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Greens 'betrayed and angry' over conduct of defector to the Tories

Cllr DearnleyThis is the public statement made after the defection of a Green councillor to the Conservatives. Amongst other things he claimed that the Green Party had become 'too leftwing' and disagreed with the party's position on the EU Referendum...
by wembleymatters on Dec 11, 2016

We now need leadership

The challenge of leading a nation that has just voted to have 45% of its economic transactions made more uncertain and now needs to completely redesign its governmental processes and structures must not be underestimated. The idea that anyone has a...
by IanChisnall on Jun 24, 2016

Policing and Politics

When the coalition Government introduced the Police and Crime Commissioner post, many people in policing were concerned that the involvement of Party Politics in the Governance of Policing would cause problems. The extent to which Independent candida...
by IanChisnall on Jun 16, 2016

In whose name?

The pathetic and ridiculous over reaction by the Vote Leave campaign over the decision by ITV to invite Nigel Farage to debate the EU with David Cameron reveals an insight into the way in which such debates and hustings are … Continue reading &...
by IanChisnall on May 12, 2016

Disorganised administration?

The idea that a major political party can operate without effective administration is completely risible. The way in which modern political parties operate and the amount of money they spend from the public purse, let alone from powerful donors to &#...
by IanChisnall on May 8, 2016

Forced academisation

The Tory government's central justification for forced academisation, raising school standards, appear to have been blown out of the water by research by the Local Government Association.  I rather doubt that Nicky Morgan will take any notice, b...
by James Powney's Blog on Apr 26, 2016

Tour- sales techniques used by Spanish operators

An internal guide used by tour operators in the Spanish resort of Magaluf, published by the newspaper El Mundo reveals scandalous practices they use to lure tourists to buy tours or consume more alcohol. Spanish newspaper “El Mundo” publi...
by We care about your travel on Apr 13, 2016

We need a fairer society

It is clear from this graph that the experience of those involved at the top of FTSE100 companies is very different from the lives of many of those who really do create wealth in this country. Yet whenever Government Ministers speak about … C...
by IanChisnall on Apr 3, 2016

Adolescence in Government

Almost a year since the General Election that gave jobs to men and women most of whom had already been Ministers for 5 years it is disturbing to watch how so much of their decision making and posturing is being revealed as … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on Mar 28, 2016

Paris, capital of European tourism in tears (is London next ?)

I find out the news about Paris latest events second day from a friend. I was absolutely shocked like everyone else to see what happened in one of the touristic hot spots of Europe. To avoid any stupid comments I would like to make one thing clear fr...
by We care about your travel on Mar 23, 2016

Why Tim’s decision matters

The news that Tim Montgomerie, founder of Conservative Home blog is to leave the Conservative Party after 28 years is a matter of significance to our national political life. Not because he is personally important to the future of the … Continu...
by IanChisnall on Feb 18, 2016

A disturbingly unfair election

In May all of us will be involved in an election which will have a substantial impact on all of our lives. At the end of the last Government the coalition, led by the well funded Tory Party decided that … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Jan 24, 2016

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 mem...
by IanChisnall on Jan 10, 2016

Kensal Green By Election Result

The Kensal Green by election result held few surprises.  Labour won comfortably with 53% of the vote.  That is slightly down from the 63% of the vote in 2014, but still a good result.  The Liberal Democrats will probably be slightly pl...
by James Powney's Blog on Dec 20, 2015

Paris, capital of European tourism in tears (is London next ?)

I find out the news about Paris latest events second day from a friend. I was absolutely shocked like everyone else to see what happened in one of the touristic hot spots of Europe. To avoid any stupid comments I would like to make one thing clear fr...
by We care about your travel on Nov 15, 2015

A curious question

On Monday in Parliament, the MP for Mid Sussex, Nicholas Soames asked the Home Secretary to merge Sussex Police with its neighbour in the North and West. It was a written question and so there is no way of knowing … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Oct 21, 2015

A source of disillusionment

According to David Blunkett, the Labour Party and wider public will soon experience intense disillusionment following the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader. Blunkett referred to several sources of this on Marr this morning, but one of...
by IanChisnall on Sep 13, 2015

The Summer that Democracy Died

I am old enough and lucky enough to have an original vinyl copy of American Pie in our record collection, although it was my wife who was smart enough to buy it at the time. The day that music died was … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Aug 22, 2015

A small but important blip

The substantial growth in membership of the Labour Party and even more significant number of people who have signed up as associate members in the last few days is no renaissance as far as political parties are concerned. Labour have messed up on...
by IanChisnall on Aug 15, 2015

The conflict between good and evil?

Although less than 1% of the population are members of any political party, down from 8% in 1950, the strength of tribal politics among some party members is no weaker than it ever was. I have always had the strongest political … Continue read...
by IanChisnall on Aug 12, 2015


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