Tag Archives: Gordon Brown

MPs clearly need a constitution and accurate history sources


My blog yesterday which focused on the prorogation proposals set out by Boris Johnson was published in the Argus newspaper and it happened to be alongside an opinion piece by the Horsham MP Jeremy Quin, who is shown here. Jeremy … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as a free dinner!


When senior Tories such as Amber Rudd and Theresa May challenge the Labour Party for believing the nation possesses a money tree to fund their policies, it is disturbing that they are capable of finding one when their own politics … Continue reading

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We need a joined up Industrial Strategy


When the coalition came to power they invoked, like many changes of political power before them, a flurry of change, sweeping away the structures of their predecessors. Everything went in the bin, both the things that were not helping society … Continue reading

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Same tune, different dancer?


A year ago I wrote about the work of an acquaintance of mine, Colin Bloom who had just been appointed as Director of Outreach by the Conservative Party. He was speaking at a round table fringe event at the Conservative party … Continue reading

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The men who stripped the roof


One of the regular phrases applied to the Brown/Blair Governments by the coalition when first arriving in office was that they failed to mend the roof whilst the sun was shining. The incomers made these accusations filled with confidence (or … Continue reading

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What was the question?


As we approach the Independence Referendum vote, on terms and a day agreed by the Government, several issues are emerging that shine a light on the way in which our Political organisations work and what motivates many of us in our thinking. Last … Continue reading

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Trust Dave to fix our national dramas?


Last week David Cameron spoke at a reception of Church leaders at No 10 Downing Street. He spoke about the Big Society and said “if there are blockages, if there are things that are stopping you doing more, think of … Continue reading

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Who is the Doctor?


The link between UK Politics and last nights announcement is pretty tenuous. We now know that Peter Capaldi (Left) is to play the Doctor in the next instalment of the long running serial taking over from Matt Smith (on the Right) who is now … Continue reading

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Lets hear the other side of the story


According  to an article in Mondays Guardian, our MPs are an industrious bunch. On top of their annual MPs salary (£65,738) a number of our elected representatives earn significant sums from second jobs (unless of course they see their role as an MP as … Continue reading

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Why the many really should worry about the few


Or why we should all hope that Dave and George get together with Steve really soon. On the World at One (Radio 4) this lunchtime, Dame Stephanie Shirley (or Steve to many of her acquaintances) was interviewed in the ongoing … Continue reading

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