Category Archives: Parliament and Democracy

The British Political system is viewed by many as the Mother of all Parliaments. This Grand old lady is also unsteady on her feet and the electorate have considered putting her in a home. We need to find new ways of doing Democracy in England to counter-balance the reforms in the other parts of the UK

Ignorance shared by Daily Mail & Nigel Farage!


When I woke up this morning I spotted a Daily Mail headline for an article by Chris Pleasance which stated “Nigel Farage vows return to front line politics to attack Theresa May’s ‘fraudulent’ Chequers plan” My initial reaction was a … Continue reading

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There is scope for a wee bit of consistency


This morning two headlines from two pro-Brexit MPs appear to be showing a bit of a difference in terms of where we are at as a nation. To be fair the pro-Brexit newspaper Telegraph is bound to be a bit … Continue reading

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Remove Tebbit from the Lords & remind Fraser about wider Church History


The daily promotions of the Telegraph newspaper on facebook rarely catch my eye, beyond the noisy nonsense from Boris Johnson. However in the last few days a couple of columns did and so I used my weekly free access to … Continue reading

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Dear Penny and Alistair


As Ministers in the current UK Government it is encouraging to see you both using twitter to call for “all parties to prevent civilian casualties and to cooperate with the UN” over the crisis in Yemen. As MPs and Ministers … Continue reading

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A Heineken Political Party or proper democratic reform?


The indications are growing of attempts by members of various political parties to form a new one that will somehow solve all of the problems that their current party does not address. Perhaps they will call it the Heineken party … Continue reading

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The clear call for another EU referendum


As the Brexiteers in our Government keep on explaining, the British public made a decision nearly two years ago to leave the EU and on that basis their decision was final and there is no going back. Indeed on 30th … Continue reading

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Four months of death, injuries and destruction in Gaza


According to this report from the United Nations, in the last 4 months since the end of March a significant number of people in Gaza have been killed and 100 times as many have been injured. The need for our … Continue reading

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