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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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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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Are we all terrorists these days?

It seems not a week goes by without a story about some new legislation to monitor our communications to some degree. I used to think this was a Labour preserve (remember ID cards) – to scrutinise us as much as … Continue reading

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A government of (our) peers

Ages ago, we didn’t have the House of Commons. We just had the King or Queen, or whoever was on the throne at the time. That person wielded ultimate power over the country. Of course, local power was effected through … 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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The untrustworthy rise to power

What follows is a very simple argument, but it’s one that seems to elude most voters. I’m putting this out there as a wake up call. Stay with me on this. I’m going to make it quick and painless, but … 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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