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LIB DEMS save local Post Offices across the UK

by Jill Hope on 22 March, 2011

A KEY Lib Dem achievement in the Coalition has been securing the future of Britain’s Post Office network. Business Secretary Vince Cable MP has secured funding of £1.34 billion for Britain’s post offices and a Government commitment that there will be no programme of post office closures under this Coalition. Jill Hope said: “We are […]

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THE RECENT Lib Dem Conference in Sheffield featured airport-style security. There were 6-foot steel barriers all round the City Hall where the main debates were taking place, and hundreds of police officers. We had to pass through metal detectors and body searches to get in. Outside, the crowds of demonstrators promised just turn out to […]

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Call for tougher action on banks

by Jill Hope on 14 March, 2011

AT THE Lib Dem Spring Conference in Sheffield I spoke in the emergency debate: “Tougher Action on Banks and Bonuses.” I spoke about how difficult it can be for small businesses, not only to borrow money from banks, but even to open a business bank account. The high street banks have been persuaded by Government […]

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