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

Dependence Day


It seems clear to me that our nation depends on other nations to be an effective part of the world. Just because we are an Island nation does not make us self sufficient. The EU is far from an ideal … Continue reading

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Has the Charity Commission sold out?


Every few days the e-news from the Charity Commission appears in my in box offering a range of information. Sometimes it relates to reports on charities that have gone off the rails and are being investigated, sometimes they provide a … Continue reading

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The Irish nights are drawing in


On the longest day of the year throughout the UK, although we still have most of the Summer ahead of us, we all know that from this evening, the nights will begin to get longer. That is as true throughout … Continue reading

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The beginning of an adventure?


The following is from my column in The Argus Newspaper: Today marks the beginning of an adventure for a number of mostly unknown people who are working on our behalf. If all goes well, they will be able to dine … Continue reading

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Is Gove set to be our next Prime Minister?


I must has spent too long in the sun yesterday, these are the thoughts I came up with after a question from a friend regarding where the Tory Party is trying to take us. The return of Michael Gove to … Continue reading

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Are we at a tipping point?


The property inequality in the UK reminds me of the visit I made in the mid 1980’s to Monaco. As we observed the amazing boats in the harbour, many of which were empty at the time, the high rise towers … Continue reading

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Ministerial accountability


Its clear that when a Minister stands up in Parliament or indeed in any public setting and makes a statement, that people sit up and listen. If the same thing was said by an MP there may be some interest, … Continue reading

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