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News archive 2007

December, 2007

Barrett urges Edinburgh to make a green New Year’s resolution

Barrett welcomes news that humpback whale hunt is called off

Barrett calls for Government action to combat fuel poverty after fuel payment drop

Barrett urges residents to avoid raw deal this Christmas

Barrett backs ‘winter warmer’ campaign

Barrett welcomes pensions U-turn

Means-testing will undermine pensions reform

Complex tax system to blame for late returns

Barrett calls for action on HIV prevention ahead of World AIDS Day

November, 2007

Barrett slams Darling as almost 45,000 Edinburgh families hit by IT failure

IT failure final nail in the coffin for ID cards

Barrett calls for assistance for warzone interpreters

Barrett calls for release of whistleblower Vanunu

Climate Change Bill should be tougher

Edinburgh Lib Dems pledge – ‘Police not Plastic’

Barrett slams Brown over lack of vision

Barrett speaks up on Trident

October, 2007

Barrett backs packaging cuts

Barrett calls for commitment to essential healthcare in Africa

Barrett ‘wears it pink’ for breast cancer awareness

Barrett tackles Ministers over military covenant

MP site nominated for web award

Tax Credit system must be simplified

Barrett backs fixed-term parliament Bill

Burma oppression must stop

Barrett issues warning to Government over Edinburgh Post Offices

September, 2007

Barrett calls for tinnitus awareness

Barrett urges Government – “say no to 0870”

August, 2007

Watch out for fake ‘charities’

July, 2007

Millions lost due to complex benefits system

Tackling poverty will take more than photo stunts

Barrett criticises Government over ‘lack of ambition’ on high speed rail

Barrett calls for an end to pensions injustice

Tax Credit chaos getting worse not better

Barrett backs Queen’s Spice ahead of curry final

New Child Support system must not make the same old mistakes

Barrett highlights new security measures at Edinburgh Airport

June, 2007

Barrett honours Edinburgh’s finest on Veterans’ Day

Barrett attacks SNP for risking jobs by ‘playing politics’ with international aid

Barrett backs Refugee Day 2007

£1 million worth of digital charges to hit city pensioners and disabled

Barrett warns Government not to undermine Edinburgh Festival

Barrett attacks “irresponsible” SNP over trams

Fur ban useless without Government commitment state John Barrett and Scottish SPCA

Barrett wears ‘wrong’ trousers for charity

Barrett urges pensioners to claim benefits

Fairtrade key to poverty reduction

Barrett backs campaign for carers

Barrett steps up pressure for Marine Bill

Barrett slams Government over lack of ambition for renewable energy

CSA reform must be more than empty gimmicks

Barrett calls for urgent action over Darfur ‘genocide’

Barrett calls for more help for community media

May, 2007

Barrett launches bid for veterans event after massive response to badge appeal

Barrett launches moves for arms export clamp down

Barrett signs up for anti-poverty campaign

Government nuclear plans will undermine renewables revolution

Chancellor must make Tax Credit overhaul top priority

Barrett calls for major rethink of Tax Credit system

Barrett calls for Parliament to have final say over war

Barrett calls on British Airways not to abandon Scotland

Barrett congratulates community radio success

PM’s legacy tainted by Iraq war and cash for honours

Barrett calls for urgent debate on tax credit fiasco

April, 2007

John Barrett MPbacks heart campaign and urges over 50s to “get physical” 

Register to Vote - Deadline 18th April

March, 2007

Barrett to meet Scottish and Newcastle over take-over reports

Pension credit failing Scotland’s pensioners

Barrett calls for debate on widening inequality

Barrett calls for Zimbabwe reconstruction plan

Barrett challenges Minister on cluster bomb ban

Barrett asks “where are all the guns?”

Barrett calls for urgent Government action on whaling

Budget will hit poorest hardest

Barrett calls for fairer, greener budget from Brown

Iraq four years on

No place for Trident in 21st century

Barrett votes for no replacement of Trident

Climate change bill needs real year on year targets

Barrett calls for debate on BA job losses

Barrett calls for an end to illegal organ trade ahead of International Women’s Day

Barrett calls on Government to halt Post Office closure plans

February, 2007

Barrett welcomes new showground plans

Barrett demands fair deal for residents at Edinburgh Airport

Barrett leading support for national ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’

Barrett signs up for ‘Bin the Bomb’

Barrett criticises Government over nuclear folly

Barrett has bright idea for bulb ban

UK troop withdrawals from Iraq

Barrett backs pensioners’ victory

Over 35,000 Edinburgh veterans still missing out on badges

Barrett promoted to International Development post

42% of eligible pensioners still missing out on pension credit

January, 2007

50,000 Edinburgh residents entitled to digital TV support

European ruling gives hope for pensions compensation

Barrett raises silent call concerns

Barrett urges benefits overhaul

Overloaded benefit system at breaking point

Barrett calls for extra effort to remove gender discrimination

Barrett slams Government after 38,000 Scots left without CSA payments

Pensions’ system in desperate need of reform

Barrett backs veterans to claim badges

Barrett calls for united front against post office closures

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