Most days of the year I write a few words on what I consider as either a timely subject or a reflective piece and every Monday The Argus newspaper publishes that days blog in a column entitled ‘I do like Mondays’. Most of what I write has a political nature, not in an overt party political sense but to quote Wikipedia “Politics (from Greek: politikos, meaning “of, for, or relating to citizens”) is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a civic or individual level”. Although my own politics are left of centre the current model of political parties with their various controlling interests and thirst for power is well and truly broken. It is also hard to find a party which is competent enough to take charge of our nation for any length of time, and certainly not for five years as our current Governments have demonstrated! The dogma that lies behind each of these parties is too strong to go unchallenged until such time as these parties are willing to acknowledge their fundamental weaknesses. In any case it is vital for independent voices to speak out so that there is a strong counter narrative. Thanks for reading these posts and do please provide me with feedback.
“You write well Ian. You bring a broad range of experience into how you view the World and write about. If only we were in power!” Martin Campbell
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“oh God. Another smug, whiney, ill informed, statist, “know it all”, pompous, up themselves, utterly pathetic, left wing lunatic. Spare me.” – Mark Littlewood, Institute of Economic Affairs who promptly blocked me from following him on twitter!
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“A well reasoned and informative piece on the pomposity of politicians” – Christopher Kirk
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