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People not policies please

This morning the various news channels, which for me is the Radio 4 Today programme, are buzzing with the information that the next election will be fought on the territory of who will be the best at providing education for … Continue reading &...
by IanChisnall on Mar 18, 2014

People not policies please

This morning the various news channels, which for me is the Radio 4 Today programme, are buzzing with the information that the next election will be fought on the territory of who will be the best at providing education for … Continue reading &...
by IanChisnall on Mar 18, 2014

Skills aren’t everything

This morning on Radio 4′s Today programme Adam Marshall from the British Chambers of Commerce was being interviewed as a result of the very positive predictions of growth by the Chambers for the year ahead. As part of the interview … Cont...
by IanChisnall on Mar 10, 2014

Skills aren’t everything

This morning on Radio 4′s Today programme Adam Marshall from the British Chambers of Commerce was being interviewed as a result of the very positive predictions of growth by the Chambers for the year ahead. As part of the interview … Cont...
by IanChisnall on Mar 10, 2014

Why does our government tax every glass of milk we drink?

The Conference Board of Canada has issued a report titled Reforming Dairy Supply Management: The Case for Growth, which pretty much condemns Canada’s system of supply management of  dairy products. Authors, Michael Grant, Richard Barichello, M...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Mar 8, 2014

Vile is as vile does

In its March 5 edition, The Pictou Advocate published an editorial cartoon comparing the Harper government to Nazi Germany. This vile abuse of free expression in the name of “satire” should not be tolerated in any fair-minded society. The Pictou...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Mar 7, 2014

How did conservatives lose control of environment file?

The former leader of Canada’s Reform Party, Preston Manning, reminded me of how Conservatives “continue to be seen as defensive and weak on the environment,” as he put it in a recent speech in Ottawa. Mr. Manning said, “… the problem is env...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Mar 6, 2014

Musings on partisanship

I find it odd when readers leave comments accusing me of being partisan regarding conservative governments like Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s, and for being critical of progressive leaders like Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair. Of course I’m...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Mar 1, 2014

24hrs in the World of Politics

We are half way through a very strange day for Party Politics from my vantage point. A day that doesn’t appear to show Party Politicians in their best light, although I admit as I wrote yesterday, I am no fan of Party Politics. Over the &#...
by IanChisnall on Feb 28, 2014

24hrs in the World of Politics

We are half way through a very strange day for Party Politics from my vantage point. A day that doesn’t appear to show Party Politicians in their best light, although I admit as I wrote yesterday, I am no fan of Party Politics. Over the &#...
by IanChisnall on Feb 28, 2014

#UK

Cameron to Announce Conservatives Won't Form Coalition After Next Election [world politics news]...
by World Politics News on Feb 26, 2014

Tories need to learn when to let gaffes speak for themselves

Justin Trudeau made a tasteless attempt at a joke in an interview reportedly taped last Thursday and aired Sunday night on Radio-Canada's Tout le monde en parle, a hugely influential French-language interview show in his home province of Quebec. Mr T...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Feb 25, 2014

Is the Parties over?

According to Andrew Adonis writing in yesterdays Observer “To most people, even those with strong political and social views, the party system is an irrelevance. This, in a nutshell, is the problem of modern politics that Ed Miliband is seeking...
by IanChisnall on Feb 24, 2014

Is the Parties over?

According to Andrew Adonis writing in yesterdays Observer “To most people, even those with strong political and social views, the party system is an irrelevance. This, in a nutshell, is the problem of modern politics that Ed Miliband is seeking...
by IanChisnall on Feb 24, 2014

The dilemma of Leadership styles

The way in which people see those in leadership can be at odds with the way in which they wish to be seen. The following words are from the Conservative Party website in which it profiles its leader. The text in bold … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Feb 23, 2014

The dilemma of Leadership styles

The way in which people see those in leadership can be at odds with the way in which they wish to be seen. The following words are from the Conservative Party website in which it profiles its leader. The text in bold … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Feb 23, 2014

Coalition Government and Poverty

I hope this story is true, that the government is finally converted to seeing poverty as a problem and trying to stop it. The past does not give me confidence, however.
by James Powney's Blog on Feb 22, 2014

We need both, not either

The news this morning that Princess Ann has been articulating the need for rural development as an alternative to the creation of a new garden city risks presenting us with the idea that there is a false choice for planning … Continue reading &...
by IanChisnall on Feb 22, 2014

We need both, not either

The news this morning that Princess Ann has been articulating the need for rural development as an alternative to the creation of a new garden city risks presenting us with the idea that there is a false choice for planning … Continue reading &...
by IanChisnall on Feb 22, 2014

From the People who brought you the Bedroom Tax

Maria Miller is rumoured to be in trouble over House of Commons expenses claims for a second home.  What I find extraordinary about this is that the same government ministers who are implementing the bedroom tax and the other so-called welfare r...
by James Powney's Blog on Feb 16, 2014


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