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Equal votes for all


The news from Northern Ireland has impacted observers in a number of ways. However one of the lessons that could be drawn is that in Northern Ireland, the Political Parties are prepared to trust their constituents with contentious issues, or … Continue reading

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Be more creative Henry


The consequences of the Scottish Referendum campaign are beginning to reverberate South of the border and it is producing evidence of how little creativity and imagination some of our MPs really have, or perhaps how keen they are to strengthen the status … Continue reading

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Similarities between Business and Politics?


Many businesses operate on a model which focuses on an existing market and then attempts to win customers from competitors, cutting costs and improving the sales pitch when compared to the existing businesses, but essentially selling the same thing to … 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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Purrgate affects all of us


The newspapers have filled many of their column inches this morning with purrgate. The failure yet again of the Prime Minister to remember he was mic’ed up whilst having a private conversation. This time he was speaking to the retired … Continue reading

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Stop the tit for tat arguments


This weekend I participated in the briefest of twitter dialogues with a few Labour supporters in my constituency. Their line was that only Labour was opposed to the coalition and so it was vital to vote Labour at the General Election. I … Continue reading

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Lets not fall oot


The votes of many have already been cast and the minds of many more already made up. It is very exciting in one sense that so many of us are engaged in discussions about the nature of democracy and who … Continue reading

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Did the earth move for you?


In a nation where politics is understood to pivot on the weekly theatrical show at Prime Ministers Questions, the loss to Westminster of not just the PM, but the deputy PM and leader of the opposition may have led to … Continue reading

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The countdown continues


In all of the excitement of the Independence Referendum, it would be easy to overlook that the 19th September 2014 as being a significant date for more people than just those concerned about the state of the Union. It also marks … 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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