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https://labourlist.org/2017/11/kate-osamor-penny-mordaunt-must-restore-integrity-to-dfid-after-the-sacking-of-power-hungry-priti-patel/

Labourlist: Mordaunt Must Restore Integrity To DFID After The Sacking Of Power-Hungry Priti Patel Kate Osamor

https://labourlist.org/2017/11/kate-osamor-penny-mordaunt-must-restore-integrity-to-dfid-after-the-sacking-of-power-hungry-priti-patel/

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"Yesterday, the joint MOPAC/MPS Public Access Strategy was announced, bringing with it a series of measures trying to make up for unprecedented cuts to the Metropolitan Police Service’s budget. The MPS has had to save £600m since 2010 and a further £400m are to be saved in the coming years due to continued real-terms reductions in funding.

The situation for my constituency is alarming. While the 24/7 front counter Edmonton Police Station will remain open, the Enfield Town police building will be closed, meaning that some people will have a journey time of over 60 minutes to get to a police station. Dedicated contact sessions and additional Dedicated Ward Officers are foreseen but will not be able to make up for the loss of permanent police presence.

Government cuts on the Metropolitan Police Service at a time of crime rising are putting the security of my constituents at risk. The Met has warned of steep rise in London gun and knife crime and added that years of budget cuts have had an important role to play in it. Our police officers are working as hard as they can but their work is being made next to impossible by irresponsible Tory policies.

The Government needs to re-think its policies and bring in much needed funding into the MPS’ budget. Security is a basic right that needs to be safeguarded."

Press Release: Police Cuts in Greater London

  "Yesterday, the joint MOPAC/MPS Public Access Strategy was announced, bringing with it a series of measures trying to make up for unprecedented cuts to the Metropolitan Police Service’s budget....

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Video: Keynote Speech - Overseas Development Institute

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Speaking to an audience at the Overseas Development Institute yesterday (Thursday 2 November), Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, set out a vision for Labour's International Development policy aimed at building a world for the many, not the few.
Kate Osamor said that a Labour Government will:
  • Set the Department for International Development a second purpose – to reduce global inequality, as well as the existing aim of eradicating poverty
  • Announce increased support for civil society
  • Host a global summit to accelerate the goal of reducing inequality in developing countries
 
Kate Osamor also announced Labour’s plan to set up an International Development Task Force to help develop the party’s programme for Government.
 
To view Kate’s full speech click HERE

 

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Keynote Speech: Overseas Development Institute

Speaking to an audience at the Overseas Development Institute yesterday (Thursday 2 November), Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, set out a vision for Labour's International...

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The government needs to offer alternatives to detention and assist all refugees rather than treating them like criminals

Sky News: We Are Still Here - The Continued Detention Of Women Seeking Asylum In Yarl's Wood

The government needs to offer alternatives to detention and assist all refugees rather than treating them like criminals #SetHerFree

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Huffington Post: International Development Policy Can Only Succeed If We Tackle Climate Change, Equality And Poverty

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I had the pleasure of visiting Andy Forbes, Principal and Chief Executive at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, which just recently joined the Capital City College Group. CONEL is known for its prestigious science and technology programs, especially its Rail Engineering program. Over 1,500 students from Edmonton were enrolled in the college last year, and I am committed to ensuring that many more students have the means to attend further education programs should they wish to pursue apprenticeships or professional degrees. 

Visit to Haringey, Enfield and North-East London college

I had the pleasure of visiting Andy Forbes, Principal and Chief Executive at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, which just recently joined the Capital City College...

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In solidarity, I walked with the Trade Union Congress and my union Unite to demand the Government scrap the 1% cap on public sector pay and give our dedicated workers a decent and long overdue real pay rise. I spoke at the rally in Parliament Square to call for fair treatment of public sector workers and hold the Government accountable for its disgraceful restrictions on public sector pay. 

 

Pay cap rally/march

  In solidarity, I walked with the Trade Union Congress and my union Unite to demand the Government scrap the 1% cap on public sector pay and give our dedicated...

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The Voice - UK should not abandon the Caribbean

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In solidarity I stood on the picket line with GMB members following a takeover by Medirest in June this year. Porters and domestic staff have complained to GMB, Medirest have begun by reducing the porter’s number from 71 to 61 and cutting wages by £1,000 from staff, many who are on minimum wage.

Medirest have one clear objective, profit! This is beyond acceptable and I will continue to support and fight with the workers and GMB to stop wage and staff cuts!

GMB Hospital workers protest with BBQ at North Middlesex hospital

  In solidarity I stood on the picket line with GMB members following a takeover by Medirest in June this year. Porters and domestic staff have complained to GMB, Medirest...

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Kate Osamor MP

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