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A sobering set of statistics

This graph makes it crystal clear how disproportionately low our exposure to asylum applications is when compared to nearly all of our European Neighbours. One of the few positive outcomes from the many debates taking place yesterday is that our...
by IanChisnall on Aug 4, 2015

Time for a U Turn

One of the very positive impacts of the Blair Government came as a consequence of his speech on education. The realisation that investment in early year’s education and the need to raise the profile and standards of those who worked … Continu...
by IanChisnall on Jul 27, 2015

Speculate to elect

Yesterday morning on Radio 4 Bernard Jenkin MP who is Chair of the Public Administration Select Committee and also a Euro Sceptic was interviewed on his views regarding the need for a robust purdah period in the period before the European … Co...
by IanChisnall on Jul 23, 2015

An MP who makes a difference!

Last night in Parliament every Sussex MP apart from Caroline Lucas either voted for a Bill to further reduce benefits to certain people in our nation, or abstained in the vote or simply did not vote at all. Based on what … Continue reading ...
by IanChisnall on Jul 21, 2015

Charities under threat

As I have written previously, the Conservative Party in Parliament, largely at odds with the rest of the Party in local Council settings seems to mistrust and even dislike the charitable sector. They fully understand the benefit of being associated &...
by IanChisnall on Jul 16, 2015

Time to change?

Yesterday twitter erupted with criticism and compliments towards the SNP. My own views were largely on the complimentary side of the debate. Firstly we had the flexing of muscles over a vote that has yet to take place, the amendment to fox hunting...
by IanChisnall on Jul 15, 2015

A lack of the Common Good

Sunday was a strange day for those of us who often vote Labour, watching the Party or at least its leadership, both locally and nationally demonstrating how it seems incapable of standing up for its own values. Nationally Harriet Harman claimed...
by IanChisnall on Jul 14, 2015

How Sussex votes were wasted

I recently joined a small but energetic group of people from Brighton & Hove and Lewes to discuss how people who were broadly speaking aligned with left wing thinking, but not narrowly focused on any one party could work together. … Continu...
by IanChisnall on Jun 1, 2015

Manchester deserves real democracy

The decision by the combined Councils in Greater Manchester to choose who the interim Mayor for the region should be to cover the period until a public election can take place in 2017 shows how little respect these powerful politicians … Contin...
by IanChisnall on May 29, 2015

A celebration, 2 weeks too late

The celebrations for the positive contributions for our nation of immigration is something many of us are thrilled at. With his comments today in the Telegraph Fraser Nelson is saying many of the things that I and many others have … Continue re...
by IanChisnall on May 22, 2015

Government-funded political ads: Grits want in on the gravy train

Ioften hear people wonder about the kind of prime minister Justin Trudeau would make, and what a Liberal government led by him would look like. And, while I’m not much help on the Trudeau-as-PM part, I think I’m safe in pointing out that Kathleen...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 15, 2015

Too much Gotcha!, too much spin, not enough substance to our political debates

There are times when I wonder if I got the Class Clown instead of Member of Parliament when I voted in the last general election. Seeing some of the antics of the members of the House during Tuesday’s Question Period is one of those times. Yes, the...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 13, 2015

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 May 12, 2015

Runners up prize

The rearrangements of the Conservative front bench is taking place for all of the wrong reasons. David Cameron is making changes to his team to ensure in the first instance that his party is happy and feel the internal power … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on May 10, 2015

Ontario PCs choose MP Patrick Brown as leader

Well, the votes have been counted and members have made a clear choice for leader of the Ontario PCs. Barrie MP Patrick Brown is that party’s new leader and by a significant margin over Whitby-Oshawa MPP Christine Elliott who was deputy leader unde...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 9, 2015

At the PMO partisanship trumps security

The two videos produced by the Prime Minister’s Office and published on its 24/Seven Internet website earlier this week, apparently,  had not been reviewed by the Department of National Defence prior to the posting, which is contrary to an ear...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 8, 2015

I voted Elliott in Sunday’s PC leadership election

Ivoted on Sunday in the Ontario PC leadership election so, at least in my case, the die is cast so to speak. Some of the 76,587 eligible members will not vote until the second voting day on Thursday, May 7, and then we’ll hear the results on Saturd...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 4, 2015

The day that Scotland went yellow

If as predicted in some polls, the SNP win all of the seats in Scotland, or even if they win all but one or two, it seems very likely that the attitude of both Labour and Conservative parties to electoral … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Apr 30, 2015

We need a Government with integrity

The shortcomings in yesterdays list of ‘5000’ businesses which apparently want David Cameron and George Osborne to continue with their plan has become shredded at the edges. As this blog  amply demonstrates there are dozens of duplicat...
by IanChisnall on Apr 28, 2015

A need for some rights

Its much easier to find fault than it is to find solutions – sadly if as it is reported, Ed Miliband will criticising the Prime Minister for mistakes made following the Libyan intervention in the context of the current Mediterranean migrant &#...
by IanChisnall on Apr 24, 2015


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