Tag Archives: Brexit

The rise of belief in a flat earth


Now that we have decided (well to be precise, just over half of the voters decided) to leave the European Union, it appears that we are being overwhelmed with opportunities to change our nation for the better (assuming that you … 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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A perfect storm?


The news in the last few days tells us that Prison Officer numbers are at a point of near crisis, with almost 2000 needed across the prison estate, yet 400 more left than joined the service in the last year. … Continue reading

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Boundary Changes


The following was published in the Brighton Argus on Tuesday, it has a parochial element to it, focusing as it does on the boundary changes being consulted upon for our city. However it does have a resonance for other places. … Continue reading

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We need a reshuffle, at least


The appearance of Sajid Javid on Question Time on Thursday night from Watford showed how ill suited he is to be a Government Minister under the condition our nation faces as we must respond to the decision taken to leave … Continue reading

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EU meetings with Ministers


The shiny façade of our national ‘plans’ to leave the EU seems to be slipping and cracks are appearing with less than 5 months before Article 50 is enacted and formal negotiations are underway. We have moved from Brexit means … Continue reading

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Some perspective for Sunday morning


The following words were spoken by a man known as Frank Judd in the days when he was a Labour MP, and now Lord Judd in the House of Lords where he has been a member since 1991. His speech … Continue reading

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