Tag Archives: Political Parties

It is time to end Parliamentary Privilege


A few weeks ago, long before Amber Rudd had lied to Parliament or resigned I signed this Parliamentary petition known as number 203502 which was headed ‘Make it illegal for any MP to lie in parliament or knowingly deceive the … Continue reading

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Imagine how Churchill would respond?


These tweets shown here captured at 07.34 hrs this morning are a clear indication that not only are we in chaos as a nation as a result of the Labour and Conservative party decisions to withdraw from Europe, but that … Continue reading

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Policing and Politics


When the coalition Government introduced the Police and Crime Commissioner post, many people in policing were concerned that the involvement of Party Politics in the Governance of Policing would cause problems. The extent to which Independent candidates were elected in … Continue reading

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A day to change our nation?


As 650 MPs and nearly 900 Lords assemble for their annual meeting with the Queen, today could be a day for something radical to happen. Of course it is much more likely that all of the planned and predetermined ceremonies … Continue reading

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Will Parliament ever reflect society


At present the UK Parliament consists of 649 MPs who are members of a Political Party, and one person who is not. She is Lady Sylvia Hermon who until 12th April was a member of the Ulster Unionist Party. She … Continue reading

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Small and Vocal minority, yet in Power


On numerous occasions I have heard or read the words of Politicians pointing out that they are not willing to respond to a given call for action or change because those calling for it are merely a small and vocal minority whose views do not … Continue reading

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English Devolution


According to news reports this weekend, David Cameron who promised us all greater sovereignty as part of the settlement for the Scottish voters in the hours after the referendum in September, has now ruled out tax raising powers for English Cities. … Continue reading

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That old doorstep trick


It was very dispiriting to read the comments by Michael Fallon yesterday regarding immigration. The issue of migration is complex and it has as much to do with the movement of people from the North West, like me and North East … Continue reading

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Sound of Silence?


The comment by Martin Niemöller regarding the way in which the Third Reich gradually removed from society all of those who they disliked and who were opposed to them is far too serious to use in a superficial way, but there … Continue reading

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Party Loyalty?


The loss of a second MP to UKIP is bound to be upsetting for the Conservative Party, perhaps made worse coming on the eve of the Conservative Party conference. However Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless have changed parties in the context … Continue reading

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