Tag Archives: Conor Burns MP

The House of Lords un-reformers


It is fascinating how certain MPs seem incapable of grasping the importance of integrity and consistency over more than a year or two. In 2012 the Liberal Democrats as part of the coalition introduced a Bill to reform the House … Continue reading

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The conflict between good and evil?


Although less than 1% of the population are members of any political party, down from 8% in 1950, the strength of tribal politics among some party members is no weaker than it ever was. I have always had the strongest political … Continue reading

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A Letter into the Trenches


In the last few days a letter composed by the Bishops in the Church of England has created a huge level of excitement in the lives of people such as Nadine Dorries and Tory front bench colleagues such as David Cameron as well as with Conor … Continue reading

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Dear Conor and friends


Yesterday I wrote about the rather sorry tale of an MP complaining to the Charity Commission about the work of a charity, on the grounds that it was behaving too politically. This is of course in the context of a … Continue reading

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The dilemma of leadership


The decision by Oxfam to critique the work of the Government using this poster seems to have smoked out at least one thin skinned MP. The news that Conor Burns, MP for Bournemouth West has complained to the charity regulator that Oxfam are … Continue reading

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Some rather odd family values


One of my abiding memories from the spate of historic TV interviews shown following the death of Margaret Thatcher 10 days ago was of her speaking after she had left Downing Street, emphasizing how important her family had been to … Continue reading

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