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Rob Flello

Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South and Former Shadow Justice Minister

Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South and Former Shadow Justice Minister

Less Of An Industrial Strategy, More Of A School Economics Essay

The problem is that this time we're looking at a two year window before the true implications of leaving the EU, currently unknown to all of us, really kick in. Mrs May, we really needed a credible plan for an uncertain future, and her failure to produce one could have dire consequences for us all.
06/02/2017 13:00 GMT

What Can We Expect From Post-Trump America?

This will not happen in America, so Trump will be forced to seek the approval of the American people in four years and walk out of the White House in eight, at most, not to mention hang on to control of Congress in the even-numbered years in between.
14/12/2016 15:23 GMT

The Safety Agency Government Won't Help

How many lives might have been saved if that delay had been avoided? How many more are at risk because inspectors have one hand tied behind their backs by the very government which charges them with our protection?
01/11/2016 13:09 GMT

While Patients Are Suffering, Warm Words And Good Intentions Aren't Enough

The last few years have certainly been challenging for the NHS in North Staffordshire. The dreadful scandal at Stafford Hospital has hogged the headlines, but elsewhere the fallout of that issue, and quite frankly a catalogue of incompetence, has left the local health service in tatters.
30/09/2016 13:25 BST

Would You Let A Lorry Driver Use Your Company Loo?

Last week was the hugely successful National Lorry Week, when we are asked to Love the Lorry, and celebrate the enormous contribution made to our economy and society by all those involved in the haulage industry.
28/09/2016 12:30 BST

Government's Stitch-Up Makes a Mockery of the Entire HS2 Project

If we are going to go ahead with spending tens of billions on High Speed Two then at the very least we need to be sure that we are getting the best value for money and ensuring that the maximum benefit is felt, both for the economy and for the people in cities such as Stoke-on-Trent. The proposals as they stand fail to meet any of these criteria and this should be to the utter shame of all those involved.
22/10/2014 17:05 BST

Reconfiguring the Youth Justice Prison System

The majority of children in custody are themselves victims of abuse... Considering the struggle many of these children have experienced so early in their short lives, it's surely not surprising that so many find themselves on a path of criminality and destruction.
14/01/2014 17:30 GMT