Tag Archives: General Election

A “legitimate public interest” according to Damian!


So this morning on Radio 4 the News at 10am which can be found here as part of the Saturday Live podcast includes a brief piece supplied carefully by Damian Hinds. Damian is the MP for East Hampshire and he … Continue reading

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The election season is upon us


We are about to enter a busy season of elections that will no doubt keep us all busy. At the beginning of next month many of us will be asked to vote for our Councillors. We can then relax and … Continue reading

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A snap General Election needs a new approach


If as some commentators have suggested, a snap election is to be called early in 2019 it is clear that if most voters take a traditional approach, they will vote for parties rather than candidates and the two dominant parties … Continue reading

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End in sight for a mixed economy?


During the reign of the coalition Government one significant focal points was their attempt to reduce the size of the State through the creation of mutual organisations, inspired by the success of companies such as John Lewis. Whole sections were … Continue reading

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We now need leadership


The challenge of leading a nation that has just voted to have 45% of its economic transactions made more uncertain and now needs to completely redesign its governmental processes and structures must not be underestimated. The idea that anyone has a … Continue reading

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Whats so special about 5 years?


Our MPs are on campaigning leave (or a few are already on holiday, taking advantage of the cheaper holidays before the state Schools broke up). This is to be added to their previous unexpected 19 days break in May when David Cameron … Continue reading

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Pass the bedpan


According to at least one interview yesterday, Jeremy Hunt is still keen to ensure that the pay of staff such as Nurses and Doctors needs to be linked to how well they care for their patients, and presumably how quickly … Continue reading

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Have a wonderful 2014


This year will see the beginning of a 3 year phase of elections with the EU elections this year along with Scottish Referendum. In 2015 there will be a General Election and then finally in 2016 the second elections for … Continue reading

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Join me in changing the system


“If you don’t like the politicians you’ve got, kick them out and elect new ones, if you don’t like the political system, then change the political system” Nicola Sturgeon MSP “Give us the hard time we deserve to make sure … Continue reading

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5 weeks is a very long time in politics


The Gagging Bill is to be delayed for 5 weeks so that Ministers can “consult widely all of the interested parties, members of this House and the many others outside”. This is very good news, the “Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and … Continue reading

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