Tag Archives: Patrick Mercer

Todays chip papers


The longevity of a newspaper story is reputed to be no more than tomorrows chip  papers. That of course is only understandable in a context where fish and chips is part of the staple fare. Whilst the ubiquitous Macdonalds or … Continue reading

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Why Newark? and what next?


The lies and deceit of a retired Army Colonel and MP are the reason why in 10 days time, voters will be obliged to vote for a replacement MP for the Constituency of Newark, placed to the East of the … Continue reading

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The end of democracy as we know it?


In five days time it will all be over, we will have voted in what could quite realistically be our last ever European Election. It will be the final chance for my family and around 8M other people to be … Continue reading

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Why do things come in threes?


To be returning to Parliament from the Easter break just as three public disgraces or difficulties surface must be incredibly difficult for the large proportion of MPs who are reliable and hard working representatives of their local constituency. I have personally … Continue reading

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An inadequate recall


The Government announced this week that it was going to renege on yet another promise. This promise that was written into the coalition agreement was to introduce a Bill in the life of the Government to provide local electors with a mechanism for … Continue reading

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Independent or not Independent?


Advance notice of last week’s Panorama broadcast precipitated the resignation from the Conservative Party of Patrick Mercer MP, resulting in one less Conservative MP in the House of Commons. At the time of his resignation and prior to the broadcast, Patrick Mercers Conservative … Continue reading

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A lucrative outside interest!


During last weeks Panorama expose of Parliamentary Corruption, Sir Alistair Graham (Chair, Committee on standards of public life 2004-07) was interviewed to give his understanding of the way in which MPs and Peers should behave. He explained his view that they should have … Continue reading

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