THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS IS A RACE WE MUST WIN

OPINION: THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS IS A RACE WE MUST WIN
It cannot, and must not, be underestimated - the real threat that the world faces from climate change. Our focus, understandably, for the last few months has been on the major health crisis that is Covid-19. But in the hubbub of news, we should remember that this health crisis is part of the same unfolding story. Nature and the environment is connected.
In the rush to secure trade deals, the Conservatives have failed to protect our own high standards of animal welfare. This may cause greater food chain risks. This presents a serious threat to British farmers and could reduce further our self-sufficiency putting at risk the nation’s food security.
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MONEY FOR ROADS SPENT ON CONSULTANTS

£1.4 MILLION OF TAX PAYERS' MONEY ON CONSULTANTS COULD BE SPENT ON ACTUAL ROAD REPAIRS
The Conservative run Northamptonshire County Council and new Shadow West Northants Council are pressing ahead and spending £1.4 million of tax payers' money on consultants to put the future road maintenance contract out to tender.
The new contract will not be put in place until after the 2021 elections meaning the newly elected council will have had little say in the arrangements for maintaining the areas roads and pavements.
Lib Dem councillors argued that the Conservatives approach did not represent good value for money and ignored the option of the council doing the work themselves.
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MELTDOWN AND BANKRUPTCY ENDS 800-YEAR-OLD COUNCIL

Northampton Borough Council survived over 800 years of turbulence and history but sadly will be scrapped under the Conservative plans.

This has come about for only one reason. The Conservatives mismanaged the County Council which they have run since 2003 causing meltdown in services and near bankruptcy in 2018. In the end national government stepped in. It was then that both Northampton MPs came out in favour of scrapping Northampton Borough Council and merging it with neighbouring mainly rural areas. Hence bouncing us all into an arrangement that suits no one.

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