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HMY Iolaire and SS Mendi and nearly 900 tragic deaths


Earlier this year I had the privilege of travelling to Stornaway as part of our trip to the Isles of Harris and Lewis and was able to spend a few minutes at the Memorial set up a few months earlier … Continue reading

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Let us see some evidence of action across Government departments


On Thursday in the House of Lords Brian Paddick set out a debate on Knife Crime which covered a great deal of ground. The challenge with such debates is searching through to find the issues that need a particular focus. … Continue reading

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Is it time for Liam and colleagues to follow his advice?


Just over seven years ago on 21st February 2012 Liam Fox made a rather radical suggestion in the pages of the Financial Times, that of course had nothing to do with the workplace that he had been part of for … Continue reading

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Have a great St Patricks Day


That’s it, have a great day!

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Naïve claims about what democracy looks like


Over the last few days two people who are from both the main UK political parties, albeit as ex-Councillors have argued that the EU is deeply undemocratic and they have pointed to the Commission and in particular Jean-Claude Juncker as … Continue reading

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Could we have some more from Oliver please Today?


This morning on Radio 4 Today programme, John Humphrys interviewed Oliver Letwin and the whole thing seemed to be full of problems. The first and most obvious matter was that Oliver claimed he would support Theresa May’s proposal for our … Continue reading

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Far too little and far too late Theresa


At yesterdays Prime Ministers Questions, Theresa May was questioned over the war in Yemen by Andrew Mitchell whose question articulates very well why this is such a terrible issue. Her role as Prime Minister has overseen 2/3 of the period … Continue reading

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