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How does the budget affect Hackney? The borough’s MPs are unimpressed

18 Mar , 2016  

Meg Hillier warned people in Hackney they face “more hidden pain” after George Osborne delivered  a budget which she claimed underlined the government’s neglect of “people at the rung of the ladder”. In what he termed “a budget for the next generation”, Chancellor George Osborne announced a sugar tax on soft drinks to help tackle […]

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Hackney campaigners say ‘Kill the Housing Bill!’

15 Mar , 2016  

Campaigners and residents from Hackney joined a crowd of thousands on Sunday to protest against the “death” of affordable housing. Demonstrators gathered in Lincoln’s Inn Fields before marching towards Parliament to voice their opposition to the government’s planned housing bill. Hackney MP Diane Abbott spoke briefly at the march and was heckled when she announced […]

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Jeremy Corbyn blasts Bishopsgate Goodsyard plan as “immoral and wrong”

8 Mar , 2016  

Jeremy Corbyn warned that a multi-million pound Shoreditch redevelopment will transform Hackney into Manhattan and lead to mass “social expulsion” from the borough. The Labour leader drew a parallel between New York and the Bishopsgate Goodsyard development, insisting that the predicted £1m price tag for a one bedroom flat will force more and more people […]

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