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State-entitlement: a little less of the same, please

From listening to remarks by the likes of Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau one could get the impression that the NDP and, to a lesser extent, the Liberals believe all income we earn—one hundred per cent of it—whether from individuals or corporation...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Apr 23, 2015

Shopping, history in York

York is a history buff’s Mecca, as it’s jam-packed with historical buildings, artifacts, and museums. Even if history isn’t your strong point, it’s fascinating to have a walk through the streets and imagine the centuries long past. The post S...
by eTravelTrips on Apr 20, 2015

The mis-use of public space

This week all sorts of large posters have begun to spring up in the Sussex countryside, in most cases the land and structures being pressed into service to display their messages of promise have been privately owned. However the sign shown … C...
by IanChisnall on Apr 15, 2015

Canada’s participation in TPP jeopardized by communist-style supply management

Canadian governments of all stripes have traditionally supported the communist-style regime used to regulate prices and production of Canada’s dairy, egg and poultry industries and to protect them from foreign competition. Since mid-2012, however,...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Apr 9, 2015

100 people whose views don’t count

At the end of the Parliament a Labour MP who was a shadow minister spoke about the evidence from one of her previous visits to Brighton that Street Homelessness in the city was evidence of the failure of the Council … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Apr 8, 2015

PM Harper stands alone but is on the right side of the ISIS-Syria debate

This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his Government plans to table a motion in the House of Commons favouring an extension and expansion of Canada’s contribution to Operation IMPACT, the U.S.-led Coalition against the so-called “Isl...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Mar 26, 2015

Party planning

The decision by the Home Secretary to change the funding formulae for policing political conferences will have a negative impact on Sussex Police as it will on all Police forces in areas where our Political Parties hold their occasional set piece &#...
by IanChisnall on Mar 24, 2015

Wearing the niqab is the antithesis of openness in a secular democratic society

The issue of whether wearing the niqab during Canadian citizenship ceremonies is appropriate continues to generate controversy and media headlines. The latest flare-up comes from remarks made by the Conservative MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Larry Mi...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Mar 18, 2015

No idea?

The election campaign is providing all sorts of evidence of how ill suited our major political parties are to running our Government on our behalf. Yesterday the Labour Party showed its willingness to bow to the pressure from the Conservative …...
by IanChisnall on Mar 17, 2015

How Long will Grant Shapps Last?

Grant Shapps has been forced to admit he carried on his dubious web business whilst an MP.  This despite having forced a constituent to post an apology for suggesting that he did.  Although he does not mention it on his Wikipedia entry, I b...
by James Powney's Blog on Mar 16, 2015

Who is being institutionally arrogant?

The calls from the Conservative Party and Number 10 Downing Street for the BBC to be sanctioned over offers for Political debates in the run up to a General Election would be funny if they were not so absurd and … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Mar 7, 2015

Kenton By Election

Thursday's by election in Kenton had few surprises.  The Tories won, as they have every election in Kenton.  Labour got a slightly improved share of the vote compared to its performance in the 2011 by election.  The Liberal Democrats c...
by James Powney's Blog on Mar 7, 2015

Patrick Brown victory on May 9 means eight more years of political irrelevance for PCs

The deadline has passed for signing up new Ontario Progressive Conservative party members who will be eligible to cast a preferential ballot in the one-member, one-vote election on May 9. Early reports following the cut-off are far from encouraging...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Mar 2, 2015

The challenge of unsustainable growth

At the heart of any organisational change is the truism that the greatest challenges are presented to the business, charity or indeed Political Party when it is undergoing a period of rapid growth (or facing major reductions in scale). Over … C...
by IanChisnall on Mar 2, 2015

Labour Business Plans

Yesterday I wen to hear Rachel Reeves MP present Labour's plans to boost business.  The whole agenda of improving productivity, making work pay, increasing research and development and so on seems so much more substantial than the Tories' race t...
by James Powney's Blog on Feb 28, 2015

Tory Rick Nicholls: “I don’t believe in evolution”

Just what the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario did not need, a member of the legislature who says he doesn’t believe in evolution. Nevertheless, it seems to have found one, namely, Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls. I hope no one asks M...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Feb 27, 2015

OECD Gloom

The sheer gloom of the OECD analysis of the UK economy makes for depressing reading, especially the low productivity and tight housing supply.  Neither of these are likely to be helped by Tory policies.
by James Powney's Blog on Feb 27, 2015

What sort of interviews do we need?

After two recent interviews which have been uncomfortable for Natalie Bennett and the Green Party, it seems inevitable that she and the party will do a great deal to avoid similar results again. However as those on the receiving end … Continue...
by IanChisnall on Feb 25, 2015

PM: Young Unemployed Will Work For Benefits

Young people out of work or not in education or training for six months will need to do unpaid work to claim benefits under welfare reforms drawn up by the Conservative Party. The reforms mean people aged between 18 and 21 will have to do 30 hours of...
by Alternating Current News on Feb 17, 2015

A tale of 3 campaigns

In the last week, thanks to social media and email, I have seen three classic examples of how distant from the electorate our Party Political hopefuls really are when it comes to their public communications: Labour – late yesterday afternoon...
by IanChisnall on Feb 14, 2015


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