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News archive 2009

December, 2009

John Barrett's New Year's Message

John Barrett's Christmas Message

Barrett Elected to Party Executive

Barrett joins the save the cheque campaign

Legg Letter - Barrett Gets All Clear

MP's Expenses

Barrett Backs Amnesty Campaign

Scotland 'essential' for high speed rail bid

Pay restraints in public sector must focus on the fat cats

Banks cannot continue to hold the taxpayer at ransom

Post Office banking plans too little, too late

November, 2009

Barrett backs fairer tax pledge

Creating a banking levy: a fair deal for the taxpayer

Barrett slams Post Office closure consultation after damning report

Billions Lost Through Benefit Fraud Unacceptable

Barrett attacks the real cost of nuclear power

Flipping Should be Exposed

Barrett mourns death of TB pioneer Sir John Crofton

October, 2009

Barrett demands fairness for Equitable Life policy holders

Barrett backs 10:10 campaign to meet climate targets

John Barrett expresses disappointment at suspension of Lloyds Foundation funding

John Barrett: ‘wear it pink to Raise awareness of Breast Cancer’

Barrett hails ruling over 'illegal' benefit claw-backs

Barrett calls for immediate end to Gaza blockade

Government must not be soft on BAE

September, 2009

Barrett leads call for torture inquiry

Time for banks to come clean on job losses

August, 2009

Edinburgh must not miss out on high speed future

Barrett calls for bingo boost from Brown

July, 2009

John Barrett to stand down from Westminster at the next election

John Barrett to stand down at next election - see Barrett’s blog

£16bn in tax credit waste since 2003

Targets alone will not end child poverty

Time to release renewable energy potential

June, 2009

Barrett salutes Armed Forces Day

National Express must not be able to walk away from East Coast franchise

Families of soldiers killed in iraq deserve full public inquiry

Iraq inquiry must be fully transparent

Barrett asks for top mobile moans

Barrett presses Government on small business support

May, 2009

Barrett presses Brown on high speed rail pledge

Barrett takes action on vulture funds

Benefit system failing Edinburgh families

John Barrett MP - London ‘second home’ details

Barrett lambasts new rail fees

High Speed Rail could not be delivered in an independent Scotland

Barrett calls for action on Equitable Life injustice

Government ducking its responsibilities to Equitable Life policy holders

April, 2009

Barrett hails ‘historic’ Gurkha vote

Barrett calls for fairness for Gurkhas

Barrett hails 0870 breakthrough

‘Wasteful’ budget is a missed opportunity

Barrett backs £700 cut in income tax

Prime Minister and Chancellor should end housing claims immediately

March, 2009

Barrett calls for capital tourism boost

Barrett turns up the heat for immediate Iraq inquiry

Full inquiry needed to end torture suspicions

Christmas comes late for over 6,500 Edinburgh pensioners

Long campaign to help blind ends in victory

Barrett demands immediate Iraq inquiry

Barrett calls for a change in film piracy legislation

February, 2009

Barrett calls for Israel arms embargo

Child poverty targets will be missed without Government action

Eight Scots unemployed for every vacancy

Barrett slams banking bonus culture

January, 2009

Barrett turns up the heat on high speed rail

Barrett calls for immediate opening of aid channels in Gaza

Barrett calls for banks to increase support for local businesses

Richer countries must take responsibility for takling climate change

Victory for transparent Parliament

Barrett demands answers from banks after second bailout

Barrett calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire and an end to arms sales to Israel

Government must rectify Equitable Life injustice quickly

Tax credit chaos causing havoc for families as 1.8m overpaid more than once

Barrett calls for Gaza investigation into human rights violations

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