David Winnick

General Information and Campaigns

4 February 2015: letter in the Guardian

See below a link to my letter (also printed below) which appeared in today's Guardian:

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/03/a-period-of-silence-would-be-welcome

Tuesday 3 February 2015 19.50 GMT
Straight after the 1997 election, Tony Blair held meetings with backbenchers at Downing Street. In the course of the exchanges, the incoming prime minister said to me that he hoped any criticism I might have in the future would be put privately. Would it not be useful if those who held the most senior jobs in that government did the same over any differences with the position the party is now taking – all the more so with under 100 days to the election?
David Winnick MP
Labour, Walsall North
 

 

INDEPENDENT ANTI-SLAVERY COMMISSIONER 

Last year, the Home Office launched a national awareness campaign on Modern Slavery. Full details of the helpline are available on both the campaign and .gov websites:

https://modernslavery.co.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/modern-slavery