Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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In local elections outside London, hundreds of Tory and Lib Dem councillors lost to Labour, yet London’s Mayoral election supplied a nail-biting finish.

Queen's Speech 2012

In local elections outside London, hundreds of Tory and Lib Dem councillors lost to Labour, yet London’s Mayoral election supplied a nail-biting finish. Read more

Not long ago, I marvelled at the Government’s self-inflicted wounds:  their self-induced petrol crisis, the “Cam Dine with Me” scandal, the awful anti-charity budget cutting taxes for the rich and paying for it with a granny tax.

 

Bad Governance - May 2012

Not long ago, I marvelled at the Government’s self-inflicted wounds:  their self-induced petrol crisis, the “Cam Dine with Me” scandal, the awful anti-charity budget cutting taxes for the rich and... Read more

It’s been a dodgy few weeks for the Government.  Rightly so.  It was a bad budget by any measure; a budget where millions are being made to pay more, so millionaires will pay less.

Budget 2012

It’s been a dodgy few weeks for the Government.  Rightly so.  It was a bad budget by any measure; a budget where millions are being made to pay more, so... Read more

Last night, Aimee, my seven-year-old niece, read to me.  Moments like that are very special.  She reads so well and, most importantly, she also reads alone, for pleasure.

Literacy - March 2012

Last night, Aimee, my seven-year-old niece, read to me.  Moments like that are very special.  She reads so well and, most importantly, she also reads alone, for pleasure. Read more

Like everyone in Newham, I rely on the NHS to look after me when I’m poorly and patch me up, when I need it.

 

NHS and the Risk Register - March 2012

Like everyone in Newham, I rely on the NHS to look after me when I’m poorly and patch me up, when I need it.   Read more

Hasn’t it been cold!

I hate leaving home and, when at work, I linger later than necessary, reluctant to face the freezing chill.

Shameful Fuel Poverty - Feb 2012

Hasn’t it been cold! I hate leaving home and, when at work, I linger later than necessary, reluctant to face the freezing chill. Read more

I rarely take on Archbishops, even ex-Archbishops, despite my Honours Degree in Religion, but the tone and content of the intervention in the welfare debate made by Lord Carey, an ex-Archbishop of Canterbury, worries me greatly.

Less Attacks on Poor, My Lord - Feb 2012

I rarely take on Archbishops, even ex-Archbishops, despite my Honours Degree in Religion, but the tone and content of the intervention in the welfare debate made by Lord Carey, an... Read more

Many people ask how Cara, my little puppy, is faring.  Happily, she's doing well and I'm doing even better.  I particularly enjoy our game of football, when I get home from work at midnight.  We play in my hallway and it's a sight to behold.  She is so small, compared to the ball!

Cara and Dangerous Dogs - Jan 2012

Many people ask how Cara, my little puppy, is faring.  Happily, she's doing well and I'm doing even better.  I particularly enjoy our game of football, when I get home... Read more

To be honest, 2011 was pretty awful for me.  I’m glad it’s over.  In addition to my fall, the three subsequent operations on my arm and the time it took to recover, I lost my Mum.  Her death was sudden and unexpected and it shook me to my very core.  My Mum was a wonderful woman, and a good friend.  I miss her so much.

Hoping for Better Things to Come - Jan 2012

To be honest, 2011 was pretty awful for me.  I’m glad it’s over.  In addition to my fall, the three subsequent operations on my arm and the time it took... Read more

Regular readers will know I wrote about the state pension age just a few weeks ago.  Today, I find myself writing about public sector pensions.  It’s the same old story; the Government is moving the goalposts yet again and, despite the crocodile tears, ensure those on the lowest wages will be hit hardest and work longer for less.

Moving Goalposts Again - Dec 2011

Regular readers will know I wrote about the state pension age just a few weeks ago.  Today, I find myself writing about public sector pensions.  It’s the same old story;... Read more

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