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

Independence is a state of real integrity


When Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless decided that they could no longer support Conservative Party policies in August and September 2014 respectively, and that they were going to join UKIP I wrote of their integrity in going to their constituents … Continue reading

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The truth will out


“First, let me pay tribute to the extraordinary work charities do in Britain. We have 165,000 charities in England and Wales working to: improve our health, education and the environment; care for animals; support the arts or provide international aid. … Continue reading

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Let’s end the relationship with dignity


Its hard to write about Brexit in a way that looks forward to the exodus which a majority of voters supported on 23rd June and a sizable majority of MPs voted for more recently. Its perfectly clear that our departure … Continue reading

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Play the ball, not the man


The news yesterday that Martin Mcguinness has died led to expressions of joy and anger from some and sorrow and appreciation from others. The fact is that every time a terrorist lays down their weapons and tries to replace them … Continue reading

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We need the right to recall, now!


In a Parliament that claims to be responding to the will of the British people it is time that all constituents are given the opportunity to express their will on matters that go beyond our decision to remain or leave … Continue reading

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Our schools policy is in chaos


When the leader of Conservative dominated Kent County Council and Chair of the County Councils network decides to speak out against a Conservative Government and its policies, one would expect that the Government will listen and taking account of what … Continue reading

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A man living in fantasy land


On Thursday Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown wrote the daily opinion piece in The Argus newspaper. It was entitled ‘We must reunite behind the country after the Brexit vote’ and in the piece he goes on to say “Whilst I … Continue reading

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