As advertised the Newent Branch hosted a Labour Stall at the Onion Fair on Saturday 14th September….We had a fantastic day. What a great job Newent does!
There was comment on the debate about leaving the EU, from all sides; confusion, despair, passion for staying and passion for not. In the short term, questions about No Deal and what does it mean for the flow of business back and forth.
Thank you for all those who shared their views in the spirit of debate.
Beyond Brexit, the biggest concerns were health and care and support for people with complex needs. One resident was told that her medicines were too expensive and/or no longer recommended. Another had just been called in to say the care agency, who looked after her son with complex needs, was handing the contract back because they could not make enough money. All very imminent and no certainty of a new good arrangement.
All those things we took for granted have disappeared under Tory cuts. We deserve better.