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  • frank clements: well said! low rents force families to move and children to lose their friends, and it breaks up established communities (14 June 2011)
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  • frank clements: Well done, pubs are pubs and not supermarkets. Supermarkets wipe out local shops, there is stacks of evidence for the competition authority to consider (17 February 2011)
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  • Jason Kitcat: And indeed now that fixed term Parliaments are being introduced some element of planning around such an idea can be brought about. Scotland have agreed to separate their Parliament's elections... (30 June 2010)
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  • T Hutt: Gotta love parliamentary humour! Seriously though it is quite clear that almost no-one will voluntarily pay £30 for something that offers them zero benefit. Jacqui really is delusional. (19 May 2009)
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  • Dina Dina: This issue (the outsourcing of public service interpreting and its effects on interpreters' pay and conditions and on the quality of service) has been the subject of discussion for some time on... (14 April 2009)
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  • Alix Cull: I agree with John Leech M.P.regarding the quality of interpreters used by the Police. I would also point out that it is particularly important that good interpretation is available should any... (14 March 2009)
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  • frank clements: I thought the BBC was independent from government interference. It would set a bad precedent if the govt. intervened in this matter, though I agree with John Leech that the BBC decision was... (11 March 2009)
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  • Garry Lelliott: To Frank Clements Why would a 'law abiding citizen' be required to prove their identity? ID cards will cost EVERYONE financially and will derive absolutely NO benefit to the law enforcement, as... (10 February 2009)
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  • frank clements: I have no complaint against ID cards except the cost to us pensioners. I don't think they will reduce crime (criminals aren't stupid they will find a way around them), but they will help in... (10 February 2009)
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  • frank clements: John Leech is indeed a don't know! He dreams the impossible dream: govt to give the money without manchester doing anything about congestion. We know the stockport liberal council is against the... (6 November 2008)
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  • Leech Watcher: Oh what a surprise a Lib Dem slagging a proposal off without offering a proposal in return. In fact does Mr Leech have a policy on anything.......I am struggling to recall. (27 February 2008)
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  • David Cropper: Pay rise - yes, but for ALL and at the RPI rate currently around 4%, not the CPI rate which is currently somewhere around 2 - 2.5%. Ask the Government why it increases senior citizens pensions at... (12 January 2008)
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  • Withington Observer: Condemn - undermine - massively? Why does Mr Leech not offer any proper information? If for example he referred specifically to the use of school buildings for short meetings the minister might... (24 October 2007)
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  • Withington Observer: Oh dear, oh dear. If you are being honest in this comment you are betraying a complete lack of understanding of why the planned one week closure at Chorlton Post Office became five weeks and... (16 June 2007)
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  • Mark Bestford: I find it quite amusing myself, given that the school I went to had set in it's Rules that should the Head Boy marry while still at the school he would be allowed to wear a frock coat, grow a... (20 April 2007)
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  • Tim Kinsella: Mark, I wholeheartedly agree. Many of the systems in Parliament are utterly absurd and are not conducive to increased participation in politics. I have to admit though, I do have a soft spot... (19 April 2007)
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  • Tim Kinsella: Perhaps one should also realise that Mr. Leech was speaking on a Point of Order put down by the Rt. Hon. Tony McNulty MP regarding a report on the police grant. If one took the time to read the... (19 April 2007)
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  • Mark Bestford: Tim, in all honesty the majority of the public do not know and do not care. The whole thing is archaic and disguises the fact that in all reality the "honourable friend" opposite is probably... (19 April 2007)
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  • Tim Kinsella: Perhaps one should realise that one does not refer to members of the House as honourable unless a) one is a member of the house and is speaking within the chamber or b) the member has previously... (19 April 2007)
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  • Leech Watcher: This highlights the utter naivety and lack of experience this MP has. Withington people deserve better. (20 March 2007)
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  • Withington Observer: What a plonker! (20 March 2007)
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  • Withington Observer: PS How was that a Point of Order you doh! brain? (9 March 2007)
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  • Withington Observer: This is a false dichotomy. Though i suspect the Hon Member for Manchester Withington is far too dim to know what that is!! Let's try one on him: Would you prefer a Lib Dem chancer for an MP... (9 March 2007)
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  • Withington Observer: John Leech, John Leech, John Leech! Graham Stringer's remarks on your Christie hospital hoax, and those of Andy Burnham a few weeks ago - when you were unfortunately neglecting your parliamentary... (15 December 2006)
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  • Nigel Rose: This is an enormous problem for people who don't speak English. I work with refugees and the new jobcentre phone system is a disaster. Before this they could at least go in to a jobcentre and... (15 July 2006)
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