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THE longest-serving Labour member of the European Parliament, Richard Balfe, will join the Conservative Party today. He is the first elected politician to cross the floor to the Tories for 25 years.
Announcing his decision in The Telegraph today, Mr Balfe attacks the "growing arrogance and dishonesty" of Tony Blair's Government.
Since 2008 Lord Balfe has been David Cameron’s envoy to the Trade Union movement, and has had associations with Trade Unions during his long political career.
Wednesday 13 July at 3.00pm
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Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have yet decided whether there will be an inquiry into police actions during the Orgreave miners clash.
You'll find many more if you look, and more again if you go there and ask.
As a former mineworker who did more than his fair share of picketing and was present at Orgreave on the day in question, I find it distasteful that they use phrases like “assorted hangers on”, “rent a mob” etc. Probably because they were not present, they are indifferent as to whether the Armed Forces supplemented the assembled ranks of police or not.
Read more: www.yorkshirepost.co.uk...
And willingly join in destroying the traditional constable to replace them with private police who will protect the rich and influential from justice.
. . . an inquiry into police actions . . .