Tag Archives: Martin Bell

Election candidates should matter more than party membership


It feels very strange that although the various voting elements all took place last Thursday that today there are still some results that we are expecting will be completed today. Many of us can recall the days when elections took … Continue reading

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A modest number of Independent PCC candidates for 2021


As this tweet demonstrates, the Sussex voters have been handed the opportunity to vote for an Independent Police and Crime Commissioner on 6th May. The name of the person is Roy Williams or actually his full name is Roy Thomas … Continue reading

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A vital debate about Policing, Politics and PCC Elections


On Wednesday in the House of Commons there was a debate under the title of Policing (England and Wales) which was convened by Kit Malthouse who is the Minister in the Home Office who is responsible for Policing. Very sadly … Continue reading

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What does it really mean to be accountable for one’s actions?


As I wrote yesterday, one of the comments that came from Dominic Cummings who is working directly for the Prime Minister of our Nation related to his claim that he should be made accountable for his actions. He stated “I … Continue reading

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We need to find a way of promoting real Independent candidates


For some people who have recently been thrown out of their party such as Dominic Grieve, the plan to stand as an Independent MP makes a great deal of sense and given how radical he has been as a Tory … Continue reading

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Stupid and democratically perverse Tory Party must be held to account


When Parliament is in recess any offensive or foolish  comments made by politicians cannot be challenged or held to account in Westminster and so we need to find mechanisms for doing so outside of the London Parliamentary capital. The stupid … Continue reading

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It’s time for positive politics


The 2.3 minute video below explains how since the 1950’s many voters have changed from backing one of the three main political parties to a broader range of choices and articulates reasons for this. However as Randeep Ramesh suggests one … Continue reading

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Independence is a state of real integrity


When Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless decided that they could no longer support Conservative Party policies in August and September 2014 respectively, and that they were going to join UKIP I wrote of their integrity in going to their constituents … Continue reading

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By Jove He’s Got it


Like the fabled stopped kitchen clock, I am afraid I find it very hard to agree with the eminently intelligent Peter Hitchens most of the time. However occasionally he nails it like he did at the end of last nights … Continue reading

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Lets have a bit of int£grity


According to a report in yesterdays Independent newspaper, in the year before the next General Election, our Political Parties are awash with money. That is not quite how the news was reported but if as the article reports, in the … Continue reading

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