Tag Archives: Member of Parliament

The need for integrity


As MPs assemble in Westminster to the apparent fury of Nigel Farage who would have no role in such a discussion in any case we all need to call for holistic thinking from our elected representatives. The decisions they will be … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Flo


194 Years ago today Florence Nightingale was born. Today as well as celebrating her Birthday, we can also acknowledge International Nurses Day.  One way of doing something practical is to register your own opposition to a proposal to raise the cost of … Continue reading

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Charities know our limits!


One of my frustrations is the disconnect between our lawmakers and the world into which their laws are intended to work. We are all entitled to have opinions that are out of touch with reality, to think out loud and perhaps … Continue reading

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Party Political Donations


Given the frequency with which some Politicians refer to the things that they are told on the doorsteps they visit, one would assume that most of them would be keen to respond to our views on matters of significance, even recognising that our democracy … Continue reading

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Why do things come in threes?


To be returning to Parliament from the Easter break just as three public disgraces or difficulties surface must be incredibly difficult for the large proportion of MPs who are reliable and hard working representatives of their local constituency. I have personally … Continue reading

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A mockery of proper democratic practice


The words of William Hague following yesterdays predictable referendum in Ukraine who said “Nothing in the way that the referendum has been conducted should convince anyone that it is a legitimate exercise. The referendum has taken place at 10 days’ notice, … Continue reading

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Send in the engineers?


In the last few days the tension between religious leaders and the Government has peaked over welfare reforms. The immediate catalyst for this was an interview in the Daily Telegraph last week with Archbishop Vincent Nichols in anticipation of his … Continue reading

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