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EU Referendum

So we finally have a referendum in the pipeline and, in my view, it’s been a long time coming. Honestly, I didn’t really think we’d even get this far. I’ve become so used to seeing the big two parties promise … Continue reading

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Four million to one

So the dust has settled from the General Travesty Election 2015. Let’s take a quick look at how things panned out. We have the Conservatives in power, with Labour trailing surprisingly far behind. That’s what “neck and neck in the … Continue reading

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Immigration

In 1990, a school exercise was put in front of me that carried the words: “Today we live in a multicultural society”, and I wondered where it came from and how it sneaked its way into the mainstream, with the majority … Continue reading

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My definition of a modern tax system

These days, not a week goes by without hearing something about how we pay too much in taxes or how too much of what we do pay is spent on X. Occasionally, we hear someone say that they’re happy to … Continue reading

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Whipping our democracy

Am I really missing the point with this concept of a party whip? The way I see it, they seem to ensure that members of their parties vote the way they’re told to. Is this what it boils down to? … Continue reading

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Our un-secret ballot

This applies only in the UK. Hands up those who have noticed the subtle note-taking that takes place whenever you go to vote? If you haven’t, pay attention next time you go. You take your polling card to the polling … Continue reading

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