Hate Crime in Brent

This week in Full Council I was asked about Hate Crime in Brent. This was my answer…

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Hate Crime is utterly abhorrent. It has no place in this world – and least of all in Brent.
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Prioritising priceless services. And asking residents to help share the load.

This week we passed the Council’s budget for 2016/17. Take a look at my speech and let me know what you think.

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“Thank you Madam Mayor.

Last month myself and Cllr Butt met with the Minister for Local Government.

I asked the Minister if he could offer the people of Brent any hope for the future after years of cuts.

He burst out laughing.

He literally laughed in our faces.

And now we know why.

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A heartless, hypocritical Government leaving us to clear up their mess.

This week Brent Council held its first debate on the Council’s budget for 2016/17. This is the speech I gave – let me know what you think.

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“Madam Mayor, if I may I’d like to take a moment to join you in reminding everyone that it is White Ribbon Day on Wednesday. And to encourage all Members, especially male Members, to support this vital campaign to stop violence against women.

Thank you Madam Mayor.

Turning to the budget …

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