Free jobs retraining for adults in Peterborough!

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Adults in Werrington, Gunthorpe, Walton and Paston will benefit from Labour plans to offer them free access to retraining to help their job chances and to tackle skills shortages.

Labour’s pledge will put vocational education on a par with university degrees and deliver a radical expansion of lifelong learning to make sure “no one is shut out of education.”

Q: What’s on the 🍽️ table❓

▶️ There would be free entitlement to six years of study for undergraduate degrees and equivalents such as diplomas and foundation degrees.
▶️ This would also be extended to certificates and diplomas of higher education in areas such as engineering technicians, nursing associates and professional accounting technicians.
▶️ Any adult without an A-level or equivalent qualification would be able to attend college and study them for free.
▶️ Grants to support low-income adults through their courses would also be made available if Labour wins the December 12 General Election.

Worth 🤔 Noting:

✅ The CBI business group welcomed making training a priority, saying: “Adult participation in education is at its lowest for two decades.”
❎ The Edge vocational education charity warned the current skills shortage was costing UK businesses £4.4bn per year.

READ MORE: https://labour.org.uk/press/labour-announces-plans-to-throw-open-the-door-for-adults-to-study/

 

Food bank use in Peterborough ‘up 50% in a year’

Jeremy Corbyn at Food Bank
Rise in food bank use due to “significant problems” with Tories Universal Credit.

What will Labour do?

🌹 Labour will ensure that everyone in the UK has a Right to Food by enshrining it in UK law, in a new Fair Food Act.
🌹 Labour will set a target of ending the need for food banks altogether.
🌹 A £6m Access to Food Fund will be established to kick start the development of local community food plans in the 50 most food deprived areas of the country.

👍🏽 Join the local LABOUR party for as little as £2.17 a month: https://join.labour.org.uk

UKIP in Peterborough on a downward spiral ……

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Nuttall lasted just 8 months as leader of the party!

At the last General Election, UKIP decided not to put up a candidate in Peterborough …. in order to, according to them, assist the Tory candidate in being re-elected.

It didn’t work!

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Some UKIP members haven’t helped the image of the party!

On Peterborough City Council, they are now down to just 2 councillors, having lost 60% of their seats in the last couple of years.

At the recent Park Ward local election, the UKIP candidate got 176 votes, DOWN nearly 50% on the previous year!

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Farage sneaking out of building ….. dressed as a builder!

UKIP’s decision to stand aside for the Conservatives in Peterborough, earlier this year, shows they are a spent force!

As Nigel Farage has said, Theresa May is now using the exact words and phrases he has been using for the last 20 years.

Locally, there have been strong suggestions that at least one of the existing UKIP councillors will be joining the Conservative party, in order to get re-elected.

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People are letting UKIP know what they think of them at the ballot boxes!

Also, to give you an idea of the mess UKIP have been in locally, you might like to read some of the text from the ‘tell-tale’ book on UKIP in the city, which claims to reveal damning information about the party, by the former deputy chairman of UKIP Peterborough, by VISITING HERE and choosing the “Look Inside” option!

Enjoyable Q and A session with students from St John Fisher School @sjfpeterborough

With students and head teacher Sean Hayes.
With students and head teacher Sean Hayes.

I had an enjoyable chat recently with students from St John Fisher, after receiving an invite from the school’s head teacher to take part in a question and answers session.

I was pleasantly impressed with the students knowledge of politics and the present nation issues and policies, of the major parties.

From the response that I received directly afterwards and subsequently on-line, it seems that I made a pretty positive impact?

St John Fisher Catholic High School is the Catholic secondary school for the Peterborough area.
St John Fisher Catholic High School is the Catholic secondary school for the Peterborough area.

One of the nice comments I received afterwards was this one:

“My niece was there. She and her friends were well impressed with you. She said your performance persuaded some of them to vote Lib-Dems.

“Their least favourite was a certain Stewart Jackson. No surprises there!” (Source)

It’s a shame a few more schools in the city do not undertake a similar exercise in order to encourage interest amongst their students?

The school has some 750 students aged 11-18.
The school has some 750 students aged 11-18.
  • To view the full range of photos from the day please CLICK HERE!
  • To visit the schools website please CLICK HERE!