Author Archives: ianchisnall

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.

It is time for our democratic infrastructure to be impeached


As we approach the General Election later this week and then a few days later reach the end of 2019 it is a good moment to reflect on the last decade and the way in which it has impacted so … Continue reading

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Do some Politicians justify broadcasters fitting mute buttons?


Over the last few weeks in the election campaign it has become very clear that certain Politicians have worked out that they can appear on TV or speak on the Radio and yet avoid being challenged by talking over the … Continue reading

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The Tragic death of Tracey Allen


The death of Tracey on Thursday morning has become public today and her departure will leave a very significant gap in our city for a long time to come. The announcement arrived as so often is the case from twitter … Continue reading

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Either McLoughlin or Kuenssberg are deeply out of touch


Tonight on BBC Radio 4 Any Questions, Patrick McLoughlin claimed that he had not read the Treasury document which sets out the basis of our EU departure which earlier today Jeremy Corbyn had made public. As part of the Any … Continue reading

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The past and future behaviour of our candidates


It appears as if there are some parallels between the leaders of the two largest parties in the UK and their past behaviour which mean that either they are both equally unsuitable or both equally suitable. The historic statements by … Continue reading

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We need a new phase for NATO or to create its successor


One of the reasons why I have serious concerns about NAto is that it is dominated by one nation, which happens to be the most powerful nation in the world as things stand but with its current leadership is a … Continue reading

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It is important to recall how NATO was formed


As the NATO Leaders meeting takes place today in Hertfordshire, or in London according to the organisers, it is vital that the starting point for this organisation is not ignored. As the logo indicates this meeting is taking place 70 … Continue reading

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