Jon Cruddas' June column for the Barking and Dagenham Post and Romford Recorder. Published the week commencing Monday 11 June.

I don't think I can ever recall a more divided Government than the current Tory one - with Cabinet members routinely stabbing each other in the front, and the back.

The Brexit debate does throw up strong emotions, but most people in communities like ours just want to get on with it.

Earlier this month Local Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas joined TV’s Dr Hilary Jones at an event at the House of Commons to celebrate the role of school milk in supporting childhood health.

The upcoming EU referendum is a huge issue and has understandably been brought to the forefront of British politics ahead of Thursday 23rd June, when people will be casting their vote up and down the country. Below is the official response from Jon Cruddas MP on the referendum.

*starts*

The following article was written by Political Editor Patrick Wintour, and was published by The Guardian on Thursday 5th April 2012.

The original article can be found here: www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/apr/05/eu-referendum-constituency-ballot

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