Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

A general election integrity assessment


As the General Election campaign attempts to resume its rhythm following the tragic events of Monday, some integrity issues have emerged. Beginning with the positives, yesterday I had the pleasure of chairing a hustings in Brighton to which all parties … Continue reading

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Lets open up the defence debate


Yesterdays exchanges over defence which involved both Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson has all sorts of implications for the way in which our nation is governed. The truth is that whilst our views on the EU were tested albeit in … Continue reading

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Let us stand with Margot Wallstrom


On a number of occasions over the lifetime of this blog I have written about the need for our nation to end its sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia and challenge their human rights record. Occasionally a bold UK Minister … 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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We need Ministers with experience


Its very telling that our needs as a nation as a whole are treated as insignificant by most Governments compared to the concerns of the well paid bankers and other power brokers in the city of London. This Government like … Continue reading

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How do we get our voices heard?


There is a clear sense that our Government and its closest political ally are attempting to ignore the concerns of many ‘ordinary’ people who are feeling disturbed and helpless when it comes to changing our society. These people are not … Continue reading

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The Bridge(s) of London City


The whole concept of a Garden Bridge over the River Thames seemed a modern folly from the very start. Whilst it would have been a visually stunning monument, to those who wanted to establish it, primarily Joanna Lumley, the idea … Continue reading

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