Missing out Stoke on Trent from the HS2 rail line to Manchester would be a costly mistake which would exclude the Potteries from the massive benefits of high speed rail, says Lib Dem Euro MP Phil Bennion.
The Staffordshire and West Midlands MEP, Lib Dem transport spokesman in the European Parliament, said he strongly supports high speed rail but was 'very disappointed' that plans announced for a north west extension to Manchester only include a fixed link to Crewe's existing station but no stop for Stoke on Trent.
Jaguar Land Rover has announced record sales for 2012, selling 357,773 vehicles, up 30%.
JLR market sales were driven in particular by strong market performances from the UK, China and the US.
Phil Bennion MEP launched his 'mortgage' plan after talks at the European Central Bank's hq in Frankfurt last week Responding to questions from Black Country business leaders about the effect of Greek election results, Lib Dem Euro MP Dr Phil Bennion has suggested a 25 year low interest 'mortgage' as the best way to help Greece and other troubled eurozone economies to recover.
Phll Bennion, an economics expert who played a leading role on the LibDem's national policy committee to develop their policy to cut income tax thresholds, will float his idea in an article for the party's national newspaper Liberal Demcrat News this week.
Phil Bennion votes against 6.
8% rise in EU budget for 2013 October 23, 2012 5:16 PM Local MEP Phil Bennion and UK Lib Dems today voted against a planned 6.
West Midlands Lib Dem Euro MP Phil Bennion has spoken out against a proposal for a European financial transaction tax which was voted on at the European Parliament today.
Phil Bennion, who recently took over as local Euro MP from Liz Lynne, voted against the plan, which has been dubbed the 'Robin Hood Tax.
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