Category Archives: Poverty

“DISMAL INCREASE” WILL NOT HELP PENSIONERS WITH RISING COSTS – CAMPBELL

Commenting on the news that the basic state pension will rise by only £2.40 per week next April, North East Fife MP Sir Menzies Campbell said:
“Next April the majority of pensioners in North East Fife will see their pensions …

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Blair’s government should be ashamed of child poverty figures

Commenting on a study on child poverty by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies which shows a higher incidence in children from single parent families and ethnic minorities, Liberal Democrat Leader Ming Campbell said:
“These figures should be a source of anxiety …

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“Vulnerable should not pay for mistakes of powerful”

Raising the issue of chaos in the tax credit system, Liberal Democrat Leader Menzies Campbell asked the Prime Minister today why the Government had failed to implement the recommendations put forward by the parliamentary ombudsman in June 2005 and why, …

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Poverty and Opportunity: The Liberal Way

Ming Campbell addressed the IPPR on 19th December as follows:

For much of my life in politics I have been closely associated with the issues of Foreign Affairs and Defence.
But there is another great passion which brought me into politics.
It …

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Ming’s daily conference vidcast – September 20th, 2006

Ming discusses the results of yesterday’s Green Tax Switch Debate, Charles Kennedy and a visit to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
The consultation on poverty that Ming references can be found here.

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