Category Archives: Politics

Free School Farce

So it seems that, in the face of continuing austerity and deepening cuts to public spending, Philip Hammond has managed to find hundreds of millions of pounds to splurge on Theresa May’s pet project: free schools. One of the supposed … Continue reading

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The Great British…

Now that the BBC is set to lose The Great British Bake Off, I thought the time might be ripe to propose a slight variation to the format. As it happens, I have an idea for a programme featuring the … Continue reading

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Filibustering Farce

The NHS Reinstatement Bill was deliberately blocked on Friday by Tory MPs who spoke on another topic at great length in order to use up parliamentary time – and this is not the first occasion that we have seen this … Continue reading

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Moderate Political Positions

Perhaps I’m being obtuse but I really don’t understand the basis for the constant stream of allegations I see in the media that Jeremy Corbyn is “extreme left-wing”; he’s a socialist – that’s kinda the point, surely – so he … Continue reading

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Civilian Surveillance

I think it’s a real shame that government cuts have led to the closure of so many of our libraries, otherwise the authorities would easily have been able to monitor what we read. As it is, to save the security … Continue reading

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A Labour of Love

Caught up in an internal power squabble, most of the Labour Party appears to have completely forgotten what being in Opposition is all about. Somehow convinced that they lost the last election because of what they stood for, the party … Continue reading

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Political Effrontery

Only 37% of the votes cast at the general election were for the Conservatives and yet somehow they now hold 51% of the seats. That cannot be right. In effect, we are being governed by a party that was opposed … Continue reading

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A Ballot in the Brain

I see that David Cameron is proposing to pass a law banning any increases in tax during the next parliament. This is clearly no more than grandstanding, since such a law is clearly unnecessary, but were a law limiting the … Continue reading

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JackBoots Tactics

Alliance Boots, the Switzerland-based parent company of one-time British institution Boots the Chemist, has expressed fears that the Monaco-dwelling billionaire Boots boss Stefano Pessina was quoted “out of context” when he quite unequivocally stated that it would be a “catastrophe” … Continue reading

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Sinister Surveillance

David Cameron has pledged that, if re-elected in May, he will introduce legislation to allow monitoring of all internet, email and mobile telephone activity. This “snoopers’ charter” has already been rejected once, on the grounds that it would impose an … Continue reading

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