Tag Archives: Green Party

Political leadership we don’t need


One of the deeply anti-democratic elements of the system that elects British MEPs is that the those who are on the top of the list of parties that have widespread support are guaranteed (or have been guaranteed) that they will … Continue reading

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A tough democratic challenge


Three weeks ago today each of us over 18 had one vote to cast in a simple decision making vote, whether to remain or leave the European Union. We all thought we knew what to expect. According to Michael Gove … Continue reading

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An unpredictable year


In todays Observer Andrew Rawnsley writes of a year of schisms and conflict for our two largest parties, which could potentially lead to the collapse of both of these dominant and arrogant organisations. While Labour currently has a much larger membership base … Continue reading

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Economic ignorance


Speeches yesterday and today in the Brighton Centre suggest that neither Jeremy Corbyn nor John McDonnell really understand some very basic principles and activities of Government in relationship to business and the economy. In practice this makes them little different to the … Continue reading

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Subject access request


These words “subject access request” meant nothing to me until yesterday when I learnt that the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) developed this phrase to allow people like you and me to demand that organisations which are registered under the ICO to disclose … Continue reading

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Speculate to elect


Yesterday morning on Radio 4 Bernard Jenkin MP who is Chair of the Public Administration Select Committee and also a Euro Sceptic was interviewed on his views regarding the need for a robust purdah period in the period before the European … Continue reading

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An MP who makes a difference!


Last night in Parliament every Sussex MP apart from Caroline Lucas either voted for a Bill to further reduce benefits to certain people in our nation, or abstained in the vote or simply did not vote at all. Based on what … Continue reading

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