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Cocoa Life good – fairly traded bad


The latest news in the changes to Fairtrade branding seems bound to cause challenges for consumers who are keen to support the producers of the food they purchase. Several years ago I had the pleasure of joining a small group … Continue reading

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A local Hero


Back in 2006 a man from Texas called Gordon Hartman and his wife Maggie along with their 12 year old daughter Morgan were on holiday together and the challenges faced by Morgan who is disabled as they all attempted to … Continue reading

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When the debate is over, can we have some clarity?


On Wednesday afternoon in Parliament Emily Thornberry and Damien Green had an exchange about the EU deal that would be accepted. It was an amusing exchange and it initially showed up the Government for their bankrupt position on Brexit. That … Continue reading

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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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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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Different public, same grief


The sight of a single coffin being carried across the sands of Barra led by a lone piper and 21 male mourners is the penultimate part of a very tragic journey for 14 years old Eilidh MacLeod. Her funeral yesterday … Continue reading

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Groundhog day in Parliament


Seven days ago I wrote about how Sussex MPs have been asking questions in Parliament, each of which is estimated to cost us all, £164 on the same subject and getting the same answer over many months. The first question … Continue reading

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