV licence.

Labour party have confirmed that the triple lock will stay, only means test the winter fuel allowance, and retain the free TV licence. 

'The Conservative’s manifesto pledge on social care offers the worst of all possible worlds for millions of older people and their families, they are proposing a Frankenstein's monster of a plan,' says National Pensioners Convention

The City of London Corporation is party and parcel of the policies that the Conservative party champions. The disinvestment in Golden Lane Estate is a text book example of how Conservative policies, operated by City of London Corporation business vote Councillors, and other Councillors who are not brave enough to state their political affiliations, have destroyed the fabric of Golden Lane. Another example is the selling off of the ex-YMCA building to Redrow, why did the Corporation not invest in social housing within that building? Simply because the City, and its business voters do not want any social housing within the City boundary. The City continues to sell off Barbican apartments on the open market as they become available, rather than use them for much needed social housing.

The Conservatives, have time and time again delayed the requirements to reduce environmental pollution. Now that the UK is leaving the EU, it gives them quant blanch to ignore EU environmental pollution laws. We in the City will continue to suffer due to Conservative policies against improving the air that we breath. Only the Labour party is committed to following through EU legislations on the environment. I want the Conservative party to hold their next cabinet meeting in Beech street, maybe then they will realise that pollution legislation must be followed through, even with Brexit.

There is only ONE party that will put the UK and ALL of its citizens first, it is the Labour party, its certainly in the interests of the country to have a party for all sectors of the UK, my vote will certainly be going to the party which will protect the UK, and has a social ethos, the Labour party.

Goodness me. Hussain you do make it look like Labour are offering us 'Utopia'.  I take it that by supporting Labour that means supporting Jeremy Corbyn as leader, and possible Prime Minister?  When I said I put my country first I meant it, and am afraid to say I could not trust the welfare and security of this country in his hands.  For example, he wants to give the Falklands to Argentina, and is well known for supporting certain terrorist groups.  John McDonnell, is a self confessed Marxist, who would be responsible for this country's money, as Chancellor, and Dianne Abbott, whatever job she would be doing, is well known for being anti British, and refuses to define herself as British.  The Tories have many faults, and I don't agree with all their policies. As I said, I have to put the welfare of this country first.  Many Labour MPs oppose Corbyn,and are also worried about him taking this country down an extreme left wing road.  Marxism has never worked in any country.  I feel very sorry for those moderate Labour supporters.

I condone all types of terrorism. The Labour party have a leader elected by their party members, unlike our present Prime Minister who was elected as a MP, then thrust into the role of PM by her party members. All leaders changes policies over time and with situations, how many times as our present PM flipped her own policies in recent days? That does not make her unelectable. The Labour party leader has shown great courage to change policies, he is someone who listens. I do not agree that the Labour party is for supporting any type of terrorists groups, if they were they would soon lose their support base. We have to remember that it was Tony Blair, with the help international politicians who managed to get the various sides in North Ireland to sit down and agree a power sharing agreement. Only a party with a social ethos, a party that established the welfare system, a party that will speak up for the disabled, the pensioners, is a party worth electing, only the Labour party deserves to be elected, even if they have to agree to piece by piece alliances with the Welsh, SNP, Greens. After the betrayals of the Liberal Democrats, I would not trust them in office again.

The Falkland Islands, are British, the democratic voice of the Islanders has time and time again voted to remain BRITISH, so even if any party leader, even the Conservatives, wanted to get rid of the Falkland Islands as many in the Conservative party say that they are too costly to maintain, the Islanders will vote for total independence. Another point on the FI, the US did not support Britain at the time of the conflict, they conveniently remained silent, the same nation that fought Britain over Tea Taxes, and later gained its own independence.

The Labour party leader is not a Marxist, he admires Karl Marx, however he has not dedicated his life to him and his political thought processes. Karl Marx's ideologies where formulated in London, reading Das Kapital does not make one a Marxist.

In the end it is the democratic vote that we all are fortunate to have  in the Uk which will decide the future of the UK.

Hussain. You say you 'condone' all types of terrorism?  That certainly sounds like Corbyn, who has never one condemned certain terrorist groups.  I never said the Labour Party supported certain terror groups, I said Corbyn did. And, that is why many of his MPs oppose him. Please google his record and find out.  If he is not a Marxist why has he not said so when asked about it, time and time again?  John McDonnell is a self confessed one.  Do you think he should be running the money affairs of our country when Marxism has never been successful in any country? 

And, yes, the Falkland Islands wish to remain British, but Corbyn is not listening, and is very popular with the Argentinian President.  Why is that? 

Hussain said:

I condone all types of terrorism. The Labour party have a leader elected by their party members, unlike our present Prime Minister who was elected as a MP, then thrust into the role of PM by her party members. All leaders changes policies over time and with situations, how many times as our present PM flipped her own policies in recent days? That does not make her unelectable. The Labour party leader has shown great courage to change policies, he is someone who listens. I do not agree that the Labour party is for supporting any type of terrorists groups, if they were they would soon lose their support base. We have to remember that it was Tony Blair, with the help international politicians who managed to get the various sides in North Ireland to sit down and agree a power sharing agreement. Only a party with a social ethos, a party that established the welfare system, a party that will speak up for the disabled, the pensioners, is a party worth electing, only the Labour party deserves to be elected, even if they have to agree to piece by piece alliances with the Welsh, SNP, Greens. After the betrayals of the Liberal Democrats, I would not trust them in office again.

The Falkland Islands, are British, the democratic voice of the Islanders has time and time again voted to remain BRITISH, so even if any party leader, even the Conservatives, wanted to get rid of the Falkland Islands as many in the Conservative party say that they are too costly to maintain, the Islanders will vote for total independence. Another point on the FI, the US did not support Britain at the time of the conflict, they conveniently remained silent, the same nation that fought Britain over Tea Taxes, and later gained its own independence.

The Labour party leader is not a Marxist, he admires Karl Marx, however he has not dedicated his life to him and his political thought processes. Karl Marx's ideologies where formulated in London, reading Das Kapital does not make one a Marxist.

In the end it is the democratic vote that we all are fortunate to have  in the Uk which will decide the future of the UK.

So Hussain has had a Dianne Abbott 'moment'!  Saying one thing but meaning another.

Christo said:

I think we should give Hussain the benefit of the doubt and assume he actually meant that he does not condone any acts of terrorism.

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