Views

Jenny regularly writes her own blog, see below, and occasionally writes for publications including The Guardian, The Independent and The Telegraph

  • Housing for the community (10/20/2017) - I raised two crucial questions about community housing in the Lords. First, an end to estate demolitions that destroy working-class communities. I have seen several council estates demolished against the wishes of the residents themselves.… More
  • Ditch the label, end hate crime (10/20/2017) - Bullying and nastiness seems to be reaching an all time high at the moment. Despite various equality laws that have made big steps forward over recent decades, abhorrent, vile views are now spreading like wildfire… More
  • £3.1m cost of policing Lancashire frackers (10/12/2017) - The Lancashire Police have asked the Home Office for an extra £3.1m to recover some of their additional expenses in policing the Cuadrilla site at Preston New Road. That is the equivalent of £8 a Lancashire… More
  • Solutions for the farm of the future (10/11/2017) - As a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism I’ve been asked to look at the findings in a report produced by the New Economics Foundation in collaboration with the Vegan Society as part of their… More
  • The Government must act to protect UK citizens from exposure to toxic crop sprays (10/10/2017) - People are often surprised to learn that highly poisonous chemicals – that were originally designed as weapons of war1 – have been allowed for many decades, under successive Government policies, to be sprayed on crop… More
  • Fewer Lords is no guarantee of improved efficiency (10/5/2017) - A recent report by the Electoral Reform Society says that 115 peers claim £1.3m despite not speaking in Lords for nine months. I’m happy to say that I’m not one of them. I spoke nearly… More
  • 2016 was a horrendous year for road casualties (9/28/2017) - The latest government figures on road casualties confirm the link between austerity and increased danger on the roads. The link was outlined in a report by RoadPeace in May this year https://jennyjonesdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/roadpeace-lawless-roads-report-2017.pdf  Today’s figures show that… More
  • Air pollution and the Labour Party (9/26/2017) - As a speaker at the Transport Times breakfast debate on air pollution at the Labour Party conference, I told the audience:   Traffic reduction is the fastest most direct way of reducing pollution. Stop building… More
  • My day at a fracking protest (9/25/2017) - I’ve just come back from a few hours in Lancashire, at the Preston New Road protest against fracking by Cuadrilla. The people who are protesting are a mix of locals, initially reluctantly drawn into the… More
  • No fracking Mondays (9/20/2017) - The fight for local democracy and basic ecological common sense continues its frontline on an A-Road in Preston, Lancashire. It is where locals and protectors from across the country have been standing up against the… More
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